Oscar has just gotten a dog of his very own. Her name is Cranky and she is a Rottendoodle. Oscar learns that Rottendoodles are grouch dogs that never do what you tell them to, they never help and they never ever kiss. Oscar loves this dog already.
However, when he tells Cranky to sit she does so obediently. He tells her to fetch a ball and she does that, too. Then she sees Bob and she gives him a big hug and a kiss.
Oscar is definitely convinced that something is strange when Cranky begins to help everyone on Sesame Street. She’s helpful, loving, and clean, but she’s supposed to be grouchy.
Oscar learns that sometimes dogs are just different from the way you expect them to be. He begins to wonder how he could ever give her away. He has become accustomed to everything about her and is secretly starting to like her. He makes the decision to keep Cranky. She may be nice, but she’s nice and annoying- a grouch’s dream come true