Sesame Street
Plot Slimey flies a balloon
Air date November 28, 1991
Season Season 23 (1991-1992)
Sponsors L, U, 7
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Picture Segment Description
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COLD OPEN Slimey sits in the gondola of his balloon, the Adventure 7. Oscar tells the viewer that Slimey is going to take an airborne adventure, explaining what an "adventure" is. Slimey starts to take off, but Oscar reminds him that they have to listen to the theme song first...
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SCENE 1 Assembled around Oscar's trash can are a Grouch band (playing the Monty Python march), some kids and Telly accompanying on kazoo. Gina happens by as Slimey prepares for his voyage to Gordon and Susan's apartment for breakfast. They release the weights, but Slimey's balloon still won't budge. They realize it's still tied to the trash can lid and Gina releases it. Telly rushes to the apartment to see the landing and Oscar panics, as Slimey has forgotten his map.
FaceFacts
Song Lillian sings "Face Facts."
(First: Episode 2760)
Susansarandon
Muppets / Celebrity On a rainy night, the Count brings Susan Sarandon to a locked castle. He knocks on the door just for the sake of counting the knocks, until it's revealed that the castle is his own. He then proceeds to unlock the numerous locks, counting them in the process.
(EKA: Episode 2551)
3189e
Cartoon Apple: a riddle
Film.CircusTraining
Film A gymnastics team practices tricks for the circus.
Cartoonup
Cartoon A man jumps up onto an UP.
(EKA: Episode 0598)
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SCENE 2 Telly eagerly awaits for Slimey to arrive at the apartment. To pass the time, he sings a round of "One of These Things" using four plates. Gordon and Susan hope that Slimey arrives soon; they have school and work. Slimey finally flies toward the windows, but zips by out of sight instead.
Inout
Cartoon "In and Out Crowd"
Artist: Sally Cruikshank
(EKA: Episode 2626)
Film-citygarden
Film Some kids talk about a garden they have in the middle of the city.
MyDogPete!!!
Cartoon A loud-voiced girl talks about her dog, Pete.
Artist: Bruce Cayard
(EKA: Episode 1453)
RebelLsong
Muppets "Rebel L"
(EKA: Episode 2505)
ArtistMike.Leannasaveworld
Cartoon Leanna Williams must save the world by cleaning it.
Artist: ArtistMike
(EKA: Episode 2839)
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SCENE 3 Gordon stops at Hooper's Store, asking Gina if she's seen Slimey's balloon around. Slimey then flies into Hooper's and lands on the counter; his balloon needs a fill up. They count as they use a dropper to put 10 drops of fuel in his engine. He takes off once more, but heads in the wrong way.
Luxojrsurprise
Animation Luxo Jr. examines a box. A smaller lamp pops out of the box, demonstrating "surprise."
(First: Episode 2851)
CongaCountingSong
Song "Conga Counting Song"
(First: Episode 2778)
Bae21
Muppets Ernie & Bert: Ernie and Bert explore an Egyptian pyramid. Bert is excited, but Ernie is afraid. They see statues that look like them. Bert decides to explore a tunnel while Ernie looks at the statues, and then the Ernie statue starts tapping and talking to Ernie. But when Ernie calls Bert back to the room, the statue doesn't move. Ernie is scared until the statue starts singing Rubber Duckie with him. Bert doesn't believe Ernie, until he says "Bye-bye, statue," and the statue replies "Bye-bye!" and laughs... just like Ernie.
(EKA: Episode 1706)
LakeLillian
Cartoon A man jumps into a poster of Lake Lillian.
(EKA: Episode 0295)
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SCENE 4 As Oscar consults his Grouch phone book (the green pages), Gordon phones him about Slimey's whereabouts. Oscar, concerned, hangs up and calls the Bureau of Lost Worms. The Grouch clerk doesn't have a worm that matches Oscar's description, when Slimey flies past the trash can. Oscar tries alerting his worm, but he can't be heard over the balloon's engine and Slimey goes the wrong way again.
Ringmaster7
Cartoon The Ringmaster introduces seven swimming seals. (new sound effects added)
Artist: Jeff Hale
(EKA: Episode 1451)
StrawberryHorse
Film A girl narrates a film of herself taking care of her horse, Strawberry.
(EKA: Episode 2641)
3957e
Animation Cecille sings "The Game of Make Believe."
(EKA: Episode 2864)
Fay.Greenelephant
Film Fay Ray dresses up as a "green elephant," a moose, and "Kermit the dog."
(EKA: Episode 2864)
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SCENE 5 Big Bird and Snuffy discuss where to have their playdate, when Slimey and his balloon land on Snuffy's back. Big Bird gives him directions to Gordon and Susan's place, then scratches Snuffy's back.
Detective.Linedots
Cartoon A detective follows a path on the street which consists of a straight line, followed by dots. He finds out that the truck that paints the dividing road lines happens to sputter every few feet, which is where the dots come from.
(EKA: Episode 2292)
Nosong
Song Gina and Maria sing The Word is "No".
(EKA: Episode 2594)
L-Laugh
Cartoon L for Laugh
Artists: Vincent Cafarelli & Candy Kugel
(EKA: Episode 2767)
2Head.Cookie
Muppets The Two-Headed Monster is in a disagreement about where to go for vacation: the mountains or the seashore. Cookie Monster says he likes both, better than going to Cucamonga for the National Cookie Convention. 2-Head gets inspired, and heads off for Cucamonga, leaving Cookie to choose between the mountains and the seashore.
(First: Episode 2837)
Mountainsong
Song "Ja, Ja, That is the Mountain"
Artist: Jane Aaron
(EKA: Episode 2780)
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SCENE 6 Gordon is feeling cold from having their windows open waiting for Slimey. Susan decides to close one and sticks a "CLOSED" sign in it so Slimey won't try to fly through it. They hear his balloon approaching and wince as it approaches the closed window. He avoids it at the last second and finally makes it inside...only to head straight for the door.
Southamericagrover
Muppets Waiter Grover: Mr. Johnson eats at an airport restaurant and is on his way to South America. When Grover learns about Mr. Johnson's trip, he gives a big lecture on South America, causing Mr. Johnson to miss his flight.
(First: Episode 2616)
3144z
Cartoon Song: "If You've Lost Your L, Look Around"
Artist: Bruce Cayard
(EKA: Episode 1845)
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SCENE 7 Telly tells Oscar, Gina and the kids all about Slimey's exciting landing (he only flew out the door as a gag). Oscar is so proud of his worm that he has a special surprise for him - a brand new airplane, which will use to fly to Gina's for dinner. Oscar announces the sponsors, then is unable to hear Gina's protests over the plane engine.

Notes

  • This episode was taped on October 2, 1991 and was written by Tony Geiss.


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