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


Picture Segment Description
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.
Cartoon L for lion
(EKA: Episode 2753)
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)
Cartoon Lightbulb subtraction.
(EKA: Episode 2895)
Song Joe Raposo sings "Take a Breath." (re-filmed version)
(EKA: Episode 2561)
Muppets Captain Elmo Cousteau searches for the treasure of the missing soap, with the help of a policeman fishy.
(First: Episode 2637)
Film Fireworks Alphabet
(EKA: Episode 1206)

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 kinds 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 ...
Cartoon Song: "If You've Lost Your L, Look Around"
Artist: Bruce Cayard
(EKA: Episode 1845)
2096i Song Joe Raposo sings "Peanut Butter". (re-filmed version)
(EKA: Episode 2073)
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)
Animation Floral patterns are formed to Eastern European music.
(EKA: Episode 2277)
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.
Animation Seis flores
(EKA: Episode 1646)
Character.bats Muppets The Count sings "The Batty Bat".
(First: Episode 2096)
Cartoon Q / q (balloons)
(EKA: Episode 2495)
Film A baby messes around (literally) with a chocolate cookie, as Cookie Monster (in voice-over) wishes it was for him.
(First: Episode 0407)
Cartoon A lizard sings about how she likes to be "Above it All" as well as below.
Artist: Sally Cruikshank
(EKA: Episode 2572)
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.

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.
Luis and Lillian wake Barkley up, and he feels disappointed that his good dream is over.
Cartoon A boy chases a butterfly, and watches the clouds form into different objects.
Artist: Irra Verbitsky
(EKA: Episode 2362)
Song "Llama at Dentist Song"
(EKA: Episode 1241)
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)
Celebrity Gloria Estefan sings a special version of "1-2-3" to Big Bird and the Birdketeers.
Cartoon Q -- that funny looking thing.
(First: Episode 0131)
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)
Film Animals fight.
Music: Joe Raposo
(EKA: Episode 0823)
Muppets Kermit talks about "same" by showing two identical rectangles. Cookie Monster eats one of them, making them different.
(First: Episode 0018)
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
(EKA: Episode 1452)

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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