Sesame Street
Plot The Grouchiest "NO" on Sesame Street
Air date February 21, 1996
Season Season 27 (1995-1996)
Sponsors C, 6


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Picture Segment Description

SCENE 1 Oscar tells Maria he has a big plan for today. He knows that Telly is bound to ask him to play and a simple "no" just isn't enough. So, he's prepared "the Grouchiest NO on Sesame Street." He blows his broken horn, displays a "NO" banner and shouts the word through his megaphone. Telly happens by, but doesn't ask Oscar to play. Oscar thinks it'll happen eventually and uses the time to improve his "NO."
Film Kids play loud and soft notes on the Shpritzer.
(EKA: Episode 3428)
SCENE 2 Oscar has hired the Grouchtones to enhance his "NO." However, Telly and Baby Bear both happen by (in football uniforms) without asking him to play. Oscar becomes upset.
SCENE 3 Baby Bear and Telly begin their game of football at the playground, when Maria rushes in. She informs Telly that Oscar is sad because he hasn't gotten to do his "NO." Telly runs off to help his friend, forgetting about Baby Bear, who becomes angry.
Cartoon A scientist builds a robot that has real feelings, such as sad, happy and afraid. (new music added)
(EKA: Episode 0812)
Muppets Marilyn Horne sings an opera version of "C is for Cookie."
(First: Episode 3189)
Cartoon A fan reveals the letter C.
(EKA: Episode 2746)
Film A blind class goes on a field trip downtown, and visits a produce stand.
(EKA: Episode 2822)
Animation Can you find the animals hiding in the T-shirt?
Artist: Deanna Morse
(EKA: Episode 2911)
SCENE 4 Oscar sees Telly is on his way over and makes sure his preparations for the Grouchiest "NO" are ready. Just as Telly is about to ask Oscar to play, Maria informs Telly that Baby Bear is upset that Telly left.
Cartoon A girl picks the key that matches the keyhole in order to gain access to a cache of toys.
Artist: Dan Haskett
(EKA: Episode 2753)
Muppets The Count invites the Countess to his castle to watch their favorite show, "twentysomething", where a couple (played by themselves) and Prairie Dawn learn that "twentysomething" is not a number.
Song "This is the Way We Count and Sing" (from one to ten).
(EKA: Episode 3136)
SCENE 5 Telly returns to Baby Bear, who is fuming over being ditched. Maria helps them work out their problem and the two decide to visit Oscar together, thinking it'll make him angrier.
Cartoon Actor demonstrates anger towards casting director - literally!
(EKA: Episode 2061)
Film Three girls clap rhythms while naming vegetables.
(EKA: Episode 3081)
Cartoon "I'm six years old today!"
(EKA: Episode 0302)
Muppets Kermit the Frog counts six happy little Twiddlebugs, and when he is finished, the Twiddlebugs have a party.
(First: Episode 0280)
Film Six children dance in a colorblock grid.
(EKA: Episode 3122)
Muppets Big Bird talks about brushing teeth, but since he has none, he uses a horse's teeth instead.
(EKA: Episode 3407)
Animation Cecille sings "Brushin' Down the Doggies."
(EKA: Episode 2862)
Muppets A baby Honker hatches from an egg and learns to honk like all the Honkers. (new sound effects added)
(EKA: Episode 1706)
Song Leon Redbone sings "Have You Ever."
(First: Episode 3274)
Cartoon A ball goes up and down a musical staircase.
(EKA: Episode 2230)
Muppets Elmo writes his own song and sings it for Big Bird and Snuffy, who then wish that they had their own songs. Elmo lets them insert their own names into the lyrics, resulting in "Big Bird's Song" and "Snuffy's Song."
(First: Episode 2710)
Film Kids play rhythms on pots, pans, a barrel and a washboard.
(EKA: Episode 3443)
C- Cap
Cartoon Speech Balloon: C - Cap
(EKA: Episode 0154)
Muppets "C Drives Me Crazy"
(EKA: Episode 3339)
Cartoon The Typewriter: C-cat
(EKA: Episode 2313)
Film Kids dance around at gymnastics to "Rockin' Robin."
(EKA: Episode 3181)
Cartoon A man chases the word NO.
(EKA: Episode 2059)

SCENE 6 Telly and Baby Bear asks Oscar to play and Oscar proceeds with his grand NO. Telly and Baby Bear are impressed and leave to play. Oscar then announces the sponsors with his megaphone...right in Maria's ear.
COMING SOON Coming soon on Sesame Street: Snuffy, dressed as a school bus, picks up some "future first graders."

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