In the early years Oscar had a well-deserved reputation for being mean and nasty. But once in the mid-70's he showed a sign of kindness under his mangy green fur. Maria and a Muppet lady had to go somewhere, and the lady had a little daughter, and Maria decided in her infinite wisdom it would be a great idea for Oscar to baby sit! The girl turned out to be painfully shy, and started crying hysterically when her mother was leaving. Yet Oscar invited her to play, and before long, they became fast friends. The girl was having the time of her life playing with trash, making mudpies, and doing all sorts of grouchy things. Oscar was enjoying himself too. Then Maria and the mother come back, and it's time for the little girl to say goodbye. She starts bawling her eyes out again, until Oscar says she can come back and visit any time. She even kisses Oscar goodbye, and instead of being mad at all the mushiness, Oscar actually likes it! He's obviously touched. And like the Grinch, Oscar's heart grew three times that day. This was my first experience of seeing the nice side of Oscar. How 'bout you?