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Sesame Street
Plot Oscar proposes to Grundgetta
Air date March 13, 1997
Season Season 28 (1996-1997)
Sponsors L, 0

3609

Picture Segment Description
3609a

3609b
SCENE 1
Gordon overhears Oscar practicing a marriage proposal to Grundgetta. He's hoping she'll say "no," her favorite word. However, as a joke, Grundgetta says "yes." Much to their horror, the grouches realize now they have to get married!
4130m
Song
"Doing the Family Thing"
(EKA: Episode 3180)
GroverJesse.Marriage
Muppets
Muppet & Kid Moments: Grover asks Jesse to define marriage. They conclude that married people kiss, hug, live together, and help each other.
(EKA: Episode 2490)
Toon.ILoveYou
Cartoon
A heart that says "I love you" is drawn.
(EKA: Episode 2404)
3736.BTFF.MarkMorris
Muppets
Baby Tooth and the Funky Funk dance with Mark Morris.
Talkingbowl!!

Glazintime
Film / animation
A talking bowl tells a kid how he became a bowl.
3189e
Cartoon
Apple: a riddle
(EKA: Episode 2988)
3609c
SCENE 2
The grouches are upset they have to get married, when Gordon and Maria explain it's not as simple as that; marriage is a big decision that takes time. Then, the world's most perfect Grouch, Martha Sewer arrives, having heard the news and offers to plan their wedding. She shows them a photo from one of her trashy weddings, and the two grouches think it's a great excuse to throw a Grouch party. Martha schedules the wedding for today.
Fabulousparty
Cartoon
"Ooh What a Fabulous Party"
Artist: Sally Cruikshank
(First: Episode 3006)
Erniebert-goldfish
Muppets
Ernie and Bert: Ernie wants to go outside and play catch, but Bert gets him interested in watching his goldfish.
(EKA: Episode 1456)
Fido's birthday
Song
"It's Fido's Birthday" - a song about a birthday party for a goldfish.
Fishbowl
Cartoon
A boy puts together a fishbowl, and watches his fish swim around in it.
(EKA: Episode 2630)
3956q
Song
Reggae 'Bounce.'
ToonABClunchbox
Cartoon
A concert pianist shows up in a construction worker's lunchbox, singing the alphabet.
(EKA: Episode 0560)
3609d
SCENE 3
A grouch wanders by and asks if it's time for the wedding, only to find out that it's not. Oscar and Grundgetta argue over what yucky things to decorate their invitations with. Martha suggests they combine them. She also prepares some trashy outfits for Gordon and Maria, who've been chosen as the best man and maid of honor respectively.
4122bg
Film
Wegman dogs play "Jack Sprat"
(EKA: Episode 3522)
Toon.camels
Cartoon
Two camels (voiced by David Rudman and Joey Mazzarino) at a watering hole learn to share.
(EKA: Episode 3565)
Sesametwoheadedmonster
Muppets
Herry Monster sings "Two Heads Are Better Than One".
(EKA: Episode 1447)
3998q
Animation
L / l (space paint)
(EKA: Episode 3216)
3981r
Film
L is for look, legs, light, lemonade, and ladybug.
(EKA: Episode 3427)
2969.LforLion
Cartoon
L for lion
(EKA: Episode 2753)
IfElmoHadTeeth
Muppets
Elmo and his imaginary self sing about what he would do "If Elmo Had Teeth".
SFonti.GirlTooth
Cartoon
In a circus setting, a girl becomes excited about getting her first loose tooth.
Artist: Steven Fonti
(EKA: Episode 3266)
TimeRhyme2
Song
"It's Time for a Rhyme"
(EKA: Episode 3160)
3609e

3609f
SCENE 4
Martha hands Oscar a wedding ring, straight from a box of Cracker Yucks. He hands it to Telly, whom he's made the "ring-loser," the one who loses the ring. Telly unsuccessfully tries hiding it several times.
3609g
SCENE 4
cont'd

The random grouch appears again, and Oscar tells him off.

Elephantneedsdirections
Cartoon
An elephant asks Nesbitt for directions to the zoo, but won't listen to him long enough.
Artist: Janet Perlman
(EKA: Episode 2934)
BabyBear.statue

BigBird.statue
Muppets
Baby Bear visits the Museum of Modern Art, where he observes Joan Miro's sculpture "Moonbird" in the garden. He then passes Big Bird, who laments, "Standing still is hard! How do statues do it?"
Song.moonshine
Cartoon
"Moonshine"
(EKA: Episode 2980)
ZoeWolfgang0
Muppets
Zoe and Wolfgang demonstrate the concept of zero.
(EKA: Episode 3386)
Howmanyelephants
Cartoon
A girl's friend tries to guess how many elephants she saw at the zoo today; the answer is zero.
CookieLexine.zero
Muppets
Muppet & Kid Moments: Cookie Monster asks Lexine what 0 is.
(EKA: Episode 3249)
Detective.exercise
Cartoon
A detective decides to exercise on a slow day, as a crook attempts to get rid of him.
(EKA: Episode 2607)
3609h
SCENE 5
Amid the chaos of the wedding preparations and incoming guests, Oscar sings "I'm Getting Married in the Trash Can." As everyone heads to the wedding, Telly proudly declares he's lost the ring, until a girl returns it to him.
3144z
Cartoon
Song: "If You've Lost Your L, Look Around"
Artist: Bruce Cayard
(EKA: Episode 1845)
4116x
Film
The letter L dances at the beach.
(EKA: Episode 3583)
L-Laugh
Cartoon
L for Laugh (new music added)
Artists: Vincent Cafarelli & Candy Kugel
(EKA: Episode 2874)
TwoRobins
Muppets / Celebrity
Robin Williams and a robin observe how similar they are. Afterwards, the robin sings "Lullaby of Birdland".
(EKA: Episode 2886)
ArtistMike.Leannasaveworld
Cartoon
Leanna Williams must save the world by cleaning it.
Artist: ArtistMike
(EKA: Episode 3107)
3609i
SCENE 6
The wedding ceremony begins, presided over by The Justice of Disturbin' the Peace. After the "I do"s, he asks if anyone opposed their Grouchy ending.
3609j
SCENE 6
cont'd
Oscar stops the wedding, fearing he and Grundgetta are too right for each other and may make each other...HAPPY! Martha insists the wedding continue for them to have their party, but Maria thinks otherwise. The wedding is called off and a trashy party begins. Martha tries to get the ring back from Telly, who's finally learned to lose it.
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SCENE 6
cont'd
Mr. Handford announces the sponsors, and the random grouch pops up to get a taste of the cake.
3609.ComingSoon
COMING SOON
Coming soon on Sesame Street: The Count tries to console a frustrated number 1 who wants more out of her life.

Notes

  • As Oscar prepares his marriage proposal, he includes, "You will marry me, won't ya?," which is quoted verbatim from Caroll Spinney's own proposal to his wife, Debbie.[1]

Sources

  1. The Wisdom of Big Bird


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