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SESAME STREET
Plot OSCARs School for WORMS
Air date January 25th, 1988
Season Season 19
Sponsors U, W, 7

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Picture Segment Description
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SCENE 1
Telly learns from David & Gina that today, Hooper's Store is having a sale on balls, crayons & hats. As Telly worries over what he should get, a pair of lads buy everything on sale. Telly decides what he wants just as everything runs out. He orders a glass of milk instead, then wonders if he should switch to juice.
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Film
2 boys working at the family Mexican restaurant show how they prepare for the day, & how tacos & enchiladas are made.
U Really Got a Hold on Me
Celebrity
Smokey Robinson performs "U REALLY Got a Hold on Me" with a clingy letter U.
TG Umbrella
Cartoon
Typewriter - U for Umbrella
Artist: Jeff Hale
Fish Cowboy Hat
Muppets
Ernie tries to put a pot on Bert’s head. Bert asks Ernie why he’s doing that, & Ernie says that he broke a cookie jar. Ernie has to put the cookies somewhere, so he put them in the sugar bowl – & put the sugar in the flowerpot, which meant that Ernie had to put the flower in a milk bottle. He put the milk in the soda bottle, the soda into the fishbowl, & the fish in Bert’s cowboy hat. Bert asks, "Now what am I going to wear when I want to play cowboy?" Ernie puts the pot on Bert’s head & says, "Ride 'em, cowboy, Bert!"
Uncle Al Story
Cartoon
Uncle Al tells his nephew a story about a dog he had, but gets mixed up with the details.
Artist: Marv Newland
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SCENE 2
BIG BIRD introduces a child crowd to Snuffy, who will perform an original act. Snuffy plans to walk from here to there backwards, but a nearby cow does it 1st. He changes it to hopping, but is beaten again by a rabbit. Snuffy settles on walking and hopping.
Wanda the Witch 1
Cartoon
"Wanda the Witch"
Animation by Tee Collins
I Can Do It By Myself
Song
"I Can Do It By Myself"
1576 k
Muppets
The Twiddlebugs attempt to exit a roller skating rink.
Raposo Fight
Film
Animals fight.
Music: Joe Raposo
Grover with Eric
Muppets
Grover & Eric observe the differences between fur & skin.
40 Dots
Animation
Joe Raposo counts 40 dots.
Put a Circle
Insert
Bob, Maria, BIG BIRD, Olivia & Linda sing "Put a Circle."
Award U
Cartoon
An award for "U".
Animation by Cliff Roberts
1041 library
Muppets
Cookie Monster: At a library, Cookie Monster asks an Anything Muppets librarian for a box of cookies. The librarian becomes extremely frustrated because Cookie Monster doesn't understand the library doesn't have cookies!
More moths
Cartoon
More and more moths appear, & devour a man's clothes.
Artist: Bob Kurtz
2059 s
Film
Song - "WATER, Wind, & SUN."
Magic Pig
Cartoon
"Magic PIG Calypso Song"
Artist: Vince Collins
2-Headed Monster & Luis phone booth
Insert
Luis teaches the Two-Headed Monster how to use the new telephone booths on SESAME STREET. Once they've figured out how to use it, 1 of the heads uses 1 booth to call the other head on the other booth.
Woman in burning building HELP!
Film
Anne Meara narrates a silent film of a woman in a burning building, who needs HELP.
SS News Jack & Jill
Muppets
SESAME STREET News Flash - Kermit the Frog reports on the story of Jack & Jill. Jack needs someone to go up the hill with him. First he chooses Mervin, then Francine & Gladys the Cow. Finally Jack chooses Jill, who refuses go up the hill with him again, so he asks Kermit to fill in.
Bears in the bed
Cartoon
"5 Bears in the Bed" get subtracted as they fall off the bed
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SCENE 3
Get Ready: OSCAR's School for WORMS is in session! He teaches SLIMEY & his WORM friends about sorting TRASH by singing "3 of These Things" The WORMS point out the apple doesn't belong & wish to have it. OSCAR hands it to them & they devour it, leaving only a cardboard apple core.
Alphabet chain reaction
Cartoon
The alphabet is presented in a chain reaction of events.
2040 i
Film
With their teacher, kids play clapping and dancing games about the rhythm in their names.
Ernie & Bert count sheep
Muppets
Ernie & Bert - Ernie can't sleep, so Bert tells him to count sheep. Ernie tries to count sheep, but it's dull -- so he starts counting fire engines. The noise from the imaginary fire engine wakes Bert up. Bert says that Ernie’s waking up the whole neighborhood, & tells him to count something quieter. Ernie counts balloons -- but the balloon gets bigger & bigger, finally bursting with a huge explosion that wakes Bert up again.
Baker 7
Film
"(Song of 7)"
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SCENE 4
Get Ready: OSCAR's next lesson is on subtraction. He has the WORMS climb onto an apple & recites a poem that will subtract 2 WORMS. The WORMS then make off with the apple, so OSCAR recites a poem that subtracts himself.
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Cartoon
W - wallpaper
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Film
A boy narrates a film of how his family trains wild ponies on the farm.
Mr. Essex
Muppets
"Muppets Rhyme in School"
2406 Sand U
Animation
Sand U / u
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SCENE 5
Telly participates in WORM School by pretending to be a WORM, using his finger to simulate wriggling. Gordon & Susan invite him to the park where he can be a monster instead. OSCAR then announces the sponsors.

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