Sesame Street
Plot Grundgetta becomes nice due to the baby
Air date May 9, 1989
Season Season 20 (1988-1989)
Written by Mark Saltzman
Sponsors C, J, 9
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Picture Segment Description
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SCENE 1 Grundgetta rushes into the baby's room to see the newborn child, but Maria explains yesterday's incident was merely a false alarm. Maria shows off some of the baby items she's preparing in the meantime, which even Grundgetta can't help but call cute.
Jughead
Cartoon Jughead Jones's J story
(EKA: Episode 0231)
Starfishrefilmed
Song "Starfish" by Joe Raposo.
(re-filmed version)
(First: Episode 2487)
2102ShadyLane
Muppets Here is Your Life: Guy Smiley salutes the life of a house, 2102 Shady Lane, with visits from Frank Lloyd Left the architect, Mr. Bricklayer and Ms. Carpenter who built the house, Tommy and Sally Wilson, children of the family that once lived in the house, and even 2104 Shady Lane, the house that used to be located next door to 2102 Shady Lane, before it was replaced with a highway.
(EKA: Episode 2528)
1845o
Cartoon Nine sheep (Maria voice-over added)
Aritst: Owe Gustafson
(EKA: Episode 1845)
Noimage
SCENE 2 Oscar teaches the Grouchketeers the "Heimyuck maneuver," meaning whenever they see a Grouch acting nice, they yell, "Yuck! Yuck-yuck-yuck!" until the Grouch is back to normal.
1095o Cartoon C is for Cowboy
(EKA: Episode 0973)
Chrissyandthealphabeats
Muppets Telly is shocked to see Little Chrissy and the Alphabeats at the library. They explain that in addition to being rock stars, they're also "Rock 'N Roll Readers."
SignMan.KissMe
Cartoon Sign Man: KISS ME
(EKA: Episode 1136)
Drawbridge
Film Kids narrate a film of how a lift bridge works.
(EKA: Episode 2253)
2485v
Muppets Ernie & BertErnie is confused when he sees Bert playing checkers with his pigeon, Bernice. Ernie thinks it's amazing that a pigeon can play checkers, but Bert thinks it is no big deal, because Bernice has only beaten Bert in two out of ten games.
(EKA: Episode 1227)
CH...IN
Animation CH words are formed on a set of hanging click-balls.
(First: Episode 2591)
Waterfountain
Song "Drink of Water"
(First: Episode 2545)
Cat-toon
Cartoon C for Cat
Artist: Bud Luckey
(First: Episode 1141)
Noimage
SCENE 3 Oscar continues his lesson, when he sees Grundgetta and Maria strolling past having a nice conversation. The Groucketeers surround Grundgetta and give her the Heimyuck maneuver, snapping her out of her pleasant demeanor.
Fay.add4balls
Film Fay demonstrates addition by placing 4 balls on a table.
Artist: William Wegman
MonsterpieceAliBaba
Muppets Monsterpiece Theater: "Ali Baba and the Forty Thieves"
The forty thieves insist that they be introduced along with Ali Baba before the story begins, but by the time Alistair Cookie finishes counting them, the show has run out of time.
(EKA: Episode 2402)
Orangeballs.twinkletwinkle
Cartoon Two orange balls perform "Twinkle Twinkle Little Star."
Artist: Fred Garbers
(EKA: Episode 2375)
1446e
Film Exploring on the ocean rocks
(EKA: Episode 1446)
2073m
Muppets The Two-Headed Monster acts out different feelings.
(EKA: Episode 2073)
3979o
Cartoon Rap #9
(First: Episode 2509)
Noimage
SCENE 4 Oscar sends the Grouchketeers off to find Grouches in need of the Heimyuck maneuver. Grundgetta explains how seeing all the baby stuff made her feel nice and she even imagined having a whiny, Grouch baby of her own. Oscar finds this a pleasant idea, when the Groucketeers deliver the Heimyuck maneuver to the two of them.
DavidCircle
Cartoon Circle In Space (with voiceover by Northern Calloway)
(EKA: Episode 2282)
HarveyC
Muppets Harvey Kneeslapper looks inside a paper bag and laughs and asks his next victim, "Wanna see?" The man says yes, so Harvey puts a letter C on him.
(EKA: Episode 0294)
Inout
Cartoon "In and Out Crowd"
Artist: Sally Cruikshank
BertIsOutside
Muppets Bert tells Ernie not to open the locked door until he gets back from his shopping trip. After he leaves the apartment, however, he realizes he forgot his money, but no matter what he does, Ernie won't let him in the apartment because he thinks this is practice.
(EKA: Episode 1926)
2963-C3
Film A group of Oriental children demonstrate the concept of in and out, by climbing in and out of a gigantic tire.
(EKA: Episode 0813)
Girlguitarcartoon
Cartoon A picture of a girl playing a guitar is drawn as off-screen kids (speaking English and Spanish) try to guess what the drawing will be.
(First: Episode 0406)
SnuffyAlice.littleABC
Muppets Snuffy says the "big alphabet," while Alice says the "little alphabet."
(First: Episode 2553)
0871d
Cartoon Monster in the dark (finding a light switch)
(EKA: Episode 0823)
Lacharreada
Muppets / Celebrity Linda Ronstadt sings "La Charreada" with Elmo and Parker Monster.
(First: Episode 2540)
Toon.EarlofSandwich
Cartoon The Great Inventors Series: John Montague, Earl of Sandwich, invents a new type of food that can be eaten while playing cards.
Artist: Bruce Cayard
(First: Episode 2574)
Ssnews.alphabetmine
Muppets Sesame Street News Flash
Kermit the Frog reports from an alphabet mine where they dig Js. The miners tell him various words that begin with J and Richard presents him with his own J.
(EKA: Episode 2543)
1839zl
Cartoon J - Jam
(First: Episode 0012)
2612-Closing
SCENE 5 Grundgetta makes Maria promise not to tell anyone else about her acting nice. Suddenly, Maria feels the baby pushing inside her and sends Grundgetta to fetch Luis. Oscar announces the sponsors.


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