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SESAME STREET
Plot Zoe & OSCAR on being angry
Air date APRIL 4th, 1996
Season Season 27
Sponsors P, 7

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Picture Segment Description
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SCENE 1
OSCAR finds Zoe playing with a toy dinosaur next to his TRASH CAN. She wants him to see her play, but he dismisses her being "cutesy-poo." Zoe spots Gordon on the steps, but as he heads back inside, he takes the little dinosaur Zoe was playing with. OSCAR notices how bothered she is, so he shows her how to act furious. Zoe tries to copy what OSCAR says in a GROUCHY way, but she can barely act angry. OSCAR vows to help teach Zoe, dubbing her as a student in his "How to Show People You're Angry School."
ArtistMike Angry boy
Cartoon
A little boy describes a time when he got angry after his toy truck was destroyed by a big kid.
Artist: ArtistMike
The Word is No!
Muppets
Gina & Maria sing "The Word is "NO""
2059 u
Cartoon
A man chases a runaway "NO" (new music added)
Monsterpiece Theater & 12 angry men
Muppets
Monsterpiece Theater: 12 Angry Men
3979 s
Film
A karate team punches out the alphabet.
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SCENE 2
Zoe keeps practicing being angry, but to no avail. OSCAR (now wearing a mortarboard) decides to show her visual aids about the feeling, using an illustration of Zoe being angry. She ends up laughing when she sees the picture, prompting OSCAR to come up with another method – reading a book. OSCAR leaves his TRASH CAN to retrieve the aptly-named book Learning How to Show People You're Angry, one he read as a young GROUCH. "Where do you find a book like that?", Zoe wonders.
Angry Actor
Cartoon
An actor demonstrates anger towards a casting director - literally!
I'm A Bookworm, Baby!
Muppets
"I'm a BookWORM, Baby!"
Monster newspaper
Cartoon
A man demonstrates what newspapers are made of, & finds an ad for "1 slightly used monster.
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SCENE 3
Zoe & OSCAR enter the library in search of the book, but find there's a long line of patrons at Linda's desk. OSCAR admits how waiting makes him angry, so he gives Zoe a lesson by yelling for everyone to clear a path. His lesson backfires when Carlo & the others ask him to wait his turn. Zoe explains their problem to Carlo, & they graciously let her & OSCAR ask Linda for their book. She uses her computer database to search for it.
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Song
"Library Song"
(EKA: Episode 3486)

P Penguin
Cartoon
Consonant Sound Limerick: P - penguin.
Artist: Jeff Hale
Wild P
Film
Kid jungle explorers sight a wild letter P.
Planet
Cartoon
P for Planet
We Are All Earthlings
Muppets
"We Are All Earthlings"
Indian 10
Animation
Counting 1 - 10 (Indian imagery)
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SCENE 4
Zoe & OSCAR are shocked to discover the book's been checked out already. Linda points them to a lady nearby reading the very book they need. Linda thinks conversing with her about lending the book would be a good idea, but OSCAR persuades to do it himself. Linda & Carlo stare on in concern as he & Zoe approach the patron.
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Animation
"Animal Books"
Artist: Steve Segal
Chinchilla
Film
College students volunteer at the San Francisco Children's Zoo, which has such animals as ferrets, possums & chinchillas.
Music: Joe Raposo
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SCENE 5
Zoe tells OSCAR that Linda should talk to the lady, but he reminds Zoe how his bargaining will show an example of being angry. Linda & Carlo rush to the table & start talking to the lady, but OSCAR intervenes & demands her to hand it over to him. The lady refuses, stating how she won't give the book just because he's angry. Zoe asks her in a more polite way, & she gladly lets them borrow the book, much to OSCAR’s chagrin.
Dinosaur Up Down
Cartoon
A dinosaur demonstrates up & down w/ a pull-down window shade.
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SCENE 6
As the two go back to SESAME STREET, Zoe is demonstrating her anger skills she learned from the book. OSCAR asks if she's ready to be angry at Gordon, but despite learning much about the emotion, Zoe claims she isn't angry at him, mentioning that the methods she's witnessed didn't solve problems. She proceeds to retrieve her dinosaur her own way, which worries OSCAR, but he thinks her way may not work, & walks away in hope.
Big Bird sings with Rita Dove
Muppets / Celebrity
BIG BIRD hosts "BIG BIRD’s Poetry Corner," with guest Rita Dove
Grubby Gru
Cartoon
A girl explains why she likes the poet Grubby Groo.
Artist: Mo Willems
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SCENE 7
OSCAR warns Zoe she'd better be angry, when Gordon comes out from his apartment. Zoe explains to him how she was playing with the toy dinosaur & requests for him to give it back, but Gordon denies, prompting OSCAR to tell Zoe it didn't work, & that she should show her anger. Immediately, Miles exits the apartment w/ a dinosaur in his hand – the same one Zoe was playing with. Gordon informs them that it belongs to Miles & was accidentally left outside. Zoe feels sad instead of angry, but Miles says the two of them can play with it together. Zoe thanks OSCAR for taking her to the library, which makes him angry, but he shrugs it off. As Zoe & Miles go to play with the dinosaur, Gordon announces the sponsors.
3675 Coming Soon
COMING
SOON
Coming soon on SESAME STREET -At night, the cast walk their dogs while singing "Walkin' the Dog"

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