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SESAME STREET
Plot Elmo joins OSCAR’s "alternative" GROUCH band
Air date February 16th, 2001
Season Season 32
Sponsors J, 0
Syndication Sprout

3950

Picture Segment Description
3950 scene 1
SCENE 1
OSCAR hopes to bring his "alternative" GROUCH band to the annual, famous GROUCH music festival called MUDstock, but the drummer, DUSTY, gets angry that he doesn't get to start & quits.
Jamaica drums
Film
Kids in Jamaica play bongo drums.
Grover looks for you
Muppets
Grover looks for you, & is glad when he finds you.
4072 k
Film
Kids talk about saying hello & making friends.
3719 alphabet
Cartoon
Letters appear over a sky-view of a neighborhood.
Episode 3950
SCENE 2
OSCAR is trying to find a replacement drummer, but all the ones he's called have said NO. Elmo tells OSCAR that he has a drum & asks to be in the band.
4157 Twinkle Twinkle
Film
Kids play "Twinkle Twinkle" on bucket, glass, & a broiler pan.
Super Grover number wavin
Muppets
Super Grover intends to fly into the air & wave at the number of the day. He claims that his springy legs will propel him into the atmosphere. After a few boingy jumps, he decides to forget the propelling part & just do the waving part. The following segment presents the number of the day.
3996 b
Cartoon
A coach gives a pep talk to the number 0.
Artist: ArtistMike
Cookie Monster 0
Muppets
Cookie Monster plans to eat the number of cookies to correspond with the number of the day, & he's disappointed to find that the number for the day is 0. He ends up eating the numeral 0 instead.
Cartoon take away food
Cartoon
A female voiceover sings about the food that keeps being taken away to make 0.
3977 z b
Film
Wegman dogs, as an orchestra conductor & pianist.
3950 scene 3
SCENE 3
At 1st, Elmos drumming is just too cheerful, & the GROUCHES teach him to drum like a GROUCH -- fast, & loud.
Bongos
Film
Kids play bongo drums loud & soft.
Super Grover letter pointin
Muppets
Super Grover says that he's going to fly up into the air & point to the letter of the day. He begins by getting a running start, but only propels himself sideways, hurting himself in the process. Leaning on the brick wall for support, he thinks maybe he will forget the flying part & just do the pointing part. The following segment presents the letter of the day.
J chant
Animation
J/j Gregorian chant
J beach
Film
A man in a J costume jumps at the beach.
Jack-o-lantern
Animation
The story of a jack-o'-lantern.
Artist: Ken Brown & Lisa Crafts
Wish You Were Here Arizona
Muppets
Wish You Were Here: Guadalupe, Arizona
BIG BIRD conducts a children’s mariachi band, who sing Viva Mexico.
3961 h
Cartoon
Musicians in a painting learn to cooperate to play music.
3950 scene 4
SCENE 4
The band teaches Elmo about rhythm.
3957 z h
Cartoon
A dog, a girl & a lizard dance to a bongo beat.
Artist: Karen Aqua
Ernie & Bert singing "I Love My Room"
Muppets
Ernie sings "I Love My Room" & enumerates all the wonderful things he can do in hisroom, like play his drums. Unfortunately, its Berts room also.
Juggling Jack
Cartoon
J ... a jumping, juggling jack-in-the-box.
Jazzy J
Song
"J, How Jazzy Can You Get?"
3950 scene 5
SCENE 5
The band decides to let Elmo play with them, then proceeds to dress him in some torn-up clothes.
Photo Rhythm
Film
A rhythm is made of breaking eggs, door slams, cans dropping, ice, & feet stepping.
Zoe Wolfgang 0
Muppets
Zoe & Wolfgang demonstrate the concept of 0.
How many elephants
Cartoon
A girl asks her friend to guess how many elephants she saw at the zoo today; the answer is zero.
Evelyn Glennie Linda
Cast
/
Celebrity
Linda performs a duet with percussionist Evelyn Glennie. Before Glennie begins, she instructs Linda to join the performance when she's signaled. Linda shows enthusiasm for her participation, but by the end of the piece she has nearly fallen asleep. Glennie alerts her w/ a tap of the shoulder & Linda closes w/ 1 strike of a cymbal. When Linda receives the most praise from the audience, including flowers from a little girl, Glennie leaves the stage in a huff.
Drawing on face
Cartoon
Different emotions are drawn on a face, until the character grabs the pencil.
Grover Whatsis
Muppets
Grover introduces the next segment, which he says will feature a "four-sided whatsis" - when someone backstage tells him it's a square.
Square song
Cartoon
The Four Squares sing "It's Hip to Be a Square"
Artists: Vincent Cafarelli & Candy Kugel
3950 scene 6
SCENE 6
Now that Elmo s finally a "true GROUCH" the band performs a rather raucous version of "The GROUCH Song".
Elmo's World

Elmo's World music accordion
Muppets
Elmos World - "Music"
3950 scene 7
SCENE 7
The band is still playing music while Gordon announces the sponsors.

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