Sesame Street
Plot Sloppy at day care
Air date May 9, 1997
Season Season 28 (1996-1997)
Sponsors M, 17
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Picture Segment Description

SCENE 1 Gina welcomes the viewer as she sets out some tiny objects for someone new attending day care today. It's Slimey's little sister Sloppy! Dusty and Eartha have brought a bag full of items that Sloppy will need for the day - her truck to play with, her teddy bear for naptime and cookies for a snack. Zoe isn't sure how she's going to be able to do any of the regular day care activities because she's such a small worm.
Song "Off to School"
(EKA: Episode 2944)
SCENE 2 Gina announces it's time for some exercise by way of dancing. Zoe doesn't think Sloppy will know how to dance since she's a worm, but Gina has in mind (and her cassette player) the perfect dance for a worm - the Wiggle.
Cartoon Three scribbles exercise.
Artist: Fred Garbers
(EKA: Episode 2482)
SCENE 3 Gina starts a round of "Three of These Things" (as sung by Lexine) using some blocks and a ball. Zoe is surprised to see Sloppy figure the answer out so quickly. She's impressed, but wonders how a will be able to participate in a show they'll be doing later.
Animation Wooden shapes group themselves by color, then regroup by shape, then assemble themselves into a rocket ship.
(EKA: Episode 3230)
Cartoon Sand M/m
(EKA: Episode 1091)
SCENE 4 Zoe narrates the day care production of "Mary Had a Little Lamb." Sloppy plays the titular lamb, while the other kids use their fingers to play Mary and her classmates.
Cartoon Letters gather in order, against the birds-eye view of a city.
(EKA: Episode 3314)
Muppets Sesame Street News Flash
Kermit, doing a "slow-breaking human interest story," asks monsters at a day care center what they want to be when they grow up, and every time they tell him, he rewards them with a cookie. Cookie Monster, posing as a baby ("Cry cry cry, sniffle sniffle sniffle"), claims he wants to be an orthodontist. However, Kermit gets wise to his scheme, and instead rewards him with a wind-up toy bridge of false teeth.
(EKA: Episode 1346)
Song "Beautiful Baby" (remake)
(EKA: Episode 3636)
SCENE 5 Sloppy draws a picture of Slimey. Zoe is amazed at all the thinks Sloppy has been able to do today. It's now naptime and everyone heads off to their cots. Gina gives Sloppy a tiny mat with her teddy bear, when Zoe suddenly starts crying.
Cartoon Vaudeville duo Herman Happy and Stanley Sad sing a song about how they live up to their names.
(EKA: Episode 0789)

SCENE 6 Zoe sobs uncontrollably, having forgotten her teddy bear at home; she can't sleep without it. Others offer to let her borrow their stuffed animals, but Zoe wants a teddy bear. Sloppy crawls into her cot, offering to share her tiny teddy bear with her. Zoe accepts and the two lie down for their nap. Gina announces the sponsors.

Known missing segments

Picture Segment Description

Muppets / Celebrity Shari Lewis and Lamb Chop arrive on Sesame Street. Lamb Chop is dismissive of their surroundings ("You see one park, you've seen 'em all"), but that's because she's shy. A jump-cut transports them from the front of the Furry Arms Hotel to Big Bird's nest area. They meet Big Bird, whose size frightens Lamb Chop at first. The result is a rendition of "How Do You Do?"
(First: Episode 3525)
Muppets As Telly wakes up in the morning, he sings "Shapes in My Room."
(EKA: Episode 2908)

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