Sesame Street
Plot The Worm Summer Games (repeat of 3300)
Air date February 28, 1997
Season Season 28 (1996-1997)
Sponsors E, L, 5
Releases Slimey's World Games


Picture Segment Description

COLD OPEN Big Bird, Telly, Luis, Mr. Handford, Celina, and some kids await the broadcast of the Worm Summer Games as an announcer (voiced by Martin P. Robinson) introduces the event.

SCENE 1 Tim McCarver covers the games, being held in Wiggly City, Georgia. Slimey is a part of the worms at the event, representing The United States of America. Oscar joins as his coach, along with other international Grouches. Tim recalls Slimey's past attempts at the Worm Winter Games, even though he lost. Oscar chews out Tim for his negative coverage as the Grouches argue over who's the most proud.
Cartoon A report on homes around the world.
(EKA: Episode 1733)
Song Kevin Clash sings "Skin."
(First: Episode 2749)
Muppets Two-Headed Monster: RUN
(EKA: Episode 1446)
Cartoon Bruce the moose invites Toulouse LaGoose over for juice.
(EKA: Episode 2589)

SCENE 2 The first event in the Worm Summer Games is the One-Yard Dash. The worms line on Wiggly Field and begin squirming. Slimey initially is behind the rest, but picks up the pace and comes in first across the finish line!
Cartoon A parade of toys illustrates first and last.
(EKA: Episode 2876)
Muppets Ernie and Bert: Ernie turns on the radio to hear his favorite exercise show, Get Moving. He engages the viewer to do all the exercises he does, such as touching toes and jumping. Bert joins in, and has so much fun jumping that he doesn't notice that his favorite program, Pigeons in the News, is coming on.
(EKA: Episode 1025)
Animation Planting Letters: E
(First: Episode 3009)
Cartoon Typewriter Guy: E-Ear
Artist: Jeff Hale
(EKA: Episode 1446)
Animation Computer E / e
(EKA: Episode 3071)
Film A boy who lives in the Congo (in Africa) narrates a film of the kinds of games he and his friends play.
(EKA: Episode 2687)
Cartoon "Alphabet Jungle"
(EKA: Episode 2879)
SCENE 3 Next is the "Over-Under-Around and Through" hurdle race, featuring Slimey and two other worms. Slimey is once again victorious. Tim tries bringing up Slimey's losses in the winter games, earning a rant from Oscar.
Blooper: Joey Mazzarino's Italian Grouch wanders into the scene, calling for his worm who's not present in the game. He runs by at the end of the scene doing the same, eliciting laughter from Tim and the crew.
Song "Around and Around"
(First: Episode 2753)
Muppets Grover is a personal trainer of his workout video called, "Grover's Monster Workout Video." He exercises with Bobby and Sissy, but he gets tired from swinging his arms, running, and jumping up and down that he faints.
(EKA: Episode 3227)
Cartoon A man saws a letter E through the wall.
(EKA: Episode 0666)
Ornate E's
Film Ornate E's go easing by to a song.
(EKA: Episode 3071)
Animation E / e Gregorian chant
(EKA: Episode 3300)

SCENE 4 Up next is the circle-throwing event (a miniature version of discus). Squiggly, the Kenyan worm, throws it an impressive 16 inches. Slimey goes next, hurling himself across the field along with his disc, going further than Squiggly. Tim thinks there might be a penalty call, but the judges allow it; Slimey wins another event!
Song "I'm in Great Shape": Kids dance with triangles, circles and squares.
(EKA: Episode 3300)
Animation Looking for shapes on the Aztec Calendar Stone (Maria voiceover)
(EKA: Episode 3049)
Muppets "Bubble on My Snuffle"
(EKA: Episode 3338)
Cartoon Knights use different words for "big."
Aritst: Fred Garbers
(EKA: Episode 2291)
Film Wegman's dogs: "Jack Be Nimble"
(EKA: Episode 3579)

SCENE 5 Up next is the balancing event, where Slimey performs an impressive routine on the balance beam. All the judges give him a perfect score! Oscar and Slimey decide to express their happiness away from "Mr. Media."
Film Kids dance around at gymnastics to "Rockin' Robin."
(EKA: Episode 3181)
Cartoon Five Worms In An Apple
Owe Gustafson
(EKA: Episode 1710)
Muppets The Rainbow Fish counts groups of 5 in the ocean.
(EKA: Episode 3007)
Cartoon A girl's mom can dribble 5 balls.
(EKA: Episode 3448)
Muppets / Celebrity Count von Count and his team of coaches count how many times David Robinson can dribble the basketball.
(EKA: Episode 3472)
Cartoon A man talks about how much he loves his bones.
Artist: Bruce Cayard
(EKA: Episode 2628)
Song Leon Redbone sings "Blueberry Mouth."
(EKA: Episode 3300)
Cartoon Dinah from South Carolina exchanges letters with her friend Ling Lu in China.
Artist: ArtistMike
(EKA: Episode 2727)
SCENE 6 Slimey now competes in the Letter Diving event. Lo Mein, the worm representing China, attempts an Uppercase L Half-Gainer, but doesn't quite get it. Slimey tries a Lowercase L Triple-Gainer and successfully makes the dive, drenching Tim with water (much to Oscar's glee).
Film Kid jungle explorers spot a wild letter L.
(EKA: Episode 3438)
Cartoon L for Lion (poem) (new music and sound effects added)
Artist: Jeff Hale
(EKA: Episode 1457)
Muppets Cookie Monster sings "Healthy Food."
(EKA: Episode 2390)
Cartoon A purple elephant tries to get 10 peanuts in his trunk at once, but can't, so he smushes them into peanut butter instead.
(EKA: Episode 2987)
Film A group of girls do a playground cheer ("Ooh I'm so happy!").
(EKA: Episode 3056)

SCENE 7 It's time for the closing ceremonies of the games, where Slimey receives 5 gold medals - a first in worm history, though Slimey can't keep his head up while wearing them all. After Tim announces the sponsors, Oscar robs him of his mic to deliver a message of perseverance to all the worms of the world.
COMING SOON Coming Soon on Sesame Street: Gabi wants to keep a lost dog her family's found.

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