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Sesame Street
Plot Oscar leads the Grouchytowners on a tour of Sesame Street
Air date February 1, 1989
Season Season 20 (1988-1989)
Sponsors B, Q, 6
Syndication
Releases

2538

Picture Segment Description
SCENE 1
Oscar tells the Grouchketeers at home that he's expecting visitors today. These are grouch visitors from Grouchytown, who have never been anywhere else.

SCENE 1
cont'd
The Grouchytowners arrive, and Oscar instructs them on how to plan "for niceness." They've got their sunglasses in case of smiley faces, and nose plugs so they won't smell any cookies baking, but Worby doesn't have a helmet to protect his head from being patted. Just then, they see Bob and Maria waving to someone, and smell his vanilla ice cream cone, but luckily they've prepared for that already. As they walk past him, he pats Worby's bare head, which upsets him.
Cartoon
6 mice, 6 snakes, 6 fish, 6 monkeys, 6 witches (no voiceover)
Song
Joe Raposo sings "Water Baby" over footage of seals and kids swimming.
(EKA: Episode 2228)
Cartoon
Different ways to use a string
Artist: Paul Fierlinger
(EKA: Episode 1364)
Muppets
Muppet & Kid Moments: In the park, Barkley watches some kids line up to demonstrate first and last.
Animation
First leaf, last leaf
Film
Ostriches walk and run. (piano music)
(EKA: Episode 2341)
Cartoon

Jill walks up a hill to pick a daffodil.
Artist: Jim Jinkins


SCENE 2
The grouches observe Gordon ordering a milkshake. Oscar informs him that they're first-time visitors, and Velma offers him a chocolate-covered fish head. He turns it down, but offers her a bite of his turkey salad sandwich, which disgusts her at first, but she tries it anyway. Otto takes pictures of them with the food.
Cartoon
mi kat iz...gone
(EKA: Episode 2059)
Muppets
A shark sings "Pearl White Teeth."
(EKA: Episode 1446)
Cartoon
A boy observes a mother bird feeding her babies, and remembers to run home for dinner.
(EKA: Episode 1709)
Film
Kids paint various things that begin with the letter B on a window (edited version)
Full edit--(First: Episode 0008)
Muppets
Sesame Street News Flash
Kermit, doing a "slow-breaking human interest story," asks monsters at a day care center what they want to be when they grow up, and every time they tell him, he rewards them with a cookie. Cookie Monster, posing as a baby ("Cry cry cry, sniffle sniffle sniffle"), claims he wants to be an orthodontist. However, Kermit gets wise to his scheme, and instead rewards him with a wind-up toy bridge of false teeth.
Cartoon
Q/q (balloons)
(EKA: Episode 2495)
SCENE 3
Oscar points the Grouchytowners' attention to something disgusting: Bob and Linda, a couple, sitting together. They go near them, but he asks for them to leave so he can be alone with her. He then gets an idea: he talks to her in sign language without speaking, thus driving the grouches away. As they leave, he pats Worby's unprotected head once again. (Oscar: "Don't complain to me, Mr. I-don't-need-a-helmet!")
Cartoon
B is for bear, bicycle, bump, branch, and bee.
(First: Episode 0008)
Muppets / Cast
"Singing in the Shower" - Olivia, Ernie, Oscar, and Big Bird sing about how they like to sing in their various modes of cleaning (shower, bathtub, mudbath, and birdbath, respectively.)
(EKA: Episode 2227)
Film
In a gymnasium, a teacher and some kids play catch with a balloon.
(EKA: Episode 2496)
Muppets
Game Show: Say The Word
(EKA: Episode 1836)
Animation
The Queen of Six explores her garden.
(EKA: Episode 0234)

SCENE 4
Oscar and the Grouchytowners stop by Maria's apartment, just as she's about to take a bath, which isn't a mud bath, to their disappointment. She drives them away by giving them a whiff of her soap, talking about getting clean, and giving Worby a pat on the head. "I just can't help being nice," she grins.
Cartoon
A ball goes up and down a musical staircase.
(EKA: Episode 2356)
Muppets / Celebrity
Cab Calloway and the Count sing "I Want to Count." (post-roll snipped)
(EKA: Episode 1576)
Cartoon
A boy does an addition problem in his head: 5 + 1 = 6.
(EKA: Episode 1646)
Muppets
Muppet & Kid Moments: Grover and Lisa compliment each other's nose and mouth.
Film
Pizza is made.
Music: Joe Raposo
(EKA: Episode 2040)
Muppets
Ernie and Bert: A tough guy named Tough Eddie accidentally knocks over Bert's sand castle while he's sleeping. Ernie points that out to he, and he tells him, in a threatening tone of voice, that he's "got something" for Bert. It turns out to be an ice cream cone.
(EKA: Episode 0774)
Film
Colored sand forms the letter B and a boat.
SCENE 5
As Oscar and the Grouchytowners reconvene, Worby complains that he's sick of being patted on the head, and wishes he was back in Grouchytown. The other two are homesick as well, and the three sing "Dear Old Grouchytown." A sympathetic Oscar agrees to end the tour and take them to the bus stop.
Cartoon
A boxer explains the letter "B". (Spanish remake)
(EKA: Episode 1845)
Muppets
"It is I, Captain Vegetable!"
Cartoon
Don't be a Snerd when you sneeze.
Artist: Bruce Cayard
(EKA: Episode 1854)
2096s
Film
Children on a playground form the letters of the alphabet.
(First: Episode 2096)
Cartoon
An old woman goads a man into guessing who she met today. Through the clues she gives, he soon finds out she's referring to him.
Artist: Bruce Cayard
(EKA: Episode 0812)
Muppets
The Two-Headed Monster observes the letter Q, then the word QUIET.
Cartoon
A man counts forty stars at night.
(EKA: Episode 2243)

SCENE 6
As the Grouchytowners leave one by one, Bob and Linda give them a grouchy send-off, which impresses them. Worby (now wearing a hat) gets a kiss from Linda, and Gina announces the sponsors.


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