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Monday, April 18, 2011

O is for Oscar the Grouch!

I dedicate this month-long challenge to children, with nephew Jeremy topping my list. Much thanks to the animated or more serious characters who agreed (or not) to conduct interviews this month. Sure, I had to promise them 80% of my profits, but a few are altruistic to the core. At least, that sounds good. Right? My point: Have fun reading this or doing something else. Give a child a hug today too.


Robyn trollops skips innocently through the Paradise Toxic Waste Disposal Site. She stops abruptly at a trashcan in the center of the stinky field. Knocking on the lid, she shouts: Oscar! Oscar! I'd like to interview you. Please!? I couldn't find Olive Oyle, she's so skinny. Os are hard to come by, but I won't get into that during children's hour. Hello! Hello! Are you there?

Oscar: Go away! I'm busy loving my trash!

Determined, Robyn lifts the lid.

Oscar: I said go away! Leave us alone!

Robyn, scrounges through his trash. What have you here, Oscar?

Oscar: Alright! You asked for it. Here's some trash for you!

Oscar hits Robyn with a pair of pink sparkly, Elton John-style elevator shoes; a stack of century-old tabloids spotlighting Brad and Angelina's impending divorce; and a cursing Charlie Sheen (in the flesh).

Will Robyn recover for P? Many, many women have, so the odds look good.

Oscar the Grouch debuted on Sesame Street in the early 1970s. He's a brainchild of the show's head writer, Jon Stone, and muppet creator, Jim Henson. Initially, Oscar was an orange fellow displaying a dark unibrow. While his color's changed, his unibrow stuck. (No wonder he's grouchy.) John Lovelady crafted orange Oscar, and Caroll Spinney has performed the grouch since Oscar's first appearance. Who doesn't like Oscar, the world's best grouch?  


  1. I think this entry should be dedicated to me. I've been grouchy a LOT lately. But, that's a good thing, right? I mean, look, Oscar gets publicity for being grouchy.

    I think this is my favorite entry of yours so far from the character interviews.

    PS: Is it really true that Brangelina are no longer going to be Brangelina???? I don't know if I can handle that.

  2. My man Oscar! We have so much in common and he understands me.

  3. Oh, I love Oscar. Even if he is a grouch. Because of him? I still carry a torch for the word "scram."

  4. It's true, Oscar is one of the best!!

  5. I love Oscar...he tells it like it is~

  6. Just so long as none of that 'winning' nonsense rubbed off when Sheen struck you!

  7. I love me some Oscar the grouch. He was my favorite on that show.

  8. Haha, Charlie was just hanging out in the trash! Hilarious, but boy, what a grouch.

  9. A cursing Charlie Sheen....ROFL!!! You are a hoot!!!

    I loved Oscar the Grouch, too!!! In fact, some days I do a very good impersonation of him!

  10. Oscar was always my favorite!
    Hope you have a great week...

  11. Robyn, you "trolloped?" You bad, bad girl.
    By the way, I usually recover for P. Generally in the middle of the night. But, I don't flush so as not to wake Mrs. Penwasser.
    You know..."If it's yellow, let it mellow..."

  12. if there is a sesame street character that is like me, it is Oscar

  13. Oscar was my favorite character when I was really young, so much so that I dressed up as him for Halloween one year. Gosh I used to sing his song all the time. "Yes!"

  14. Happy Monday Robyn Love!!!! Hhope you had a wonderful weekend! Thank you so much for your oh so sweet comment on Sat.! Glad you got your boggie on, he he!
    Yep, loved Oscar!
    I too love that you threw Charlie in there, that's funny!
    Lots of love
    gi gi

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  17. I am really losing it. I accidentally omitted Jiu Jitsu's comment instead of my own. Sorry.

    Moreover, I had another stupid moment here. I didn't know I so blatantly misused the word "trolloping." I thought it meant innocent skipping. Really, I did. Oy vey.

    Forgive my stupidity and failure to think before pressing Publish.


  18. I see a little aftermath from the visit to the toxic waste dump site. Be careful where you go next time.

  19. C is for Cookie! lol I love Sesame Street!

  20. oh, i LOVE oscar!! the best grouch ever!

    i'm on two days blog break... just wanted to say hi, my friend!

    big hugs!

    betty xx

  21. I ninja Grouch, he was cute from the few episodes I have seen...a photo of the stick erm heels poking out of your head?