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Sesame Street
Slimey the Worm has disappeared
Air date April 25, 1973
Season Season 4 (1972-1973)
Written by Emily Perl Kingsley
Production January 16, 1973
Sponsors B, N, 9
This episode guide has been compiled from script materials provided by a trusted source.


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Picture Segment Description
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SCENE 1 Harvey Kneeslapper decides to trick Luis and pretend he's talking too quietly. Luis greets Harvey, who asks him to speak a little louder. Luis increases his volume until, on his third try, his greeting is so loud that it gives a tremendous echo, reverberating across the whole neighborhood. Harvey is weirded out.
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Muppets Grover volunteers to assist the Amazing Mumford in his rhyming magic trick, making three things come out of his hat that rhyme with "knee". Grover guesses the first one (key), but doesn't get the last two (ski and tree) right.
(First: Episode 0455)
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Cartoon "Martian Beauty" has nine hairs, nine bows, nine eyes, nine nostrils, nine arms, and nine toes.
Artist: Bud Luckey
(First: Episode 0316)
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Muppets Muppet & Kid Moment β€” Herry and John-John demonstrate loud and soft.
(First: Episode 0432)
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Cartoon B for butterfly
(First: Episode 0006)
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SCENE 2 Susan and Bob find Oscar visibly upset and calling for his worm Slimey, who's gone missing. Oscar then sings "Has Anybody Seen My Worm?" (to the tune of "Has Anybody Seen My Dog?"). Grover comes by and volunteers to be Oscar's pet. Grover shows his prowess by pretending to be a pussycat, but Oscar despises cute, little animals. Grover assures that he can be a pet to be proud of, and tells Oscar he'll be right back.
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Film Jack Rabbit
Music: Joe Raposo
(First: Episode 0390)
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SCENE 3 Grover returns dressed like a kangaroo and starts hopping frantically. Oscar complains of a stiff neck from watching Grover bounce, and his bobbing causes him to bang his head on the trash can lid. Oscar insists he doesn't want a kangaroo, which isn't a grouchy pet, and tells Grover to go away. Exhausted from hopping, Grover agrees that a kangaroo wasn't the best idea and goes off to think of something else.
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Film Kids paint pictures of things that start with B.
Producer: Ken Snyder Enterprises
(First: Episode 0008)
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SCENE 4 Grover comes back as a skunk; a pet that all grouches love, including Oscar. Grover's guise nearly works until he sprays Oscar with perfume. Oscar is disgusted and implores Grover to give up this dumb idea of being his pet. Grover decides instead to just get a new pet for Oscar.
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Film The Mad Painter #9
(First: Episode 0338)
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SCENE 5 Grover has his fishing gear on and tells Oscar he intends to get him a fish as his new pet. He shows Oscar all the items he has to go fishing, including some baitβ€”Slimey! Grover explains that he found the worm at a nearby mud puddle. Oscar is reunited with Slimey, giving him a big kiss, and even thanks Grover (who comments that he would've preferred a kangaroo).
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Muppets Sesame Street News Flash: Kermit the Frog reports on Rapunzel, who has been locked in a tower by the wicked witch. Prince Charming comes to rescue her by asking to let down her hair, and she literally does... by having her hair fall off her head.
(First: Episode 0409)
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Film Kids narrate a tortilla contest in English and Spanish.
(First: Episode 0456)
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Cartoon With one mighty blow of his baseball bat, a boy knocks several B items (including a basket, bandit, and ball) off of a wall.
Voice: Casey Kasem
(First: Episode 0237)
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SCENE 6 Luis sings a classifying song in Spanish, using an art board displaying rain gear in three of four squares. The fourth is blank, and off to the side are sunglasses and rain boots.
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Muppets Ernie & Bert β€” Ernie comes up with a way for him to remember to put his basketball away before he goes to sleep: he remembers with his mind, which is in his head; his head is round, and so is the basketball. His plan works the first time, but not when Bert wants to go to sleep.
(First: Episode 0134)
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Cartoon A boy talks about his pet letter Y, named Yetta.
(First: Episode 0443)
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Cast A Howard Cosell-type announcer narrates as athlete Maria subtracts a chair from a group of three.
(First: Episode 0431)
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Film "Nine Song (Song of Nine)."
(First: Episode 0016)
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Cartoon "I Can Remember": A little girl remembers what to buy at the store (a loaf of bread, a container of milk, and a stick of butter) by visualizing her mother giving the instructions.
Artist: Jim Simon
(First: Episode 0408)
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Film Tomato Field Revised #2 (0:42)
(First: Episode 0302)
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SCENE 7 Big Bird reads a poem he wrote about the koala bear, as a segue into the next film.
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Song "Rockabye Baby" is sung to a sleepy koala.
(First: Episode 0048)
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Cartoon A boxer explains the letter "B".
(First: Episode 0006)
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Cast Maria, Gordon, and Luis assemble a fractured uppercase B.
(First: Episode 0498)
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Cartoon A boxer explains the letter "B". (Spanish remake)
(First: Episode 0355)
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Muppets Lefty's boss tells Lefty the plan for what to do with the Golden AN, which they have just stolen. Lefty is to put it in the tan van and give it to Dan, who will take it to Fran. However, Lefty can't remember the plan very well and has to repeat it, which results in a police officer named Stan hearing the plan and giving him "ten days in the can for stealing the Golden AN."
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Animation The story of Dan and Nan, as told with words ending in "an."
(First: Episode 0450)
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Celebrity Joe Namath counts down from 10 to signal a pass.
(First: Episode 0428)
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Cartoon B for butterfly (repeat)
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Muppets Ernie & Bert β€” Ernie reads Bert a dramatic story that he's just written. The "story" is actually the alphabet, which Ernie reads in an overwrought manner.
(First: Episode 0009)
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Cartoon Dot Bridge #2: Last dot is late and travels through the others
(First: Episode 0001)
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Cartoon Speech Balloon: A for Agua
(First: Episode 0510)
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Cast Wally and Ralph: Wally keeps his money taped to his face, so Ralph tells him to keep his money in his piggy bank instead. To ensure he doesn't lose the key, Wally drops it inside as well.
(First: Episode 0346)
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Cartoon A boy can yell and yodel, and his dog can yelp and yowl. They can both yawn.
(First: Episode 0353)
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Film A voiceover counts nine cars at an intersection.
(First: Episode 0424)
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Cartoon The word AGUA fills up with water.
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Film A lowercase b floats by some boats.
(First: Episode 0471)
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SCENE 8 B Quickies: Bob flips a matted letter B into the basket above Big Bird's doors and scores two points. In reverse motion, Luis walks into frame backwards, as do some kids riding their tricycles. Susan sits on the stoop with a little kid on her lap. Suddenly, a big bushy beard pops onto the kid's face.
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Muppets Harvey Kneeslapper asks a man, "Do you know where I wanna be?" The man says he doesn't know. Harvey says, "I wanna B -- right here!" and slaps a letter B on the man's sweater. Harvey runs off, laughing.
(First: Episode 0277)
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Cartoon B is for Bongo Beat, Bandit, and Bottles of wine. (repeat)
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Muppets Ernie & Bert β€” Bert says that he's going to demonstrate quiet by talking quietly to Ernie. But when he tries, Ernie claims that he can't hear what Bert is saying. Finally, Bert gets frustrated and shouts at Ernie; Ernie tells Bert not to be so loud.
(First: Episode 0150)
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Song "B is for Bubble."
(First: Episode 0008)
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Cartoon "Martian Beauty" (repeat)
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Film "Nine Song (Song of Nine)." (repeat)
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Cartoon B is for bubbles, bubbles and more bubbles. And Bosco, who is taking a bath.
(First: Episode 0355)
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SCENE 9 Goodbye


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