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Sesame Street
Plot Slimey wants to go to the moon
Air date January 12, 1998
Season Season 29 (1997-1998)
Sponsors M, 18
Syndication
Releases

3696

Picture Segment Description
3696-teaser
COLD OPEN
Big Bird notices that Slimey has been getting a lot of mail lately, as a delivery woman rushes by with a special delivery for Slimey.
3696-gordon

3696a
SCENE 1
Slimey and Oscar are reading books about the Moon. Gordon steps out of 123 Sesame Street and notices the stack of magazines including Moon Explorer, Moon Voyage, The Moon and You and Bang! Zoom! to the Moon! Oscar explains (with a flashback) that Slimey's interest in the moon began a few nights ago when he was getting ready for bed and wondered what the big white ball in the sky was. Slimey was so fascinated with the moon that he stayed up watching it for two hours. As the flashback ends, the delivery woman shows up again with another package for Slimey.
Aboveitall
Cartoon
A lizard sings about how she likes to be "Above it All" as well as below.
Artist: Sally Cruikshank
(EKA: Episode 2572)
ElmoZoe.AboveBelow
Muppets
Elmo and Zoe demonstrate above and below with a cloud.
(EKA: Episode 3438)
10.Sneakynumbers
Animation
Counting 1-10 and 10-0 (sneaky numbers)
4090zg
Cartoon

A girl fantasizes what she could do without leaving her room if her nose, ears, legs, and arms got bigger.
(EKA: Episode 3285)

4134zf
Song
"Get On Up and Move Your Body"
(EKA: Episode 3410)
SpaceM
Animation
M in space (with astronauts)
3991s
Film
Kid jungle explorers sight a wild letter M.
3991r
Cartoon
M for Moon (music and sound effects added)
Artist: Jeff Hale
(EKA: Episode 2164)
Moon.cookie
Muppets
Cookie Monster sings "If Moon Was Cookie." (underscore added to intro)
(EKA: Episode 2619)
AstronautGirl
Film

A girl pretends she's an astronaut.
(EKA: Episode 2956)

3696-miles

3696b
SCENE 2
As Gordon begins to thumb through the new moon book that has just arrived by special delivery, Miles happens by to see what's going on. Together, they all read through and discuss various questions Slimey has about space travel. They examine the spacecraft used to travel and the suits required to breathe in space.
3696-rightsquiggle

3696c
SCENE 2
cont'd
Slimey wonders if a worm has ever been to the moon, but Gordon says there's never been a worm astronaut. Coincidentally, the delivery woman comes back to show a promotional film (narrated by Jerry Nelson) for WASA; they're looking for a few good worms who have The Right Squiggle. Slimey immediately wants to write to the administration to submit his request for enrollment in the space program.
WriteLetter
Song
To the original Fats Waller recording of "I'm Gonna Sit Right Down and Write Myself a Letter," a group of kids act out the song in a throwback to the silent film era.
Zork.Australia
Cartoon
Zork lands in Australia, where a kangaroo greets him.
Artist: ArtistMike
(EKA: Episode 3108)
Song.imaginethat
Muppets
Ernie sings "Imagine That", a song about imagining things that he'd like to be. First, he imagines that he's a knight in shining armor who battles a dragon. Then he imagines being a sailor crossing the sea. Finally, he decides that he's happy being himself.
(EKA: Episode 2784)
Clouds.ArtistMike
Cartoon
Norris Walnut recites a poem about clouds. (new music added)
Artist: ArtistMike
(EKA: Episode 3540)
3696.Astronautvisitsschool
Film
A girl narrates a segment about an astronaut who visited her school and answered kids' questions.
3959c
Song
"The Room is Full of Chickens"
(EKA: Episode 3104)
FayRay.Pattycake
Film
A visual representation of the nursery rhyme "Pat-a-Cake" with Wegman's dogs.
(EKA: Episode 3576)
3988m
Celebrity
Ray Charles sings the Alphabet Song.
KidsBugsFlowers
Film
Kids observe different types of bugs and flowers.
ExerciseExercise
Song
A caterpillar sings "Exercise, Exercise."
Artist: ArtistMike
(EKA: Episode 2980)
3696-mariagabi

3696-rightsquiggle
SCENE 3
To prepare for the WASA tryouts, Slimey begins exercising to get in shape (astronauts need to be very fit). Maria and Gabi pass by with grocery bags and get the low-down on Slimey's plans. "The Right Squiggle" is shown again.
3696-telegram

3695.ComingSoon
SCENE 3
cont'd
After the film finishes, the Worm Mail Express arrives with a tiny letter for Slimey. Gabi reads it with a magnifying glass, revealing that it's from WASA. Slimey has been accepted to try out for their Worm Moon Mission. He's instructed to go to the WASA offices tomorrow to take the worm astronaut test which will determine if he has The Right Squiggle.
Mcake
Animation
M for moon, monster, monkey and magic
2girls.M
Film
Two girls sing "Miss Mary M" as they clap.
1091-07
Cartoon
M in space
(EKA: Episode 0842)
GroverMeghan
Muppets
Muppet & Kid Moments: Grover and Meghan pretend to go to the moon.
2963-A7
Cartoon
A girl explains the concept of relativity by explaining how her house is a part of a neighborhood, the neighborhood is part of a city, the city is part of a country, etc.
(EKA: Episode 2963)
3957s
Song
"Playground Map Song"
(EKA: Episode 2680)
Outerspace.Between
Animation
A boy has a dream in which he floats in Outer Space between things.
(EKA: Episode 3093)
DrawingDaiXi
Film
A girl draws a picture of her friend, Dai Xi.
(EKA: Episode 2927)
Supermorphinmegamonsters

SMMM.Bluemonsters
Muppets
Super Morphin Mega Monsters
Merry Monster wants to play tag with two blue monsters, but Zostic's underlings sow seeds of prejudice, which only the Mega Monsters can cure.
(EKA: Episode 3641)
18laps
Cartoon
An alien runs 18 laps around Saturn's rings.
Artist: Fred Garbers
(EKA: Episode 3681)
3993c
Film
Kid mural painting #18.
(EKA: Episode 3681)
18stars
Animation
The number 18 in space.
3696-phonewasa

3696e
SCENE 4
Oscar calls WASA to confirm his appearance for the tests. Maria and Gabi overhear the conversation and caution Oscar that he might not want to get Slimey too excited; it sounds like there's going to be some hefty competition, and there's a chance Slimey might not make the cut. Oscar, however, is confident that his worm has The Right Squiggle. Big Bird announces the sponsors.
3696.ComingSoon
COMING SOON
Coming Soon on Sesame Street: Oscar watches anxiously as Slimey undergoes the Worm-O-Hold-On-Tight-O test.

Notes


Slimey to the Moon
The Moon | WASA | Launch | Shuttle Crisis | Moon Landing | Return
( The Spaceketeers | Missing Slimey | Monster Moon Watch | Slimey's Birthday | Missing Slimey (2) )


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