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SESAME STREET
Plot Sleeping GROUCHY
Air date August 29th, 2007
Season Season 38
Sponsors U, 20
Releases Silly Storytime

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Picture Segment Description
4143 a
COLD OPEN
What's the Word on the STREET? -- Ticklish
4143 b

4143 c
SCENE
Gordon & Maria step outside laughing at a joke that Maria just told, & they welcome the viewer. OSCAR & GRUNDGETTA tell them to keep it down, cause they're reading GRUNDGETTAs favorite Grouch fairy tale ever, "The Tale of Sleeping Grouchy", as Grundgetta calls it, "the grouchiest tale ever told". Slimey loves it too. Telly & Elmo want to hear it also (Oscar: "Well, what do ya think, GRUNGIE? Let the little Monsters listen in?" Grundgetta: "Never hurts to spread a little grouchiness around."). Now, having GRUNDGETTAs approval Oscar begins to read the story.
4143 d

Grundgetta as Sleeping Grouchy 3
SCENE
cont'd
In the story, a very grouchy princess is portrayed by Grundgetta, & her warm, loving, synonym-spouting parents are played by Gordon & Maria, who sing a song about how much they love their daughter.
4143 f
SCENE
cont'd
1 day the grouchy princess on a Grouchy walk. She says "Phooey!" so many times that it disturbs a wizard who was walking nearby. He casts a spell on her, putting her to sleep for 100 years!
Grundgetta as Sleeping Grouchy 1
SCENE
cont'd
Sleeping Grouchys parents encounter her sleeping, & become distressed that their daughter is under a spell. The queen gets an idea to offer a big reward for whoever can break the spell.
4143 h

Grundgetta as Sleeping Grouchy 4
SCENE
cont'd
The 1st prince to arrive is Prince Elmo of Ticklania, who will try waking her up with a giant Ticklanian chicken feather. He demonstrates its effects on the King & Queen, then tries it on the princess, not realizing that she's too grouchy to be ticklish - but the feather does make her sneeze. Prince Elmo knows exactly what to do to cheer himself up ...
4143 j
SCENE
cont'd
The 2nd prince to arrive is Prince Telly of the Tuba, & his back-up band, The Cat's Meow. Since they woke up Rip Van Winkle by playing the tuba & meowing loudly, they figure it'll be a cinch to wake the princess up the same way. But such is not the case, not even w/ the viewers' participation.
4143 k

Grundgetta as Sleeping Grouchy 5
SCENE
cont'd
The 3rd prince doesn't show up at 1st, but is revealed to be Prince Slimey. But how can a small worm prince break the spell? Prince Slimey was small but he knew about Grouches & he knew that by giving the princess a sweet, lovable kiss, which he knows she'll hate, she'll awaken. It works!
Grundgetta as Sleeping Grouchy 6
SCENE
cont'd
In return for his heroic deed, Prince Slimey wants not jewels, but mud. He & Princess Grouchy go off to play in the Royal Mud Puddle & live grouchily ever after.
4143 n
SCENE
cont'd
Telly & Elmo like the happy ending, but was it happy? Oscar & Grundgetta don't think so. As they start to argue about the ending, Oscar remarks, "The best part about reading a book is the lively discussion afterwards!"
Happy Happiness
Song
"Happy Happiness" against footage of kids playing at a beach.
Howie Mandel's ticklish
Celebrity
Howie Mandel demonstrates the word "ticklish".
4143 Grover Tickle
Insert
After being tickled, Grover explains to Antonio that tickling is exercise.
Dancing Flowers
Song
"Dancing With the Flowers"
3957 z h 1
Film
Wegman dogs: The Ten O'Clock Scholar
That's the Way I Read
Muppets
Zoe sings "That's the Way I Read" with Telly & Prairie Dawn .
Toon Jill hill
Cartoon
Jill walks up a hill to pick a daffodil.
Artist: Jim Jinkins
4143 Rosita Gina Marco
Insert
Rosita helps to teach Marco Spanish & sings "I Love Every Part of You" with Gina.
4090 z g
Cartoon
A girl fantasizes what she could do without leaving her room if her nose, ears, legs, & arms got bigger.
Cookie Monster U
Muppets
The Letter of the Day - U
Cookie Monster puts the Letter of the Day, U, on a rocket & sends it away, but it comes back.
3980 e
Film
Song: "My Friend U"
4143 Objects
Cartoon
An umbrella, gorilla, ambulance, & orange are displayed on the screen. Which begins with the letter U & protects us from the rain?
Scramalot 1

Scramalot 2

Oscar the Grouch with playbill for Scramalot
Muppets
Oscar presents the very grouchy theater hit "SCRAMalot" to a very receptive audience. In this parody of Monty Python's [[[w:c:muppet:Spamalot|Spamalot]], the Knights of SCRAMalot sing & have difficulty rhyming. In the end, instead of continuing the play, the Knights continue to argue. They argue all at once as the audience boos to the play as 1 Knight even says "This is the last time I ever work with you, or you, or you or even myself!". Oscar says he loves the theater & then he tells the viewers, "Hey the show's over, so SCRAM...a lot!" & disappears into his trash can.
Zerkel Dan
Cartoon
A Zerkel named Dan demonstrates -an words.
Artist: Sally Cruikshank
4027 d
Muppets
The Number of the Day: 20
A huge monolith of the number 20 arrives cause 20 is the Number of the Day.
4120 b g
Cartoon
Counting 20 fish
4143 Hip hop beat 20
Song
"OK, We Got a Hip-Hop Beat": #20
4124 y
Celebrity
"Everything's Coming Up Noses!" Harvey Fiersteinplaces noses on a selection of Anything Muppets while singing a song touting the virtues of the body part.
3958 f
Cartoon
Parts of a face are drawn in black on-screen before forming a picture.
Elmo's World

Elmo's World Noses Pinocchio
Muppets
Elmos World - "Noses"
4143 end
Insert
Abby Cadabby recites the sponsors in a pair of rhymes.

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