Sesame Street
Plot Oscar writes a story
Air date February 15, 1996
Season Season 27 (1995-1996)
Written by Christine Ferraro
Sponsors H, 10

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Picture Segment Description
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SCENE 1 Elmo and Rosita greet the viewer, and reveal that they're going to play with Oscar today. Oscar denies them the chance to do so, even when they offer to play a grouchy game with him. Gordon intervenes, and tells them that Grouches usually like to be left alone. Oscar wants to be alone today, because he's trying to write a story for a contest held by True Grouch magazine (the prize is a dumptruck full of trash). Knowing this, Elmo and Rosita decide to help him, and run off to think of a way to do so.
Girlnewspaper
Animation A girl reads a book, a magazine, a newspaper, and a letter.
(First: Episode 3142)
ABCDisco
Muppets ABC Disco
(EKA: Episode 1957)
Monsterteeth
Cartoon A monster named Doug has trouble getting to sleep at night, until the teeth in his dream remind him to brush his own.
(First: Episode 3145)
KukaParrot
Film A girl's grandmother teaches Spanish to her parrot Kuka.
(First: Episode 3101)
Overalls
Cartoon A baby bird falls from a tree. A boy puts him back, and in return, the mother bird saves the boy from embarrassment.
(EKA: Episode 0581)
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SCENE 2 Elmo and Rosita pitch an idea for the beginning of Oscar's story, which involves a happy princess. Oscar reminds them that he is a Grouch, and they go off to think of another way to help him.
Beginningmiddleend
Cartoon "Beginning, Middle, End"
Artist: Sally Cruikshank
(EKA: Episode 2609)
Jamaicadrums
Film Kids in Jamaica play bongo drums.
(First: Episode 3160)
DanzaTennis
Muppets / Celebrity Tony Danza and Big Bird play tennis without a ball, and count twenty hits, while Kevin Clash announces.
(EKA: Episode 2255)
4087 joey karate
Film Rory, the green-belt aged 6, goes to karate class and learns under his sensei, where he does toe touches, kicking, stretches, jumping jacks, and an unnamed move consisting of tumbling, then posing. Not only do they practice inside, but they also practice outside in the park.
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Cartoon A mouth whistles Beethoven's Symphony No. 5.
(EKA: Episode 2212)
SavionTapRap
Cast Savion sings the “Rhyming Tap Rap."
(First: Episode 3355)
2096e
Cartoon Name That Food (“Will You Eat It?”)
(EKA: Episode 2096)
3694.walksign
Film The sign flashes WALK and DON’T WALK.
(First: Episode 3272)
0926zc
Cartoon Animals walk.
(EKA: Episode 0926)
Song.bubbleonmysnuffle
Muppets Snuffy sings “Bubble on My Snuffle.”
(First: Episode 3338)
Film.FlyGirl
Animation Amelia likes to pretend she can fly.
(First: Episode 2902)
Clouds.ArtistMike
Cartoon Norris Walnut recites a poem about clouds.
Artist: ArtistMike
(First: Episode 3345)
Song.BlueberryMouth
Song Leon Redbone sings “Blueberry Mouth.”
(First: Episode 3300)
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 3 Elmo and Rosita have recruited some Grouchketeers (including Telly and Lexine) to help him write a grouchy story. Lexine suggests a story idea about some old sneakers, which Oscar sort of likes, but he wants to work on one himself, so he tells them to go away. Elmo and Rosita are unsure of what to do next.
2059za
Cartoon Mi kat iz ... gone
(EKA: Episode 2059)
3459squirelles
Muppets The Squirrelles sing “Nuts About Nuts.”
(First: Episode 3156)
Wegmandogs.H
Film Wegman's dogs form the letter H.
(First: Episode 3291)
PlanetH
Animation Planet H/h
(First: Episode 2851)
3960za
Film The floating kids form H.
(First: Episode 3118)
AnansiBaboons
Cartoon Anansi the spider tells a story of how he helped the monkey and the baboon reach a compromise.
(EKA: Episode 3361)
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SCENE 4 Elmo and Rosita ask Oscar if he's sick, then ask him if he's almost finished. They soon learn that he hasn't even started writing, because of all the interruptions that he's had today. Thus, they decide to leave.
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SCENE 4
cont'd
Once they leave, Gordon and Susan come home from grocery shopping, and Gordon decides to check on Oscar. When he asks Oscar if he's finished, Oscar has become so irritated that he blows off some steam.
Madscientisth
Cartoon A mad scientist invents the capital letter H.
(EKA: Episode 0887)
AlphabetChatH
Muppets Alphabet Chat: H
(First: Episode 3195)
Hladycartoon
Cartoon H is for horseshoe.
(First: Episode 0020)
3995o
Song "I'm in Great Shape": Kids dance with triangles, circles and squares.
(First: Episode 3277)
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SCENE 5 The Count encounters Elmo and Rosita, waiting for Oscar to finish his story. The Count decides to find out how many pages Oscar has written so far. It's not one, not two, nor twenty pages, but still zero. The Count tells Oscar he should stop wasting his time and get back to writing.
Counting10shells
Animation Counting 10 shells.
(First: Episode 3005)
KermitandTracy10
Muppets Kermit and Tracy count to 10.
(First: Episode 0120)
Pinball.10
Cartoon Pinball #10
Artist: Jeff Hale
(First: Episode 0990)
Oranges!!
Film / Animation Oranges are peeled and sliced in stop motion, and some kids eat them.
(EKA: Episode 2283)
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SCENE 6 Elmo, Rosita, Susan and Gordon witness as the judge from True Grouch magazine arrives to hear Oscar's grouchy story. Oscar still doesn't have one yet, but after he pleads his case, the judge decides that Oscar's explanation is grouchy enough to qualify for the magazine, so he wins the contest! The Count announces the sponsors, as Elmo and Rosita feel proud that they got to help Oscar anyway.
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COMING SOON Coming Soon on Sesame Street: Bob promotes Oscar's newsstand with a song, attracting some Grouch customers.


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