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Sesame Street
Plot The Worm World Music Festival
Air date January 31, 1996
Season Season 27 (1995-1996)
Sponsors I, 5
Syndication
Releases

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This page has been compiled from a Japanese episode guide, and may or may not be equivalent to the American PBS broadcast.
Picture Segment Description
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SCENE 1
At the Fix-It Shop, Luis welcomes the viewer to Sesame Street, and explains that they're about to watch the Worm World Music Festival on TV (they couldn't get tickets in time) - but first, Maria makes sure the remote works. She turns the TV on, and they watch the live coverage.
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SCENE 1
cont'd
The festival is covered on WormTV by Downtown Julie Brown, who introduces the bands who will be performing today: the Tokyo Worm Quartet from Japan, Gooey Armstrong from New Orleans, Gloria Esteworm from Cuba, Wormsmith Black Mambazo from Africa, and Squiggy Marley and the Mud Makers from Jamaica. However, her favorite group, Slimey and the Polka worms, have not shown up yet. Where could they be?
DrGeo.Globe
Cartoon
With the help of his assistant, Dr. Geo shows the viewer what a globe is.
(EKA: Episode 2916)
4134zf
Song
"Get On Up and Move Your Body"
(EKA: Episode 3410)
Luxo Jr
Animation
Luxo Jr.: Up and Down
(EKA: Episode 3130)
InYourImagination
Muppets
Elmo sings "In Your Imagination."
(EKA: Episode 3119)
Film.FlyGirl
Film
A girl likes to pretend she can fly.
(EKA: Episode 2977)
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SCENE 2
Oscar and Telly, displaying an unusual amount of camaraderie betwixt each other, bring Slimey over to the Fix-it Shop so that Maria and Luis can fix Slimey's tuba, which accidentally got run over by a garbage truck. Luis goes to get some tools while Maria tries to bend the tuba back into shape.
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SCENE 2
cont'd
Meanwhile, at the festival, a Russian worm band, the Flying Rachmaninoffs, perform a piano concerto. When they finish, Julie gets a bulletin that Slimey and the Polka Worms may not show up, and still hopes that they will.
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SCENE 2
cont'd
Back at the Fix-it Shop, Slimey attempts to play the tuba, but finds that it still needs to be worked on.
Shpritzer.lowhigh
Film
Kids play low and high notes on the Shpritzer.
(EKA: Episode 3410)
Groverandi
Muppets
Monsterpiece Theater: The King and I
(EKA: Episode 2695)
I-song
Animation
Ornate I's swing through the air to a song.
(EKA: Episode 3056)
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Cartoon
Pencil box I/i
(EKA: Episode 3040)
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SCENE 3
Telly frets that Slimey won't get to play at the festival today, but Oscar, despite being a Grouch, tells them not to worry. Fixing the tuba is hard for Maria and Luis, because they're more used to fixing toasters.
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SCENE 3
cont'd
Next on the festival program, reggae artists Squiggy Marley and the Mud Makers, who sing "Everyone Makes Their Own Music." After the song, Julie reports that the reason for Slimey's delay is due to the damage of his tuba, which is being fixed right now.
This part of the scene can be viewed at Sesamestreet.org. (SSvideo)
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SCENE 3
cont'd
Slimey gives the tuba another test, but it still needs work.
Nexttoewe
Cartoon
A sheep sits next to various animals, but only wants to be next to ewe.
(EKA: Episode 2909)
Departmentstoresalesman
Muppets
Grover works at a department store. Mr. Johnson wants a suit just like the one on the mannequin, but Grover is worried that the mannequin will be embarrassed.
Song.GettingDressed
Song
"That's What's Best About Getting Dressed"
(EKA: Episode 3427)
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Cartoon
A girl talks about preparing to play with her new sled.
Animation by Jim Simon
(EKA: Episode 0573)
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SCENE 4
Back at the festival: Gloria Esteworm performs "Mambo I, I, I."
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SCENE 4
cont'd
After the song, a blimp that reads "We Love You, Gloria!" floats by as Julie reports on the condition of Slimey's tuba.
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SCENE 4
cont'd
Slimey gives the tuba yet another test, and then it's back to work ...
3963j
Cartoon
CGI sheep graze out I and i.
(EKA: Episode 2939)
I-candles
Animation
I / i candles
(EKA: Episode 3107)
BB.blocks
Muppets
Big Bird knocks over some block towers, but he puts them back through reverse footage.
ChewingGum
Cartoon
A British man narrates how chewing gum is made in Guatemala.
Artist: ArtistMike
(EKA: Episode 2954)
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SCENE 5
At the festival, the crowd cheers as Wormsmith Black Mambazo perform "African Alphabet." After the song, Julie reports that the condition of Slimey's tuba is still unknown, "but Slimey, if you can hear me, we're thinking of you, man. Good luck!"
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SCENE 5
cont'd
By now, Slimey's tuba is still not in good enough condition to be played at the festival. Everyone feels very sad about Slimey's loss, until Telly remembers that he can loan Slimey his own tuba. He runs off and tells Slimey he'll meet him at the music festival.
AfricanAnimalAlphabet
Song
"The African Animal Alphabet"
Wegman.KingCole
Film
Wegman’s dogs: Old King Cole
(EKA: Episode 3664)
3816y
Cartoon
"You know what it's like to be scared?" (new sound effects added)
(EKA: Episode 0597)
3140j
Song
Everyone has the same feelings, "No Matter What." Kids of all types play with a huge beach ball.
(EKA: Episode 2782)
Crayonsplay
Animation
A group of round crayons draws a house, and is hesitant to let a square yellow crayon join, until it draws the sun. They all cooperate to make a rainbow.
(EKA: Episode 3105)
ElmoEllen
Muppets / Celebrity

Elmo runs into Ellen DeGeneres listening to "Put Down the Duckie" with headphones and singing along to it. They try taking turns, but Elmo soon decides it would be better if they used the headphones at the same time - that way they can dance together.

This eventually leads to...

PutDowntheDuckie
Muppets
Hoots tells Ernie to "Put Down the Duckie."
(EKA: Episode 2623)
Mom.5balls
Cartoon
A girl’s mom can dribble 5 balls.
Rainbowfish.5
Muppets
The Rainbow Fish counts groups of 5 in the ocean.
(EKA: Episode 3007)
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Cartoon
Five outlines of people dance.
Artist: Keith Haring
(EKA: Episode 3050)
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SCENE 6
Julie happily reports that Slimey and the Polka Worms will be playing at the festival after all. She interviews Telly and thanks him for his generosity, and Slimey's band starts playing a polka version of the Sesame Street Theme. Maria and Luis watch the performance on TV, and dance to it.
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SCENE 6
cont'd

Julie announces the sponsors, and signs off.

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COMING SOON
Coming soon on Sesame Street: An voice announces the story of the Cloud Who Wanted To Leave the Sky, starring Rosita as the sun, Elmo and Lexine as the prince and princess, Luis as the carrot, and Bob as the little cloud who wanted to leave the sky.

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