Sesame Street
Plot Grundgetta gets nice-lessons
Air date February 25, 1992
Season Season 23 (1991-1992)
Sponsors L, W, 13
This episode guide has been compiled from the NHK episode guides.

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Picture Segment Description
2952a

2952b
COLD OPEN Gina is approached by a man waiting for his student to arrive. He introduces himself as Professor Huggins (played by an on-screen Jerry Nelson), of the Professor Huggins Traveling School of Nice, where he teaches his students how to be nice. Grundgetta, his student, finally arrives. She explains it's Oscar's birthday today and she's going to surprise him by acting nice, which will make him angry ("The perfect gift for the Grouch who has everything."). He starts off the lesson with some nice music for them to listen to...the Sesame Street Theme. Grundgetta runs off in agony.
Hot!
Muppets The Hispanic community of Anything Muppets sings "It Sure is Hot!"
(EKA: Episode 2778)
L-Lion.Hale
Cartoon L for Lion (poem)
Artist: Jeff Hale
(EKA: Episode 1457)
Film.learningtowalk
Film Footage of a baby learning to walk.
Music: Joe Raposo
(EKA: Episode 0427)
SpaceshipSurprise

Spaceship.TR
Muppets Spaceship Surprise
The crew lands on the Planet TR, where they are greeted by Trevor Trout.
(EKA: Episode 2607)
TVMonkeys
Cartoon Two monkeys argue over what to watch on TV, growing bigger the angrier they get.
(EKA: Episode 0844)
2952-02
SCENE 1 Professor Huggins catches up with Grundgetta and they begin the lesson. He hands her a broken wheel and a stuff animal, then sets out some more stuffed animals and sings a musical matching game. Grundgetta successfully matches the animals together, but runs off again when she has to cuddle them all. Huggins decides it's time for recess.
4122bj
Cartoon A mouse riding an armadillo sings a song about 13, his lucky number.
(First: Episode 2828)
4113zo
Muppets Ernie and Bert: Caveperson Days
Caveman Bert reminds Caveman Ernie (his son) to take out the trash. Ernie realizes that his drum can also be used as a wastebasket, and is able to take several pieces of garbage to the dump at once instead of one at a time.
(EKA: Episode 2798)
Song.Island
Song A piece of land with water all around it is an "Island."
Artist: Jane Aaron
(First: Episode 2760)
Whybearssmile
Cartoon "Why Bears Smile" - a story of a bear who learned which body part to cover when sneezing.
Artist: Bruce Cayard
(EKA: Episode 1167)
2952c
SCENE 2 Professor Huggins admits he cannot help Grundgetta; she's a Grouch and he can't change who she really is. But, she can pretend to be nice. He sings her a song with words most nice people use - "How Do You Do, Excuse Me, Thank You, Please." Grundgetta thinks she's got it, though uses the word "please" accidentally.
1710w
Cartoon The Typewriter: W, Wall
(First: Episode 0790)
Whatsmypart-foot

Foot - SesameStreet-WhatsMyPart-foot906
Muppets Guy Smiley hosts "What's My Part?" The contestants are Bennett Snerf, Arlene Frantic and Professor Hastings, and the mystery part is a foot.
(EKA: Episode 0164)
SpeechBalloonLLight
Cartoon Speech Balloon: L for Light
(EKA: Episode 0197)
Song.ilovebeingapig
Song "I Love Being a Pig" (Live-action version)
(EKA: Episode 0543)
Elmo.explorer
Insert Elmo explores Sesame Street, and observes Susan as she grades test papers.
(EKA: Episode 2396)
3827.rap.13
Cartoon Rap #13
(EKA: Episode 2595)
PlacidoTelephone
Muppets Phil Harmonic hosts another evening at the Nestropolitan Opera, featuring a performance by Placido Flamingo, "The Telephone of Brazil," to the tune of "Funiculì, Funiculà."
(EKA: Episode 2400)
4113zf
Film Ornate Ws spin around in accompaniment to a song.
3136zf
Film "Visiting Iesha": Olivia sleeps over at Iesha's house, and spend the morning together. Olivia is white and Iesha and her family is black. Next time, Iesha wants to visit Olivia's family.
(EKA: Episode 2756)
3189e
Cartoon Apple: a riddle
(First: Episode 2889)
2952-Scene3
SCENE 3 Mr. Handford is shocked to see Hooper's Store in such a messy condition under Gina's watch. She tells him that Oscar's surprise party is going to be held there, billed as a "Come as a Grouch" party. They both practice acting grouchy.
W-Wash
Cartoon W for Wash
(EKA: Episode 2490)
2Head.Cookie
Muppets The Two-Headed Monster is in a disagreement about where to go for vacation: the mountains or the seashore. Cookie Monster says he likes both, better than going to Cucamonga for the National Cookie Convention. 2-Head gets inspired, and heads off for Cucamonga, leaving Cookie to choose between the mountains and the seashore.
(First: Episode 2837)
LearningLogo
Film Some kids learn how to use Logo, a computer programming language, to draw shapes on computers.
(EKA: Episode 2003)
DrGeo.Globe
Cartoon With the help of his assistant, Dr. Geo shows the viewer what a globe is.
(EKA: Episode 2836)
Geeflegonk
Muppets Story: "The Geefle and the Gonk"
The Geefle and the Gonk, two aliens, learn how to cooperate and gather nectarines together.
(EKA: Episode 0706)
Zork.Coast
Cartoon Zork lands on the coast of California, where he meets a slick agent.
Artist: ArtistMike
(EKA: Episode 2687)
CongaCountingSong
Song "Conga Counting Song"
(First: Episode 2778)
2952-Scene4
SCENE 4 Mr. Handford invites Oscar to the store to collect some trash as a cover for getting him to the party. Grundgetta shows up in a nice dress and does some last minute reviewing with Professor Huggins. Bruno brings Oscar to the store and he's definitely surprised (though he hates surprises and parties). He's taken aback by Grundgetta when she speaks so kindly to him.

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