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SESAME STREET
Plot RONALD GRUMP builds the GRUMP TOWER
Air date January 14th, 1988
Season Season 19
Sponsors B, D, 12

2399

Picture Segment Description
2399 a
SCENE 1
RONALD GRUMP (a famous GROUCH building tycoon) approaches OSCAR with a new idea - a 2-story-CAN-dominimum called "GRUMP TOWER". In exchange for OSCAR giving up his property to build the TOWER, GRUMP gives him a spot in the TOWER, as well as 3 TRASHbags. Maria thinks it's a ROTTEN deal. which, naturally, only encourages OSCAR further.
0926 v
Song
"Share In Your Fun With Another Someone"
Cat Telephone
Cartoon
A cat makes noise with a phone, typwriter, trumpet, & piano. When the cat leaves, the devices come to life, & when he returns, they all sound at once, scaring the cat.
2040 o
Muppets
An Anything Muppet asks another "Is this the D train?" A subway train then arrives, letting out several letter Ds.
Listen Here Truck
Song
"Listen Here, Truck"
Entrada toon
Cartoon
The word entrada tries to run through a wall, then runs through the entrance.
Do De Rubber Duck
Muppets
"Do De RUBBER DUCK"
Boxer
Cartoon
A boxer explains the letter B.
2399 b

2399 c
SCENE 2
Maria brings Luis to the newly-constructed GRUMP TOWER. OSCAR loves the upgrade & introduces his neighbors - RONALD lives next lid, & the 3rd set of TRASH CANS belongs to the Gruffy family. OSCAR even uses his 2nd-floor TRASH CAN as a space for FLUFFY & SLIMEY to live, until RONALD points out a clause in his contract - NO Pets! OSCAR can't bare to part with them & wants the TOWER torn down. RONALD considers this option...for 40 bags of TRASH!
Block civilization
Animation
In stop-motion, blocks stack & arrange themselves to form zoo cages, arches & a whole city.
3065 Crane
Film
A metal crane & a real crane look alike.
Little girl's alphabet
Cartoon
Gloria, a rambunctious little girl, sings the alphabet song while an adult gives her instructions.
Simon Soundman Call remake
Muppets
Simon Soundman sounds out the word "call", & then demonstrates some calls of his own - including a bird call, cow call, pig call, & telephone call (remake).
Hubley Cat
Cartoon
A girl tries to lure her cat out from under the chair so she can pick him up.
Artists: The Hubleys
2269 l
Cast
Charlie Chaplin (Maria) falls in love w/ a painting at the art museum.
1709 t
Film
Joe Raposo sings "Flying"
1952 Measure
Cartoon
"Measurin', Measurin'" - a song about tools used to measure.
2399 d
SCENE 3
RONALD wants his TRASH, but OSCAR can't give up his TRASH; it's all he has. Suddenly, the rest of the adults come by with 20 bags of TRASH...& there's more TRASH where that came from," Maria tells RONALD.
2356-30
Cartoon
A man counts all 40 stars at night.
Ernie's 12 poem
Muppets
Every time Ernie tries to recite a poem about the number 12, it switches itself around to the number 21 (& vice versa).
Big Bird Dr. J
Muppets / Celebrity
BIG BIRD points out the different body parts of Dr. J
1845 i
Film
A man makes a shadow puppet of a laughing man.
2399 e

2399 f
SCENE 4
The adults & kids Count the rest of the TRASHbags as they walk down SESAME STREET. However, when they reach GRUMP TOWER, they find they only have 39. Maria takes RONALD's contract, crumples it up & throw s it into a paper bag, making 40 bags of TRASH! A defeated RONALD sinks into his TRASH CAN.
Megan Cast
Film
Megan goes to the doctor & gets a cast on her arm, so it can heal.
Ladybugs' Picnic
Cartoon
"Ladybugs' Picnic"
2399 Entrada
Cartoon
Spinning ENTRADA sign
Bad Bart bartender
Muppets
Old West - Clementine breaks the bad news to everyone: Bad Bart is coming to town to "give someone what they deserve"! She says he will come when the cow moos 4 times. They listen for it, & first hear a train toot 4 times, then a dog bark 4 times, & finally the cow. Bad Bart steps into the saloon, looks for the bartender, & reminds him that last week, he ordered sarsaparilla, but the bartender didn't have it, so he went to another town to get it, & kept him waiting. Bad Bart forgot to pay the bartender for it, so he gives the bartender what he deserves: some coins.
D-Drums
Animation
D / d (drums & drumsticks)
If I Was a Cloud in the Sky 1

If I Was a Cloud in the Sky 2
Muppets
Snuffy shows BIG BIRD the cloud costume he's gonna wear to his Snufflegarten pageant about the sky, & even sings the song that accompanies it, while BIG BIRD imagines him as a cloud.
1186 g
Cartoon
Consonant Sound Limerick: D—Dog
Artist: Jeff Hale
Ernie & Bert with Ernie's poem
Muppets
Ernie & Bert: At night, Ernie gets creative inspiration to write a poem about what he likes, but has trouble with finding a word that rhymes with "dirt".
2234 Same & Different
Cartoon
Things that are same & different.
Baby learns to walk
Film
Human & animal babies learn to walk.
AM Lemonade
Muppets
3 Anything Muppets (including George) individually try to sell lemons, water & sugar. After all of their businesses fail, the 3 cooperate to start a lemonade stand.
B for bat
Cartoon
Small letter b (ball/bat)
2399 g
SCENE 5
With the TOWER gone, OSCARs TRASH CAN is completely restored & the adults try prodding a "thank you out of him. He mumbles through it & the adults interpret it as a thanks. Mr. Macintosh announces the sponsors.

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