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SESAME STREET
Plot Sleeping Grouchy
Air date 8/29/07
Season Season 38
Sponsors U, 20
Syndication Unknown

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What's the Word on the Street? -- Ticklish

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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 Grundgetta's 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 also want to hear it (Oscar: "Well, what do ya think, Grungie? Let the little Monsters listen in?" Grundgetta: "Never hurts to spread a little grouchiness around."). Now, having Grundgetta's approval Oscar begins to read the story.

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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.
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1 day the grouchy princess goes 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!
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Sleeping Grouchy's 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.

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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 ...
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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.
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The 3rd prince doesn't show up at 1st, but is revealed to be Prince Slimey. But how can a small worm prince break a 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!
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In return for his heroic deed, Prince Slimey wants not jewels, but mud. He & Sleeping Grouchy go off to play in the royal mud puddle & live grouchily ever after.
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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!"
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Song
"Happy Happiness" against footage of kids playing at a beach.
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Celebrity
Howie Mandel demonstrates the word "ticklish".
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Insert
After being tickled, Grover explains to Antonio that tickling is exercise.
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Song
"Dancing With the Flowers"
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Wegman dogs: The Ten O'Clock Scholar
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Muppets
Zoe, Telly, & Prairie Dawn sing "That's the Way I Read".
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Cartoon
Jill walks up a hill to pick a daffodil.
Artist: Jim Jinkins
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Insert
Rosita helps to teach Marco Spanish, & sings "I Love Every Part of You" with Gina.
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Cartoon
A girl fantasizes what she could do without leaving her room if her nose, ears, legs, & arms got bigger.
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.
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Film
Song: "My Friend U"
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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

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Oscar presents the grouchy theater hit "Scramalot" to a receptive audience. In this parody of Monty Python's 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 says "This is the last time I ever work with you, or you, or you, or even by 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.

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Cartoon
A Zerkel named Dan demonstrates -an words.
Artist: Sally Cruikshank
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Muppets
The Number of the Day: 20
A huge monolith of the number 20 arrives cause 20 is the Number of the Day.
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Cartoon
Counting 20 fish
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Song
"OK, We Got a Hip-Hop Beat": #20
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Celebrity
"Everything's Coming Up Noses!" Harvey Fierstein places noses on a selection of Anything Muppets while singing a song touting the virtues of the body part.
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Cartoon
Parts of a face are drawn in black on-screen before forming a picture.
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Muppets
Elmo

's World: "Noses"

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Abby Cadabby recites the sponsors in a pair of rhymes.

Cast

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