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SESAME STREET
Plot OSCAR drives Gordon to the basketball game
Air date November 26th, 1990
Season Season 22
Sponsors Q, T, 13

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Picture Segment Description
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SCENE 1
Gordon misses his bus to Madison Square Garden to see the New York Knicks game. Just after, OSCAR & GRUNDGETTA pull up in the SLOPPY JALOPY, also heading to the game (so they can watch the Knicks lose) & ask for directions. OSCAR refuses to give Gordon a ride, as that would be cooperating, but eventually relents. Gordon tells them which way to go & OSCAR immediately goes the opposite direction (as GROUCHES always go the wrong way).
3142 b
Cartoon
JERRY NELSON sings & counts 13 turkeys.
Winter River
Film
Kids narrate a film of how a river is formed.
Yo-Yo Ma Honkers
Muppets / Celebrity
BIG BIRD introduces Yo-Yo Ma, who plays cello with 2 Honkers & a Dinger.
Hot match
Animation
Match the word HOT
Bayou Alphabet
Muppets
KERMIT says his "ABC's of the Swamp".
2756 Sand
Animation
Sand T / t
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SCENE 2
The THE SLOPPY JALOPY returns to SESAME STREET, where Gordon shows the GROUCHES his map of the SESAME STREET area. It shows the different streets that they could take to MSG. GRUNDGETTA wants to take Elm Street (it's under construction), but OSCAR wants to stay along SESAME STREET (for more traffic). They then realize that all the roads reach the same destination, so they opt for the Pothole Parkway - the longest road of all.
Geese Fierlinger
Cartoon
A satellite view of the earth is shown on television, while a group of geese decide to fly south.
Artist: Paul Fierlinger
Ernie & Bert Tag
Film
Ernie & Bert: Ernie plays a game of tag with Bert, who is reading his book.
0871 j
Cartoon
Ants carry a huge letter Q uphill.
Teeny Little Superguy Alice
Animation
Teeny Little Super Guy notices his friend Alice wanting to join a baseball game. He gives her the idea to go over there & ask them if she can play.
Artist: Paul Fierlinger
Scratch My Back
Muppets
Bip Bipadotta leads "Scratch My Back", a song about 2 monsters named Jack & Jill who swear that they'll always be there to scratch each other's backs.
400012
Cartoon
T for typewriter & toe
Artist: John Korty
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SCENE 3
The gang makes their way down Pothole Parkway, when they come to a stop at the GROUCH Drive-In, which happens to be on their GROUCH map. Gordon tries to hail a taxi instead, as the drive-in feature begins...
Chickens trees
Cartoon
A pig sings "There Are Chickens in the Trees" until a rooster tells him that chickens don't live in trees.
Artist: Jeff Hale
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SCENE 3 cont'd
Once the short finishes, OSCAR & GRUNDGETTA and argue over how GROUCHY they thought it was. Gordon wants to keep going, but GROUCH says they can't leave - there's another movie about to start (it's a double feature). Gordon tries hailing another taxi & the next feature plays...
40 Dots
Animation
Joe Raposo counts 40 dots.
(EKA: Episode 2406)

2059 g
Muppets
Grover compares himself & the viewer, noting how much they are alike (except for the viewer's lack of blue fur).
Las Manzanas
Song
"Spanish Foods Song"
Something's missing
Cartoon
Something's missing ... is it a frog or a dog?
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SCENE 4
The trip continues, when the gang hits a GROUCH Toll Booth. The GROUCHES Toll Booth Attendant tells them they can't advance without paying the toll: three candy wrappers. They search all around the car & find enough to go through, but discover the road ahead is closed (to put in more potholes). They have to turn around, but must pay another toll to get out.
400013
Cartoon
T for top
Artist: Cliff Roberts
Readers of the Open Range
Muppets
"Readers of the Open Range"
Crocodile 2 Ishu Patel
Animation
It's a crocodile
Artist: Ishu Patel
3136 z f
Film
"Visiting Iesha": Olivia sleeps over at Iesha's house, & spends the morning together. Olivia is white & Iesha and her family is black. Next time, Iesha wants to visit Olivia's family.
Q balloon
Cartoon
Q / q (balloons)
Linda Walk
Cast
Linda teaches a boy how to sign the word WALK.
3154 s
Muppets
The Oinker Sisters sing "A New Way to Walk". ("MacTV" intro cut)
3142 g
Cartoon
Number creatures #Q
Two-Headed Monster Same & Different Mirrors
Muppets
The Two-Headed Monster looks at itself in mirrors, & the right half notices that both of them are the same; they have the same nose, mouth, & hands. The other half points out that they're different: their horns point different ways, their hair is different, & their laughter is different.
8 figures
Cartoon
Counting 8 figures
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SCENE 5
THE SLOPPY JALOPY gets stuck in some MUD, as they've just hit the intersection of Pothole Parkway & Stuck in the MUD Street. Gordon decides to turn on the radio to listen to the game, but since OSCAR’s radio is busted, the signal fades in & out. GRUNDGETTA points out when Gordon becomes happy & sad.
My Funny Jar
Cartoon
A girl puts imaginary things in a jar, which makes her laugh.
Artist: Bruce Cayard
Fishy Fishy Fishy
Muppets
Bert & Ernie go fishing. Ernie catches fish by yelling "Heeeeere fishy, fishy, fishy!", & fish come flying to his boat. Bert tries it, but only catches a shark.
2477 z a
Animation
"¡Él juega fútbol!"
Erik with Grover the rhyme game
Muppets
Grover & Eric play a rhyming game.
Crayon Factory
Film
How Crayons are Made
Music: "Water Course A" & "Exchange" by Richard Harvey
Marv Albert

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SCENE 6
THE SLOPPY JALOPY now won't even start & the basketball game is long over by now. Just then, Marv Albert appears with his car on his way from announcing the game & asks if they need a lift. Gordon goes home with Marv, who recounts the game to him. OSCAR & GRUNDGETTA stay behind to enjoy the broken car, as the Toll Booth Attendant announces the sponsors.

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