(The film opens with a huge U.S.A. flag as drums are heard in the background)
Announcer: Ladies and gentlemen, would you please rise for the Grouch Anthem?
Oscar: (appears from his trash can) No, no, no. With the Grouch Anthem, you stay sitting down. Down in front there! Now brace yourself, I'm gonna sing!
(Start of "The Grouch Anthem")
Oscar: (singing) Grouches of the world unite! Stand up for your grouchily rights! Don't let the sunshine spoil the rain, just stand up and complain! Let this be the grouches' cause: Point out everybody's flaws! Something is wrong with everything except the way I sing! (chuckles)
(A group of grouches appear as they sing in the background)
Oscar: You know what's right with this world? Nothin'! You know what really makes me hot under the collar? You name it! And the next time some goody-two-shoes smiles and tells you to have a nice day, you just remember:
Grouches and Oscar: (singing, in unison) Don't let the sunshine spoil the rain, just stand up and complain! Just stand up and complain!
(End of "The Grouch Anthem")
Oscar: Well, anyway, you've seen the best part of this movie, so sit back, relax and have a rotten time! (chuckles, as he goes back into his trash can)
Big Bird: Sesame Street is brought you today by the letters W and B.
Madame Chairbird: True very true
Miss Finch: And I know just the family Where does he live?
Madame Chairbird: Sesame Street
Miss Finch: Can you tell me how to get to Sesame Street?
Telly: Oscar gonna just love these cans.
Big Bird: Wait hey don't fly away
Telly: Sorry Big Bird
Oscar: Nice work turkey
Maria: dont forget to write
Count: dont forget to count
Cookie Monster: don't forget to eat
Big Bird: bye bye sesame street
Snuffy: goodbye bird don't forget i'm coming to visit
Big Bird: look at the clouds radar
Snuffy: Bird would be so proud of me. I've watched his things all week and nothing has moved.
Bob: (comforting Barkley) Come on, Barkley. Cheer up, boy. You know, we miss Big Bird too.
Maria: Oh, hey, look, everybody! A letter from Big Bird!
(Everyone gathers around, chattering with excitement as Oscar appears)
Big Bird: I don't wanna be here anymore I wanna go home
Mommy Dodo: you are home
Grover: Did you say Big Bird?
Newscaster: That's right, Big Bird.
Count: one green frog
Miss Finch: I'm going to find Big Bird were ever he is and bring back to the dodos
Big Bird: okay radar old buddy we need to split up going off track don't worry I'm sending you bear mail see you on sesame street
Telly: Oh, Olivia, I'm so worry worried about Big Bird
Olivia: well don't
Telly: he's out there all alone and miss finch would get him
Count: ah 1 2 3 cars going to find big bird
Grover: ah ha this is a job for super ah oof oh my cape got coape I'll take a taxi
Ernie: we're coming big bird
I wonder where big bird is now
Big Bird: Gee still no sign of sesame street nothing but amber wains of grain I think I'm lost what would I do I wish Snuffy were here that I be lost with my best friend
Snuffy I thought I never see you again I hardly see you now
That is because you are imagine me big bird
Well it's so good to almost see you I suppose I hug is out of the question
Bert: Oh, my bottle cap collection!
Grover: this is not big bird super Grover please when's lunch
Oscar: grouch paradise
Telly: You did it Oscar.
Miss Finch: poor little bird found at last
Big Bird: hi miss finch miss finch oh no
Miss Finch: get back here
State Trooper: (picks up the kid) Are these the two men?
(The kid nods his head, the state trooper puts him down)
Sam Sleaze: Uh, what seems to be the problem, officer? What's the charge?
State Trooper: (looks through his notebook) What about counterfeiting? Extortion? Fraud? Impersonating a dentist? Stealing an apple from a kid?
Sam Sleaze: Oh, about that apple, officer, I can explain that. We were just holding it for a friend.
Sid Sleaze: Yeah, for a friend.
State Trooper: You can tell that... to the judge.
Sid Sleaze: (starts crying) The judge!
State Trooper: Be a man!
Sid Sleaze: (sobbing) I don't wanna be a man, Sam!
Sam Sleaze: Shut up, Sid! Shut up!
Sid Sleaze: (continues sobbing) The judge, Sam! Jail!