Sesame Street
Plot Big Bird pretends to be grouchy
Air date March 22, 1990
Season Season 21 (1989-1990)
Sponsors B, K, 20
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Picture Segment Description
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SCENE 1 Big Bird is angry that no one's paying attention to him today, shouting at Linda and Hiroshi as they pass through his nest to do their errands. Big Bird then overhears Snuffy, but he finds that Snuffy's too busy talking to Oscar and storms off. Meanwhile, Oscar has Snuffy and Alice listen to Grundgetta and her rock group sing a loud lullaby on the radio. Snuffy prefers quiet lullabies, but Alice enjoys the song, dancing and repeating "loud, loud, loud" which starts to grate on Oscar.
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SCENE 1 cont'd Snuffy passes by Big Bird's nest to take Alice home, still too busy to talk with him. Big Bird forewarns the viewers that they're about to hear "the loudest, angriest bird you have ever heard" before throwing a tantrum.
2073d
Cartoon K for keyhole, ketchup, and kitten
(EKA: Episode 0811)
Ernie's Bert Sculpture
Muppets Ernie and Bert: Ernie makes a clay bust of Bert, but runs out of clay for the nose, so he pulls Bert's nose off and puts it on the statue.
(EKA: Episode 0677)
0926h
Film A giant panda walks around.
Music: Joe Raposo
(EKA: Episode 0926)
Toon.Oneboot
Cartoon B for boot
(EKA: Episode 2163)
ErnieForestFashion
Muppets Ernie & Bert: Ernie gives a report on what the well-dressed trees are wearing each season.
(EKA: Episode 2419)
Lastleaf
Animation First leaf, last leaf
(EKA: Episode 1033)
Toon.BoydrawsME
Cartoon A boy draws a portrait of himself and calls it ME.
(EKA: Episode 2124)
Canttakethat
Muppets "They Can't Take That Away from Me": Cookie Monster's six cookies are subtracted down to zero.
(EKA: Episode 2375)
3957w
Cartoon Number Creatures #20
(EKA: Episode 2687)
Film.Chores
Film A look at how families do chores both on a farm and in the city.
(First: Episode 2226)
1041Klion Cartoon A lion named Kent gets a Kick out of being King of the forest.
(EKA: Episode 0810)
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SCENE 2 Big Bird vents to Oscar about the little attention he's getting, even from Maria who rushes by to go to the bathroom. Oscar claims no matter how grouchy he is, people always hang around his trashcan, giving Big Bird the idea to pretend to be a grouch. Big Bird tries out his grouchiness on Hiroshi, shocking him by telling him to "go away" and "scram."
MSporn.ABCsoup
Cartoon Kids see animals in their alphabet soup.
Artist: Michael Sporn
(EKA: Episode 2003)
3144f
Muppets Kermit and some Anything Muppets sing "I Wonder 'Bout the World Above."
(EKA: Episode 2679)
Film-3KidsStretch
Film A male voice instructs three kids in stretching exercises.
(EKA: Episode 2253)
2men.ideas
Cartoon Once there were two men. Each had his own idea. One man told his thought to the other man, then the other man told his idea to the first man. Now both men knew twice as much.
(EKA: Episode 0268)
ForgetfulJonesDaniellaME
Muppets Muppet & Kid Moments: Forgetful Jones asks Daniela to help him read a sign - ME.
Lastforchow
Cartoon Beetle Bailey wants to be first in the chow line, but he ends up last.
(EKA: Episode 0666)
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SCENE 3 Big Bird's grouchiness successfully attracts the attention of the adults, who beg to talk with him, much to his delight. Maria mentions that someone else wants to talk to him. That someone happens to be Snuffy, who Big Bird unknowingly tells to "beat it," which hurts his feelings. Big Bird begins to regret acting grouchy and woefully sighs "Oh dear" as Snuffy does.
Toon.AnnieEyeball.air
Cartoon Dr. Annie Eyeball, PhD., looks at breathing.
Artist: Bruce Cayard
(EKA: Episode 2615)
PlanetCH
Muppets Spaceship Surprise: The crew lands on the Planet CH, where they are greeted by Chunky Cheese.
(EKA: Episode 2414)
FayRay.Headphones
Film Fay Ray listens to classical music on headphones. "Are you listening to me?"
(EKA: Episode 2614)
Bellhop20
Cartoon The Bellhop is sent to the grocery store to get twenty grapefruits. He counts to 20 on the way there so that he can remember the quantity, but forgets what item he was sent for.
(EKA: Episode 2589)
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SCENE 4 As Big Bird tries to think of what he should do, Elmo decides to ask him questions to find out why he's feeling sad. Once Big Bird explains his situation, Elmo asks why he doesn't just explain it to Snuffy and say that he's sorry. Big Bird goes off to do just that and thanks Elmo for providing the answer.
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SCENE 4 cont'd Elmo listens in on Big Bird reconciling with Snuffy, and then climbs up the doors to see what's going on. The adults apologize for not listening to Big Bird and encourage him to express his true feelings to them in the future. Big Bird promises he'll never pretend to be grouchy again, and gives everyone a group hug. Elmo observes "Aw, a happy ending" and lets out a cheer that causes him to accidentally fall off.
Letter.B.green.red
Cartoon B for boats, bouquet, baby, bonnet, etc.
(EKA: Episode 1703)
Doitbymyself
Film "I Can Do It By Myself"
(EKA: Episode 1736)
Lightbulbsubtraction
Cartoon Lightbulbs subtract from 5 to 0.
Artist: Fred Garbers
(EKA: Episode 2254)
Bae9
Muppets Ernie and Bert At the Movies: Tall hat lady
(EKA: Episode 0677)
2876-Kangaroo
Cartoon K for kangaroo
(EKA: Episode 2552)
Noimage
Celebrity Big Bird lets Lou Diamond Phillips try out his nest... where he subsequently falls asleep.
Noimage
Film Video Games Shapes - Circle (0:51)
2257zb
Muppets Kermit sings "In the Quiet of the Evening".
(EKA: Episode 2124)
2293c
Film Fireworks Alphabet
(EKA: Episode 1206)
0871d
Cartoon Monster in the dark (finding a light switch)
(EKA: Episode 0823)
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SCENE 5 At night, Oscar puts on Grundgetta's lullaby to "help" people fall asleep, promptly raising a ruckus from the residents. Elmo announces the sponsors.


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