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SESAME STREET
Plot SLIMEY at WORM School
Air date December 31st, 1991
Season Season 23
Sponsors G, O, 18
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Picture Segment Description
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SCENE 1
It’s SLIMEY’s 1st day at WORM School & Gina & OSCAR make sure he has everything he needs. This includes a large bag of dirt, which WORM will need for naptime. SLIMEY takes theWORM bus to school, but forgets to bring the dirt. Gina must bring it to him...just as OSCAR planned.
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Song
"School Song"
Over & over horse
Cartoon
An O rolls over & over a horse. The horse eats the O.
Alphabet Rap 1

Alphabet Rap 2
Muppets
Ferlinghetti Donizetti delivers "the easy rhythm Rappin' Alphabet" while Grover displays his super smooth break-dance moves.
Gloria Globe Camel
Cartoon
Gloria Globe attempts to pull a rabbit out of her hat, but pulls out a camel instead, which belongs in Egypt.
Film bees
Film
A beekeeper extracts honey from honeycomb.
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Cartoon
Number creatures 18
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SCENE 2
Gina & Telly observe the WORM School set up in the arbor. They note the similarities between it & regular school, though Telly wonders how they can raise their hands to answer questions. The WORMS raise their tails instead.
Unpajaro
Cartoon
Un pajaro.
Raise Your Hand
Muppets
Teacher Little Chrissy sings about how important it is to "Raise Your Hand".
Gorilla toon 2
Cartoon
G for Gorilla (in man suit)
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Film
Hands build things out of triangles & squares while off-screen voices try to figure out what the constructions will be.
2860 Fat Cat
Cartoon
AT words: A fat cat with a hat sat on a mat. A bat scared the fat cat.
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SCENE 3
OSCAR finds it hard to believe how fast SLIMEY is growing up & recalls when they 1st met....
When Oscar Met Slimey 1

When Oscar Met Slimey 2
SCENE 3 cont'd
In a flashback, OSCAR hangs out in the park on a rainy day. He watches as some WORMS play in the MUD, including a baby WORM, who takes notice of OSCAR. The WORM (SLIMEY) makes his way to OSCAR, crawls up on his arm & falls asleep on his shoulder. Ever since, he’s lived with OSCAR.
The following season, this flashback would be used as a stand-alone insert featuring new bookends by OSCAR
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SCENE 3 cont'd
Back in the present, OSCAR isn’t sure if he feels happy or sad & Mr. Handford states he can feel both ways. Now, OSCAR doesn’t feel happy or sad - he’s mad at Mr. Handford for bothering him!
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Animation
Cecille sings "Im Gonna Get to You".
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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.
Cayard.kittykitty
Cartoon
A woman serves milk to her cat. Several other cats join him, including a lion.
Artist: Bruce Cayard
Forgetful Jones Rock
Muppets
Forgetful Jones & Clementine ride on horseback, & come across a rock. Clementine consults her book, The Cowgirl’s Companion, to figure out how to handle a rock in your trail: go around it.
InuitSong
Cartoon
"Song of the Inuit Child"
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SCENE 4
BIG BIRD watches the WORMS play tag at recess, but notices a WORM all alone. SLIMEY invites him to join & even invites BIG BIRD, who uses his finger to pretend he’s a WORM.
The Stranger
Cartoon
"The Stranger" - a song about a Baseball team hesitantly allowing a newcomer to join them who ends up helping them win the game.
Artist: Michael Sporn
Ernie Telephone Call
Muppets
Ernie & Bert: Ernie answers the telephone. Bert overhears the conversation, which involves a baseball game, a rainy day, & a gorilla stealing a baloney sandwich. WhenBert asks who just called, Ernie says it was a wrong number.
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Animation
Abstract #18
Lambaba 2
Muppets
Count von Count sings "Lambaba" as he counts sheep & other animals that pop into the room.
Toon Describe Me
Cartoon
A man visits the police department to report a lost person & make sure the officer’s sketch matches what he describes.
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SCENE 5
The WORMS learn the alphabet in class, when Snuffy’s jumping disrupts the lesson. BIG BIRD suggests he pretend he’s rollerskating instead, but since his imaginary skating skills aren’t as good, he falls down.
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Cartoon
"Part of the Whole"
Artist: Sally Cruikshank
Two-Headed Monster Bed
Muppets
Two-Headed Monster sound out the word "bed."
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Song
"Elbows & Knees"
Zork Australia
Cartoon
Zork lands in Australia, where a kangaroo greets him.
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Muppets
Tim Robbins & Elmo talk about surprise.
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SCENE 6
OSCAR, Gina & Mr. Handford meet up with SLIMEY & his new friends after school. OSCAR is disgusted to learn they’ve learned to cooperate, but is pleased when they use the skill to form the word "NO" with their bodies.
Cat Bark
Cartoon
Can a cat bark?
When You Grow Up
Song
"When You Grow Up"
SSNF Shoe 2
Muppets
SESAME STREET News Flash - KERMIT THE FROG looks for the Old Woman Who Lives in a Shoe. At first he ends up visiting the Young Man who Lives in a Glove, & the Young Woman who Lives in a Hat. When he reaches the shoe, it turns out the old woman needs a babysitter for her kids, & what better candidate than KERMIT?
Planet G
Animation
Planet G / g
Empty Full Classroom
Film
Empty / full classroom (time-lapse)
Cut from Noggin.
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SCENE 7
OSCAR announces the sponsors as SLIMEY & his friends form them.

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