Sesame Street
Plot Oscar gets a visit from his mother
Air date January 3, 1992
Season Season 23 (1991-1992)
Written by Judy Freudberg
Directed by Jon Stone
Sponsors A, S, 10
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Picture Segment Description
3250a
COLD OPEN Gina explains Mrs. Grouch, Oscar's mother, will be arriving soon for a visit. She watches as Oscar makes his trash can messier for her arrival.
3250b
SCENE 1 Rosita leads a group of kids in a special welcome for Mrs. Grouch when she arrives, carrying signs that read both "WELCOME" and "BIENVENIDA." Oscar fears this will infuriate his mother and has Maria convince them to stop.
3250c
SCENE 1 cont'd Soon enough, Grouch Air flies over the street, dropping Mrs. Grouch and her luggage onto the ground. She catches sight of some of Rosita's signs and believes it was Oscar's doing. She starts fretting he's losing his Grouchiness, when Rosita and the kids return with more signs, now reading "GET LOST" and "PIERDETE." Mrs. Grouch finds this much more appropriate.
3187zb
Cartoon St. Bernard dog leads Zork down the snowy hill.
Artist: ArtistMike
(EKA: Episode 2856)
2293c
Film Fireworks Alphabet
(EKA: Episode 1206)
2096t
Cartoon S - Snake: A snake charmer irritates the snake.
(First: Episode 0063)
Erniebert-goldfish
Muppets Ernie & Bert: Ernie wants to go outside and play catch, but Bert gets him interested in watching his goldfish.
(EKA: Episode 1456)
FishBird.clay
Animation Fred the fish needs water to swim in, and Betty the bird needs air to fly in. Vanessa the vacuum cleaner sucks up all the air and water, but can't hold it all in. (new narration by Jim Thurman added)
(EKA: Episode 2642)
Song.trying
Song Joe Raposo sings "Trying and Trying Again."
(EKA: Episode 0774)
3250d
SCENE 2 Savion holds a tap lesson nearby and Oscar tells him to stop, thinking the sound will be too nice while his mother's around. Savion teaches the kids instead how to do an "angry feet" dance. Mrs. Grouch likes what she hears, but is disgusted that Oscar did such a nice thing for her.
Prideday
Cartoon At the Pride Day Ceremony, Donald is waiting to describe his proudest accomplishment, and is initially unsure of himself next to other impressive students. He finally proudly acclaims his achievement, tying his shoes all by himself.
Artist: John Korty
(EKA: Episode 2254)
Cubanpicnic

Cubanpicnic2
Film A girl named Maria and her family are having a Cuban barbecue. She invited her friend, Stewart, to enjoy in the fun and learn about Cuban culture.
(EKA: Episode 2760)
S-sing
Cartoon S for sing
(EKA: Episode 1648)
CountKidPlay
Muppets / Celebrity The Count teams up with Kid 'n Play for a rap song about how they argued whether they should rap or count.
(EKA: Episode 2797)
1800-edit
Cartoon A girl and elephant show heavy and light.
(EKA: Episode 0843)
3250e

3250f
SCENE 3 Big Bird and Snuffy take turns imagining what they'll be when they grow up. Big Bird is envisioned as a bus driver and Snuffy as an artist (in both fantasies, they silence Gina). Snuffy then decides to imagine how they'll be best friends, even as grown-ups, but Big Bird points out they won't need to imagine that.
Firestationfieldtrip
Film A kindergarten class takes a field trip to the fire station.
(EKA: Episode 1451)
Aisforape
Cartoon Speech Balloon: A for Ape
(First: Episode 0006)
KermitElmoPostoffice
Muppets Elmo bumps into Kermit the Frog on the way to the post office, begging to help him with one of his demonstrations, during which the post office closes - a perfect prompt to demonstrate open and closed.
(EKA: Episode 2587)
Limbo10
Film Scanimate Films #10
(EKA: Episode 0261)
3250g
SCENE 4 Big Bird and Snuffy observe Savion tap-dancing as he does some homework. Since he's a teenager, they wonder what he'll do as a full grown-up. Snuffy imagines him as a tap-dancing postman and Big Bird pictures him as a dancing doctor. They start to argue, attracting the attention of Savion, who responds he wants to be a dancer. The friends insist on their ideas and now, the three of them are in an argument.
1755.sofa
Cartoon A girl uses her imagination while sitting on a sofa.
(EKA: Episode 0956)
Namethatsound
Muppets Grover is a guest on the game show "Name That Sound."
(EKA: Episode 1858)
3150s
Cartoon A boy finds a set of doors with animals that make the wrong sound, and swaps the doors to correct them.
(EKA: Episode 2779)
2963-B5
Film Two apples balance on a block seesaw.
(EKA: Episode 2176)
Librarysong
Muppets / Cast Gordon, Susan, Gladys the Cow, and Elmo sing about going to the library.
(EKA: Episode 2872)
Typewriter.A
Cartoon The Typewriter: A for airplane
Artist: Jeff Hale
(EKA: Episode 0849)
FTTGoldilocks
Muppets Fairy Tales Today
Prairie Dawn tries to interview Goldilocks on her new story, "Goldilocks and the Four Penguins." However, Prairie's question-asking is never just right for Goldilocks to comprehend (either too loud, too soft, etc.).
2040e
Cartoon "Ten Turtles"
Artist: Bud Luckey
(EKA: Episode 0425)
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3250i
SCENE 5 Oscar and his mother have just returned from the store, where Mrs. Grouch has purchased a trick can of candy, where snakes will fly out when opened (her favorite trick). Oscar doubts anyone will be fooled by that; he's done it 100 times. She tries playing it on Maria, Gina and Savion, who are one step ahead. Roxie Marie happens by and wishes to have some candy. She doesn't get frightened by the snakes and is instead disappointed by the lack of candy. Oscar points out the trick did make somebody angry - his mother.
2963-A7
Cartoon A girl explains the concept of relativity by explaining how her house is a part of a neighborhood, the neighborhood is part of a city, the city is part of a country, etc.
(EKA: Episode 2742)
Cluckaroundtheclock
Muppets Little Chrissy and the Alphabeats sing "Cluck Around the Clock."
(First: Episode 2817)
BCayard.Pyramid
Cartoon The king of the Farcums wants a pyramid built; he and his subjects get inspiration from a seesaw.
Artist: Bruce Cayard
(EKA: Episode 2750)
1845i
Film A man makes a shadow puppet of a laughing man.
(EKA: Episode 1845)
3250j

3250k
SCENE 6 Mrs. Grouch gives her candy trick another try, this time on Rosita. She enjoys the trick instead of being scared. Mrs. Grouch has had it with the street and catches the next flight home (hurled into the sky by Fluffy). Maria announces the sponsors.

Notes

  • This episode was taped on October 7, 1991.
  • Frank Biondo is among the people boarding Big Bird's bus in scene 3.
  • This episode was later repeated in Season 25 as Episode 3250.


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