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SESAME STREET
Plot SLIMEY wants to go to the moon
Air date January 12th, 1998
Season Season 29
Sponsors M, 18

3696

Picture Segment Description
3696 teaser
COLD OPEN
BIG BIRD notices that SLIMEY has been getting a lot of mail lately, as a delivery woman rushes by with a special delivery for SLIMEY.
3696 Gordon

3696 a
SCENE 1
SLIMEY & OSCAR are reading books about the moon. Gordon steps out of 123 SESAME STREET & notices the stack of magazines including Moon Explorer, Moon Voyage, The Moon & You & Bang! Zoom! to the Moon! OSCAR explains (with a flashback) that SLIMEY’s interest in the moon began a few nights ago when he was getting ready for bed & wondered what the big white ball in the sky was. SLIMEY was so fascinated with the moon that he stayed up watching it for 2 hours. As the flashback ends, the delivery woman shows up again with another package for SLIMEY.
Above It All
Cartoon
A lizard sings about how she likes to be "Above It All" as well as below.
Elmo & Zoe Above Below
Muppets
Elmo & Zoe demonstrate above & below with a cloud.
10 sneaky numbers
Animation
Counting 1-10 & 10-0 (sneaky numbers)
4090 z g
Cartoon
A girl fantasizes what she could do without leaving her room if her nose, ears, legs, & arms got bigger.
4134 z f
Song
"Get On Up & Move Your Body"
Space M
Animation
M in space (with astronauts)
3991 s
Film
Kid jungle explorers sight a wild letter M.
3991 r
Cartoon
M for Moon (music & sound effects added)
If Moon Was Cookie
Muppets
Cookie Monster sings "If Moon Was Cookie" (underscore added to intro)
Astronaut Girl
Film
A girl pretends she's an astronaut.
3696 Miles

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SCENE 2
As Gordon begins to thumb through the new moon book that has just arrived by special delivery, Miles happens by to see what's going on. Together, they all read through & discuss various questions SLIMEY has about space travel. They examine the spacecraft used to travel & the suits required to breathe in space.
3696 Right Squiggle

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SCENE 2
cont'd
SLIMEY wonders if a WORM has ever been to the moon, but Gordon says there's never been a WORM astronaut. Coincidentally, the delivery woman comes back to show a promotional film (narrated by JERRY NELSON) for WASA; they're looking for a few good WORMS who have The Right Squiggle. SLIMEY immediately wants to write to the administration to submit his request for enrollment in the space program.
Write Letter
Song
To the original Fats Waller recording of "I'm Gonna Sit Right Down & Write Myself a Letter," a group of kids act out the song in a throwback to the silent film era.
Zork Australia
Cartoon
Zork lands in Australia, where a kangaroo greets him.
(EKA: Episode 3023)

Imagine That
Muppets
Ernie sings "Imagine That", a song about imagining things that he'd like to be. First, he imagines that he's a knight in shining armor who battles a dragon. Then he imagines being a sailor crossing the sea. Finally, he decides that he's happy being himself.
Clouds ArtistMike
Cartoon
Norris Walnut recites a poem about clouds. (new music added)
3696 astronaut visits school
Film
A girl narrates a segment about an astronaut who visited her school & answered kids' questions.
3959 c
Song
"The Room Is Full of Chickens"
Fay Ray Pattycake
Film
A visual representation of the nursery rhyme "Pat-a-Cake" with Wegman's dogs.
3988 m
Celebrity
Ray Charles sings the Alphabet Song.
Kids Bugs Flowers
Film
Kids observe different types of bugs & flowers.
Exercise, Exercise
Song
A caterpillar sings "Exercise, Exercise"
3696 Maria Gabi

3696 Right Squiggle
SCENE 3
To prepare for the WASA tryouts, SLIMEY begins exercising to get in shape (astronauts need to be very fit). Maria & Gabi pass by with grocery bags & get the low-down on SLIMEY’s plans. "The Right Squiggle" is shown again.
3696 telegram

3695 Coming Soon
SCENE 3
cont'd
After the film finishes, the WORM Mail Express arrives with a tiny letter for SLIMEY. Gabi reads it with a magnifying glass, revealing that it's from WASA. SLIMEY has been accepted to try out for their WORM Moon Mission. He's instructed to go to the WASA offices tomorrow to take the SLIMEY astronaut test which will determine if he has The Right Squiggle.
M cake
Animation
M for moon, monster, monkey & magic
2 girls M
Film
2 girls sing "Miss Mary M" as they clap.
1091-07
Cartoon
M in space
Grover with Meghan
Muppets
Grover & Meghan pretend to go to the moon.
2963-A7
Cartoon
A girl explains the concept of relativity by explaining how her house is a part of a neighborhood, the neighborhood is part of a city, the city is part of a country, etc.
3957 s
Song
"Playground Map Song"
Outer Space Between
Animation
A boy has a dream in which he floats in Outer Space between things.
Drawing Dai Xi
Film
A girl draws a picture of her friend, Dai Xi.
Super Morphin' Mega Monsters

Super Morphin' Mega Monsters blue monsters
Muppets
Super Morphin Mega Monsters
Merry Monster wants to play tag with 2 blue monsters, but Zostic's underlings sow seeds of prejudice, which only the Super Morphin Mega Monsters can cure.
18 laps
Cartoon
An alien runs 18 laps around Saturn's rings.
3993 c
Film
Kid mural painting #18.
18 stars
Animation
The number 18 in space.
3696 phone WASA

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SCENE 4
OSCAR calls WASA to confirm his appearance for the tests. Maria & Gabi overhear the conversation & caution OSCAR that he might not want to get SLIMEY too excited; it sounds like there's going to be some hefty competition, & there's a chance SLIMEY might not make the cut. OSCAR, however, is confident that his WORM has The Right Squiggle. BIG BIRD announces the sponsors.
3696 Coming Soon
COMING SOON
Coming Soon on SESAME STREET: OSCAR watches anxiously as SLIMEY undergoes the WORM-O-Hold-On-Tight-O test.
















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SLIMEY to the Moon
The Moon | WASA | Launch | Shuttle Crisis | Moon Landing | Return
(The Spaceketeers | Missing SLIMEY | Monster Moon Watch | SLIMEYs Birthday | Missing SLIMEY (2))

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