Sesame Street
Plot Grundgetta makes Oscar look yucky (repeat of 3522)
Air date December 19, 1997
Season Season 29 (1997-1998)
Sponsors Y, 2


Picture Segment Description

SCENE 1 As Celina reads her newspaper, Oscar and Irvine wait for Grundgetta to arrive. Once she does, her hair is all mussed up with fish in it. She reveals she’s been attending the Vidal Spittoon School of Grouch Beauty, wanting to become a grouch beautician and make grouches look yucky. She sings “I Feel Yucky” to them and Celina (with back-up from two other grouches). However, before she can start her job, she must pass her test and get her license by practicing on someone. Celina dashes off and the two other grouches look to Oscar.
Song "Fixin' My Hair"
(EKA: Episode 2734)
Cartoon I've got some (hair), I've got more, but I've got the most. (new sound effects added)
(EKA: Episode 0915)
Muppets Fairy Tales Today: Rapunzel’s Hair
Prairie Dawn goes to the park where a large braid of hair is all over the place, causing various people to trip on it. Rapunzel gets her hair stuck and can't break free, until a bystander brings up the idea of a haircut.
(EKA: Episode 3460)
Song "When You Grow Up"
(EKA: Episode 3039)
SCENE 2 As Grundgetta begins to work, Oscar refuses to be her test dummy. He claims that if he helps, he’ll be cooperating, which is against his personality. Grundgetta convinces him that if he helps, she can make him look him and others look yucky. Before she starts again, Oscar has Irvine cover her eyes so she doesn’t witness cooperation.
Cartoon "Cooperation" - a reggae song about a group of animals who wash a car together. (re-recorded version)
Artist: Michael Sporn
(EKA: Episode 2493)
Film "Operation Playground" Kids at a school come up with ideas for a new playground, and raise money for the effort. Together with their parents and other people from the neighborhood, they build the playground.
(EKA: Episode 2376)
Muppets Muppet & Kid Moment: Bert and Sherlock Hemlock ask John-John if he wants to count, and John-John enthusiastically rises to the occasion.
(EKA: Episode 2742)
Song "Rollin' on the River"
(EKA: Episode 2783)

SCENE 3 Grundgetta finishes her work on Oscar and he screams at the sight of himself in the mirror (which means she did a good job), but she needs five screams to pass her test. Just then, Vidal Spittoon arrives and judges her work. He shrieks five times at Oscar’s new hairdo and gives her the official license. Now all she needs is a first customer, and no other grouch is left but Irvine, who’s never had a haircut before and begins to cry and scream.
Animation Egyptian #2
(EKA: Episode 3291)
Song "Doll House"
(First: Episode 0131)
Cartoon The Ringmaster charms two snakes with his saxophone. (new sound effects added)
Artist: Jeff Hale
(EKA: Episode 1287)
Muppets Ernie and Bert: "That's What Friends Are For": Ernie sings to Bert about friends being tolerant of each other's differences, while Bert just wants to sleep.
(EKA: Episode 2073)
Film Orangutans playing (piano music)
(EKA: Episode 2486)
Animation Characters on a quilt form the letter Y.
Artist: Karen Aqua
(EKA: Episode 3381)
Film A big Y emerges, Jaws-like, in a swimming pool.
(EKA: Episode 3323)
Animation Y: Yuri, a yellow yak, eats yams and yogurt.
(EKA: Episode 3381)
Muppets / Celebrity Big Bird expects Zap Mama to show him a merry-go-round, so they make one with their voices.
(EKA: Episode 3292)
Animation Elephants appear in the clouds as Vivaldi music plays.
Cartoon A map of India morphs into the shape of animals that are found there.
(EKA: Episode 2758)
Film Caitlin gets her eyes examined, and picks out a pair of glasses.
(EKA: Episode 3112)
Cartoon A family of snakes makes shapes, and rolls away.
(EKA: Episode 2062)
Insert In the park, Telly gets Luis to read the story of "Caesar and the Great Triangle Party."
(First: Episode 3489)
Song "Front Back Ballet"
Artist: Jane Aaron
(EKA: Episode 3056)
Film A group of girls do a playground cheer ("One step forward, one step back").
(EKA: Episode 3031)
SCENE 4 Irvine is afraid to have her hair cut, until Celina demonstrates it wont’ hurt. To sweeten the deal, Grundgetta also throws in a sardine lollipop. Oscar asks for one too, but is denied.
Cartoon Do you know what it's like to be scared?
(EKA: Episode 0597)
Muppets "I'm Going to Get My Hair Cut"
(EKA: Episode 2529)
Cartoon A yak discusses the letter "Y" on a stage, and is insulted when it is called a "Yakkity-yakkity-yak". (new sound effects added)
(EKA: Episode 0301)
Muppets Elmo shows words that end with the letter Y, but the letter won't cooperate with him.
Cartoon A boy can yell and yodel, and his dog can yelp and yowl. They can both yawn.
(EKA: Episode 2447)
Song "Happy Happiness," against footage of kids playing at a beach.
(EKA: Episode 3320)
Cartoon mydoghappy
Cartoon A boy demonstrates why his dog's name is Happy.
(EKA: Episode 0969)
Song "I'm a Polar Bear"
(EKA: Episode 3310)

SCENE 5 Grundgetta finishes Irvine’s haircut. Irvine looks in the mirror and gives five loud shrieks. Grundgetta offers her services to Celina, who runs off to teach a dance class.
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