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Sesame Street
Plot Telly celebrates Oscar's birthday.
Air date January 24, 2000
Season Season 31 (2000)
Sponsors Y, 1
Syndication 123 Sesame Street, PBS Sprout
Releases

3866

Picture Segment Description
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SCENE 1
Oscar the Grouch receives a letter from a Grouch postwoman and notices the viewer. He explains that he received a letter from his mother, wishing him a happy birthday. Telly overhears him, and plans to help him celebrate. Oscar doesn't want a happy birthday, and bets him that not one person on Sesame Street can do something grouchy for his birthday. Telly makes it his goal to prove Oscar wrong.
3978n
Cartoon
An elephant tries to remember Nigel (a cat's) birthday, succeeding after stringing together a series of clues.
(EKA: Episode 3806)
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Muppets
Kingston Livingston III sings "A Cat Had a Birthday."
(EKA: Episode 3331)
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Film
Using sign language, a boy reads his poem, "The Hawk."
(EKA: Episode 3806)
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SCENE 2
Maria has written a birthday poem for Oscar. He becomes irritated when he can't read it--it's in Spanish! Maria reads it, and Oscar catches her being nice: the poem contains the word "feliz", the Spanish word for "happy". He's surprised by how awful it is when Maria reads it in English: "Happy greeting to you, irritating Grouch. Have a rotten day from here on out!"
Film.WhoAmI
Film
Song: Who Am I? (Olivia)
(EKA: Episode 2269)
Pencilbox.Y
Animation
Pencil box Y / y
(EKA: Episode 3105)
Jaws.Y
Film
Jaws spoof with the letter Y.
(EKA: Episode 3788)
YellowYak
Animation
Y: Yuri, a yellow yak, eats yams and yogurt.
(EKA: Episode 3844)
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SCENE 3
Big Bird presents his gift: he holds his beak closed, and will not bother or say anything to him all day.
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Cartoon
Number Guy sings "How Many Birds Can Fit on This Wire?" One bird provides the answer.
Mpiece.oneflew
Muppets
Monsterpiece Theater: One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest
(EKA: Episode 2982)
My1andonly
Cartoon
A girl's mom gives her a 1 from the shelf. "My 1 and only!"
(EKA: Episode 3718)
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SCENE 4
Gina gives Oscar a birthday present concealed in a box. Oscar admires the box, thinking its from Grundgetta, and opens it to see what's inside. The gift...is nothing! Gina reveals that she is the one that made it.
IFeelTotallyProud
Song
John Pizzarelli sings about feeling "happy and proud" on your birthday.
(EKA: Episode 3487)
BBVeronica
Muppets
Sesame Street Goes to Day Care
Big Bird and Veronica say the alphabet.
(EKA: Episode 3806)
FayRay.Pattycake
Film
A visual representation of the nursery rhyme "Pat-a-Cake" with Wegman's dogs.
(EKA: Episode 3576)
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SCENE 5
Alan gives Oscar a birthday cake he made: a triple layer cake made with chicken and mint, with sardine frosting! Oscar laments that it's the same kind of cake his mother used to make.
Fido's birthday
Song
"It's Fido's Birthday" - a song about a birthday party for a goldfish.
(EKA: Episode 3684)
Quilt.Y
Animation
Characters on a quilt form the letter Y.
Artist: Karen Aqua
(EKA: Episode 3522)
Y.Yell
Film
Y for yell, yellow, yodel
(EKA: Episode 3522)
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SCENE 6
Luis, Gabi, and Rosita let Oscar play a game: he tries to crack open a trash can-shaped piñata. He succeeds, and is buried by a pile of small junk pieces, torn newspaper, and fish bones.
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Song
"We're Talking 'Bout the Number One"
(EKA: Episode 3154)
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Cartoon
Kids count one duck in the pond
(EKA: Episode 3095)
ElmoZoeDuck
Muppets
Zoe finds Elmo pretending to be a duck, and he shows her how to act like one. A real duck shows up, and mistakes Zoe for its mama.
Song.papermaking
Song
"Papermaking Song"
(EKA: Episode 3563)
Animation.HappyBirthday
Animation
Stop-motion representation of "Happy Birthday," with balloons, gummi bears, glitter, etc.
(EKA: Episode 3409)
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SCENE 7
Oscar finds everyone (including Bob and the Grouchketeers) on the steps of 123 Sesame Street, and thinks that they're now going to sing Happy Birthday to You. Instead, they shout "Grouchy Birthday to You!" Oscar admits that he was wrong--everyone knew how to celebrate a Grouch birthday, until Telly gives him his present: hugs and kisses!
Ewdogs-interview
Muppets
Elmo's World: Dogs
(First: Episode 3852)
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SCENE 8
Oscar finishes the cake and announces the sponsors. He notes the best thing about having a birthday: you have to wait a whole year until the next one!


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