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SESAME STREET
Plot SLIMEY lands on the Moon
Air date March 13th, 1998
Season Season 29
Sponsors L, 15

3740

Picture Segment Description
3740 teaser

3740 a
COLD OPEN
Luis, Maria, Ernie, a Honker, Gabi, Miles, Gordon, Mr. Handford & BIG BIRD are gathered in Hooper's Store & waiting for the news to come on. BIG BIRD explains that today is the day that SLIMEY is going to land on the Moon. SESAME STREET News begins to air, anchored by KERMIT THE FROG for special television coverage of the Moon landing. He's on his way to SESAME STREET right after the following important & historic opening theme song.
3740 news

3740 b
SCENE 1
A news center has been constructed in front of the Subway Station Around the Corner where the folks from Hooper's Store are joined by Bert, Bob, Susan, Gina, Celina, Carlo, Linda, Ruthie, Lexine, Tarah, Elmo, Rosita, Humphrey, a lamb, Telly, GRUNDGETTA, OSCAR, Zoe & several other residents from SESAME STREET. KERMIT has arrived on the scene to address the audience & begins his live broadcast. KERMIT introduces each of the WORMS on the Wiggleprise crew, as a still of each one is shown.
3740 Kermit & Oscar

3697 c

3740 c
SCENE 1
cont'd
KERMIT interviews OSCAR, who shows off his WORM journal to recount the events leading up to SLIMEY’s current position. Meanwhile, the WASA technicians are monitoring the astronauts' progress, led by Professor Albert Einslime at the adjacent WASA control center, & KERMIT has it on good authority that the WORMS are almost at the Moon! He tells the audience to stay tuned...
4135 cartoon F
Cartoon
A strange poem with L words.
Alphaboy L
Film
Alphaboy: L
Alphaboy leaps into lots of lovely leaves & becomes lazy.
3144 z
Cartoon
Song: "If You've Lost Your L, Look Around"
Artist: Bruce Cayard
MOMA Piet Mondrian
Muppets
Baby Bear & Papa Bear visit the Museum of Modern Art, & observe a Piet Mondrian painting full of rectangles, squares & colors. Baby Bear is reminded of the rectangles & squares that are all around us.
Floating Kids Square
Film
The floating kids form a square
Grover & Patrick
Muppets
Grover & Patrick, "Moon buddies," pretend to go to the Moon. They see some aliens eating moon pizza, & some astronauts.
Callomouse here & there
Cartoon
Cab Callomouse demonstrates here & there in song.
3740 Macneil

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3740 e
SCENE 2
As the Wiggleprise approaches the moon, KERMIT begrudgingly introduces special correspondent Robert MacNeil who will be covering the actual landing. MacNeil first offers a recap explaining exactly what the path of the ship has been so far, using a magnetic diagram to illustrate its position between the Earth & the Moon. The farmer returns to SESAME STREET to address his concerns that his chicken is on that spaceship as well, but nobody believes him.
3740 f

3740 g
SCENE 2
cont'd
Everyone watches in amazement as the spaceship gets closer & closer to the Moon. MacNeil introduces a news reel of scenes recorded earlier in the day of worms & people around the world celebrating this historic occasion.
3740 h

3740 landing
SCENE 2
cont'd
Finally, the monitor cuts to a live feed from the surface of the Moon, & MacNeil announces that the Earth has landed & the worms are on the Moon. As everyone watches the door to the craft open, SLIMEY slowly crawls out & becomes the first WORM on the Moon. Oscar translates what he says, "This is one small wiggle for a WORM; one giant wriggle for WORMkind."
3740 i
SCENE 2
cont'd
The other worms (but no chicken so far) start to crawl out, while everyone chants "Slimey! Slimey!" MacNeil says they'll be right back.
Suzie Space
Cartoon
Suzie Kabloozie & Feff appear to float around in outer space, but at the end of the sketch, it's revealed that they're just pretending to be astronauts.
Artist: Mo Willems
If Moon Was Cookie
Muppets
Cookie Monster sings "If Moon Was Cookie" (underscore added to intro)
Noodles & Nedd telescope
Cartoon
Noodles & Nedd: Noodles tries to get Nedd to feed him while Nedd is fixated on looking at the stars through his telescope.(EKA: Episode 3701)

Dogs bread
Film
Wegman's dogs bake bread.
3976 i
Cartoon
Kids & animals alternate in passing letters over themselves, in an alphabet song.
Artist: Karen Aqua
Annie Eyeball Air
Cartoon
Dr. Annie Eyeball looks at air.
Artist: Bruce Cayard
PDS 1

PDS 2
Muppets
Prairie Dawn, Scientist
Prairie Dawn demonstrates how air moves things, with a some leaves, a feather, & her lunch bag - all of which the wind blows away, along with Prairie. "Who's working the wind machine?!"
3981 s
Cartoon
Letter L Animals' Limerick
L is for Low
Muppets / Celebrity
Samuel Ramey performs "L is for Low"(EKA: Episode 3337)

Lemonade
Film
L is for look, legs, light, lemonade, and ladybug.
Astronaut Girl
Animation
A girl likes to pretend she's an astronaut.
3785 song earthworm

3740 j
SCENE 3
As the news coverage continues, the WORMS can be seen on the surface of the moon. They can jump a whole lot higher on the moon than they can on Earth, & so, apparently, can Selma Worm, who hops across the TV screen while the audience is looking away.
3740 l

3740 k
SCENE 3
cont'd
Professor Einslime explains that now the worms will collect dirt samples & rocks to take home with them. Scientists will study the moon dirt, analyze it, and finally, play in it.
3740 m

3740 moon

3740 n
SCENE 3
cont'd
As a permanent reminder that they were there, the WORMS plant a WASA flag next to the United States flag for others who go to the moon in the future. Just then, OSCAR notices a large, round object beyond the horizon that Gordon identifies as the Earth. The audience remarks that it looks beautiful & magnificent; Tarah is astounded, "That's us?" she asks BIG BIRD. "Amazing!" The worm astronauts give their WORM wriggle salute to everyone on Earth, & all the viewers salute back (by wiggling their finger).
3740 o
SCENE 3
cont'd
Robert hands the coverage back to KERMIT, so he can conduct the most important part of the mission: the return home. Stay tuned...
Chickens trees
Cartoon
A pig sings "There Are Chickens in the Trees" until a rooster tells him that chickens don't live in trees.
Artist: Jeff Hale
Kids Bugs Flowers
Film
Kids observe different types of bugs & flowers.
Flash Gizmo Here There
Cartoon
Flash Gizmo Space Cadet
Here and there
Eskimo home
Muppets
"Home to Me"
4115 z h
Film
A Hawaiian girl & her family get ready to have a little party, or paina iki.
Masked March 15
Animation
Masked March #15
Kid Mural 15
Film
Kid mural painting #15
15 space
Animation
15 in space
When You Grow Up
Song
"When You Grow Up"
TSD Astronaut blue
Animation
Today's Secret Drawing is an astronaut.
3740 Countdown
SCENE 4
KERMIT reports that the WORMS are now back inside the Wiggleprise & getting ready to lift off the moon. The Count returns to conduct the countdown process.
3740 p

3740 q
SCENE 4
cont'd
After 2 attempts, the ship again doesn't seem to have enough power to lift their weight off the surface. This time, Snuffy isn't around to lend a helping snuffle. After much struggle, the ship emits a beak-tickling smoke, causing the chicken in the bottom of the ship to sneeze, giving it enough power to clear the moon.
3740 celebrate

3740 r

Wiggleprise 3
SCENE 4
cont'd
Everyone cheers & celebrates a successful mission, as KERMIT signs off, announcing the sponsors & wishing the WORMS a safe voyage home that will take many, many days.
3697 i
Still
The end credits roll, followed by the NASA still.
3740 Coming Soon
COMING SOON
Coming Soon on SESAME STREET: Frazzle sleeps over at BIG BIRDs NEST, & sings a garbled lullaby with BIG BIRD & Gordon.

AlterationsEdit

Picture Segment Description
3740 rerun
INTRO
In the 1999 rerun, the season 3032 intro sequence is used in place of the Season 29 opening.
Operatic Lullaby
Muppets / Celebrity
Denyce Graves tucks Elmo into bed & sings him an Operatic Lullaby.
(1st: Episode 3697)


This segment replaced "If Moon Was Cookie" in the 1999 rerun.

Jungle L
Film
Kid jungle explorers spot a wild letter L.
(EKA: Episode 3438)


This segment replaced "L is for Low" in the 1999 rerun.

Face Facts
Song
Lillian sings "Face Facts".
This segment replaced the film about paina iki in the 1999 rerun.




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

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