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Sesame Street
Plot Grouches protest the letter L
Air date March 19, 1992
Season Season 23 (1991-1992)
Sponsors L, Q, 6
Syndication
Releases

2969

Picture Segment Description
2969a
SCENE 1
Telly Monster and Lillian welcome the viewer to Sesame Street, but before they can talk about what begins with the letter of the day, Chicago the Lion devours the lettuce and the lima beans they have on the table. It doesn't dawn on them that L is also for lion.
2969.LforLion
Cartoon
L for lion
Song.cleanpigeons
Muppets
Bert sings "Keep the Park Clean for the Pigeons" to address the importance of proper trash disposal for the sake of pigeons.
(EKA: Episode 2710)
This segment was removed when aired during a pledge-drive season.
Lightbulbsubtraction
Cartoon
Lightbulb subtraction.
(EKA: Episode 2895)
This segment was removed when aired during a pledge-drive season.
3979e
Song
Joe Raposo sings "Take a Breath."
Re-filmed version
(EKA: Episode 2784)
CaptElmoCousteau
Muppets
Captain Elmo Cousteau searches for the treasure of the missing soap, with the help of a policeman fishy.
(EKA: Episode 2637)
2293c
Film
Fireworks Alphabet
(EKA: Episode 1206)
2969b

2969c
SCENE 2
Telly and Lillian are now prepared to give an L demonstration, when a group of Grouches including Oscar and Grundgetta shows up chanting, "Hey hey! Ho ho! The letter L has got to go!" Oscar explains that Grouches hate the letter L because it starts all kind of yucky words such as lollipop, like, and love. Telly and Lillian thank the Grouches for doing them a favor, and Lillian points their attention to the upcoming L movie ...
3144z
Cartoon
Song: "If You've Lost Your L, Look Around"
Artist: Bruce Cayard
(EKA: Episode 1845)
2096i
Song
Joe Raposo sings "Peanut Butter."
(EKA: Episode 0720)
Funny Book
Muppets
Ernie and Bert: At night, Ernie reads a book that becomes sad, funny, scary, and then surprising. The book elicits the same reactions from Bert.
(EKA: Episode 2341)
Floralpattern
Animation
Floral patterns are formed to Eastern European music.
(EKA: Episode 2277)
2969d
SCENE 3
Lillian asks the Grouches to talk about the number 6, and Oscar ends up counting all the Grouches who won't help them. Lillian thanks Oscar again for helping them, even though he didn't mean to.
Seisflores
Animation
Seis flores
(EKA: Episode 1646)
Character.bats
Muppets
The Count sings "The Batty Bat".
(First: Episode 2096)
Qballoon
Cartoon
Q / q (balloons)
(EKA: Episode 2495)
2356-39
Film
A baby messes around (literally) with a chocolate cookie, as Cookie Monster (in voice-over) wishes it was for him.
(First: Episode 0407)
Aboveitall
Cartoon
A lizard sings about how she likes to be "Above it All" as well as below.
Artist: Sally Cruikshank
(EKA: Episode 2572)
2969e
SCENE 4
Lillian stops at the Fix-it Shop to pick up her radio. She and Luis notice Barkley sleeping, and wonder what he's dreaming about.
2969f

2969g
SCENE 4
cont'd
In Barkley's dream sequence, he sleeps in a field, when he hears some kids calling for him to play frisbee with them. One of the kids throws it high up into the air, and in slow motion, Barkley chases it and catches it in mid-air. He feels so happy as the kids play with him in the grass.
2969h
SCENE 4
cont'd
Luis and Lillian wake Barkley up, and he feels disappointed that his good dream is over.
ButterflyCloud
Cartoon
A boy chases a butterfly, and watches the clouds form into different objects.
Artist: Irra Verbitsky
LlamaDentist
Song
"Llama at Dentist Song"
(EKA: Episode 1241)
Obriens
Muppets
Grover is the newest employee of a fast food franchise which serves such delicacies as O'Fish, O'Salad, O'Rye Bread, and O'Milk. However, this is a different kind of "fast food" restaurant: the food zips by the customer on trays across the counter, and falls to the floor if it's not caught in time. Mr. Johnson is not ready for this, so he asks if there's any "slow food." There is, but it's served by a turtle who takes longer than Mr. Johnson wants to wait.
(EKA: Episode 2601)
Gloria123
Celebrity
Gloria Estefan sings a special version of "1-2-3" to Big Bird and the Birdketeers.
Qthatfunnything
Cartoon
Q -- that funny looking thing.
(EKA: Episode 0131)
MariaLinda.HotCold
Cast
Maria is dressed for summer weather, while Linda is dressed for the snow. They switch clothes and scenarios.
(EKA: Episode 2159)
1095d
Cartoon
"I'm six years old today!"
(EKA: Episode 0302)
RaposoFight
Film
Animals fight.
Music: Joe Raposo
(EKA: Episode 0823)
Rectangles
Muppets
Kermit talks about "same" by showing two identical rectangles. Cookie Monster eats one of them, making them different.
(First: Episode 0018)
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
2969i

2969j
SCENE 5
Chicago sleeps on top of Oscar's trash can, and Oscar and Grundgetta try to hide their fear of roaring lions while telling him to scram, but they are the ones who scram. Lillian announces the sponsors.


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