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SESAME STREET
Plot OSCAR proposes to GRUNDGETTA
Air date March 13th, 1997
Season Season 28
Sponsors L, 0

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Picture Segment Description
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SCENE 1
Gordon overhears OSCAR practicing a marriage proposal to GRUNDGETTA. He's hoping she'll say "NO", her favorite word. However, as a joke, GRUNDGETTA says "yes". Much to their horror, the GROUCHES realizes now they have to get married!
4130 m
Song
"Doing the Family Thing"
Grover Jesse Marriage
Muppets
Muppet & Kid Moments: Grover asks Jesse to define marriage. They conclude that married people kiss, hug, live together, & help each other.
Toon I Love You
Cartoon
A heart that says "I love you" is drawn.
3736 BTFF Mark Morris
Muppets
Baby Tooth & the Funky Funk dance with Mark Morris.
Talking bowl!!

Glazin' time
Film / animation
A talking bowl tells a kid how he became a bowl.
3189 e
Cartoon
Apple: a riddle
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SCENE 2
The GROUCHES are upset they have to get married, when Gordon & Maria explain it's not as simple as that; marriage is a big decision that takes time. A GROUCH named Martha Sewer arrives, having heard the news & offers to plan their wedding. She shows them a photo from 1 of her TRASHY weddings & the 2 GROUCHES think it's a great excuse to throw a GROUCH party. Martha schedules the wedding for today.
Ooh What a Fabulous Party
Cartoon
"Ooh What a Fabulous Party"
Artist: Sally Cruikshank
Ernie & Bert goldfish
Muppets
Ernie wants to go outside & play catch, but Bert gets him interested in watching his goldfish.
It's Fido's birthday
Song
"It's Fido's Birthday" - a song about a birthday party for a goldfish.
Fishbowl
Cartoon
A boy puts together a fishbowl, & watches his fish swim around in it.
3956 q
Song
Reggae 'Bounce.'
Toon ABC lunchbox
Cartoon
A concert pianist shows up in a construction worker's lunchbox, singing the alphabet.
3609 d
SCENE 3
A GROUCH wanders by & asks if it's time for the wedding, only to find out that it's not. OSCAR & GRUNDGETTA argue over what YUCKY things to decorate their invitations with. Martha suggests they combine them. She also prepares some TRASHY outfits for Gordon & Maria, who've been chosen as the best man & matron of honor respectively.
4122 b g
Film
Wegman dogs play "Jack Sprat"
Toon camels
Cartoon
2 camels at a watering hole learn to share.
2 heads are better than 1
Muppets
Herry Monster sings "Two Heads Are Better Than 1".
3998 q
Animation
L / l (space paint)
Lemonade
Film
L is for look, legs, light, lemonade, and ladybug.
2969 L for Lion
Cartoon
L for lion
If Elmo Had Teeth
Muppets
Elmo & his imaginary self sing about what he would do "If Elmo Had Teeth"
Steven Fonti Girl Tooth
Cartoon
In a circus setting, a girl becomes excited about getting her first loose tooth.
Artist: Steven Fonti
Time Rhyme 2
Song
"It's Time for a Rhyme"
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SCENE 4
Martha hands OSCAR a wedding ring, straight from a box of Cracker Yucks. He hands it to Telly, whom he's made the "ring-loser", the 1 who loses the ring. Telly unsuccessfully tries hiding it several times.
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SCENE 4, cont'd.
The random GROUCH appears again & OSCAR tells him off.
Elephant needs directions
Cartoon
An ELEPHANT asks Nesbitt for directions to the zoo, but won't listen to him long enough.
Artist: Janet Perlman
Baby Bear statue

Big Bird statue
Muppets
Baby Bear visits the Museum of Modern Art, where he observes Joan Miro's sculpture "MoonBIRD" in the garden. He then passes BIG BIRD, who laments, "Standing still is hard! How do statues do it?"
Song Moonshine
Cartoon
"Moonshine"
Zoe Wolfgang 0
Muppets
Zoe & Wolfgang demonstrate the concept of 0.
How many elephants
Cartoon
A girl's friend tries to guess how many elephants she saw at the zoo today; the answer is 0.
Cookie Monster Lexine show 0
Muppets
Muppet & Kid Moments: Cookie Monster asks Lexine what 0 is.
Detective exercise
Cartoon
A detective decides to exercise on a slow day, as a crook attempts to get rid of him.
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SCENE 5
Amid the chaos of the wedding preparations & incoming guests, OSCAR sings "Im Getting Married in the TRASH CAN". As everyone heads to the wedding, Telly proudly declares he's lost the ring, until a girl returns it to him.
3144 z
Cartoon
Song: "If You've Lost Your L, Look Around"
Artist: Bruce Cayard
4116 x
Film
The letter L dances at the beach.
L is for Laugh
Cartoon
L for Laugh (new music added)
2 Robins
Muppets / Celebrity
Robin Williams & a robin observe how similar they are. Afterwards, the robin sings "Lullaby of BIRDland".
ArtistMike Leanna saves the world
Cartoon
Leanna Williams must save the world by cleaning it.
Artist: ArtistMike
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SCENE 6
The wedding ceremony begins, presided over by the Justice of Disturbin' the Peace. After the "I do"s, he asks if anyone opposed their GROUCHES ending.
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SCENE 6, cont'd.
OSCAR stops the wedding, fearing he & GRUNDGETTA are too right for each other & may make each other...HAPPY! Martha insists the wedding continue for them to have their party, but Maria thinks otherwise. The wedding is called off & a TRASHY party begins. Martha tries to get the ring back from Telly, who's finally learned to lose it.
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SCENE 7
Mr. Handford announces the sponsors, & the random GROUCH pops up to get a taste of the cake.
3609 Coming Soon
COMING SOON
Coming soon on SESAME STREET - Count von Count tries to console a frustrated number 1 who wants more out of her life.

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  1. The Wisdom of BIG BIRD (& the Dark GENIUS of OSCAR THE GROUCH): Lessons from a Life in FEATHERS

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