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SESAME STREET
Plot GROUCH Apprentice
Air date September 28th, 2005
Season Season 35
Sponsors W, 0
Releases HBO Kids

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Picture Segment Description
Healthy habits bike Elmo
COLD OPEN
Healthy Moment: Maria asks, "What is a great way to be healthy & strong?" At that moment, kids pass by on their bikes & Elmo comes in on his tricycle with the song, "Riding My Tricycle", playing in the background.
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SCENE
In the Arbor area, OSCAR, Grundgetta, Omagrossa & Swampy are chanting for somebody called DONALD GRUMP. OSCAR thinks he hears him coming & the Grouches get all excited. However, it was Maria & the Grouches groan. When Maria asked whom they were expecting, Oscar explained that they were waiting for Donald Grump, who has the most trash of any other Grouch in the world & has his name on it. This leads to a song about "Grump" as Donald Grump emerges from his trash can.
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SCENE, cont'd
When the song ends, Donald Grump announced that he is looking for a Grouch apprentice to help sort through his trash. Not only will 1 of them become his helper, but they also they get to keep some of Grump’s trash. Before he starts his search, he fires Omagrossa & Swampy by saying, "Scram, you're fired" cause he felt like it. Omagrossa & Swampy left the area & chase after the taxi that Donald Grump whistled for them.
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SCENE, cont'd
At that moment, after Donald Grump exits his trash can, Elmo arrives cause he wants to be Donald Grump’s helper. Oscar & Grundgetta disagree cause he's not a Grouch & he is very nice & annoying. However, Donald Grump likes that kind of helper who is annoying & lets Elmo participate. Maria thinks Elmo should help her in the Mail It Shop, but Elmo wanted to help Donald Grump first. After that, Grump fires Maria, who leaves in a huff to the Mail It Shop.
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SCENE, cont'd
To be Grump’s apprentice, Oscar & Grundgetta & Elmo have to pass "The Grump Trash Test". The first test is to find out how many of his rotten smelly fish can fit in a bucket. Oscar & Grundgetta are determine to win, but then they started arguing with each other on who is going to be the Grump’s apprentice. While they argued, Elmo guessed that since the fish are big, 5 would fit in the bucket. He & Donald Grump count the fish as Grump puts them in the bucket & Elmo was right. Oscar & Grundgetta are both surprised & told Grump that it wasn't fair since they were arguing.
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SCENE, cont'd
Grump likes their rotten attitude that he gives them another chance. The next test is to sort his torn sneakers into 2 piles: 1 w/ 3 holes in the sneaker & 1 w/ 2 holes in the sneaker. Oscar & Grundgetta believe this would be easy, but then they started arguing on who is the best torn sneaker sorter. Elmo ends up sorting the entire pile of torn sneaker. Oscar & Grundgetta think it was unfair again since they were arguing.
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SCENE, cont'd
Donald Grump decides to give them 1 last chance. His last test is to find the most trash in 5 seconds. Again, Oscar & Grundgetta argued on who can find the most trash, while Elmo rushed off & he found 5 trash piles. When Grump went to Oscar & Grundgetta & asked how much trash they have, they replied they have 0.
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SCENE, cont'd
Elmo is happy that he is the Grump’s apprentice. However, it turns out that Grump didn't like him cause he was too good & fires Elmo immediately. On the other hand, Elmo didn't mind cause he liked to help. Grump is surprised & mentions that Elmo wouldn't get his trash, which Elmo didn't want in the first place. However, Elmo wanted Grump’s hairpiece, which is not a real loss since he has several. Elmo left happily with Grump’s hairpiece to go help Maria at the Mail It Shop
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SCENE, cont'd
With only Oscar & Grundgetta left, Grump makes them both his helper cause of their rotten attitude. But when they find out they have to helped sort through his trash, they decide not to be his helper & fire Donald Grump. Donald Grump leaves in a taxi w/ his trash, as Oscar & Grundgetta enjoy saying, "Scram, You're Fired!" to each other.
2 girls friends
Film
Kenya & Cherie are friends, even when they disagree about how they do their hair.
I Am Your Friend
Insert
Bob & Telly sing "I Am Your Friend".
Letter Day Games W
Muppets
The Letter of the Day Games: W
Cookie Monster finds a watermelon, a wig & a wet Prairie Dawn in 1 minute, & wins a whole lot of cookies.
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Film
Wacky Wild Waldo dances with a wilting white lotus.
Larry King W
Celebrity
/
Muppets
Larry King interviews the letter "W".
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Film
A man dances in a W costume on the beach.
Spanish Word of the Day manzana Slimey with Rosita
Muppets
The Spanish Word of the Day: "Manzana"
SLIMEY eats an apple while Rosita introduces the word.
Dino go higher
Cartoon
A dinosaur tries to eat an apple on a tree. A group of kids keep telling him to "GO HIGHER!"
Journey to Ernie jungle
Muppets
Journey to Ernie: Jungle
BIG BIRD looks for Ernie in the jungle.
Ernie & Bert singing But I Like You
Muppets
Ernie & BERT sing "But I Like You".
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Muppets
Global Grover: Grover has driven back from South Africa in his wire car. In his film, Niyanja & his cousins make toy cars out of scrap wire.
Count von Count with 0
Muppets
The Number of the Day: 0
The Count’s organ vanishes, leaving him with 0 organs. He counts 0 elephants, 0 yo-yos, & 0 gefilte fish. (sesamestreet.org)
Cartoon take away food
Song
A female voiceover sings about the food that keeps being taken away to make 0.
Zoe Wolfgang 0
Muppets
Zoe & Wolfgang demonstrate the concept of 0.
Elmo's World

Elmo's World hair tickle me world
Muppets
Elmos World - "Hair"
Trash Gordon (Giant Grumpy Guppy) 1
Insert
The Adventures of TRASH Gordon
Chapter 538
Trash Gordon scares a giant grumpy guppy away by pretending to be a kitty cat.

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