Plot OSCAR gets a ROTTENdoodle named CRANKY
Air date September 21th, 2006
Season Season 37
Sponsors S, 5


Picture Segment Description
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As the episode opens, GRUNDGETTA is playing with her ROTTENdoodle, ITCHY -- a flea-ridden GROUCH dog that does absolutely nothing she asks it to do. OSCAR asks where he can get a ROTTENdoodle of his own. GRUNDGETTA calls the breeder.
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Mr. Blechstein, the breeder, makes sure that OSCAR will provide a GROUCHY home for his new ROTTENdoodle. Blechstein gives OSCAR a book about pet care & the leash to his new pet, CRANKY. CRANKY greets GRUNDGETTA’s dog, & tries to lick him clean. Annoyed, GRUNDGETTA takes her dog home. OSCAR looks through the pet care book, & orders CRANKY to sit & fetch. To his surprise, she obeys, & then gives OSCAR a kiss!
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Bob walks by, & CRANKY quickly smothers him with kisses. Bob is delighted. To OSCAR’s dismay, his pet starts helping everyone on SESAME STREET, fetching Bob’s glasses & rescuing Elmo when his tricycle rolls out of control!
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When GRUNDGETTA returns, she’s astonished to find that OSCAR’s pet is helpful, loving, clean, & obedient. She suggests that CRANKY is sick, & OSCAR decides to bring his dog to Gina’s veterinary practice.
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In Gina's office, CRANKY receives a clean bill of health, & even helps cure an ailing Henrietta. OSCAR is surprised, but Gina lets him know that dogs aren’t always what they’re expected to be. OSCAR considers the prospect of giving his pet away, but then reconsiders. He sings "I've Grown Accustomed to HER Fur", against a montage of flashbacks.
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Gina returns with Mrs. Dogooder, who’s interested in adopting OSCAR’s pet -- but OSCAR lets her know that CRANKY isn't for sale. Although the dog is helpful, loving, clean, & obedient, she's also annoying -- a GROUCH's dream come true!
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A child in a classroom draws a picture of her dog Puck, & goes over the care required to keep a pet. A Bert & Baby Fozzie plush can be seen in the little girl’s bedroom.
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Enzo Sophie
As Elmo & Zoe watch Luis play guitar, Enzo & Sophie walk by speaking Spanish. Elmo & Zoe want to play with them, but are nervous. Luis reassures them and sings "Just Tell Them Your Name."
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Insect interaction
Super Grover Cookie Monster letter day S
the Letter of the Day - S : Cookie Monster & Super Grover present the Letter of the Day. Super Grover has Cookie Monster place the letter cookie in a basket, as part of his "super" plan. His plan soon backfires, however, when Cookie Monster pulls down & eats the basket, promptly sending Super Grover skywards.
S vines
The letter S grows on a vine.
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S, for square.
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The word "Subway" rides the MBTA subway.
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Dancing with my family
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Elmo asks Alicia Keys to dance. She agrees and sings "I Keep on Dancin' Again", a take-off of "Fallin'".
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Everybody dance now! Kids in all sorts of situations & locales dance.
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Ernie & Bert: A dog is barking outside, prompting Ernie to sing "I Heard My Dog Bark". A horde of animals accompany Ernie as he works his way through the song, leaving Bert only to try convincing himself that he's dreaming.
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"This is the Game Today"
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What is it? A leopard!
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Global Grover: G'day! Grover returns from Australia. In his film, Emily & her family fulfill the role of wildlife rescue volunteers. Afterwards, Grover looks for an animal he can assist & rescue. All the animals rebuff him, however, & he collapses from frustration. Soon, he finds himself the one being rescued!
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The Number of the Day: A remake of the Number Song Series brings forth 5.
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Muppet & Kid Moments: The Count interviews Aaron, a 5-year-old boy, & Counts his 5 fingers.
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5s are found in an icy environment.
Artist: Joey Ahlbum(EKA: Episode 3300)

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2, 3, or 5 flowers grow on city steps.
Elmo's World Pets bird
Elmos World - Pets
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The Adventures of TRASH Gordon
Chapter 692
On the Planet Spaghetti, TRASH fends off a meatball with a sneeze.

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