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SESAME STREET
Plot GROUCHES protest the letter L
Air date March 19th, 1992
Season Season 23
Sponsors L, Q, 6

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Picture Segment Description
2969 a
SCENE 1
Telly Monster & Lillian welcome the viewer to SESAME STREET, but before they can talk about what begins with the letter of the day, Chicago the Lion devours the lettuce & the lima beans they have on the table. It doesn't dawn on them that L is also for lion.
2969 L for Lion
Cartoon
L for lion
Keep the Park Clean For the Pigeons
Muppets
Bert sings "Keep the Park Clean for the Pigeons" to address the importance of proper TRASH disposal for the sake of pigeons.
Lightbulb subtraction
Cartoon
Lightbulb subtraction.
(EKA: Episode 2895)

3979 e
Song
Joe Raposo sings "Take a Breath"
Re-filmed version
Capt Elmo Cousteau
Muppets
Captain Elmo Cousteau searches for the treasure of the missing soap, with the help of a policeman fishy.
2293 c
Film
Fireworks Alphabet
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2969 c
SCENE 2
Telly & Lillian are now prepared to give an L demonstration, when a group of GROUCHES including OSCAR & GRUNDGETTA shows up chanting, "Hey hey! Ho ho! The letter L has got to go!" OSCAR explains that GROUCHES hate the letter L because it starts all kind of YUCKY words such as lollipop, like, & love. Telly & Lillian thank the GROUCHES for doing them a favor, & Lillian points their attention to the upcoming L movie ...
3144 z
Cartoon
Song: "If You've Lost Your L, Look Around"
Artist: Bruce Cayard
2096 i
Song
Joe Raposo sings "Peanut Butter".
(Re-filmed version)
Funny Book
Muppets
Ernie & Bert: At night, Ernie reads a book that becomes sad, funny, scary, & then surprising. The book elicits the same reactions from Bert.
Floral pattern
Animation
Floral patterns are formed to Eastern European music.
2969 d
SCENE 3
Lillian asks the GROUCHES to talk about the number 6, & OSCAR ends up Counting all the GROUCHES who won't help them. Lillian thanks OSCAR again for helping them, even though he didn't mean to.
Seisflores
Animation
Seis flores
Bats
Muppets
The Count sings "The Batty Bat"
Q balloon
Cartoon
Q / q (balloons)
Fudge cookies
Film
A baby messes around (literally) with a chocolate cookie, as Cookie Monster (in voice-over) wishes it was for him.
Above It All
Cartoon
A lizard sings about how she likes to be "Above It All" as well as below.
Artist: Sally Cruikshank
2969 e
SCENE 4
cont'd
Lillian stops at the Fix-It Shop to pick up her radio. She & Luis notice Barkley sleeping, & wonder what he's dreaming about.
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2969 g
SCENE 4
cont'd
In Barkley's dream sequence, he sleeps in a field, when he hears some kids calling for him to play frisbee with them. 1 of the kids throws it high up into the air, & in slow motion, Barkley chases it & catches it in mid-air. He feels so happy as the kids play with him in the grass.
2969 h
SCENE 4
cont'd
Luis & Lillian wake Barkley up, & he feels disappointed that his good dream is over.
Butterfly Cloud
Cartoon
A boy chases a butterfly, & watches the clouds form into different objects.
Artist: Irra Verbitsky
Llama Dentist
Song
"Llama at Dentist Song"
O'Briens
Muppets
Grover is the newest employee of a fast food franchise which serves such delicacies as O'Fish, O'Salad, O'Rye Bread, & O'Milk. However, this is a different kind of "fast food" restaurant: the food zips by the customer on trays across the counter, & falls to the floor if it's not caught in time. Mr. Johnson is not ready for this, so he asks if there's any "slow food." There is, but it's served by a turtle who takes longer than Mr. Johnson wants to wait.
Gloria Estefan 123
Celebrity
Gloria Estefan sings a special version of 1-2-3 to BIG BIRD & the BIRDketeers.
Q that funny thing
Cartoon
Q -- that funny looking thing.
Maria Linda Hot Cold
Cast
Maria is dressed for summer weather, while Linda is dressed for the snow. They switch clothes & scenarios.
1095 d
Cartoon
"I'm 6 years old today!"
Raposo Fight
Film
Animals fight.
Music: Joe Raposo
Rectangles
Muppets
Kermit talks about "same" by showing 2 identical rectangles. Cookie Monster eats 1 of them, making them different.
Quiet Hippo Loud Mouse
Cartoon
A hippo who lives in the country, & likes it quiet, is disturbed when a mouse, who likes it loud, moves in.
Artist: Jeff Hale
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SCENE 5
Chicago sleeps right on top of OSCARs TRASH CAN & OSCAR & GRUNDGETTA try to hide their fear of roaring lions while telling him to scram, but they are the ones who scram. Lillian announces the sponsors.

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