Sesame Street Episode 5022 The Disappoint-O-Meter

The Disappoint-O-Meter

Grundgetta surprises Oscar with a gift she found at the dump - a Disappoint-O-Meter, a device designed to measure how disappointed someone is. Oscar eagerly anticipates using it on his neighbors. As Cookie Monster approaches, Oscar points the machine's wand at him. The meter shows that Cookie is very happy because Chris is baking a fresh batch of cookies. Oscar isn't pleased with this outcome, but he hears sounds of distress coming from Hooper's Store and decides to investigate.

Oscar discovers that Chris accidentally burnt all the cookies, causing Cookie Monster to be extremely disappointed, much to Oscar's delight. Chris reassures Cookie that he has another batch ready to bake and offers him some paper to draw on to pass the time. Inspired by Oscar, Cookie decides to draw a cookie, making him happy once more. The Disappoint-O-Meter picks up on this change in mood.

Hearing more commotion, Oscar takes the meter to the yard, where Big Bird and Snuffy are stomping around in frustration. Chris helps them calm down, and they explain their disappointment about their canceled playdate due to Big Bird needing to visit Granny Bird on her birthday. Oscar sarcastically suggests rescheduling their playdate, inadvertently making them happy. Disappointed by his inability to maintain the negative situations, Oscar tells Grundgetta to take the machine back, explaining all the disappointing events he unintentionally fixed.

Oscar points the wand at himself to demonstrate his own disappointment. The machine becomes so overloaded that it explodes. Oscar realizes that Grouches are supposed to enjoy being disappointed and, in a twist, decides it was a great gift after all. Oscar and Grundgetta sign off.

Big Bird's Road Trip: Big Bird and Elmo watch a video from Calvin in Lexington, Kentucky.

Elmo and friends joyfully sing and clap as they discover the letter of the day - E.

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Count von Count and friends sing and stomp as they uncover the number of the day - 10.

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