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SESAME STREET
Plot Elmo pretends he's a GROUCH
Air date April 9th, 1991
Season Season 22
Sponsors O, S, 17

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Picture Segment Description
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SCENE 1
Elmo tells Maria today, he wants to learn how to be a GROUCH. OSCAR refuses to help, constantly replying "NO" & waving a sign with the word. Maria doesn't think that OSCAR would even be able to teach Elmo, so OSCAR decides to teach him some GROUCH things, starting with saying "NO", leading to some wordplay.
Cat Bark
Cartoon
Can a cat bark?
Fixin' My Hair
Song
"Fixin' My Hair"
Nancy Einstein ice cubes
Cartoon
Dr. Nancy Einstein does some experiments with ice cubes.
Artist: Bruce Cayard
Sesame Street News Flash Huff & Puff school
Muppets
SESAME STREET News Flash
The Big Bad Wolf opens a school for huffing & puffing.
Toon Orange
Cartoon
O for orange
Artist: Bruce Cayard
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SCENE 2
Elmo (now sitting in OSCARs TRASH CAN), gets a lesson on dealing with nice people. Elmo practices popping up from the TRASH CAN & shouting "Go away!" He gets so carried away that he refuses to let OSCAR back in the TRASH CAN.
Film Lake
Film / Animation
Lake (time-lapse)
Rhymies camping
Muppets
The Rhymies go camping but a bear disrupts their campsite.
Toon I Love You
Cartoon
A heart that says "I love you" is drawn.
3187 c
Film
2 kids watch as a veterinarian fixes a baby robin's wing, then lets it go.
Music: Joe Raposo
Abstract 17
Cartoon
Abstract count to 17
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SCENE 3
Maria suggests that since Elmo isn't really a GROUCH, that OSCAR should say "please" & ask Elmo nicely to get out of his TRASH CAN. Elmo still simply refuses. Maria suggests then that OSCAR ask a little bit nicer; OSCAR faints at the idea.
3978 b 2
Cartoon
A story/song about a duckling who wants to join the others playing at the water's edge.
Film Animal Auction 1

Film Animal Auction 2
Film
Footage of an animal auction, where they auction off animals to dairy farmers & the like.
Grover Brian Loud
Muppets
Grover & Brian show soft & loud.
Toon Geronimo 10-0
Cartoon
Geronimo 10 - 0: instead of a parachute, the girl is carried to the ground by 4 birds.
Hot!
Muppets
The Hispanic community of Anything Muppets sings "It Sure is Hot!"
Grocery store
Cartoon
The O falls off a man's grocery store sign; he tries replacing it with a doughnut, then a pizza, neither of which work. Finally, the sign man paints it on.
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SCENE 4
OSCAR & the kids try coaxing Elmo out of the TRASH CAN with a game of "3 of These Things" using 3 balls & a chocolate ice cream. However, GROUCH Elmo doesn't like ice cream.
2096 v
Cartoon
A girl inflates a balloon in the shape of an S.
Ernie lallaby Bert
Muppets
BERT is having trouble getting to sleep. Ernie suggests singing a lullaby to him. He sings one to the tune of "Brahms' Lullaby" & BERT falls into a deep peaceful sleep. Ernie tells BERT to wake up now; it's Ernie’s turn to go to sleep, so it's BERT’s turn to sing a lullaby now.
Jasper Lost Elbow
Cartoon
Jasper thinks that he has lost his elbow, but Julius shows him his elbow by bending his arm.
Artist: Cliff Roberts
Desert travel
Film
A boy who lives in Arizona narrates a film of himself & his family, who travel through a canyon with their sheep to stay at their summer house.
Toon different mes
Cartoon
A boy talks about his various moods.
Artist: Bob Kurtz
Episode 2173

Captain Swashbuckle
Insert
While fixing BIG BIRD’s record player, Luis tells BIG BIRD of a story he's reading about Captain Swashbuckle, a pirate. He tells him a synopsis of what he's read so far, but BIG BIRD throws several ideas what happens next, such as Swashbuckle having run-ins with a giant fish & bird. Luis reads him the remainder of the story: Captain Swashbuckle is sailing in a storm, when Luis' phone rings, & he must put the story on hold. BIG BIRD then thinks up the obvious ending - the bad guys call Swashbuckle & call off the fight because of rain.
2852 Sand
Animation
Sand S / s
2963-C6
Celebrity
Robin Williams demonstrates with his shoe how to tell if something is alive.
Stones Don't Grow
Cartoon
Two crows sing "Stones Don't Grow".
Ice Fishing Alaska
Film
A boy who lives in Alaska narrates a film of himself going ice-fishing with his grandfather & sister.
3816 z d
Cartoon
Number creatures #17.
A Very Simple Dance
Cast
Mike performs "A Very Simple Dance" w/ the kids
Man Legs
Cartoon
Which legs belong on the man?
Alphaquest S
Film / Muppets
Alphaquest: S
A swimsuit, Grover as a silly surfer, a seagull, the sunset & a submarine.
Twin Beaks
Muppets
Monsterpiece Theater: Twin Beaks
Mountain song
Song
"Ja, Ja, That is the Mountain"
Artist: Jane Aaron
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SCENE 5
Maria asks Elmo to come out of the TRASH CAN, since he promised he'd only be a GROUCH for a day. Elmo complies, but wishes to bounce on OSCAR’s trampoline 17 times first before he does. Elmo flies out of the TRASH CAN & wants to do it again! Maria & OSCAR announce the sponsors.

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