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SESAME STREET
Plot Felix the GROUCH cleans OSCARs TRASH CAN
Air date APRIL 10th, 2000
Season Season 31
Sponsors H, 5
Syndication 123 SESAME STREET

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Picture Segment Description
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SCENE 1
Telly welcomes the viewer & witnesses OSCAR causing a ruckus over at his TRASH CAN. OSCAR explains his dear old friend, Felix the GROUCH, is coming to visit & he's making his TRASH CAN especially messy. Telly is surprised & OSCAR asserts that even GROUCHES have friends, then he tells him to SCRAM. As he leaves, Telly wonders what Felix will be like.
3977 p
Film
Cookie Monster sings "What is Friend?" over scenes of kids playing with their friends.
4137 z i
Cartoon
2 round Gnorks don't notice that a pointy Gnork wants to join their game of squareball, so he asks.
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SCENE 2
Telly & BIG BIRD tell Maria all about OSCAR's plans & theorize Felix will be just like OSCAR, remarking how bad having 2 OSCARs on the STREET might be. Maria points out Felix could be different than OSCAR, claiming Telly & BIG BIRD are friends even despite their differences.
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SCENE 2 cont'd
Just then, Felix arrives from the Subway Station & asks the group where OSCAR's TRASH CAN is. Telly is excited to meet him & leads the way. Maria & BIG BIRD also noticed Felix cleaning the sawdust from the Fix-It Shop work table as Felix leaves, indicating the 2 GROUCHES are definitely different.
3786 o
Film
H for Hat - kids try on different hats as camera shutters go off.
3806 c
Song
Soul H!
4115 w
Film
A variety of H's are grown in a garden.
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SCENE 3
OSCAR & Felix reunite at his TRASH CAN, where OSCAR says Felix can make himself at home. Felix immediately whips out his feather duster & starts cleaning the TRASH (& OSCAR). He explains he's now a "neat GROUCH," a GROUCH who prefers things neat & tidy. OSCAR can't believe it & then Felix goes into the TRASH CAN to get settled (& clean up some more).
Bears Opposites
Animation
Teddy bears demonstrate opposites.
Baby Bear How Do You Do?
Muppets
Baby Bear sings "How Do You Do?"
McDoubles Help
Film
The McDouble twins know how to help each other.
3786 s
Cartoon
A chorus of 5s come out of a5 painting.
(EKA: Episode 3300)

3978 e 1
Film
Chinese acrobats demonstrate "5"
3958 q
Cartoon
5s are found in an icy environment.
Artist: Joey Ahlbum
(EKA: Episode 3300)

3891 e
SCENE 4
Felix then starts vacuuming OSCAR's rug & then OSCAR asks what's going on with Felix as he used to be just as sloppy as the rest of the GROUCHES that OSCAR knows. Felix explains that since childhood he's found he prefers things clean & he's not ashamed of it; there's all types of GROUCHES in the world & a neat GROUCH is what he is. Felix goes back to cleaning.
I Want to Be Me
Animation
Cecille sings "I Want to Be Me"
City ABC New
Film
The letters of the alphabet are found in signs all over the city. (new soundtrack)
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SCENE 5
Felix starts cleaning pieces of OSCAR's TRASH collection, to which OSCAR objects. "This is just TRASH," Felix says. OSCAR launches into song, "I LOVE TRASH" to explain its significance to him. Felix joins in, singing about how much cleaning means to him.
Horses Vivaldi
Animation
Horses appear in the clouds as Vivaldi music plays.
2040 l
Cartoon
Consonant Sound Limerick: H - Horse (new music added)
Artist: Jeff Hale
Herry Monster poses with Maya Angelou
Muppets / Celebrity
Herry Monster plays an H-words clapping game with Maya Angelou
Bird Front & Back
Cartoon
A bird displays the front & back of a turtle.
(EKA: Episode 2402)

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3891 h
SCENE 6
Telly overhears OSCAR & Felix arguing inside his TRASH CAN as Felix bathes OSCAR's PETS. Telly reports to Maria the awful time it seems the 2 GROUCHES are having. Maria tells OSCAR that he has every right to be angry right now; it's his HOME & Felix has no right to change it. OSCAR calls Felix up to tell him to stop cleaning at once. If he can't make the TRASH CAN clean, Felix says he can't live there & leaves, which upsets OSCAR.
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
Grover telegram Elmo
Muppets
Grover trains Elmo to deliver singing telegrams. He goes to Mr. Johnson's apartment to show Elmo how it's done, but gives Mr. Johnson the wrong telegram. Mr. Johnson is angry, because the telegram is noted as being from his mommy in Cincinnati, while Mr. Johnson claims his mommy is in Chicago. Elmo decides to deliver the same telegram but state that it's from his mom in Chicago, & Mr. Johnson tells Elmo to come back anytime (without Grover).
3960 z h
Cartoon
Shifty Sid wears a mask to hide his dirty teeth. He goes to the dentist & becomes Smiling Sid.
Artist: Fred Garbers
3958 x
Film
2 girls clap out 5.
3978 e
Animation
"5 Waltzing Chairs"
Artist: Jane Aaron
3891 i
SCENE 7
OSCAR tells Maria & Telly how thir confrontation went & claims he misses Felix; they were so different, it lead to fantastic arguments. Felix returns, having forgotten his suitcase, & claims to have heard everything OSCAR said & says he misses his friend too. He decides to stay so that they can both argue.
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SCENE 7 cont'd
As the 2 GROUCHES argue some more, Telly notes what a strange couple theymake. "I'd say they were an...odd couple, wouldn't you?," Maria quips. Telly replies, "NO."
Elmo's World hair tickle me world
Muppets
Elmos World - Hair
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SCENE 8
OSCAR slowly emerges from his TRASH CAN to find that Felix has just completely polished the TRASH CAN (& added some flowers). Theyhear the closing music, which means OSCAR must announce the sponsors (which Felix wipes away with his feather duster).

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