Sesame Street
Plot The Worm Winter Games
Air date January 25, 1993
Season Season 24 (1992-1993)
Sponsors B, G, 13


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Picture Segment Description

COLD OPEN In the arbor, Telly eagerly awaits as Gordon plugs in a television set. He, Telly (with Freddy), Maria, Luis, Gabi and the kids tune into the WormTV broadcast of the first-ever "Worm Winter Games" from Squiggleville, France, where Slimey is competing. Host Tim McCarver presents the opening ceremonies, as the worms march with their respective flags. Oscar is certain Slimey will win and begins arguing with the French Grouch.

SCENE 1 The games begin with the first event - cross-country skiing. Since the worms are so small, they will ski across a map of France, rather than the whole country. Tim answers all of Telly's questions about the event through the television, and the race begins. Slimey falls down during the race, allowing resident worm Escargo to take first place. Telly is upset that Slimey has lost, but Gordon assures him there's other events for him to win.
Cartoon Gloria Globe sings "I Am the World."
(EKA: Episode 2941)
SCENE 2 Maria and Gordon go to prepare some sandwiches, as the games resume. The next event is the "Up and Downhill" ski race, where the worms will see who can go up and down a mountain the fastest. Squishta, the Czechoslovakian worm, sets a worm record at 13 seconds. Slimey makes the same time afterwards, but is disqualified - he skied up the mountain, but fell down, which does not meet the rules of the game. Tim throws to a break, while Oscar goes to argue with Judge Rinquist.
Song "Ja, Ja, That is the Mountain"
Artist: Jane Aaron
(EKA: Episode 2780)
Cartoon Three mayonnaise jars follow three different paths after they leave the factory.
Artist: ArtistMike
(EKA: Episode 2822)
SCENE 3 The Worm Winter Games return with the speed skating even. Slimey is now competing against Wiggles, the Kenyan worm, to see who can skate the fastest. During the race, Slimey falls down a number of times, affording Wiggles the win. Oscar consoles Slimey after the race, and Telly worries if Slimey will win at all. Gordon points out that the fact that he's trying his best is what's most important.
Cartoon A mouse riding an armadillo sings a song about 13, his lucky number.
(EKA: Episode 2849)
Cartoon "Water Conservation": Frank the fish calls Carl and tells him not to leave the water running while brushing his teeth, otherwise the lake will be dry.
Artist: Peter Chung
(EKA: Episode 2746)

SCENE 4 Everyone on Sesame Street takes a stretch break before the game coverage returns from commercial. Before the next event, the luge, Tim interviews Slimey's coach, Oscar, about his performance today. Oscar is certain Slimey will win the next event, as sledding is his favorite sport. He recalls when Slimey was just a baby worm, he accidentally fell asleep in a bottlecap, which slid off an ice cube. Soon, Slimey loved to sled and with a new sled from Oscar, he has able to practice every chance he can get (even in bowls of ice cream).
SCENE 4 cont'd Slimey begins his luge, but eventually slips off his sled.
Animation B for bounce, break, blue, boat
Song "Above and Below" (Chris Cerf)
(EKA: Episode 2874)
SCENE 5 The Worm Winter Games resume back at the ice rink, now for the shape skating event, where the worms must skate different shapes (without falling down). Slimey performs various tricks as he draws a square and triangle, but falls down as he makes a circle. Tim throws to another break in preparation for the closing ceremonies.
Animation Sand G / g
(EKA: Episode 1448)

SCENE 6 The Worm Winter Games close as Tim presents all the winning worms with their gold stars. Everyone is surprised to see Slimey receive one as well, for being the world champion in falling down. Tim then presents the official sponsors of the games (and Sesame Street).

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