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Favorite Oscar the Grouch Moments

Discussion in 'Classic Sesame Street' started by Barry Lee, Aug 8, 2004.

  1. Fuzzy and Blue

    Fuzzy and Blue Well-Known Member

    My favorite Oscar moment would have to be during "Don't Eat the Pictures" when he sings that song about the broken sculptures.

  2. doctort13

    doctort13 Well-Known Member

    Come join the Caroll Spinney boards!

    I joined the Official Caroll Spinney web board and see that it's a lonely little board. Please consider joining it so we can all chat about the man beneath the grouch.

    Now scram! :grouchy:
  3. minor muppetz

    minor muppetz Well-Known Member

    According to both Sesame Street Unpaved and the Sesame Street 35th Anniversary trivia game, the birdkateers were started because oscar wouldn't let big bird join the grouchkateers, so grouchkateers came first. I wonder if both clubs were introduced in the same episode, or if the grouckateers were in any episodes before that?

    anyway, my favorite oscar moments are the grouch anthem (from follow that bird), i hate christmas (from christmas eve on sesame street), the scene from learning About letters where telly knocks on oscars can and tells oscar that he isn't there for him (he was there for the elephants), and a few episodes from the 30th season, such as one where irvine wants to take a bath and another one where oscar had a trash sale but couldn't part with his trash.
  4. muppet maniac

    muppet maniac Well-Known Member

    Just seen the segment where Kermit interviews him about public television, Great. ^_^
  5. Katzi428

    Katzi428 Well-Known Member

    I think I can remember the Grouchkateer "cheer"
    :grouchy: How can you tell a Grouchkateer?
    Grouchkateers:He's the one with the thumb in his ear!
  6. Chris Gawley

    Chris Gawley Well-Known Member

    Oscar did in fact call Bob both "Blue Eyes" & "Bright Eyes". He switched back and forth over the years, to keep from going stale, I guess!

    :grouchy: - "Hey, I love stale!"

    While I love everything Oscar has done, there are a couple of moments that stand out in my mind & remain special in my heart!

    1) Any episode where Oscar had anyone from the cast inside his Can. There were 2 episodes that stick out in my mind:

    a) The cast of SS had a party, and they held it inside Oscar's can, forcing Oscar to wait outside until it was over! What sticks in my mind was the site of EVERY SS member (kids included) climbing into Oscar's can & disappearing!

    b) I remember an episode where Maria had to accompany Oscar down inside his can (why, I don't remember). The inside of Oscar's can was absoluetly pitch black! All the viewer could hear and see were Oscar's & Maria's voices, & 2 sets of "muppet" eyes moving around in the dark! The sketch concluded with Maria accidentally tripping & falling into Oscar's swimming Pool (the New York sewer system?)! She emerged from the can covered in seaweed & God only knows what else!

    2) I absolutely adored the "At The Movies" sketches with Oscar & Telly. Oscar always found a way to con Telly into sitting in the broken chair, & when Telly would fall & spill his popcorn, I would laugh my head off!

    :sing: - "If I didn't know I was a genius, I wouldn't listen to the trash I write!"
    - Sgt. Floyd Pepper.
  7. mikebennidict

    mikebennidict Well-Known Member

    If I rememebr right she wanted a cup of sugar. Don't know why she'd ask him for that and she probably fell into his swimming pool and it's not like it's going to be clean if you know what I mean.
  8. abiraniriba

    abiraniriba Well-Known Member

    Oh No


    Okay guys, now that His Royal Yuckiness has left my desk chair I can tell you that my favorite Oscar moment was when he got the picture from Elmo on the ep "The Street we live on" that Elmo had spilled spaghetti on and actually liked it. I also liked the ep with Oscar's Puerto Rican friend. I forget his name though. Help.
  9. Chris Gawley

    Chris Gawley Well-Known Member

    I believe Oscar's Puerto Rican friend's name was Oswaldo.
  10. CookieCountDawn

    CookieCountDawn Well-Known Member

    I like:

    *"I Love Trash"
    *"Just the Way You Are"
    *Oscar's version of "Bein' Green"

    And when Oscar calls Big Bird a turkey.
  11. muppetsforlife

    muppetsforlife Well-Known Member

    I liked in "Elmo in Grouchland" when he tells everyone to be real careful cause he just had the place dirtied. I also like in "follow that bird" when he takes Maria out to the grouch restaurant. Can't think of what its called.
  12. mikebennidict

    mikebennidict Well-Known Member

    Here's one from the 70's.

    Maria is by Oscar's can and has this old rocking chair she plans to fix up.

    The phone rings in her apartment and goes to answer it.

    Oscar comes out and apparently assumes it's for him.

    Later we return to the street, Maria has already painted it and Oscar comes out and is naturally upset.

    Says, Oh Maria! What have you done to my chair?

    He says more though I can't remember what.

    Other than she goes into the building saying, Oscar I want the chair now.

    Oscar one more time says, Oh Maria!
  13. FrogInTheGlen

    FrogInTheGlen Well-Known Member

    I used to love the segments where he'd review movies, and they'd all get a "phooey." :grouchy:
  14. Ignorance

    Ignorance Well-Known Member

    Two moments that come to mind are the Scramalot thing [it's just a form of awesomeness, mkay?] and the one where he feels grouchy, but loves it which makes him happy. But once he's happy he realizes this is a horrid emotion and feels grouchy... and it goes on and on. When I was younger I thought this was genius. ;]

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