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Oscar the Grouch (Character)
from "Sesame Street" (1969)

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Follow That Bird (1985)
Miss Finch: You know, Big, you shouldn't be living here all alone.
Big Bird: Well, I'm not all alone. Why, there's Gordon and Susan and...
Miss Finch: But they're not birds like we are.
Big Bird: I know, but they're nice people.
Miss Finch: But you should have a home and a family.
Big Bird: Well, I am home. I like it here on Sesame Street.
Miss Finch: Wouldn't you like to be with your own kind? Wouldn't you like to live in a big, beautiful bird house with a nice bird family of your own? And a brother bird, and a sister bird, and a father bird, and a mother bird? And sing and play bird games all day long? Wouldn't you? Wouldn't you?
[Big Bird imagines life with a bird family]
Big Bird: Gee, I think I'd like that!
Miss Finch: Good! Because in a lovely city called Ocean View, Ilinois, there's a fine feathered family waiting just for you!
Big Bird: Really? Oh, when can I leave?

Mr. Snuffleupagus: Oh, Bird, this is goodbye. You're leaving Sesame Street.
Big Bird: Well, I'm not really leaving. I'm just going away.
Mr. Snuffleupagus: Oh.
Big Bird: Besides, as soon as I get to Ocean View, you can come and visit.
Mr. Snuffleupagus: I can?
Big Bird: First thing, ol' pal. I wouldn't go if you couldn't come and visit.

Miss Finch: Come on, Big Bird, you don't want to miss your plane.
Maria: Just a minute. Give me a big hug, Big Bird.
[they embrace]
Maria: Don't forget to write.
Big Bird: I won't, Maria.
Count: Don't forget to count, Big Bird!
Big Bird: Okay, Count.
Bob: And don't forget to dress warmly, okay, Big Bird?
Big Bird: I've got my muffler, Bob.
Grover: Don't forget to breathe! In and out!
Big Bird: I always do, Grover.
[Linda signs something to Big Bird]
Big Bird: I'll read every day.
Cookie Monster: Don't forget to eat, Big Bird!
Big Bird: I won't, Cookie Monster.
[Oscar comes slowly out of his trash can]
Big Bird: Well, goodbye, Oscar.
Oscar the Grouch: [surprised] What? Why, that's the nicest thing you've ever said to me.

Daddy Dodo: Excuse me, was there a big yellow bird on this plane?
Big Bird: Well, only me.
Mommy Dodo: [not catching on] Oh, too bad. Maybe he'll be on the next plane.

Big Bird: Hey, I've got a great idea. Let's play make-believe. I'll be Snow White.
Donnie Dodo: But you're not Snow White.
Marie Dodo: You're bright yellow.
Donnie Dodo: Yeah.
Big Bird: [not choosing to notice this remark] And you could be the Seven Dwarves.
Donnie Dodo: But we're not dwarves.
Marie Dodo: We're birds.
Big Bird: I said we just could make believe. You know, pretend? Uh, use your imagination.
Donnie Dodo: Oh, okay. I'll pretend I'm Donnie.
Marie Dodo: And I'll pretend I'm Marie.
[Big Bird sighs with disgust]

Daddy Dodo: Who's Mr. Sniffuplaga
[struggles with the name]
Daddy Dodo: Sniffleblguh
Big Bird: Uh, Snuffleupagus.
Daddy Dodo: Yeah.
Big Bird: Well, he's my best friend.
Mommy Dodo: What kind of a bird is he?
Big Bird: He's not a bird. He's a Snuffleupagus.
[the Dodos laugh]
Daddy Dodo: But your best friend should be a bird.
Big Bird: Why?
Mommy Dodo: Because you're a bird. Isn't that right, Daddy?
Daddy Dodo: That's right, Mommy. And you should be with your own kind: birds.
Mommy Dodo: You'll find lots of birds your own age.
Daddy Dodo: And make some new best friends. Now come on out and hunt for worms.
Big Bird: But I don't want to hunt worms. I want Snuffy to come and visit. And if he can't come and visit, I don't want to be here anymore. I want to go home!
Mommy Dodo: But you are home!

Big Bird: [to a truck of turkeys] Hey, fellas, can you give me a lift? Talk to who?
[turns to see a man loading another crate of turkeys into the truck]
Big Bird: Oh, say, you must be the driver.
Truck Driver: Well, what can I do for you, big fella?
Big Bird: Well, do you have room for just one more?
Truck Driver: I don't take no riders. This here's a turkey truck.
Big Bird: Oh well.
[Then a thought hits him]
Big Bird: But my friend Oscar always says that I'm a big turkey!
Truck Driver: Well, I don't guess I can argue with that. Hop in.

Truck Driver: So you are the bird on the run.
Big Bird: Oh, yeah, and I can't wait to get back to my real home on Sesame Street. I figure I can walk back there in, oh, about three hours.
Truck Driver: Three hours?
[shakes his head]
Truck Driver: More like three weeks, buddy.
Big Bird: Three weeks? Oh, no. I'll never get home!
Truck Driver: Sure, you will. You've just got to keep going. Pick up your feet and follow your beak.

Floyd: You're the biggest chicken I've ever seen.
Big Bird: Oh, I'm not a chicken actually. I'm a bird on the run.
Ruthie: Oh yeah. Floyd, he's the bird on TV who ran away.
Big Bird: Oh, I didn't run away. I'm going back to my real home on Sesame Street where I belong.
Ruthie: Are you tired?
Big Bird: Well, maybe a little. I sure wish I had a place to sleep.
Ruthie: Have you ever slept in a barn?
Big Bird: [looking toward the barn] Hmm.

Big Bird: Gee. There's still no sign of Sesame Street. Nothing but amber waves of grain. I think I'm lost. What'll I do? I wish Snuffy were here. Then I'd be lost with my best friend.
[at that moment, a mirage-like image of Snuffy appears in the field]
Mr. Snuffleupagus: Hello, Bird.
Big Bird: Snuffy? I thought I'd never see you again! I can hardly see you now.
Mr. Snuffleupagus: That is because you are imagining me, Bird.
Big Bird: Oh. Well, it's so good to almost see you. I suppose a hug is out of the question, you being imaginary right now.
Mr. Snuffleupagus: You could imagine that we're hugging, Bird.
Big Bird: That's right. How brilliant. Here it comes.
[Big Bird and Snuffleupagus try to hug, but keep passing through each other]
Big Bird: Oh, I'm afraid this isn't working, Snuffy. For hugging, you need the real thing.
Mr. Snuffleupagus: Don't worry, Bird. We can hug for real when you get back to Sesame Street.
Big Bird: ''If'' I ever get back to Sesame Street. But I will.

Big Bird: Say, there's a lady named Miss Finch who's chasing me and, uh, do you mind if I hide in your fun fair?
Sam Sleaze: Why, no, not at all. We have the perfect place for you to hide. Right here in our hiding cage.
[Locks him up]
Sam Sleaze: You'll be safe here.
Sid Sleaze: Yeah, real safe.
Big Bird: Gee, thanks.
[Sid and Sam laugh]
Sam Sleaze: Let's go!
Big Bird: Ha, ha, ha! Oh, gee, I sure am a lucky bird.

Big Bird: [sees the WB logo] Sesame Street is brought to you today by the letters W and B.

Miss Finch: Are you all right, Big? You are Big Bird?
Big Bird: [looking himself over] Yeah, I guess I am.
Miss Finch: [facing the camera] This is worse than I thought!

Big Bird: Isn't flying wonderful? It makes me feel like a bird.

Sam Sleaze: What's the matter, don't you like your cage?
Big Bird: My cage? My, my, MY CAGE?

[In a car chase between the Sleaze Bros and Gordon, Big Bird's cage opens]
Big Bird: Gordon, look, the doors are open!
Gordon: I know, now-now, come on!
Big Bird: Come on? Gordon, you know I can't fly.
Big Bird: JUMP?
Big Bird: I'm not even supposed to do this! Why, you should never jump from a moving truck! Why... I shouldn't even be standing up!
Gordon: You have my permission! Just this once. NOW, COME ON!

Oscar the Grouch: [singing] Let this be the Grouch's cause: Point out everybody's flaws! / Something is wrong with everything, except the way I sing!

Oscar the Grouch: [driving into a junkyard] This is where I wanna be - grouch paradise! Just look it at. It's like a work of art.
Telly Monster: It is different, Maria.
Maria: Oscar, I want you to turn this car around right now and head for Toadstool!
Oscar the Grouch: Ah, an angry face in a beautiful place - heaven.

[first lines]
Announcer: Ladies and gentlemen, would you please rise for the Grouch Anthem.
Oscar the Grouch: No, no, no! With the Grouch Anthem, you stay sitting down! Down in front there!

Oscar the Grouch: [after the Grouch Anthem] Well, anyway, you've seen the best part of this movie, so sit back, relax, and have a rotten time!

Oscar the Grouch: Nice work, turkey!

Five Sesame Street Stories (1985) (V)
[last lines]
Big Bird: I don't need to wait for spring at all.

Big Bird: I'm going to go get some flowers at Macintosh's store right now. I'll buy some flowers to put in my nest.
Oscar the Grouch: Yeah! You could get some cactus flowers or a Venus Flytrap.

Big Bird: Is Oscar still playing his violin, Grover?
Super Grover: No. He has stopped.
Big Bird: Then why are you still making that horrible face?
Super Grover: My super-hearing tells me that Oscar has stopped practicing his violin. But my keenly developed sense of super-smell tells me that Oscar has just... cooked his dinner! It smells like old socks with sardine sauce. Yecch!

Narrator: As soon as the Count's friendly bats saw the flowers, they started to count them.
The Count's bats: One beautiful flower. We love counting flowers. Heh heh heh! Two. Three. Four. Five. Six beautiful flowers.
Big Bird: Gee. I didn't buy the flowers to count them. I bought them to remind me of spring. Um, would you like to keep this pretty pink daisy?
Narrator: The Count thanked Big Bird. Counting petals would be something wonderful to do.
The Count's bats: One pretty pink flower petal. Two pretty pink flower petals. Three pretty pink flower petals. Four pretty pink flower petals.

Big Bird: What's the matter, Super Grover? That's a horrible face you're making.
Super Grover: Aha! It is Oscar. My super-hearing tells me that-oh, no-he has started practicing his violin. Oooow!

Oscar the Grouch: I love this crummy weather. Gotta chill this hot chocolate down so it tastes good and yucky.
Big Bird: Hi, Oscar.
Oscar the Grouch: Hey, what's the matter, Big Bird? It's a great storm. You ought to be happy.
Big Bird: I'm tired of this plain, white snow.
Oscar the Grouch: Yeah. Me too. I wish somebody would put some dirt or soot on it, or something. We haven't had any good slush all winter.
Big Bird: That's not what I meant, Oscar! I need the spring. I'm sad and slumpy. I need the spring. I'm all goosebumpy. The cold and slush and all that sneezing? I hate the snow!
Oscar the Grouch: Who needs the sun? I like it freezing. Let that wind blow! Oh, that's heaven, gloomy and deary. I love a day that is chilly, wet, and bleary.
Big Bird: I need the days with the warm and gentle sun. This long dark winter is just no fun.
Oscar the Grouch: It warms my heart to feel the frost.
Big Bird: I want the warmer days I've lost, of spring, spring, spring!
Oscar the Grouch: Well, forget it, feather face!

Don't Eat the Pictures: Sesame Street at the Metropolitan Museum of Art (1983) (TV)
Big Bird: Hi. Do you guard this museum?
Museum Security Guard: Yeah.
Big Bird: Well, good work! We were here all night, and nobody bothered us. Ta-ta.
Museum Security Guard: No you weren't. No.
Big Bird: [off screen] We were too.

Prince Sahu: I'm Prince Sahure of Egypt, son of the God Userkaf, king of kings, lord of the two lands, conqueror of the East and West, and fabulous fisherman.
Big Bird: Uh, you don't have a nickname, do you?

Big Bird: Eh... who's Osiris?
Prince Sahu: Him.
[points at a fresco as ominous music plays]
Prince Sahu: The lord of the underworld.
Aloysius Snuffleupagus: A gangster?

Big Bird: Oh, the cat stopped. But where is the temple of Dender?
Aloysius Snuffleupagus: I wouldn't know, Bird. The only temple I've ever seen is Shirley Temple.

David: I've got a real bad feeling that this museum is locked, and we are locked in the museum for the night.
Telly Monster: [greatly worried] David, what are we going to do now?
Oscar the Grouch: Well, I've got a suggestion. Let's panic!

[Everyone is looking for Big Bird]
Oscar the Grouch: Big Bird! Oh, I've searched everywhere, and there's no sign of that oversized finch! And if I see another masterpiece, I'll go mad! Pretty, gold frames, and there's no mud on them. Yuck!
[glances at another room]
Oscar the Grouch: I wonder what's in there.
[notices a sign]
Oscar the Grouch: Oh. Says uh..."These statues are from ancient Greece and Rome. Some are as much as 2,600 years old." Well, that's something.
[continues reading]
Oscar the Grouch: "Because some of them fell of buildings, or were buried during earthquakes..." Heh, heh! "... or worn out by the sea, they are broken." Broken?
[enters the room]
Oscar the Grouch: Oh man! They ''are'' broken! Oh, really wrecked! Heh heh heh heh! Heaven! Why it's trash. The most beautiful trash I've ever seen!

Christmas Eve on Sesame Street (1978) (TV)
Big Bird: [Oscar crashed through a wall and fell down the stairs] Oscar, are you okay?
Oscar: [pops up in his can] Okay? Let's go back and do it again!

Big Bird: Look at all the people down there, they'll all running around. Guess somebody must be lost.

Snuffy: [squeezed into a garbage can to prove Santa can fit in chimneys] Bird?
Big Bird: Yes, Snuffy?
Snuffy: Now that we know how Santa gets *into* the chimney, how does he get *out*?

Big Bird: Hey Oscar, wait! Hey Oscar! I know how Santa gets down the chimney! All he does is take that big belt of his and tie it real tight around his waist, and it makes him so skinny he fits right down the chimney.
Oscar: [pops out of the can] You are, without a doubt, the stupidest...
[most of what he says next is drowned out by the noise of a passing subway train]
Oscar: ... bird I've ever met.
[goes back in the can]

Maria: Oscar, I hope you're satisfied. You had to start all that stuff about Santa and tiny chimneys, and you've upset Big Bird so much, he's gone.
Oscar: Well, I didn't know he'd do anything dumb like that! I was only teasin' him!
Maria: Teasing him? Telling him that Santa's not gonna bring anybody any presents because he can't get down a tiny chimney? Now, you call that teasing?
Oscar: Well, he'll come back! He's part homing pigeon! Besides, what's the big deal? He lives outdoors all the time anyway!
Maria: Now, look here, Oscar. Now, the nest is something different. That's his home. He's got an electric blanket there and he's got heating pads and he's around all the people that he loves, but here, it's Christmas Eve and he's out there somewhere in this big city, and it keeps snowing and it's getting colder and he could be in serious trouble unless we find him! So what are you gonna do about it?
Oscar: I'm gonna find him and bring him back!

Sesame Street, Special (1988) (TV)
Kermit the Frog: Uh, public affairs and news? McNeill-Lehrer? Bill Moyers?
Oscar the Grouch: Not my cup of mud.

Oscar the Grouch: [on Pledge Drives] Now that was television! Why can't they do shows like that more often? Well it doesn't matter 'cause I taped it and now I can watch it any time I want. I'm a lucky grouch.

Kermit the Frog: Hi ho there. This is Kermit the Frog and I'm here to find out why Oscar the Grouch likes public television.
Oscar the Grouch: I don't like public television!

Kermit the Frog: How about live concerts?
Oscar the Grouch: I prefer recorded concerts on badly scratched records.
Kermit the Frog: How about movie classics in the original black and white without interruptions?
Oscar the Grouch: I prefer colorized versions with lots and lots of commercial interruptions!

"Sesame Street: Mine-Itis Hits Sesame Street (#39.40)" (2008)
Sofia: Oh, Oscar. How could you eat at a time like this?
Oscar the Grouch: With a spoon?
Sofia: [Angrily] You know what, Oscar? You are a grouchy monster. THAT'S WHO YOU ARE! YOU NEED TO TELL US THE CURE FOR MINE-ITIS!
Oscar the Grouch: OH, YEAH? And why would you want me to do a silly thing like this?
Oscar the Grouch: Well, The neighborhood never looked perfect.

Sofia: Maybe Brian Williams was wrong all along.
Elmo: AHEM! Elmo Monster is happy and proud to announce that people are still sharing on Sesame Street! YAYYYYYYY!
Oscar the Grouch: Heh-Heh-Heh! Well, I got some news to tell you. There won't be much sharing going on for long! In case you may not notice. There is a whole lot of Mine-Itis going on.
Everybody: [Elmo and Sofia] Mine-Itis?
Oscar the Grouch: Yes, It's a grouch sickness that makes everything world their's and they don't want to share it.
Sofia: If it's a grouch sickeness. Why is everybody getting it?
Oscar the Grouch: Just luck I guess.
[Looks through his binocular]
Oscar the Grouch: Ah, What did I tell you. Maria is coming down with Mine-Itis right now. Look at her. She is starting to get wildly itchy.
Maria Figueroa Rodriguez: [as she scratches her skin] Guys, I am starting to get wildly itchy.
Oscar the Grouch: Now he hopping like a kangaroo.
Luis Rodriguez: Why are you hopping like a kangaroo?
Maria Figueroa Rodriguez: I don't know?
Oscar the Grouch: Now she twirling.
Maria Figueroa Rodriguez: [as she twirls] Anybody feel like twirling?
Sofia: I don't believe this!
Elmo: Maria?
Maria Figueroa Rodriguez: MINE!
[Takes all the food away from Luis and Gabi]
Everybody: [Elmo and Sofia] MINE-ITIS!
Oscar the Grouch: A classic case.
Announcer #2: And now, Here is Brian Williams with a Sesame Street Nightly News Update!
Brian Williams: This just in, Maria from Sesame Street has the case of Mine-Itis and she is not sharing. I repeat, Another case has been confirmed.
Grouch Theif: MINE
[Steals Brian's tie]
Brian Williams: HEY! THAT'S MY CLIP ON TIE!
Everybody: Mine-Itis!
Oscar the Grouch: No that's just a grouch who like to steal things.
Grouch Theif: MINE!
[Takes his microphone]

Announcer #2: That was Brian Williams with the Sesame Street nightly news update.
Sofia: Hope no one else gets it
Oscar the Grouch: I wouldn't bet on it.
Luis Rodriguez: Gabi, I am feeling kinda itchy.
Gabi: Me too.
Sofia: That's the first symptom!
Sofia: That's the second symptom!
Everybody: [Luis and Gabi] MINE!
Everybody: [Elmo and Sofia] MINE-ITIS!
[Screams in a panic attack]
Everybody: [We see the citizens of Sesame Street chanting MINE! MINE! MINE!]

The Adventures of Elmo in Grouchland (1999)
Oscar: Huxley! First this guy ruined my beautiful Grouclland, and now, he's messin' with my frie...
[everyone is surprised to hear what Oscar just said]
Big Bird: Oscar, were you gonna say "friend"?
Oscar: No. I was gonna say... "French-fried fish-heads"!
[everyone else scoffs in disagreement]
Oscar: All right. So the little stink ball IS my friend. Oh, I gotta go do somethin' about this!

Oscar: Who says you can't go home again?
Susan: Oscar, maybe you can get your friends to tell us where Elmo is.
Cookie Monster, Telly, Zoe: Oh, yeah! Yeah!
Oscar: In a minute. First I have to look at the old neighborhood here. Hey, I wonder where that old septic tank is.
Susan: Hey, wait a minute!
Gordon: No, Oscar, we've got to find Elmo first!
Cookie Monster, Telly: Elmo! Elmo!
Susan: Let's go this way.

Grouch Cop: It's against the law to ask for help in Grouchland! You have the right to scream your head off. Should you give up the right to scream your head off, someone who will scream their head off... will be provided for you.
Oscar: Come on!
Cookie Monster: Me innocent. Hello? Me need cookies!

A Special Sesame Street Christmas (1978) (TV)
Leslie Uggams: Yoo Hoo! Anybody home?
Oscar the Grouch: Oh, it's you, huh? Back for seconds. Look, Leslie, I'm glad that someone else agrees with me about all this Christmas nonsense here.
Leslie Uggams: I don't agree with you, Oscar.
Oscar the Grouch: You don't? You mean, you're with them?
Leslie Uggams: Yes, and you should be with them. You would find that Christmas is something very very special.
Oscar the Grouch: Oh, you mean stop fighting it, huh?
Leslie Uggams: Exactly.
Oscar the Grouch: Hmmm, sort of go with the flow. You get my drift?
Leslie Uggams: And the snow, and the mistletoe.
Oscar the Grouch: Bleck!
Leslie Uggams: Oh, Oscar, take it from me, you don't know what you're missing.
Leslie Uggams: Country roads with tractor plows.
Oscar the Grouch: [singing] Icy bales with shivering cows.
Leslie Uggams: [singing] City sidewalks. Big Christmas rush.
Oscar the Grouch: [singing] Ladies stocking slithered with slush.
Leslie Uggams: [singing] Time for Santa on every street.
Oscar the Grouch: [singing] Time when landlords turn down the heat.
Leslie Uggams: [singing] Morning windows sparkled with frost.
Oscar the Grouch: [singing] Flying snow tires and the high cost.
Leslie Uggams: [singing] Happy houses festive and bright.
Oscar the Grouch: [singing] Christmas trees that lean to the right.
Leslie Uggams: [singing] Crackling yule logs orange and blue.
Oscar the Grouch: [singing] Three kids all left home with the flu.
Leslie Uggams: [singing] Christmas cards from old and dear friends.
Oscar the Grouch: [singing] Christmas bills that give you the bends. Heh heh heh.
Leslie Uggams: Bleck!

Michael Jackson: [reading out loud] One of the main reasons for seeing ghosts is because you are not keeping yourself busy enough. Your imagination is allowed to run wild.
Oscar The Grouch: Uh, hey fella! What's that book you're reading there? Huh?
Michael Jackson: "Everything You Wanted To Know About Ghosts But Were Afraid To Ask". It's really trash.
Oscar The Grouch: Oh, well, I happen to like trash. I'll tell you what. I'll give you this brand new broken portable TV for it, huh? What do you say?
Michael Jackson: Nevermind. You can have it for gratis.
Oscar The Grouch: Yeah, but can I have it for free, too?
Michael Jackson: That too. Merry Christmas!
Oscar The Grouch: Well, I won't go that far, but thanks, pal!
Michael Jackson: See you later! Bye!

Leslie Uggams: [off camera] Merry Christmas, everybody! This is Leslie Uggams. You're looking at Sesame Street, and yes, it's the Christmas season.
Oscar the Grouch: [off camera] Hello, this is Oscar the Grouch speaking. I can't stand Christmas! I'm a 100% Grouch and proud of it.
Leslie Uggams: [off camera] Oh, Oscar!
Oscar the Grouch: [off camera] Anyway, I still have orders to say, "Welcome to 'A Special Sesame Street Christmas'". Wanna know what drives me bananas about the holiday season? It's all the unexpected company. For example, our star, Leslie Uggams.
Leslie Uggams: [on camera] Oh, thank you, Oscar!
Oscar the Grouch: [off camera] Guest stars Ethyl Merman...
Ethel Merman: [on camera] Merry Christmas!
Oscar the Grouch: [off camera] ... Anne Murray...
Anne Murray: [on camera] Merry Christmas!
Oscar the Grouch: [of camera] ... I mean, why do that have to bring all that Christmas cheerfulness to Sesame Street?
Leslie Uggams: [on camera] Because it's fun, Oscar. We'll also celebrate the holidays with
[off camera]
Leslie Uggams: Imogene Coca...
Imogene Coca: [on camera] Merry Christmas!
Leslie Uggams: [off camera] ... Dick Smothers...
Dick Smothers: [on camera] Merry Christmas!
Leslie Uggams: [off camera] ... Michael Jackson. Straighten that garland, Michael! The one and only Mr. Henry Fonda. And in addition to all that company dropping by, there will be those Sesame Street Muppets and those regular old buddies of yours and mine! Big Bird, Bob, David, Mr. Hooper, and Maria!
Oscar the Grouch: [on camera] Bah humbug!

"Sesame Street: Hurricane: Part 2 (#32.62)" (2001)
Big Bird: [Mourning the loss of his nest] Oh, Gordon! My Home! My Nest!
Gordon: Big Bird, It's alright!
Big Bird: NO, IT'S NOT!
Gordon: [Sadly] You're right! You're right, Big Bird! It's not alright! But it will be alright!
Big Bird: But what happened to my nest?
Gordon: Well, The wind was so strong it blew it all apart.
[as he comforts Big Bird]
Gordon: I am with you.

Big Bird: My home, My nest.
Maria: Don't worry, Big Bird. We are all here to help.
Gabi: Yeah, My mother is good at fixing things.
Luis: HEY, EVERYBODY! I have a plan!
Big Bird: My home, My nest?
Luis: Well, That's what the plan is. We are rebuilding your nest. As we can see, There has been a lot of damages done.
Big Bird: [Shocked] A lot of damages? My Home, My Nest!
Maria: But that's what Luis is trying to tell you. We can fix things.
Gabi: Yeah, My parents are good at fixing things.
Big Bird: [to his Teddy Bear, Radar] Well, Radar. We can come home tonight.
Maria: [Chuckles] Uh, No. No, Big Bird. You won't have your nest tonight.
Big Bird: [Shocked] But why not?
Gordon: Well, Big Bird. Even with everybody pitching in and helping out, That's a lot of work.
Alan: And it takes time for it to process.
Big Bird: But I want my nest now! Where should I stay then?
Susan: Well, There's some leftover Birdseed stew in my apartment.
Big Bird: There is? Well, Okay!

"Sesame Street: Episode #15.4" (1983)
Big Bird: [has drawn caricatures of Luis, Susan, Gordon, Bob, Maria, David, Olivia, and Mr. Hooper. After handing out seven of them, he sees that Mr. Hooper is missing] Say, where is he?
Maria: Big Bird, don't you remember we told you? Mr. Hooper died. He's dead.
Big Bird: Oh, yeah, I remember. Well, I'll give it to him when he comes back.
Susan: Big Bird, Mr. Hooper's not coming back.
Big Bird: Well, why not?
Susan: Big Bird, when people die, they don't come back.
Big Bird: Ever?
Susan: [shakes her head] No, never.
Big Bird: Well, why not?
Luis: Well, Big Bird, They're *dead*. They... They can't come back.
Big Bird: Well, he's got to come back. Why, who's going to take care of the store? And who's going to make my birdseed milkshakes, and tell me stories?
David: Big Bird, I?m going to take care of the store. Mr. Hooper - he left it to me. And I'll make you your milkshakes, and we'll all tell you stories, and we'll make sure you're okay.
Susan: Yeah, we'll look after you.
Big Bird: Oh, hmm.
[walks around as he thinks]
Big Bird: Well, it won't be the same.
Bob: You're right, Big Bird. It's... It'll never be the same around here without him. But you know something? We can all be very happy that we had the chance to be with him, and to know him, and to love him a lot when he was here.
Olivia: And Big Bird, we still have our memories of him.
Big Bird: Oh, yeah, Our memories. Right. Why, memories... that's how I drew this picture. From memory. And we can remember him, and remember him, and remember him... as much as we want to.
[looks at Mr. Hooper's picture]
Big Bird: But, I don't like it.
[chokes up]
Big Bird: It makes me sad.
David: We all feel sad, Big Bird.
Big Bird: He's never coming back?
[David and Olivia shake their heads]
Big Bird: Well, I don't understand! You know everything was just fine. Why does it have to be this way? Give me one good reason!
Gordon: Big Bird, It has to be this way... because.
Big Bird: Just because?
Gordon: Just... because.
Big Bird: Oh.
[looks at the picture]
Big Bird: You know, I'm going to miss you, Mr. Looper.
Maria: That's *Hooper*, Big Bird. Hooper.
[she and the others chuckle]
Big Bird: Right.
[as he continues to look at the picture, the others gather around him. Our view pulls back to a wide shot of the set, and the screen slowly fades to black]

[Gordon notices Big Bird walking backwards with his back bent and his head between his legs]
Big Bird: Oh, hi, Gordon.
Gordon: Hi, Big Bird. Uh...
Big Bird: [as if acting normally] Nice day, isn't it?
Gordon: [somewhat confused] Yeah, very nice. Big Bird?
Big Bird: Mm?
Gordon: Why are you doing that?
Big Bird: What?
Gordon: [indicating Big Bird's walking] *That*, with your head between your legs?
Big Bird: Oh, because.
Gordon: [after a short pause] Because *why*?
Big Bird: Just, because.
Gordon: You're walking with your head between your legs, just *because*?
[Big Bird nods]
Gordon: Can't you give me a better reason than just because?
Big Bird: Well, I guess I could try, but I don't think I could come up with a better reason?
Gordon: [still a bit confused] Yeah, I understand.
Big Bird: You know what I'm going to do now?
Gordon: What?
Big Bird: This...
[Big Bird walks sideways]
Big Bird: [walking off] De-doo, de-doo, de-doo, de-doo...
[Gordon looks on and laughs briefly]
Gordon: [imitating Big Bird's sideways walk] De-doo, de-doo...

"Sesame Street: Dances from All Over the World Day (#28.46)" (1997)
Big Bird: Tarah, I know your legs don't work too good. But are you going to do this dance?
Tarah: Why, no! I can't! My legs don't work to well to dance over those sticks. I can really hurt myself. That's why I need this wheelchair. But I am going to do the rhythm.
Celina: You know what, Tarah! That's a good idea. This dance needs rhythm. Can you do the rhythm for me? Here is your sticks. Okay, Let's go!

Celina: [as she picks up the phone] Hello! Oh, yes! This is Celina. How are you?
Celina: What? Oh my god! That's too bad. No, no. We will be okay, We can manage. Thanks for calling. And I hope Spencer feels better soon. Bye!
[Hangs up]
Celina: I know that, Big Bird. But, I just got a phone call from Spencer's mother. And, He is sick, He can't come.
Big Bird: SICK, OH NO!
Ruthie: Calm down, Big Bird. We can have a substitute.
Big Bird: Who will take Spencer's place.
Ruthie: How about me?
Big Bird: You will? Okay then. That settles.

A Muppet Family Christmas (1987) (TV)
Emily 'Ma' Bear: Aren't they adorable?
Oscar the Grouch: Hey, don't encourage them!

Oscar the Grouch: Hey everybody, quiet down! There's a bulletin on TV!
The Newsman: And now, for this news flash: the worst blizzard in 50 years is approaching us at a great rate. The Weather Service reports that barometers are falling sharply.
[a lot of wooden barometers crash on him]
The Newsman: Oh no! Whoa...

"Sesame Street: Episode #19.47" (1988)
Maria: Oscar, I have tried stories, I have tried lullabies, I tried different things. But Irvine keeps doing the same. She keeps on crying and crying and throwing a temper tantrum. I can't stand it anymore. I quit! I give up!
Oscar the Grouch: Oh, Relax sweetie. There is only one way to get a grouch baby back to sleep.
[to Grungetta]
Oscar the Grouch: Oh, Grungetta!
Grungetta: Yes? Oscar?
Oscar the Grouch: I just had a rotten time with you, today!
Oscar the Grouch: NO YOU DID NOT!
Grungetta: DID TOO!
Oscar the Grouch: YOU DID NOT!
Grungetta: I DID TOO!
[They keep arguing until Irvine finally calms down]
Oscar the Grouch: Hey, Look Irvine finally calms down. Grouch babies love to calm down to a sound of a good loud argument.
[They continue to argue at each other]

"Scrubs: My ABC's (#8.5)" (2009)
Dr. Elliot Reid: I wonder if they found a new head of medicine yet?
The Janitor: Actually, they found one this morning.
Oscar the Grouch: All right, you knuckleheads! Shape up! I'm watching you, John Dorian, and guess what? My eyes never close!
The Janitor: Mine neither.
Dr. John 'J.D.' Dorian: [back to reality] I grew up on the street. Not the hood. Sesame Street.

"Sesame Street: An African Lullaby by Lillian (#23.130)" (1992)
Lillian: Why, Oscar? Why?
Oscar: Because, It's time to say goodbye! A perfect time to do a welcome dance!
Lillian: Come on, Children! Let's go home! I'll sing you a nice little African lullaby!
Oscar: Sesame Street was sponsored by the letters L, and Z, and by the number 10! Welcome to Sesame Street!
[Ending credits is shown]
Oscar: Sesame Street is a production of, The Children's Television Workshop.

Big Bird in China (1983) (TV)
Big Bird: We're off to find the Phoenix!
Grover: I thought Phoenix was in Arizona.

"Sesame Street: Episode #1.4" (1969)
[last lines]
Oscar the Grouch: You call this a production? It looks like it was produced by Big Bird! Talk about eggs!

"The Simpsons: Missionary: Impossible (#11.15)" (2000)
Oscar the Grouch: Give us the money!
Elmo: Elmo knows where you live!

Sesame Street Home Video Visits the Firehouse (1990) (V)
Big Bird: Chief, what's the red furry thing at the top of the ladder?
Chief Kirby: What red furry thing?
Gordon: [They find Elmo at the top of the ladder] Hey! Hey, Elmo, how did you get up there?
Elmo: Look, Mr. Chief! Look, everybody! Elmo is a firefighter!
Gordon: Elmo, get down from there now!
Elmo: Oh, jeez.

"Sesame Street: Luis Has Back Pain (#28.91)" (1997)
Big Bird: You know something? I am getting really board with this ''Look at your feet, OOH, EEH, AHH, game!'' Can we play something else.
Maria: Big Bird, We are not playing a game. Luis hurt his back.
Big Bird: No wonder you were bending down. Maybe you should stand up straight.
[as Big Bird put Luis back]
Luis: YEOWWWWWWWWWWW! Big Bird, I can't stand up straight.

The Great Muppet Caper (1981)
Truck Driver: What are you doing here?
Oscar the Grouch: A very brief cameo.
Truck Driver: Me too.

"Sesame Street: Episode #17.1" (1985)
Oscar the Grouch: [offscreen] Aw, how's that for disgusting? If I watch anymore of this hugging, I'm gonna get sick to my stomach! Let's get out of here! But first, I've got to say that this revolting spectacle was brought to you by the letters J and S and by the number 6. And Sesame Street is a production of the Children's Television Workshop. Hey, come on. I'll meet you down at the swamp. Heh heh.

"Sesame Street: Big Bird Goes Fishing with Kids for Wolfgang (#27.116)" (1996)
Uncle Wally: Oh, Hello! Welcome to SESAME STREET!
[to Wolfgang]
Big Bird: You said it, Uncle Wally!
Uncle Wally: Uh, Big Bird. Wolfgang can't talk. It's only us we have to try to figure out.
Mr. Handford: What's going on here?
Big Bird: We are trying to figure out why Wolfgang won't stop barking.
Uncle Wally: What is he barking at?
Mr. Handford: Oh, I bet you. I know why. Do you see the sign that window? It reads "Today's Special: FISH"
Telly Monster: Is that what Wolfgang is Barking at?
Big Bird: I believe so. He has been waiting for you to open the store. So, He can get his fish.
Telly Monster: That's was I was thinking of.
Uncle Wally: Well, Wolfgang, Your problem is solved!
Mr. Handford: [Chuckles] Oh, no. They are not!
Telly Monster: They are not? But why not?
Mr. Handford: Because, That sign was yesterday's sign. I forgot to take it down.
Uncle Wally: Then if it's not fish. What is today's special?
Mr. Handford: Today's special is turkey!
Uncle Wally: That's today's special?
Big Bird: You mean there is no fish?
Mr. Handford: Nope.
Telly Monster: Aww, That makes Wolfgang so sad
[Wolfgang howls in disappointment]
Telly Monster: .

"Sesame Street: Hurricane: Part 4 (#32.64)" (2001)
Granny Bird: Hello?
Big Bird: Hello, Granny Bird.
Granny Bird: Is that my favorite grandson, Big Bird?
Big Bird: [sighs] Yes. That's me, Big Bird.
Granny Bird: Is everything alright?
Big Bird: No! Everything is not alright! The hurricane blew my nest away!
Granny Bird: [Shocked] Oh dear. I hate it when that happens. Now, Don't you worry. I, Granny Bird will help you rebuilt your nest as well.

Night at the Museum: Battle of the Smithsonian (2009)
Oscar the Grouch: Oh, come on! I'm bad! Everyone, look at how bad I am. Raaar, Raaar, fear me! Raaaaaaraaarr...
[stops looking depressed]
Kah Mun Rah: I'm sorry, I'm just not buying it. You don't seem bad. You just seem... vaguely grouchy.