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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
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.
Film
Kids in Jamaica play bongo drums.
(EKA: Episode 3171)
Muppets
Grover looks for you, and is glad when he finds you.
(EKA: Episode 3889)
Film
Kids talk about saying hello and making friends.
Cartoon
Letters appear over a sky-view of a neighborhood.
(EKA: Episode 3314)
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.
Film
Kids play "Twinkle Twinkle" on bucket, glass, and a broiler pan.
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)
Cartoon
A coach gives a pep talk to the number zero.
Artist: ArtistMike
(EKA: Episode 3725)
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
A female voiceover sings about the food that keeps being taken away to make 0.
(EKA: Episode 3098)
Film
Wegman dogs, as an orchestra conductor and pianist.
SCENE 3
At first, Elmo's drumming is too cheerful, and the grouches teach him to drum like a Grouch -- fast, and loud.
Film
Kids play bongo drums loud and soft.
(EKA: Episode 3098)
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)
Animation
J / j Gregorian chant
(EKA: Episode 3674)
Film
A man in a J costume jumps at the beach.
(EKA: Episode 3724)
Animation
The story of a jack-o'-lantern.
Artist: Ken Brown & Lisa Crafts
Muppets
Wish You Were Here: Guadalupe, Arizona
Big Bird conducts a children's mariachi band, who sing Viva Mexico.
(First: Episode 3012)
Cartoon
Musicians in a painting learn to cooperate to play music.
(EKA: Episode 3674)
SCENE 4
The band teaches Elmo about rhythm.
Cartoon
A dog, a girl and a lizard dance to a bongo beat.
Artist: Karen Aqua
(EKA: Episode 2795)
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.
Cartoon
J ... a jumping, juggling jack-in-the-box.
(EKA: Episode 3911)
Song
"J, How Jazzy Can You Get?"
(EKA: Episode 3408)
SCENE 5
The band decides to let Elmo play with them, then proceeds to dress him in some torn-up clothes.
Film
A rhythm is made of breaking eggs, door slams, cans dropping, ice, and feet stepping.
(EKA: Episode 3682)
Muppets
Zoe and Wolfgang the Seal explain the concept of zero.
(EKA: Episode 3480)
Cartoon
A girl asks her friend to guess how many elephants she saw at the zoo today; the answer is zero.
(EKA: Episode 3705)
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)
Cartoon
Different emotions are drawn on a face, until the character grabs the pencil.
(EKA: Episode 3717)
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)
Cartoon
The Four Squares sing "It's Hip to Be a Square"
Artists: Vincent Cafarelli & Candy Kugel
(EKA: Episode 2615)
SCENE 6
Now that Elmo is a "true Grouch", the band performs a raucous version of "The Grouch Song".
Muppets
Elmo's World: Music
(EKA: Episode 3826)
SCENE 7
The band is still playing music while Gordon announces the sponsors.


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