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SESAME STREET
Plot ERNEST THE GROUCH visits (0954 repeat)
Air date January 30th, 1979
Season Season 10
Sponsors G, Q, 8

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This episode page has been compiled from materials at the CTW Archives.




Picture Segment Description
Sesame Street Season 10
COLD OPEN
10th Season Intro Still
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SCENE 1
Maria takes notice of OSCARs newly-beautified TRASH CAN, decorated with flowers, a clean picket fence & a welcome mat. She rings the very calm-sounding doorbell, & a neatly-dressed OSCAR very politely answers. OSCAR then explains that he's preparing for a visit from his brother ERNEST THE GROUCH. OSCAR holds a grudge against ERNEST for being the favorite kid in the family, so he plans to act nice & un-GROUCHY as a way of getting even with him.
Cat dog toon
Cartoon
Two kids argue over a cat and a dog, who chase each other around the fence.
Ernie & Cookie Monster Carrots
Muppets
Ernie tries to keep his cookies safe from Cookie Monster by tricking him into eating a carrot instead.
Bricks 1232
Transition
Bricks are laid on a wall.
Painter 8
Film
Mad Painter #8
King of 8
Animation
The King of Eight
Sheep 1232
Film
A boy talks about feeding sheep in the winter.
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SCENE 2
Maria & Luis suddenly bump into ERNEST, who snidely asks where OSCARs TRASH CAN is. He is perplexed to see the new decor, & becomes even more suspicious when OSCAR very cordially invites him in. ERNEST then begins to catch on, & decides to throw some niceness back at OSCAR. Maria & Luis, who watch nearby from the stoop, laugh at the thought of 2 GROUCHES acting nice to each other.
1247 Bath
Cartoon
Goldilocks' bath is first too HOT, then too COLD, then just right.
Waiter Grover sw
Muppets
Waiter Grover: Simon Soundman wants a chicken sandwich, which he orders as a "cluck-cluck" sandwich. Grover has trouble figuring out what his customer wants. Simon Soundman says that his brother always eats at that restaurant, implying that Mr. Johnson might be his brother.
Card memory 1232
Animation
A man plays a memory game using cards.
1707 c
Celebrity
Richard Pryor plays all the parts in a scenario of 2 kids meeting a new kid who wants to play.
1037 q
Cartoon
"Mi casa es su casa."
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SCENE 3
Maria & Luis secretly listen in as OSCAR & ERNEST continue to out-nice each other. The GROUCHES both decide to come up to get some fresh air.
More 1232
Cartoon
The more a man inflates a balloon, the less room he has.
G film
Film
Things that begin with G
Here is Your Life tree
Muppets
Guy Smiley hosts Here is Your Life, surprising Oak Tree with the story of his life. The guests include Granny Fanny Nesselrode, who planted the tree as an acorn, The Sun & Cloud, who gave the tree rain & sunshine, & Marty Table & Sarah Chair, who were made from the tree's friends.
Gorilla job cartoon
Cartoon
A gorilla who knows G words applies for a job.
1708 w
Film
Kids take swimming lessons in a pool.
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SCENE 4
OSCAR very gruelingly introduces ERNEST to Mr. Hooper, & they play a game of "3 of These Things". Afterwards, ERNEST requests a "special" ice cream soda for OSCAR.
0871 j
Cartoon
Ants carry a huge letter 'Q' uphill
0871 m
Muppets
Ernie & Bert - Ernie asks Bert to play a game where they take turns counting & then saying "Q]". Ernie goes 1st with "1 Q", & Bert follows with "2 Q". The game continues, until Bert gets to "10 Q". "You’re welcome, Bert!" Ernie says.
Q Quarter Bud Luckey
Cartoon
Q for Quarter
Artist: Bud Luckey
2342 Lobster
Film
A little girl catches a lobster.
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SCENE 5
Maria & Luis become concerned about OSCAR & ERNEST, so they devise an idea to get the GROUCHES to be themselves again. They ask Mr. Hooper to whip up a concoction of peanut butter, ketchup, pickles, & sauerkraut.
0871 p
Cartoon
Typewriter Guy: "Q", Quiet
Artist: Jeff Hale
OP Family Song
Muppets
The Anything Muppets sing "The Word Family Song"
0871 o
Cartoon
Q-quiet! (tree chopping)
Bob Clown Enter
Cast
Bob

(dressed as a clown), sounds out the word ENTER by grouping 2 doors together.

Toon from tadpole to Frog
Cartoon
How do FROGS make more FROGS? The birth & growth of a FROG is documented. At the very end, the fully-grown FROG hops in the middle of a field & calls out, "Hey, KERMIT!"
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SCENE 6
Maria & Luis bring the GROUCHY concoction to OSCAR & ERNEST. Initially, the GROUCHES politely insist on the other taking the present, but once they learn what's in it, they immediately start fighting over it.
2059 d
Cartoon
Cartoon: They'd like me if I had...
Ernie & Bert skate 1

Ernie & Bert skate 2
Muppets
Ernie & Bert: When Bert can't sleep, Ernie suggests that he imagine himself doing something he likes. Since Bert likes ice skating, he imagines himself doing so. A full-bodied version of Bert is used in the ice skating sequence, in a clip from the Ice Follies show.
0007 diamond
Transition
Diamond transition
Car Repair
Film
A dented car door is repaired & re-painted at an auto body shop.
Toon fishin ABCs
Cartoon
While fishing 1 day, a boy catches the letters of the alphabet. Frustrated at not having caught any fish to eat, he decides to use his catch for alphabet soup. (added sound effects)
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SCENE 7
Inside OSCARs TRASH CAN, OSCAR & ERNEST finish the meal & argue over who was the nicer GROUCH. The argument develops into roughhousing, which rattles the TRASH CAN. Maria & Luis announce the sponsors.

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