Sesame Street
Plot Grouch grocery store
Air date February 4, 1992
Season Season 23 (1991-1992)
Written by Belinda Ward
Sponsors E, Q, 19
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Picture Segment Description
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SCENE 1 Oscar convinces Gordon to let Miles go on a special field trip to the local Grouch grocery store. Gordon can't deny that Miles should experience new places and ways of living, but only allows him to leave if he goes too. Oscar checks his list and rolls out with his cart and bags of trash (which is the accepted currency).
3136r
Cartoon Edgar Turtle sings "Hey Diddle Diddle."
Artist: Jeff Hale
(EKA: Episode 2404)
Oppositesgame
Muppets Ernie & Bert — Against Bert's will, Ernie plays a game with him in which he says a word which is the opposite of every word Bert emphasizes. When Bert finally agrees to PLAY, Ernie becomes stumped, since he can't figure out of the opposite of the word PLAY.
(EKA: Episode 2675)
OVERfilm
Film Over (silent film)
(EKA: Episode 1451)
3154m
Cast Maria and Linda sew quilts with a Q on them.
(EKA: Episode 1952)
2269k
Cartoon A blue man (voiced by Casey Kasem) explains that “Q” starts the word “quarter.”
(First: Episode 0054)
Doo Wop Hop
Muppets Kermit the Frog sings "Do-Op Hop."
(EKA: Episode 2484)
Toon.spider
Cartoon A spider refuses to give up spinning a web, no matter how badly injured he becomes.
(EKA: Episode 2238)
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SCENE 2 The trio arrive at a row of trash cans; inside one of them is the Slop 'N Shop. They lift the lids and instead find the Groucheramam bowling alley and Grouch Central Station. They finally find the can with the Slop 'N Shop, as a customer is shot out from within with his groceries.
3957e
Animation Cecille sings "The Game of Make Believe."
(EKA: Episode 2864)
GroverBoat1
Muppets Grover's rowboat - part 1
Grover and a group of monsters, including Herry Monster, Fenwick and Billy, get into a rowboat. The monsters all gather at one end, causing the boat to tip over and sink.
(EKA: Episode 0425)
3187z
Cartoon E for Elephant & Elk, the nominees for best E animal.
(EKA: Episode 1198)
GroverBoat2
Muppets Grover's rowboat - part 2
The monsters gather on the other end of the boat, and it sinks again.
(EKA: Episode 0425)
Film.Kids.dancing
Film Children dance to different rhythms from around the world.
(EKA: Episode 2499)
GroverBoat3
Muppets Grover's rowboat - part 3
The monsters finally spread out over the boat evenly, and row away.
(EKA: Episode 0425)
Song.moonshine
Cartoon Jerry Nelson sings "Moonshine."
(First: Episode 2775)
Yufka
Film Kids narrate a film about how Yufka, a Turkish flat-bread, is made.
Alienlooksforhome
Cartoon An alien asks a boy for directions to the baseball diamond.
Artist: Bill Davis
(EKA: Episode 2061)
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SCENE 3 Oscar points out the owners of the store - Mr. and Mrs. Slop (it's a mom-and-pop Slop 'N Shop). While he and Miles go get some pickle milk, Oscar asks Gordon to get some flyin' fish heads. Gordon approaches the counter, where Mr. Slop tells him to take a number; Gordon receives a 19. Despite nobody else being present, Mr. Slop calls out every number until he reaches 19. When he finally does call Gordon's number, other Grouches appear with the same ticket, which allows them to argue over whose turn it is. Mr. Slop proceeds to toss the fish heads at everyone, clarifying why they're called flyin fish heads.
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Cartoon Nineteen kernels of popcorn pop.
(First: Episode 2855)
SignSaysDontWalk
Muppets A heartbroken groom sings "Don't Walk."
(EKA: Episode 2504)
Toon.Lookbothways
Cartoon Look both ways before you cross the street
Artist: Ray Favata
(EKA: Episode 2228)
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SCENE 4 Oscar now needs a box of his favorite cereal, Sardine Crispies ("They go snap, crackle, blech!"). Gordon reaches for the box at the top of the pile, when Mr. Slop objects, as Grouches always pull the bottom of the pile. Gordon reluctantly takes a box from the bottom and the stack remains standing. Mr. Slop knocks them over himself, then starts yelling at Gordon over the mess he's caused.
Toon.TopBottom
Cartoon A fat man and a small man demonstrate top and bottom.
(EKA: Episode 0833)
3187za
Muppets Jimmy is upset about moving to a new house, but Hoots the Owl shows up and sings "Things Are Always Changin'."
GrowingNumbers19
Film Growing Numbers #19
CM.Tara.Information
Muppets Muppet & Kid MomentCookie Monster has Tara help him explain the word information by giving him cookies to eat.
(EKA: Episode 2589)
0871j
Cartoon Ants carry a huge letter 'Q' uphill.
(EKA: Episode 0851)
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SCENE 5 Ready to check out, Oscar happily takes his place as last in line, which allows him to wait more and yell at the customers ahead. Another Grouch wants to be last and the two argue. Gordon tries to fix the problem by going ahead of them, so they'll still be last, but then they chew him out for cutting the line.
Lastforchow
Cartoon Beetle Bailey wants to be first in the chow line, but he ends up last.
(EKA: Episode 0666)
Prettyfish-refilm
Song David sings "I'm Pretty" over a film of fish and other sea creatures.
Re-filmed version
(First: Episode 2490)
HIYL.CartonEggs
Muppets Here is Your Life: Carton of Eggs
(First: Episode 2661)
Ornate E's
Song Ornate E's go easing by to a song.
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SCENE 6 Gordon notices that Mr. and Mrs. Slop are cooperating to ring him up and bag the groceries. "Yeah, well, sometimes it's important for grouches to cooperate...for a higher cause," Oscar replies. The total comes to one and a half bags of trash. Gordon gives them the two bags and they pelt him with crumpled paper (his change). They leave the groceries behind, since they deliver.
Fruta.Garbage
Cartoon Fruta Manzana sings about keeping the place clean by throwing away fruit peels and apple cores.
Artist: Irra Verbitsky
(EKA: Episode 2255)
Rhymiescamping
Muppets The Rhymies go camping, but a bear disrupts their campsite.
(EKA: Episode 1389)
Rubberglove!!
Cartoon The Great Inventors Series: Willy Pinkham, intern at the rubber glove factory, invents the balloon.
Artist: Bruce Cayard
(EKA: Episode 2608)
Whoopi-wh
Celebrity Whoopi Goldberg introduces the sound "WH" and then yells, "Whoopi!"
(EKA: Episode 2861)
Which
Animation WH words (wheel, which, whiz, where, white, whale)
2293c
Film Fireworks Alphabet
(EKA: Episode 1206)
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SCENE 7 The Slop 'N Shop delivery truck zooms in and tosses Oscar's groceries into his can; they land all over the furniture. Oscar is angry - they're supposed to land on the sidewalk! Gordon takes Miles away from any more of Oscar's grocery business as Mrs. Slop announces the sponsors.


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