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SESAME STREET
Plot Ruthie is stayin in OSCAR’s TRASH CAN
Air date February 24th, 1998
Season Season 29
Sponsors K, 17

3727

Picture Segment Description
3727 a
COLD OPEN
Ruthie closes Finders Keepers up & tells the viewer today's her day off & she bets that whatever she'll be doing will be exciting.
3727 b
SCENE 1
OSCAR has to visit his MOM to snap her out of her happy-feelings, but can't get a replacement GROUCH to take his place. Ruthie doesn't understand why there needs to be a GROUCH to replace him. He explains that without a GROUCH, SESAME STREET could turn friendlier than ever. Since Ruthie has the day off, she offers to take his place. He is reluctant, but lets her take his place & begins to pack.
M-O-M
Song
A salute to M-O-M.
Toon Goodnight Haiti India
Cartoon
How they say "good night" in Haiti & in India.
Frazzle Dentist
Muppets
When Frazzle is scared of going to the dentist, his mother tries to comfort him by telling him what a good time he will have. In the end, the dentist turns out to be scared of Frazzle.
Write Your Name
Song
"Write Your Name"
No Birds Allowed
Cartoon
Some animals want a boy to share his birthday cake with them, but he keeps changing his "No ______ allowed" sign, until they all offer him a glass of milk.
Artist: Gene Barretta
3727 c
SCENE 2
OSCAR has made all his preparations & leaves Ruthie a "SCRAM" sign to remind [[[w:c:muppet:Ruthie|her]] what to say to people who bother her. Before he leaves, however, he must teacher her the proper way of saying it.
Suzie role reversal
Cartoon
Suzie Kaboozie & her cat Feff pretend to be each other.
Artist - Mo Willems
What Is Friend Original
Muppets
Cookie Monster sings "What is Friend?"
3727 Sand K
Cartoon
Sand 'K/k'
Girls K
Film
Girls dance & chant about K.
1041 K kick
Cartoon
K for kick (football players)
3959 i
Muppets / Celebrity
Ballet dancers Jock Soto & Lourdes Lopez demonstrate up & down.
Frogs up & down
Animation
2 frogs demonstrate up & down
Billy dolphins
Film A girl narrates a segment about her friend, Billy, who swims with dolphins.
3979 l
Cartoon
"From Your Head"
Artist: Sally Cruikshank
3727 d
SCENE 3
Telly strolls over to OSCARs TRASH CAN, hoping he'll want to play today. He's surprised to find Ruthie instead. He thinks she's too "pretty & nice" to be like OSCAR & gives her suggestions on how to be GROUCHier. Telly has a hard time believing her as a GROUCH & leaves.
Bears Opposites
Animation
Teddy bears demonstrate opposites.
Elmo A
Cast
BIG BIRD, Elmo, & Gordon star in a commercial for the Alphabet (as if it were a bank).
3979 q
Film
Footage of kids playing professions, alternating with footage of analogous real-life jobs.
17 hats
Animation
17 derby hats drop onto a balloon head.
17 swing
Animation
Ornate 17s swing by.
Rap 17
Cartoon
Rap #17
Fat Cat
Muppets
Fat Cat
Alice K mud puddle
Cartoon
Alice Kadeezenberry has a hard time figuring out how to get around a mud puddle without getting dirty.
Artist: Paul Fierlinger
3726CS

3727 e
SCENE 4
Ruthie tells 2 kids to scram, but they find her unbelievable too & walk away. Telly comes back with Dear Crabby, a famous GROUCH journalist, to help make Ruthie GROUCHier. Crabby tells her to muss up her hair & get some dirt on her face. She has little time to help her out after, so she gives Ruthie a copy of her book: Everything You Ever Wanted To Know About GROUCHES, But Were Afraid To Ask Because GROUCHES Don't Like to Answer Questions, which will give she all the help she needs. Ruthie begins to read & Telly notices she's getting GROUCHier.
3962 t
Animation
"Animal Books"
Artist: Steve Segal
Fay Ray Pattycake
Film
A visual representation of the nursery rhyme "Pat-a-Cake" with Wegman's dogs.
Cups & Saucers
Muppets
Ernie & Bert: Ernie stacks cups & saucers in order to Count them, making Bert quite nervous. Luckily, they're glued together.
3161 j
Film
Kids narrate footage of toddlers learning to walk.
Baby Bird
Cartoon
A baby bird tries & tries again to fly from its nest.
Artist: Don Duga & Irra Verbitsky
3727 f
SCENE 5
As Ruthie continues to read, Maria comes by to question why Ruthie's in OSCARs TRASH CAN. She is promptly told to beat it. Telly is amazed at how closely she's beginning to sound like OSCAR, despite being insulted.
Angry Actor
Cartoon
Actor demonstrates anger towards casting director - literally!
Cut from Noggin.
Down Below the Street
Song
14 Karat Soul sings "Down Below the Street".
Prof TV

Prof TV near & far
Insert
"Professor Television" (Bill Irwin) tries to demonstrate near & far, with help from Maria's voice.
Giant purple bird
Cartoon
A girl notices some footprints near & far to her. They belong to a giant purple bird.
Grover as a lifeguard
Muppets
Grover applies to be a lifeguard, demonstrating to the employer that he has what it takes. He soon learns that there's only 1 thing he needs: swimming lessons.
3979 g
Film
The letter K dances at the beach.
K is for kiss
Cartoon
A lowercase "k" kisses everything.
K-King
Animation
"K" for king, kiss & key
I Love Being A Pig
Cartoon
A pig sings "I Love Being a PIG". (new sound effects added)
3727 g

3727 h
SCENE 6
Ruthie finishes telling "Music-Puss" to beat it, when OSCAR arrives back from his MOTHERs. He is amazed at Ruthie's progress & offers her a night-shift position. Ruthie declines, saying that being nice is just who she is. She & OSCAR engage in a GROUCHY argument, while Telly announces the sponsors & SLIMEYs progress to the Moon.
3727 Coming Soon
COMING SOON
Coming soon on SESAME STREET - As part of a pageant, Elmo sings about strawberry ice cream.

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