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Sesame Street
Plot Ruthie stays in Oscar's trash can
Air date February 24, 1998
Season Season 29 (1997-1998)
Sponsors K, 17
Syndication
Releases

3727

Picture Segment Description
3727a
COLD OPEN
Ruthie closes up Finders Keepers and tells the viewer today's her day off and that she bets whatever she'll be doing will be exciting.
3727b
SCENE 1
Oscar has to visit his mom to snap her out of her happy-feelings, but can't get a replacement Grouch to take his place. Ruthie doesn't understand why there needs to be a Grouch to replace him. He explains that without a Grouch, Sesame Street could turn friendlier than ever. Since Ruthie has the day off, she offers to take his place. He is reluctant, but lets her take his place and begins to pack.
M-O-M
Song
A salute to M-O-M.
(EKA: Episode 3665)
Toon.Goodnight.Haiti.India
Cartoon
How they say "good night" in Haiti and in India.
(EKA: Episode 2492)
FrazzleDentist
Muppets
When Frazzle is scared of going to the dentist, his mother tries to comfort him by telling him what a good time he will have. In the end, the dentist turns out to be scared of Frazzle.
(EKA: Episode 3529)
WriteYourName
Song
"Write Your Name"
(EKA: Episode 3274)
NoBirdsAllowed
Cartoon
Some animals want a boy to share his birthday cake with them, but he keeps changing his "No ______ allowed" sign, until they all offer him a glass of milk.
Artist: Gene Barretta
(EKA: Episode 3699)
3727c
SCENE 2
Oscar has made all his preparations and leaves Ruthie a "SCRAM" sign to remind her what to say to people who bother her. Before he leaves, however, he must teacher her the proper way of saying it.
Suzie.Rolereversal
Cartoon
Suzie Kabloozie and her cat Feff pretend to be each other.
Artist: Mo Willems
WhatIsFriendOriginalVersion
Muppets
Cookie Monster sings "What is Friend?"
(EKA: Episode 2840)
3727.SandK
Cartoon
Sand 'K/k'
(EKA: Episode 0810)
GirlsK
Film
Girls dance and chant about K.
(EKA: Episode 3012)
1041kkick
Cartoon
K for kick (football players)
(EKA: Episode 1041)
3959i
Muppets / Celebrity
Ballet dancers Jock Soto and Lourdes Lopez demonstrate up and down.
Frogs.Updown
Animation
Two frogs demonstrate up and down.
(EKA: Episode 3280)
Billydolphins
Film
A girl narrates a segment about her friend, Billy, who swims with dolphins.
(EKA: Episode 3012)
3979l
Cartoon
"From Your Head"
Artist: Sally Cruikshank
(EKA: Episode 3663)
3727d
SCENE 3
Telly strolls over to Oscar's can, hoping he'll want to play today. He surprised to find Ruthie instead. He thinks she's too "pretty and nice" to be like Oscar and gives her suggestions on how to be Grouchier. Telly has a hard time believing her as a Grouch and leaves.
BearsOpposites
Animation
Teddy bears demonstrate opposites.
Elmo-A
Cast
Elmo, Big Bird and Gordon star in a commercial for the Alphabet (as if it were a bank).
(EKA: Episode 3060)
3979q
Film
Footage of kids playing professions, alternating with footage of analogous real-life jobs.
(EKA: Episode 2840)
17hats
Animation
17 derby hats drop onto a balloon head.
(EKA: Episode 2820)
17swing
Animation
Ornate 17s swing by.
3816za
Cartoon
Rap #17
(First: Episode 2488)
Mahnasesame2
Muppets
"Fat Cat"
(First: Episode 0536)
AliceK.mudpuddle
Cartoon
Alice Kadeezenberry has a hard time figuring out how to get around a mud puddle without getting dirty.
Artist: Paul Fierlinger
3726CS

3727e
SCENE 4
Ruthie tells two kids to scram, but they find her unbelievable too and walk away. Telly comes back with Dear Crabby, a famous Grouch journalist, to help make Ruthie Grouchier. Crabby tells her to muss up her hair and get some dirt on her face. She has little time to help her out after, so she gives Ruthie a copy of her book: Everything You Ever Wanted To Know About Grouches, But Were Afraid To Ask Because Grouches Don't Like to Answer Questions, which will give her all the help she needs. Ruthie begins to read and Telly notices she's getting Grouchier.
3962t
Animation
"Animal Books"
Artist: Steve Segal
(EKA: Episode 3396)
FayRay.Pattycake
Film
A visual representation of the nursery rhyme "Pat-a-Cake" with Wegman's dogs.
(EKA: Episode 3576)
Cups and Saucers
Muppets
Ernie and Bert: Ernie stacks cups and saucers in order to count them, making Bert quite nervous. Luckily, they're glued together.
(EKA: Episode 0677)
3161j
Film
Kids narrate footage of toddlers learning to walk.
(EKA: Episode 3090)
BabyBird
Cartoon
A baby bird tries and tries again to fly from its nest.
Artist: Don Duga and Irra Verbitsky
(EKA: Episode 1858)
3727f
SCENE 5
As Ruthie continues to read, Maria comes by to question why Ruthie's in Oscar's can. She is promptly told to beat it. Telly is amazed at how closely she's beginning to sound like Oscar, despite being insulted.
AngryActor
Cartoon
Actor demonstrates anger towards casting director - literally!
(EKA: Episode 2269)
Song.DownBelowStreet
Song
14 Karat Soul sings about what's "Down Below the Street."
(EKA: Episode 2674)
ProfTV1

ProfTV.Nearfar
Insert
"Professor Television" (Bill Irwin) tries to demonstrate near and far, with help from Maria's voice.
(EKA: Episode 3683)
Giantpurplebird
Cartoon
A girl notices some footprints near and far to her. They belong to a giant purple bird.
(EKA: Episode 3134)
LGS
Muppets
Grover applies to be a lifeguard, demonstrating to the employer that he has what it takes. He soon learns that there's only one thing he needs: swimming lessons.
(EKA: Episode 2660)
3979g
Film
The letter K dances at the beach.
(EKA: Episode 3703)
Kisforkiss
Cartoon
A lowercase "k" kisses everything.
(EKA: Episode 0131)
K-King
Animation
"k" for king, kiss and key
(EKA: Episode 3084)
Toon.beingapig
Cartoon
A pig sings "I Love Being a Pig." (new sound effects added)
(EKA: Episode 0592)
3727g

3727h
SCENE 6
Ruthie finishes telling "Music-Puss" to beat it, when Oscar arrives back from his mother's. He is amazed at Ruthie's progress and offers her a night-shift position. Ruthie declines, saying that being nice is just who she is. She and Oscar engage in a Grouchy argument, while telly announces the sponsors and Slimey's progress to the moon.
3727ComingSoon
COMING SOON
Coming soon on Sesame Street: As part of a pageant, Elmo sings about strawberry ice cream.


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