National Grouch Day
October 10, 2012
My favorite Sesame Street character would have to be Oscar the Grouch, that’s why I was happy to see there’s a National Grouch Day. Celebrated on October 15, this special day is dedicated to all things grouchy. And, what could be grouchier than Oscar the Grouch?
An orange Oscar made his first appearance on Sesame Street on November 10, 1969. He was permanently changed to green by the next season. As a kid, I loved his song about trash and his endless supply of junk that he dragged out of his trash can. He was a hoarder before anyone knew what hoarding was. He is surly and rude to everyone, yet he was an important member of their community. He’s everything a grouch should be.
Blue Springs North Branch