Sesame Street
Plot Oscar tries proving Gabi is a Grouch
Air date April 27, 1990
Season Season 21 (1989-1990)
Directed by Lisa Simon
Sponsors C, X, 8

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Picture Segment Description
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SCENE 1 Oscar and the Grouchketeers want Gabi to join their organization. He gives the kids a demonstration of loud and quiet. He's pleased with Gabi, who doesn't follow any of Oscar's commands. He believes she's becoming more like a Grouch with each passing day, though Maria counters otherwise. He tells the viewer to stick around and see his other Grouch tests he can try on Gabi.
QuietHippoLoudMouse
Cartoon A hippo who lives in the country, and likes it quiet, is disturbed when a mouse, who likes it loud, moves in.
Artist: Jeff Hale
(EKA: Episode 1452)
Toothpaste
Muppets The Singing Dentists sing "Say Toothpaste, Somebody!"
Cat-toon
Cartoon C for Cat
Artist: Bud Luckey
(First: Episode 1141)
Mpiece.tamingshoe
Muppets Monsterpiece Theater: The Taming of the Shoe
"Grovero" is accompanied by a talking shoe, whom he convinces to cooperate with him and help him get to the Padua Mall.
(EKA: Episode 2587)
Imagardener
Film Some kids watch a film of a man working in a greenhouse, and try to guess what his job is.
(EKA: Episode 0826)
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SCENE 2 Gabi pulls apart a cassette tape, which Oscar considers very Grouch; Maria asserts that Gabi is merely being curious.
2485u
Cartoon A man learns that it's better not to pick the flowers.
(EKA: Episode 0808)
MumfordGladys
Muppets Gladys the Cow assists the Amazing Mumford on stage. Mumford says he will make her disappear, but his attempts fail, so he says he'll turn her into a duck instead. She runs offstage in fright, which means his trick did work this time.
(EKA: Episode 2579)
Film.Fruitsalad
Film A boy makes fruit salad.
(EKA: Episode 1195)
Typewriter.X
Cartoon X for X-ray: The Typewriter gets a check-up.
(EKA: Episode 0893)
Galway.animals
Muppets Pretty Great Performances: James Galway and the All Animal Chamber Ensemble perform a work by Johann Sebastian Fox.
(EKA: Episode 2561)
1708l
Cartoon 8 Bats
Artist: Owe Gustafson
(EKA: Episode 1708)
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SCENE 3 Maria relaxes after putting Gabi down for her nap. Oscar appears and shouts, "Where is she?!" This wakes Gabi back up and she begins to cry. Oscar considers her cries, as well as her mess of toys, the cookware and shoes, as more evidence of her being a Grouch. Maria points out these are just further examples of her being a typical child.
Noonsign
Cartoon Sign language: Morning, noon, night
(EKA: Episode 1226)
Drawbridge
Film Kids narrate a film of how a lift bridge works.
(EKA: Episode 2253)
Bellhop8
Cartoon The Bellhop has to bring 8 steamer trunks down 8 flights of stairs.
(EKA: Episode 2600)
Feelinggoodfeelingbad
Muppets Ernie and Bert sing "Feelin' Good/Feelin' Bad."
(EKA: Episode 1164)
Fishbowl
Cartoon A boy puts together a fishbowl, and watches his fish swim around in it.
(EKA: Episode 2212)
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SCENE 4 Maria notes how messily Gabi eats, further evidence for Oscar of her true, Grouch potential.
FleaCamp
Cartoon A flea sets up camp on a dog.
Artist: Bruce Cayard
(EKA: Episode 1058)
Blindfieldtrip
Film A blind class goes on a field trip to the park, using their other senses to experience their surroundings. The teacher sings "If You're Happy and You Know It."
(EKA: Episode 2589)
1095l
Cartoon C is for Candle (the candle blows back)
(First: Episode 0703)
2356-24
Cast Big Bird, Susan and Bob sing "Can Read" while at a newsstand.
(EKA: Episode 2326)
FayRayClock
Film Fay Ray moves clockwise and ticks, until an alarm sounds.
(EKA: Episode 2645)
News-EarlyRedRidingChase
Muppets Sesame Street News Flash
Kermit the Frog witnesses how the mailman and salesman knock at the door while the Big Bad Wolf chases Little Red Riding Hood around the bed. Eventually, the Woodsman shows up, and Red and the Wolf chase him for cutting down a maple tree which was their favorite one.
(EKA: Episode 0691)
SSBrandX
Cartoon Brand X
(EKA: Episode 0351)
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SCENE 5 Maria watches over Barkley for the time being. She shows the viewer a floppy disk, containing information on all the Fix-It Shop's equipment. Barkley then grabs it and chews it up. Oscar appears and assumes it was Gabi's work, applauding her Grouchy efforts.
2356-32
Cartoon The Ringmaster showcases eight skating penguins.
(EKA: Episode 1733)
Bertjohnjohnsherlock
Muppets Muppet & Kid Moment: Bert and Sherlock Hemlock ask John-John if he wants to count, and John-John enthusiastically rises to the occasion.
(EKA: Episode 2638)
2257 babydangertoon
Cartoon A baby sees a "danger" sign, which points to several dangerous images.
(EKA: Episode 1020)
Song.furryshadow
Muppets Grover sings about his furry little shadow.
CowboyX
Cartoon The Story of Cowboy X, with the voices of Jean Shepherd
(EKA: Episode 0351)
2head.Shoes
Muppets Two-Headed Monster tries on shoes.
(EKA: Episode 2142)
Raposo.Goat
Song Sesame Street Creature Feature: Joe Raposo sings "The Goat."
(EKA: Episode 2366)
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SCENE 6 Oscar recaps all the Grouchy things Gabi has done today. Maria finally gets him to admit that she won't make a fine Grouch, though he had hoped she could one day become President. Maria shares that has the same aspirations, until Oscar clarifies that he means President of the Groucketeer Club, not of the United States. Maria leaves and Oscar announces the sponsors.


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