For many years now people have celebrated Grouch Day on October 15. I have enjoyed my grumpy day each year. However, credit has not been given to the original "Grouch". although Oscar is a wonderful icon deserving recognition, the history of the day can be confirmed in Chase's Calender of Events. Now retired elementary school teacher, Alan Miller, was given the honor of the dedicated day by a former student whose grandfather was co-founder of the publication back in the 80's. In good fun, she asked her grandfather to make it official that she had the world's grouchiest teacher. Al's birthday, Oct. 15. was celebrated yearly at Carter Middle School in Clio MI with kids being issued a "Grouch License" allowing them to be grouchy all day. He would also allow them to sit in wastebaskets to have their pictures taken as "throwaway children". I taught with him for many years and enjoyed listening to calls from classrooms around the world asking what it was like to have the grouchiest teacher. He is a very interesting character that I think you would benefit from by getting to know him. If you want to know more feel free to contact me, or better yet, call the ole curmudgeon yerself! I can provide you with contact information.
It seems like there has been a recent big influx of new information on the content of various episodes of Sesame Street from the 1970's, and administrators, like Oscarfan, have been 'going to town' updating those episode pages. I asked Oscarfan if any of those videos should surface, that he let me know. He responded that, unfortunately, these are just notes from the CTW archives.
Again, some of those notes refer to clips which I would like to see again after not having done so for several years, like the remaining clips featuring the blonde gymnast (you've read my article on her, right?) and stop-motion 'beginning-end' clips, and I have done some editing of my own in this regard.
Once more, I know this is not a 'tape trading' Web site (strictly speaking), but when I see info on a clip I haven't seen for some time, it makes me wonder if the actual video of the clip (or the episode in which it is contained) is 'right around the corner.'
Once again, thanks, and hope to get to see these sometime soon!
Hello, I hate to admit the obessive amount of time that I have spent trying to find a picture/image of the Gym Dandy Sesame Street swing set from the 80's. That is how I found this page. I have "googled" as much as my brain can take trying to find the swing set. I don't know if this is the right way to go about asking for help, but I like to get directly to the point if possible. Thank you in advance for any help with this elusive project of mine.
Hi! Someone sent this to us through our Facebook page asking if we knew anything about it. Apparently it's unmarked. I couldn't find it in the Collectibles category. Do we have it somewhere and I'm missing it?
Heya! Michael added a Mention to the Child's Play article, so I downloaded got a screenshot of a Muppet Babies playhouse that I'm pretty sure we don't have yet. I couldn't find anything on Google or eBay, but I thought I'd bring it to your attention to keep an eye out for since you dip into the merch end more than I do.