Sesame Street
Oscar's new pet worm Slimey
Air date February 16, 1971
Season Season 2 (1970-1971)
Sponsors U, 7
This episode guide has been compiled from script materials provided by a trusted source.

Picture Segment Description
SCENE 1 Rafael (Reuben Figueroa) is walking his dog in the arbor where Mr. Hooper has brought the dog some water. Gordon asks him how much he walks his dog and what he has to do to take care of him.
Song Joe Raposo sings "What Are Kids Called?"
(First: Episode 0116)
SCENE 2 Oscar the Grouch enters Hooper's Store and orders a strawberry soda. Mr. Hooper is confused because he usually orders something like a pickle soda with butterscotch sauce and grated cheese on top, so he asks who it's for. Oscar says nevermind, and tells him to just make the drink. As Mr. Hooper complies, Oscar asks about Rafael's dog and where he got a name for his pet. Once the soda is read, Oscar leaves Hooper's Store and promises to return the glass later.
Cartoon Letter U salesman
SCENE 3 Gordon and Mr. Hooper have been discussing Oscar's unusual order, so they walk over to his trash can to find out what's up. Oscar reveals that the strawberry soda is for his new pet; if Rafael can have a pet dog, he can have a pet, too. Mr. Hooper and Gordon have to guess what kind of a pet he is, though, explaining that he found him in the mud and that he sleeps in a box six inches long with the name Slimey written on it. Once his pet has finished the soda, Oscar reveals that it's a worm, and invites him to come up from the trash can to meet his neighbors. Gordon can't believe that Oscar mad a dumb worm his pet; Oscar proves him wrong by demonstrating that Slimey knows math and forms the letter U for umbrella. Oscar asks for another strawberry soda for Slimey, and Mr. Hooper says, "there's one thing I've always said: show me a worm who knows what letter the word umbrella begins with, and I'll get him an ice cream soda."
Cartoon Speech Balloon: U-Umbrella
(First: Episode 0038)
Cartoon A dog learns about U.
(First: Episode 0131)
Muppets Lefty tries to sell a letter U, which he claims to have had in his family for years. The U is actually a string tied to two poles. However, Ernie already has a U, but when he says that yesterday he could have used a V, Lefty stretches out the U's bottom to turn it into a V.
(First: Episode 0126)
Cartoon "Poverty U" -- A figure gives a salute to the letter U, and presents the letter with a bouquet of flowers.
Artist: Cliff Roberts
(First: Episode 0036)
Cast Larry and Phyllis: Larry tells Phyllis that he invited their friend Fred to dinner. Without listening to him any further, Phyllis tries to do multiple chores at once, until she realizes that they have to cooperate in order to spiff up the place. They do so in sped-up tape, then Larry reveals that Fred can't come to dinner tonight. (First: Episode 0142)
Song Sesame Street Animal Films: Joe Raposo sings George Gershwin's "Funny Face."
(First: Episode 0006)
SCENE 4 Big Bird orders a chocolate ice cream cone at Hooper's Store, but Mr. Hooper tells him he's all out. Big Bird says that's too bad because he'll have to walk all the way up to the top of Chocolate Ice Cream Mountain to get some more. Mr. Hooper says that's not where ice cream comes from, and tells him all about it...
Film Ice Cream Factory (3:00)
SCENE 5 Mr. Hooper: "...and that's how ice cream is made." Big Bird says that sounds almost as fun as an ice cream mountain, but not to worry about getting ice cream now. He heard Ernie was making some cupcakes, so he'll stop by there later to get some.
Muppets Ernie has a stack of seven cupcakes that he wants to take a picture of, but Cookie Monster keeps taking cupcakes (which he calls "cuppycakes").
(First: Episode 0136)
Film Counting eleven eggs and one cookie.
(First: Episode 0002)
Muppets After watching a film of a boy counting eleven eggs and one cookie (ending with the cookie being eaten), Cookie Monster demands a cookie. A mysterious talking hook appears from the sky, and responds by giving him a book instead. Cookie is surprised, "This not cookie...this BOOKIE!" He then exchanges the book for lots of cookies, which rain on him.
(First: Episode 0117)
Muppets Roosevelt Franklin shows that he knows the "Days of the Week."
(First: Episode 0072)
Cartoon Alice Braithwaite Goodyshoes is standing next to a bathtub full of water. She is dry. A monster appears and throws the water at her, causing her to be wet, and then kisses her. "Bleah!" she says.
(First: Episode 0005)
SCENE 6 An Anything Muppet enters Hooper's Store and orders an orange soda and three coffees. While Mr. Hooper prepares the order, the AM complains about the previous Alice cartoon; he knows the difference between wet and dry. When Mr. Hooper is done with the to-go order, the AM demands to know which beverage is which, "I'm not Superman, you know. I can't see through the containers." Mr. Hooper explains that the coffees are in small containers, and the orange soda is in a larger one.
Cartoon Jazz #7
(First: Episode 0012)
Muppets Ernie and Bert share jellybeans. Ernie has seven jellybeans, and Bert has six. To make it even, Ernie eats the extra jellybean. That's fair, isn't it?
(First: Episode 0014)
Cartoon Jazz #7 (repeat)
SCENE 7 Gordon leads the kids in various exercises, then suggests watching Kermit and his friends at the zoo for more on exercise.
Muppets Kermit's Lectures: Kermit watches some live bears do exercises.
(First: Episode 0044)
SCENE 8 Gordon continues to lead the kids in some exercises and says to watch out for some gibbons exercising.
Film A gibbon swings, and an audience cheers when the film ends.
Music: Joe Raposo
(First: Episode 0009)
Celebrity Jim Nabors sings "The Alphabet Song."
(EKA: Episode 0152)
SCENE 9 The AM who ordered orange soda and coffees returns to Hooper's to order a doughnut. He scoffs at Jim Nabors singing the alphabet and supposes he doesn't know anything about doughnuts. The AM and Mr. Hooper proceed to describe a doughnut as tasy, soft, and shaped like a circle.
Muppets Cookie Monster and Herry sing "Circles."
(First: Episode 0131)
Broken Ukulele
Muppets Part 1: Ernie encounters a sobbing Beautiful Day Monster, who is crying because his ukulele is broken. Ernie shows him a few things one can do with a broken ukulele, but that doesn't stop the monster from crying. Ernie then offers to fix the ukulele.
(First: Episode 0080)
Cartoon "Poverty U" -- A figure gives a salute to the letter U, and presents the letter with a bouquet of flowers. (repeat)
Artist: Cliff Roberts
(First: Episode 0036)
Broken Ukulele
Muppets Part 2: Ernie brings back the ukulele, all fixed. And what does the monster do? He eats it!
(First: Episode 0080)
SCENE 10 Goodbye


Previous episode: Next episode:
Episode 0201 Episode 0203
Community content is available under CC-BY-SA unless otherwise noted.

Fandom may earn an affiliate commission on sales made from links on this page.

Stream the best stories.

Fandom may earn an affiliate commission on sales made from links on this page.

Get Disney+