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Sesame Street
Plot Slimey lands on the moon
Air date March 13, 1998
Season Season 29 (1997-1998)
Sponsors L, 15
Syndication
Releases

3740

Picture Segment Description
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COLD OPEN
Luis, Maria, Ernie, a Honker, Gabi, Miles, Gordon, Mr. Handford and Big Bird are gathered in Hooper's Store and waiting for the news to come on. Big Bird explains that today is the day that Slimey is going to land on the Moon. Sesame Street News begins to air, anchored by Kermit the Frog for special television coverage of the moon landing. He's on his way to Sesame Street right after the following important and historic opening theme song.
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SCENE 1
A news center has been constructed in front of the Subway Station Around the Corner where the folks from Hooper's are joined by Bert, Bob, Susan, Gina, Celina, Carlo, Linda, Ruthie, Lexine, Tarah, Elmo, Rosita, Humphrey, a lamb, Telly, Grundgetta, Zoe, Oscar and several other residents from Sesame Street. Kermit has arrived on the scene to address the audience and begins his live broadcast. Kermit introduces each of the worms on the Wiggleprise crew, as a still of each one is shown.
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SCENE 1
cont'd
Kermit interviews Oscar, who shows off his worm journal to recount the events leading up to Slimey's current position. Meanwhile, the WASA technicians are monitoring the astronauts' progress, led by Professor Albert Einslime at the adjacent WASA control center, and Kermit has it on good authority that the worms are almost at the moon! He tells the audience to stay tuned ...
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Cartoon
A strange poem with L words.
Alphaboy.L
Film
Alphaboy: L
Alphaboy leaps into lots of lovely leaves and becomes lazy.
(EKA: Episode 3656)
3144z
Cartoon
Song: "If You've Lost Your L, Look Around"
Artist: Bruce Cayard
(EKA: Episode 1845)
MOMA.PietMondrian
Muppets
Baby Bear and Papa Bear visit the Museum of Modern Art, and observe a Piet Mondrian painting full of rectangles, squares and colors. Baby Bear is reminded of the rectangles and squares that are all around us.
(EKA: Episode 3682)
FloatingKids.Square
Film
The floating kids form a square
(EKA: Episode 3132)
GroverPatrick
Muppets
Muppet & Kid Moments: Grover and Patrick, "moon buddies," pretend to go to the moon. They see some aliens eating moon pizza, and some astronauts.
(EKA: Episode 3701)
Callomouse.Herethere
Cartoon
Cab Callomouse demonstrates here and there in song.
(EKA: Episode 3711)
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SCENE 2
As the Wiggleprise approaches the moon, Kermit begrudgingly introduces special correspondent Robert MacNeil who will be covering the actual landing. MacNeil first offers a recap explaining exactly what the path of the ship has been so far, using a magnetic diagram to illustrate its position between the Earth and the Moon. The farmer returns to Sesame Street to address his concerns that his chicken is on that spaceship as well, but nobody believes him.
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SCENE 2
cont'd
Everyone watches in amazement as the spaceship gets closer and closer to the moon. MacNeil introduces a news reel of scenes recorded earlier in the day of worms and people around the world celebrating this historic occasion.
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SCENE 2
cont'd
Finally, the monitor cuts to a live feed from the surface of the moon, and MacNeil announces that the Wiggleprise has landed and the worms are on the moon. As everyone watches the door to the craft open, Slimey slowly crawls out and becomes the first worm on the moon. Oscar translates what he says, "This is one small wiggle for a worm; one giant wriggle for wormkind."
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SCENE 2
cont'd
The other worms (but no chicken so far) start to crawl out, while everyone chants "Slimey! Slimey!" MacNeil says they'll be right back.
Suzie.Space
Cartoon
Suzie Kabloozie and Feff appear to float around in outer space, but at the end of the sketch, it is revealed that they are just pretending to be astronauts.
Artist: Mo Willems
(EKA: Episode 3701)
Moon.cookie
Muppets
Cookie Monster sings "If Moon Was Cookie." (underscore added to intro)
(EKA: Episode 2619)
NoodlesNedd-telescope
Cartoon
Noodles & Nedd: Noodles tries to get Nedd to feed him while Nedd is fixated on looking at the stars through his telescope.
(EKA: Episode 3701)
Dogs.bread
Film
Wegman's dogs bake bread.
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Cartoon
Kids and animals alternate in passing letters over themselves, in an alphabet song.
Artist: Karen Aqua
AnnieEyeball.Air
Cartoon
Dr. Annie Eyeball looks at air.
Artist: Bruce Cayard
(EKA: Episode 2616)
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PDS2
Muppets
Prairie Dawn, Scientist
Prairie Dawn demonstrates how air moves things, with a some leaves, a feather, and her lunch bag - all of which the wind blows away, along with Prairie. "Who's working the wind machine?!"
(EKA: Episode 3714)
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Cartoon
Letter L Animals' Limerick
SamRamey.LToreador
Muppets / Celebrity
Samuel Ramey performs "L Toreador."
(EKA: Episode 3438)
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Film
L is for look, legs, light, lemonade, and ladybug.
(EKA: Episode 3427)
AstronautGirl
Animation
A girl likes to pretend she's an astronaut.
(EKA: Episode 2956)
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SCENE 3
As the news coverage continues, the worms can be seen on the surface of the moon. They can jump a whole lot higher on the moon than they can on Earth, and so, apparently, can Selma Worm, who hops across the TV screen while the audience is looking away.
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SCENE 3
cont'd
Professor Einslime explains that now the worms will collect dirt samples and rocks to take home with them. Scientists will study the moon dirt, analyze it, and finally, play in it.
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SCENE 3
cont'd
As a permanent reminder that they were there, the worms plant a WASA flag next to the United States flag for others who go to the moon in the future. Just then, Oscar notices a large, round object beyond the horizon that Gordon identifies as the Earth. The audience remarks that it looks beautiful and magnificent; Tarah is astounded, "That's us?" she asks Big Bird. "Amazing!" The worm astronauts give their worm wriggle salute to everyone on Earth, and all the viewers salute back (by wiggling their finger).
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SCENE 3
cont'd
Robert hands the coverage back to Kermit, so he can conduct the most important part of the mission: the return home. Stay tuned ...
This entire scene can be viewed at Sesamestreet.org. (SSvideo)
Chickens.trees
Cartoon
A pig sings "There Are Chickens in the Trees" until a rooster tells him that chickens don't live in trees.
Artist: Jeff Hale
(EKA: Episode 2233)
KidsBugsFlowers
Film
Kids observe different types of bugs and flowers.
(EKA: Episode 3696)
FlashGizmo.HereThere
Cartoon
Flash Gizmo, Space Cadet
Here and there
(EKA: Episode 3697)
Eskimohome
Muppets
"Home to Me"
(EKA: Episode 2122)
4115zh
Film
A Hawaiian girl and her family get ready to have a little party, or paina iki.
(EKA: Episode 3139)
MaskedMarch15
Animation
Masked March #15
(EKA: Episode 3686)
KidMural15
Film
Kid mural painting #15
(EKA: Episode 3692)
15space
Animation
15 in space
Song.WhenYouGrowUp
Song
"When You Grow Up"
(EKA: Episode 3039)
TSD.Astronaut.blue
Animation
Today's Secret Drawing is an astronaut.
(EKA: Episode 0272)
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SCENE 4
Kermit reports that the worms are now back inside the Wiggleprise and getting ready to lift off the moon. The Count returns to conduct the countdown process.
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SCENE 4
cont'd
After two attempts, the ship again doesn't seem to have enough power to lift their weight off the surface. This time, Snuffy isn't around to lend a helping snuffle. After much struggle, the ship emits a beak-tickling smoke, causing the chicken in the bottom of the ship to sneeze, giving it enough power to clear the moon.
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SCENE 4
cont'd
Everyone cheers and celebrates a successful mission, as Kermit signs off, announcing the sponsors and wishing the worms a safe voyage home that will take many, many days.
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Still
The end credits roll, followed by the NASA still.
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COMING SOON
Coming Soon on Sesame Street: Frazzle sleeps over at Big Bird's nest, and sings a garbled lullaby with Big Bird and Gordon.


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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