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Sesame Street
Plot Grouch Parade on Sesame Street
Air date March 19, 1998
Season Season 29 (1997-1998)
Sponsors G, 5

3744

Picture Segment Description
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SCENE 1
Today is the day of the annual Grouch Parade, where grouches "listen to awful music and throw smelly socks". Oscar has his assistants bring several items for verification (including Slouchy the Clown), as Gina and Tarah arrive. Tarah has never seen the Grouch Parade and is very interested.
Toon.firstmate
Cartoon
Two pirates plan a voyage.
(EKA: Episode 1740)
Telly.EverythingGoes
Muppets
Telly sings "Everything Goes" as he packs his backpack for a day in the park.
(First: Episode 3461)
Computer-G
Animation
Computer G / g
(EKA: Episode 3112)
3977s
Film
Kids on a jungle safari spot an ornate G swing through the trees.
(EKA: Episode 3698)
2125u
Cartoon
The Typewriter gets stuck in a spot of glue, and types "G: Glue".
(EKA: Episode 0852)
Whatsinside1

Whatsinside2
Song
"What's Inside?" (Cookie Monster cameo)
(EKA: Episode 3134)
ErnieBertPizzaGrapeJuice1
Muppets
Ernie and Bert have pizza and grape juice. Bert complains that Ernie has more of each, so Ernie tries to make it even by eating some of his pizza and drinking some of his grape juice, but then Bert has more. And so on.
(EKA: Episode 0294)
Pizzaword
Animation
A pizza is made, and the slices form the word PIZZA.
(EKA: Episode 3408)
3744c
SCENE 2
Next, Oscar makes sure the "Grouching Band" is in terrible shape. The Grouchketeers arrive and practice making a loud, awful noise. Gina can't stand it, though Tarah is even more intrigued.
Stringquartet.Maryhadalittlelamb
Animation
A string quartet tunes up before it plays "Mary Had a Little Lamb."
Song.girloftheworld
Muppets
Zoe, Prairie Dawn, Rosita and Betty Lou sing "Girl of the World."
3958x
Film
Two girls clap out five.
(EKA: Episode 3007)
3978e
Animation
"Five Waltzing Chairs"
Artist: Jane Aaron
(EKA: Episode 3036)
3786s
Cartoon
A chorus of 5s come out of a 5 painting.
(EKA: Episode 3300)
SuperGroverSuperBaby
Muppets
Super Grover asks Baby Natasha, as Super Baby, to help him demonstrate big and little, but Super Baby won't sit still long enough -- she keeps flying around, and ends up crash-landing on his head.
(EKA: Episode 3698)
AliceK.watercan
Cartoon
Alice Kadeezenberry tries to water the plants, but notices the hose doesn't go far enough for her to do so. After several harebrained attempts, she uses a nearby watering can.
Artist: Paul Fierlinger
(EKA: Episode 3713)
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SCENE 3
The parade still can't begin, as they're missing the main element - the big, Grouch float. A delivery man arrives with a float decorated with hearts, flowers and balloons, none of which is Grouchy. It turns out he's made a mistake; that float is for the Happy Elf Parade. The man won't be able to construct Oscar's float in time, so Oscar decides to call off the parade. Tarah volunteers to be the float, thinking her wheelchair can be decorated with some Grouchy items.
PurpleBucket
Cartoon
"I Have a Purple Bucket"
(EKA: Episode 3522)
AngelSpin
Celebrity
The Count (in voiceover) counts the number of times Angel Corella spins.
TurtleSeashell
Cartoon
A turtle recalls a time he fell in love with a seashell, before realizing it's not alive.
Artist: Fred Garbers
(EKA: Episode 3715)
Kermitsongit'salive
Muppets
Kermit the Frog sings "It's Alive".
(EKA: Episode 2412)
Takingthebushome
Film
A girl narrates a film of herself taking the bus home with her dad. They play a game where she points to things and identifies them.
(EKA: Episode 3302)
2356-5
Cartoon
A little girl shows the building and apartment where she lives -- both with the number 6.
(EKA: Episode 0982)
3744f
SCENE 4
The Grouches get to work on decorating Tarah and her wheelchair behind a large, dirty sheet. Gina tries to take a peak, but Oscar shoos her away until the parade begins.
OneWaySign
Film
A ONE WAY sign switches sides. (Maria voiceover)
(EKA: Episode 3699)
Kidsfarwide.India
Cartoon
We Are Kids from Far and Wide: India
(EKA: Episode 2758)
Film.Chapatibread
Film
An Indian boy narrates how Chapati bread is made.
(EKA: Episode 3354)
3977t
Animation
Pencil box G/g
(EKA: Episode 3094)
3977ze
Song
"Big G and Little G"
(EKA: Episode 3445)
LetterG.BlueYellow
Cartoon
Letter G drawing with kid voice-over.
(EKA: Episode 0514)
YouTickleMe
Muppets
Elmo, Zoe, Rosita, Telly, Baby Bear, Herry Monster and Frazzle sing "You Tickle Me."
Kidsdrums3
Film
Two kids play drums as animated kid-drawn figures clap with the beat.
(EKA: Episode 2847)
3136z
Cartoon
The dancing birds dance fast and slow.
Artist: Karen Aqua
(EKA: Episode 3109)
3744g

3744h
SCENE 5
A crowd of humans and Grouches have assembled to watch the Grouch Parade just outside 123 Sesame Street. Oscar, chair-grouch of the parade, opens with a brief speech before the parade begins. He's follows by the king and queen, Slouchy the Clown and the Grouching Band. The crowd starts chanting for the Grouch float to arrive.
3744i
SCENE 5 cont'd
Sure enough, Tarah rolls in as the Grouch float, covered in trash. The crowd boos and jeers, signaling it's a success!
3141zf
Cartoon
A parade of toys illustrates first and last.
(EKA: Episode 2876)
FirstandLastCoookie
Muppets
Prairie Dawn and Cookie Monster demonstrate first and last with cookies, but Cookie Monster is hesitant to eat the last cookie because he thinks it’s the last cookie in the world.
(EKA: Episode 3224)
666alph
Cartoon
Jazzy Alphabet (male chorus shouts out each letter)
(EKA: Episode 0666)
3136j
Song
"Elbows and Knees"
(EKA: Episode 2641)
Boywithnoknees
Cartoon
A boy is drawn, but he doesn't have knees at first.
(EKA: Episode 1247)
BB.blocks
Muppets
Big Bird knocks over some block towers, but he puts them back through reverse footage.
(EKA: Episode 3407)
3150c
Cartoon
A little girl sings "There Is Only One Me."
(EKA: Episode 2223)
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SCENE 6
Tarah gives her autograph out to some Grouches, who thought she made the worst float they've ever seen. Gina tells her how proud she is of her work and Oscar reluctantly thanks her for saving the day. He also reluctantly helps clean up Tarah's wheelchair. The Grouch King and Queen announces the sponsors and the status of Slimey's spaceship.
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COMING SOON
Coming soon on Sesame Street: Snuffy and Alice do "the Snuffleupagus."


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