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SESAME STREET
Plot GROUCH Parade on SESAME STREET
Air date March 19th, 1998
Season Season 29
Sponsors G, 5

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Picture Segment Description
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SCENE 1
Today is the day of the annual GROUCH Parade, where GROUCHES "listen to awful music & throw smelly socks". OSCAR has his assistants bring several items for verification (including Slouchy the Clown), as Gina & Tarah are suddenly interested as they walk by.
Toon 1st mate
Cartoon
2 pirates plan a voyage.
Telly Monster Everything Goes
Muppets
Telly sings "Everything Goes" as he packs his backpack for a day in the park.
Computer-G
Animation
Computer G/g
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Film
Kids on a jungle safari spot an ornate G swing through the trees.
2125 u
Cartoon
The Typewriter gets stuck in a spot of glue, & types "G: Glue".
What's Inside 1

What's Inside 2
Song
"What's Inside?" (Cookie Monster cameo)
Ernie & Bert pizza & grape juice
Muppets
Ernie & Bert have pizza & grape juice. Bert complains that Ernie has more of each, so Ernie tries to make it even by eating some of his pizza & drinking some of his grape juice, but then Bert has more. & so on.
Pizza word
Animation
A pizza is made & the slices form the word PIZZA.
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SCENE 2
Next, OSCAR makes sure the "GROUCHing Band" is in terrible shape. The GROUCHketeers arrive & practice making a loud, awful noise. Gina can't stand it, though Tarah is even more intrigued.
The string quartet playin Mary Had a Little Lamb
Animation
A string quartet tunes up before it plays "Mary Had a Little Lamb".
Girl of the World
Muppets
Zoe, Prairie Dawn, Rosita & Betty Lou sing "Girl of the World".
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Video
2 girls clap out 5.
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Film
5 waltzing chairs.
3786 s
Cartoon
A chorus of 5s come out of a 5 painting.
Super Grover Super Baby
Muppets
Super Grover asks Baby Natasha, as Super Baby, to help him demonstrate big & little, but Super Baby won't sit still long enough -- she keeps flying around, & ends up crash-landing on his head.(EKA: Episode 3698)

Alice K. water can
Cartoon
Alice Kadeezenberry tries to water the plants, but notices the hose doesn't go far enough for her to do so. After several harebrained attempts, she uses a nearby watering can.
Artist: Paul Fierlinger
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SCENE 3
The parade still can't begin, as they're missing the main element - the big, GROUCH float. A delivery man arrives with a float decorated with hearts, flowers & balloons, none of which is GROUCHY. It turns out he's made a mistake; that float is for the Happy Elf Parade. The man won't be able to construct OSCAR’s float in time, so OSCAR decides to call off the parade. Tarah volunteers to be the float, thinking her wheelchair can be decorated with some GROUCHY items.
Purple Bucket
Cartoon
"I Have a Purple Bucket"
Angel spin Count von Count counts
Celebrity
Count von Count (in voiceover) Counts the number of times Angel Corella spins.
Turtle Seashell
Cartoon
A turtle recalls a time he fell in love with a seashell, before realizing it's not alive.
Kermit the Frog sings It's Alive
Muppets
KERMIT THE FROG sings "It's Alive".
Take the bus home
Film
A girl narrates a film of herself taking the bus home with her dad. They play a game where she points to things & identifies them.
2356-5
Cartoon
A little girl shows the building & apartment where she lives -- both with the number 6.
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SCENE 4
The GROUCHES get to work on decorating Tarah & her wheelchair behind a large, dirty sheet. Gina tries to take a peak, but OSCAR shoos her away until the parade begins.
1 Way Sign
Film
A ONE WAY sign switches sides. (Maria voiceover)
Far Wide West Africa
Animation
"We Are Kids From Far & Wide"
Film Chapati bread
Film
An Indian boy narrates how Chapati bread is made.
ABC Fierlinger
Cartoon
Alphabet Song (country, gospel, Mexican)
Artist: Paul Fierlinger
1195 Animals
Film
Kids narrate footage of the different ways animals move.
3977 t
Animation
Pencil box G/g
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Song
"G, You're Great"
Letter G Blue Yellow
Cartoon
Letter G drawing with kid voice-over.
You Tickle Me
Muppets
Elmo, Zoe, Rosita, Telly, Baby Bear, Herry Monster & Frazzle sing "You Tickle Me"
Kids drums 3
Film
2 kids play drums as animated kid-drawn figures clap with the beat.
3136 z
Cartoon
The dancing birds dance fast and slow.
Artist: Karen Aqua
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SCENE 5
A crowd of humans & GROUCHES have assembled to watch the GROUCH Parade just outside 123 SESAME STREET. OSCAR, chair-GROUCH of the parade, opens with a brief speech before the parade begins. He's follows by the king & queen, Slouchy the Clown & the GROUCHing Band. The crowd starts chanting for the GROUCH float to arrive.
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SCENE 5, cont'd
Sure enough, Tarah rolls in as the GROUCH float, covered in TRASH. The crowd boos & jeers, signaling it's a success!
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Cartoon
A parade of toys illustrates first & last.
1st & Last Cookie
Muppets
Prairie Dawn & Cookie Monster demonstrate first & last with cookies, but Cookie Monster is hesitant to eat the last cookie cause he thinks it's the last cookie in the world.
666 the jazz alphabet
Cartoon
Jazzy Alphabet (male chorus shouts out each letter)
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Song
"Elbows & Knees"
Boy with no knees
Cartoon
A boy is drawn, but he doesn't have knees at first.
Big Bird blocks reverse
Muppets
BIG BIRD knocks over some block towers, but he puts them back through reverse footage.
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Cartoon
A little girl sings "There Is Only 1 Me".
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SCENE 6
Tarah gives her autograph out to some GROUCHES, who thought she made the worst float they've ever seen. Gina tells her how proud she is of her work & OSCAR reluctantly thanks her for saving the day. he also reluctantly helps clean up Tarah's wheelchair. The GROUCH King & Queen announces the sponsors & the status of SLIMEY’s spaceship.
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COMING SOON
Coming soon on SESAME STREET - Snuffy & Alice do "the Snuffleupagus".

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