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Episode 3950

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Sesame Street
Plot Elmo joins Oscar's grouch band.
Air date February 16, 2001
Season Season 32 (2001)
Sponsors J, 0
Syndication PBS Sprout
Releases

3950Intro

Picture Segment Description
3950scene1
SCENE 1
Oscar hopes to bring his "alternative" Grouch band to Mudstock, the Grouch music festival. The drummer, Dusty, gets angry that he doesn't get to start and quits.
Jamaicadrums
Film
Kids in Jamaica play bongo drums.
(EKA: Episode 3171)
Groverlooksforyou
Muppets
Grover looks for you, and is glad when he finds you.
(EKA: Episode 3889)
4072k
Film
Kids talk about saying hello and making friends.
3719-alphabet
Cartoon
Letters appear over a sky-view of a neighborhood.
(EKA: Episode 3314)
Episode3950
SCENE 2
Oscar is trying to find a replacement drummer, but all the ones he's called have said no. Elmo tells Oscar he has a drum and asks to be in the band.
4157.TwinkleTwinkle
Film
Kids play "Twinkle Twinkle" on bucket, glass, and a broiler pan.
Sgrover.numberwaving
Muppets
Super Grover intends to fly into the air and wave at the number of the day. He claims that his springy legs will propel him into the atmosphere. After a few boingy jumps, he decides to forget the propelling part and just do the waving part. The following segment presents the number of the day.
(EKA: Episode 3884)
3996b
Cartoon
A coach gives a pep talk to the number zero.
Artist: ArtistMike
(EKA: Episode 3725)
CookieZero
Muppets
Cookie Monster plans to eat the number of cookies to correspond with the number of the day, and he's disappointed to find that the number for the day is zero. He ends up eating the numeral 0 instead.
Cartoon-takeawayfood
Cartoon
A female voiceover sings about the food that keeps being taken away to make 0.
(EKA: Episode 3098)
3977zb
Film
Wegman dogs, as an orchestra conductor and pianist.
3950scene3
SCENE 3
At first, Elmo's drumming is too cheerful, and the grouches teach him to drum like a Grouch -- fast, and loud.
Bongos
Film
Kids play bongo drums loud and soft.
(EKA: Episode 3098)
Sgrover.letterpointing
Muppets
Super Grover says that he's going to fly up into the air and point to the letter of the day. He begins by getting a runing start, but only propels himself sideways, hurting himself in the process. Leaning on the brick wall for support, he thinks maybe he will forget the flying part and just do the pointing part. The following segment presents the letter of the day.
(EKA: Episode 3884)
Jchant
Animation
J / j Gregorian chant
(EKA: Episode 3674)
Jbeach
Film
A man in a J costume jumps at the beach.
(EKA: Episode 3724)
Jackolantern
Animation
The story of a jack-o'-lantern.
Artist: Ken Brown & Lisa Crafts
WishYouWereHere.Arizona
Muppets
Wish You Were Here: Guadalupe, Arizona
Big Bird conducts a children's mariachi band, who sing Viva Mexico.
(First: Episode 3012)
3961h
Cartoon
Musicians in a painting learn to cooperate to play music.
(EKA: Episode 3674)
3950scene4
SCENE 4
The band teaches Elmo about rhythm.
3957zh
Cartoon
A dog, a girl and a lizard dance to a bongo beat.
Artist: Karen Aqua
(EKA: Episode 2795)
Eb-vroomroom
Muppets
Ernie sings "I Love My Room" and enumerates all the wonderful things he can do in his room, like play his drums. Unfortunately, it's also Bert's room.
Jugglingjack
Cartoon
J ... a jumping, juggling jack-in-the-box.
(EKA: Episode 3911)
JazzyJ
Song
"J, How Jazzy Can You Get?"
(EKA: Episode 3408)
3950 Scene5
SCENE 5
The band decides to let Elmo play with them, then proceeds to dress him in some torn-up clothes.
PhotoRhythm
Film
A rhythm is made of breaking eggs, door slams, cans dropping, ice, and feet stepping.
(EKA: Episode 3682)
ZoeWolfgang0
Muppets
Zoe and Wolfgang the Seal explain the concept of zero.
(EKA: Episode 3480)
Howmanyelephants
Cartoon
A girl asks her friend to guess how many elephants she saw at the zoo today; the answer is zero.
(EKA: Episode 3705)
Celeb.EvelynGlennie
Cast / Celebrity
Linda performs a duet with percussionist Evelyn Glennie. Before Glennie begins, she instructs Linda to join the performance when she's signaled. Linda shows enthusiasm for her participation, but by the end of the piece she has nearly fallen asleep. Glennie alerts her with a tap of the shoulder and Linda closes with one strike of a cymbal. When Linda receives the most praise from the audience, including flowers from a little girl, Glennie leaves the stage in a huff.
(EKA: Episode 3930)
Drawingonface
Cartoon
Different emotions are drawn on a face, until the character grabs the pencil.
(EKA: Episode 3717)
Grover.Whatsis
Muppets
Grover introduces the next segment, which he says will feature a "four-sided whatsis" - when someone backstage tells him it's a square.
(EKA: Episode 3928)
Sqsong
Cartoon
The Four Squares sing "It's Hip to Be a Square"
Artists: Vincent Cafarelli & Candy Kugel
(EKA: Episode 2615)
3950scene6
SCENE 6
Now that Elmo is a "true Grouch", the band performs a raucous version of "The Grouch Song".
Ewmusic-accordion
Muppets
Elmo's World: Music
(EKA: Episode 3826)
3950 Scene 7
SCENE 7
The band is still playing music while Gordon announces the sponsors.


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