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SESAME STREET
Plot Grundgetta's Grouch Beauty Salon
Air date 1/9/98
Season Season 29
Sponsors Y, 15
Syndication Unknown

3695 a

Picture Segment Description
3695 a
SCENE 1
Grundgetta has opened her own Grouch beauty salon by the subway & finishes up her work on Oscar. Bob comes & learns how a Grouch beauty salon works: Grouches go there to look yuckier. Fluffy then blows Bob away while in hairdryer mode. Grundgetta begins yelling for customers, but none of the passing Grouches seem to care.
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Song
"Fixin' My Hair"
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Muppets
Sesame Street News Flash: Rapunzel has been locked in a tower by the wicked witch. Prince Charming comes to rescue her by asking to let down her hair, & she literally does... by having her hair fall off her head.
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Animation
Sand Y/y
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Film
Jaws spoof with the letter Y.
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Cartoon
The Typewriter: Y for Yo-Yo
Artist: Jeff Hale
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Celebrity
The Neville Brothers sing "Believe in Yourself", with a montage of clips from films including "I'm the Big One Now," "Reach Your Hand Up High" & "Hot in the City".
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Cartoon
A rooster finds a purpose in his life when he's given the job to wake everyone on a farm. (new music added)
Artist: Bruce Cayard
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Film
Rory, the green-belt aged 6, goes to karate class & learns under his sensei, where he does toe touches, kicking, stretches, jumping jacks, & an unnamed move consisting of tumbling, then posing. Not only do they practice inside, but they also practice outside in the park.
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Cartoon
A man has a small octopus on his head, but a little boy has a big octopus.
Artist: Mo Willems
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Muppets
Grover attempts to sell Mr. Johnson a wig, but when he finally finds one that suits him, it turns out to be a guinea pig.
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Animation
Counting 1-10 & 10-0 in Spanish (Maria voice-over)
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Song
"Conga Counting Song"
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Cartoon
A horse falls apart into a jigsaw puzzle. (new music added)
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Muppets
Baby Tooth & the Funky Funk dance to Aaron Copland's "Hoedown" w/ some ribbon twirlers.
Part 1
SCENE 2
Gina arrives to see Grundgetta's new salon, but she demands Gina leaves, since her nice demeanor will scare customers away. 2 female Grouches approach the salon, which makes Gina duck from sight. However, Gina pops up from excitement of Grundgetta having customers, sending the 2 Grouches away, fearing the salon will make them as beautiful as her. Fluffy then gets an idea on how Gina can make it up to her.
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Animation
A montage of boys, all of whom are named Joe, saying what their favorite sports are. The last one turns out to be a girl named Joanne.
Artist: John Korty
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Muppets
Ernie & Bert: Bert is reading a book about air, & tells Ernie that air moves things. Ernie decides to verify that with his electric fan, which blows Bert's book away - so that he can play baseball w/ Ernie.
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Animation
Rubber Stamp #15
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Film
Growing Numbers #15
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Cartoon
An animated number 15 sings "How Hard It Is to Be 15" to a child who is trying to count from 1 to 20, but can't remember 15.
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Muppets
Baby Tooth & the Funky Funk dance to Aaron Copland's "Hoedown" w/ some kids.
Part 2
3694 Coming Soon

SCENE 3
Gina is seated in Grundgetta's working trash can & is going to be made yucky. As she works on Gina, she & some Grouch back-up singers sing a song. Gina emerges from the trash can w/ messy hair, but she feels it could be yuckier.
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Film
A girl narrates a film of herself swimming.
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Cartoon
A man (Jim Thurman) is interrupted as he tries to recite the alphabet. (new music added)
Artist: Cliff Roberts
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Film
Korean girls do a spring dance.
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Muppets
Monty sings "Watermelons & Cheese", the improper way to answer the phone.
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Animation
The word TELEPHONE is displayed, followed by a ringing telephone.
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Cartoon
Kids sing about the joys of celery.
Artist: ArtistMike
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Insert
Big Bird talks about taking a nap.
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Animation
Luxo Jr. displays its front & back, eventually getting exhausted.
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Muppets
Zoe demonstrates front & back using Wolfgang & a fish.
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Cartoon
A girl practices to roller skate over many days.
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Song
"It's Harder the First Time" - Children try various activities (riding tricycles, tying shoes, etc.) & progressively improve.
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Cartoon
A yak discusses the letter "Y" on a stage, & is insulted when it is called a "Yakkity-yakkity-yak". (new sound effects added)
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Film
Y for yell, yellow, yodel
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Cartoon
Y for Yak (new music & sound effects added)
Artist: Jeff Hale
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Song
Jerry Nelson sings "Salt, My Salt".
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Cartoon
A baby bird falls from a tree. A boy puts him back, & in return, the mother bird saves the boy from embarrassment.
SCENE 4
With Gina's Grouch hairstyle completed, Bob hardly recognizes her. Oscar & 2 other Grouches arrive & love Gina's new hairstyle. Even a famous Grouch beautician, Elizablech, arrives to get Grundgetta's work. As theGrouches argue over who goes 1st, Bob announces the sponsors. Oscar tries to ask the yucky-looking Gina on a date, but she refuses & tells him to "SCRAM!"
COMING SOON
Coming soon on Sesame Street: a tiny letter arrives for Slimey. Gabi reads it with a magnifying glass, revealing that it's from WASA. The letter says that Slimey has been accepted to try out for their Worm Moon Mission!

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