Sesame Street
Plot Oscar writes to Grundgetta
repeat of 2730
Air date December 20, 1991
Season Season 23 (1991-1992)
Sponsors O, P, 3
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Picture Segment Description
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SCENE 1 Gina sees Oscar writing something and wants to know what it is, but he tells her to stay away from his trash can. She tries leaning against it to get a view and he finally relents. He explains that Grundgetta is visiting her aunt in Trashylvania and he's writing a letter about all the rotten things she might be missing. Gina assures him that nothing rotten has happened, or will. Oscar continues writing, detailing how Gina just ruined her shirt by leaning against his newly-greased can.
3136r
Cartoon Edgar Turtle sings "Hey Diddle Diddle."
Artist: Jeff Hale
(EKA: Episode 2404)
Bae21
Muppets Ernie & Bert: Ernie and Bert explore an Egyptian pyramid. Bert is excited, but Ernie is afraid. They see statues that look like them. Bert decides to explore a tunnel while Ernie looks at the statues, and then the Ernie statue starts tapping and talking to Ernie. But when Ernie calls Bert back to the room, the statue doesn't move. Ernie is scared until the statue starts singing Rubber Duckie with him. Bert doesn't believe Ernie, until he says "Bye-bye, statue," and the statue replies "Bye-bye!" and laughs... just like Ernie.
(EKA: Episode 1706)
Luxojrsurprise
Animation Luxo Jr. examines a box. A smaller lamp pops out of the box, demonstrating "surprise."
(First: Episode 2851)
Noimage
Film Kids paint a picture of a porcupine on glass.
(First: Episode 0057)
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SCENE 2 Bob watches Oscar pace back and forth, trying to think of something else to write. Suddenly, Oscar gets an idea and the two sing a song about it ("I've Got an Idea"). However, Oscar won't tell Bob what it is.
3459cookiediana
Muppets Cookie Monster and Diana talk about ideas.
(EKA: Episode 2774)
2477s
Cartoon Two caterpillars plus three caterpillars equal five
(EKA: Episode 2324)
Song.doggypaddle
Song Joe Raposo sings "Doggy Paddle."
(EKA: Episode 2517)
2head.milk
Muppets The Two-Headed Monster finishes drinking milk, and doesn't know what to do with the cartons at first, but gets the idea to "recycle" them and play with them like a train.
(EKA: Episode 2838)
Stop.Dance
Video Ann Marie and Skeeter Rabbit do their dance routine. The frame freezes whenever the word STOP comes on.
(EKA: Episode 2615)
ElNumeroTres
Animation El numero tres (Luis V.O.)
(EKA: Episode 2222)
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SCENE 3 Oscar starts to write about what happened the previous day - a magic show by the Great Blechini. In the flashback, we see his act as he tries to pull a rabbit out of his hat. The trick partially works, but the rabbit refuses to come out and the two start arguing. Oscar writes that it was the best magic trick he's ever seen.
MagicalHerman
Cartoon Magical Herman's number trick
(EKA: Episode 0796)
WhiteShellSand
Animation A white shell is uncovered in the sand.
(EKA: Episode 2061)
RWilliams.Elmo.stick
Muppets / Celebrity Robin Williams shows Elmo the many fun things one can do with a stick.
(First: Episode 2835)
3159h
Cartoon "Do the Continental" - two kids jump into Africa.
Artist: Peter Wallach Enterprises
(EKA: Episode 2744)
Honkerscountto3
Muppets The Honkers count to 3. (Part 3 only)
(First: Episode 1458)
Sporty3
Cartoon Sporty 3 demonstrates his agility in various sports.
(EKA: Episode 2208)
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SCENE 4 Oscar goes on to describe the second part of Blechini's act. For the trick, he needs a volunteer and pulls Bob from the crowd. Blechini has Bob sing "One of These Things" and will make the item that doesn't belong disappear. Bob correctly guesses that the rabbit doesn't belong with the three dogs and Blechini tries to make it disappear, only it refuses to leave.
OverUnderAroundThroughfilm
Song "Around and Around"
(First: Episode 2753)
Toon.Orange
Cartoon O for orange
Artist: Bruce Cayard
(EKA: Episode 0975)
SchoolAfternoon1

SchoolAfternoon2
Muppets A series of trailers for school-related dramas are shown on WCTW's "School in the Afternoon" block.
(EKA: Episode 2494)
40lemmings
Cartoon 40 lemmings (doo-wop)
(EKA: Episode 2873)
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SCENE 5 Oscar writes more about Blechini's act, as he now performs a mind-reading trick. His subject is Telly Monster, who's holding a large, heavy weight about his head. Blechini correctly guesses that Telly is thinking about how heavy it is.
666alph
Cartoon Jazzy Alphabet (male chorus shouts each letter)
(EKA: Episode 0666)
Ernie and Bert welcome you
Muppets Ernie and Bert: Bert asks who Ernie is decorating the room for. It turns out to be the viewer at home.
(EKA: Episode 0352)
P.Penguin
Cartoon P for Penguin
Artist: Jeff Hale
(EKA: Episode 2179)
Womaninburningbuilding.HELP!
Film Anne Meara narrates a silent film of a woman in a burning building, who needs HELP.
(EKA: Episode 0885)
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SCENE 6 Oscar writes about Blechini's grand finale - he will make trash appear where it never was before. With a wave of his wand and the magic words ("A la sour grapes"), some rotten shoelaces appear in Gina's pockets. Oscar concludes his letter and hopes it doesn't come across too mushy.
Song.moonshine
Cartoon Jerry Nelson sings "Moonshine."
(EKA: Episode 2775)
Katydid
Film Maria and some kids count katydids hiding in the leaves.
Music: Joe Raposo
(EKA: Episode 2624)
Song.Air.GuySmiley
Muppets Guy Smiley promotes the use of "Air." He leads his marching band through the walls of a barber shop every time someone there says a word out loud that rhymes with "air."
(EKA: Episode 2682)
Eeh,arh,erh,EXERCISE
Cartoon Three scribbles exercise.
Artist: Fred Garbers
(EKA: Episode 2482)
MariaMartina
Cast / Celebrity Maria interviews Martina Navratilova about her victory against Luis, but the replay tapes show she had trouble going over the net to shake hands.
(EKA: Episode 2610)
3956h
Cartoon Three computer animated fish.
(First: Episode 2792)
Googlebugle
Muppets Kermit the Frog reports on a musical tribute to the "Oogle Family" as performed by Cookie Monster and Old McDougal.
(EKA: Episode 2629)
Fan-O
Animation Fans reveal the letter O.
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SCENE 7 Oscar asks Gina to put his letter into the mailbox. He also has a message for her from the Great Blechini - check your closet. Gina realizes what this means rushes home, while Oscar announces the sponsors.


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