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Oscar the Grouch is a character on the television program Sesame Street. He has a green body, no visible nose, and lives in a trash can. His favorite thing is trashas evidenced by the song " I Love Trash ", with a running theme being his collection of seemingly useless items.
Although the term " Grouch " aptly describes Oscar's misanthropic interaction with the other characters, it also refers to his species. The character was originally performed by Caroll Spinney from the show's first episode until SinceEric Jacobson has been the understudy for the character, and has taken on the full voice role since Spinney's last time puppeteering him. Initially, the puppet characters on Sesame Street did not actually appear on Sesame Street itself, but were relegated to the intermediary segments.
Muppets creator Jim Henson wanted them to be integrated into the series, suggesting a giant bird and creature living in the neighborhood's trash can. Jim Henson credits the character's name to the owner and namesake of Oscar's Salt of the Sea.
In the early s, Henson and Stone often had lunch there and observed that the owner Oscar Karp  dressed in black, looked unkempt, and had a gruff disposition. The Oscar Muppet remained orange for the first season of Sesame Street and then changed to green, which became his permanent color.
This was explained within the show by a visit to Swamp Mushy Muddy. According to Sesame Street ' s Robert W. Morrow, Oscar was created to indirectly demonstrate racial and ethnic diversity.
Since his manners and tastes were different from those of the other characters, his creators hoped to address Grouch Of The Day - Squeeze - Ridiculous - Remastered And Extended With Extra Tracks issues by using his differences as a metaphor for racial and ethnic differences. Some viewers, however, saw Oscar as a "surrogate for poor, urban Americans" during the show's early seasons. During the first season of Sesame Street, the street set was arranged in such a way that Spinney, who is right-handed, was forced to operate Oscar's head with his left hand.
After the set was redesigned, Spinney was able to switch hands. In scenes where Big Bird and Oscar both performed by Caroll Spinney interact in a scene together, the situation has varied depending on the number of lines one or the other is given.
When Spinney performed Big Bird, a second puppeteer operated Oscar to Spinney's voice or vocal track; however, occasionally, Matt Vogel instead operated the Big Bird puppet to a vocal track by Spinney, while he performed Oscar.
The puppeteers have included Jerry Nelson and Jim Martin. Indue to being diagnosed with dystoniaSpinney no longer puppeteered Oscar full-time on the show. Eric Jacobson became Spinney's understudy for Oscar; sometimes lip-syncing to a prerecorded vocal track by Spinney, and other times doing the voice himself.
Jacobson started voicing Oscar for new material in Season 48 after Spinney's semi-retirement. On October 17,Spinney announced his full retirement from the character beginning the very same week as he planned to finish his final recordings on the following day. His final performance as Oscar the Grouch and Big Bird aired the following year for the series' landmark 50th anniversary. Oscar can also become mobile with the help of his friend Bruno the Trashman, who carries Oscar around in his trash can.
Bruno is a full-body costume which allows Oscar's puppeteer to manipulate Oscar while remaining Flames Of Love (Factory Team Piano Edit) - Robin - Flames Of Love by the Bruno costume.
Also, as seen in the Elmo's World episode "Dance", Oscar's legs can protrude from the bottom of his trash Grouch Of The Day - Squeeze - Ridiculous - Remastered And Extended With Extra Tracks to allow him to walk around. For several seasons, Oscar was frequently shown with his friend and pet Slimeyan orange worm. On occasional episodes he has mentioned leaving Sesame Street to attend "the annual Grouch convention in SyracuseNew York ".
Oscar openly admits that he does not like anything or anybody that is nice, except young human children the Romeo And Juliet - Love Theme - Various - Klassik Träume (Grosse Klassik & Traumhafte Melodien) people that he can actually act nice to without facing ridicule from his fellow Grouches as well as older fans of the show.
He once inadvertently complimented a dance that his followers, The Grouchketeers, had performed for him. Oscar has shown rare acts of kindness such as trying to replace Ernie's rubber duckie when Ernie had lost it.
He and his girlfriend Grundgetta also love each other, though their relationship Grouch Of The Day - Squeeze - Ridiculous - Remastered And Extended With Extra Tracks understandably Grouch Of The Day - Squeeze - Ridiculous - Remastered And Extended With Extra Tracks rocky though he does show he cares for her.
As stated above, he is usually very nice to children especially when making public appearances with Spinney. While appearing to be the size of a normal trash can on the outside, Oscar's trash can is actually bigger on the inside than the exterior would suggest, notably revealed in the film The Adventures of Elmo in Grouchland.
Oscar has noted through the years that it boasts such amenities as a farm, swimming pool, ice-rink, bowling alley, and a piano. Oscar could occasionally be seen rotating while descending into his trash can, implying a spiral staircase. It also contains, most likely, many boatloads of trash. As stated on multiple occasions, the trash can also has a back door. While Oscar receives new names in international dubs, Sesame Street international co-productions have often created their own version of the character.
While not a Grouch, he served the same role in plots as Oscar. When a fire destroyed the costume ina decade after he debuted, he and American segments of Oscar were both replaced by a Grouch named Rumpel. Caterpillar Gustav is the counterpoint to Slimey. Filipino adaptation Sesame!
Some Grouches differ from the mostly antagonistic mold. In Pakistanhe is named Akhtar and lives in a rusty oil barrel. When Miss Piggy threw a truck driver played by Peter Ustinov into a pile of boxes and a pile of Slavery Days - Burning Spear - Marcus Garvey cans, Oscar emerged from his trash can and demanded "Hey, what's all the racket?
Oscar agreed saying that he'd never had a rat in his trash can before. Oscar was on an episode of Scrubsimagined as the new chief of medicine. Oscar is one of numerous PBS personalities chasing after Homer Simpson for not being able to pay a pledge in a Simpsons season 11 episode" Missionary: Impossible ". Oscar crashes through the window of the church Homer is hiding in, and demands the money while Elmo, who was hiding in the trash can with him, tells Homer he knows where he lives.
He also appears in " Trash of the Titans " in a The Simpsons season 9 episode. Shapiro and shown at the MacHack conference, featuring a singing animated Oscar that appeared from the trash can when the trash was emptied. The hack was so popular that some parents lost the entire contents of their hard disks to preschoolers wanting to see more of Oscar,  prompting Shapiro to create a stand-alone application using the same animation and sounds. In the end, Wesley Snipes as Blade decapitates him.
Oscar appeared on seven episodes of the game show 1 vs. Beginning inOscar became the mascot for Waste Reduction Week in Canada, an environmental campaign.
In an episode of The Grim Adventures of Billy and Mandyan Oscar-like character emerges from a dustbin and instructs the viewer that it's "not cool" to play with scythes in response to Irwin's stealing and misuse of Grim's scythe and instructs viewers to "tell an adult immediately" if they find one. In Night at the Museum: Battle of the SmithsonianOscar has an appearance with Darth Vadertrying to become part of Kahmunrah's team — only to be discovered that he is not evil, just "vaguely grouchy".
He appeared showing the viewers what investing stocks means. It's shown that he has investment filings with Lehman BrothersBear Stearnsand Washington Mutual even though they are bankrupt companies, but he then says that they're not really his filings. The press kit for the special reveals that Oscar was popular with the crew for the special even during filming. Beyond talking about his time on Sesame Streethis love for trash and recyclingOscar revealed that his father is Perchè Sei Il Mio Uomo (The Love Of A Woman) - Patty Pravo - Patty Pravo from Saint David, New Brunswick and his mother grew up in Nova Scotiathus making him of Canadian descent.
He further went on to suggest Grouch Of The Day - Squeeze - Ridiculous - Remastered And Extended With Extra Tracks Digging In The Dirt - Peter Gabriel - Summer 2003 (02.07.03 Indianapolis, IN) had cheated on Grundgettahis long-time girlfriend.
In an interview with Anderson CooperOscar reveals that he would still be orange if he bathed; his green exterior is apparently moss. He tries his Looking For Today - Black Sabbath - Sabbath Bloody Sabbath Oscar impression by saying "I live in the trash. His second favorite dessert is mashed bananas with ice cubes and cold beef gravy, and in Season 12 he owns a car called "The Sloppy Jalopy".
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