Sesame Street
Oscar's worm circus
Air date April 6, 1979
Season Season 10 (1978-1979)
Sponsors G, H, 8
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Picture Segment Description
COLD OPEN 10th Season Intro Still
Insert Everyone gathers to see Bert's theatrical presentation - Pigeons on Parade! The crowd is much less enthused about the experience.
(First: Episode 1154)
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Cartoon Pinball Number Count #8
(First: Episode 0998)
Muppets Sesame Street News Flash
Kermit stands by a grandfather clock waiting for a mouse to run up it, acting out "Hickory Dickory Dock". Gladys the Cow and a duck show up instead. Finally, a horse comes in and explains that the mouse can't make it. The horse runs through the clock, breaking it.
(First: Episode 0710)
Cartoon Little girl and cat (she imagines role reversal)
(First: Episode 0784)
Celebrity Peggy Fleming skates a figure 8.
(First: Episode 0236)
Film Mad Painter #8
(First: Episode 0326)
Toon differentmes.jpg
Cartoon A boy talks about his various moods.
Artist: Bob Kurtz
(First: Episode 0772)
Film Joe Raposo counts 20 antique cars.
(First: Episode 0410)
SCENE 1 Oscar call out for his neighbors to see "the creepiest, crawliest show on Earth." David, Olivia and Mr. Hooper gather as Slimey the Great makes his entrance. Oscar introduces three tricks Slimey will do - a somersault, climbing a pole and jumping into a bowl of mud. The last trick is Oscar's favorite, as it results in everyone receiving a face full of mud when Slimey lands.
Song "I'm Not a Baby Anymore"
(First: Episode 0652)
Cartoon A red man tries to think of words that begin with H, but a yellow man keeps spewing them out until Red draws a hole under Yellow, who yells "HELP!!"
(First: Episode 0020)
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Muppets Old West sketches: A couple of cowboy Muppets meet the Alphabet Kid, who claims that he can write the alphabet faster than any man alive. To prove it, he quickly draws his crayon and speedily writes out the whole alphabet.
(First: Episode 0307)
Cartoon / Film A Scanimate/live-action hybrid segment in which an off-camera child and Luis name words that begin with H.
(First: Episode 0771)
Film Kids use a magnet to retrieve a jack.
(First: Episode 0968)
Cartoon A big elephant and a small elephant make lowercase Hs come out of their trunks.
Artist: John and Faith Hubley
(First: Episode 0162)
Film Sesame Street Animal Films: Animals have tails.
(First: Episode 0017)
SCENE 2 Oscar and Slimey practice his new trick - being shot from a cannon. Oscar fires the cannon and Slimey flies into a bowl of fruit at Hooper's Store.
Cartoon H - Horse
(First: Episode 0474)
Muppets Bip Bippadotta and friends show none, some and all.
(First: Episode 0615)
Cartoon The weary traveler asks the wise man to demonstrate none, some, most and all with a basket of oranges.
(First: Episode 0976)
Film Kids narrate a film of an African plain and the animals that live there.
(First: Episode 0128)
Insert Buffy sings "Ground Hog" to the kids.
(First: Episode 0844)
Cartoon Harold and Howard think of H words.
Artist: Cliff Roberts
(First: Episode 0284)
Film The celebration of Chinese New Year
(First: Episode 0495)
Animation Sand H/h
(First: Episode 0630)
SCENE 3 Big Bird reads a poem entitled "The Turtle," leading to...
Film Baby turtles swim around.
Music: Joe Raposo
(First: Episode 0294)
Cartoon A boy points to himself and says, "ME."
(First: Episode 0857)
Celebrity Kids narrate as they watch the Mummenschanz performers act as an angular being, trying to figure out which piece is actually the head.
(First: Episode 1108)
Cartoon Two cavemen argue, each chanting "Me!" A large monolith bearing the word ME puts fear in both of them.
(First: Episode 0793)
Muppets Ernie and Cookie Monster name the things they eat at "Breakfast Time."
Cartoon A letter for "me"
(First: Episode 0781)
SCENE 4 Oscar looks very ill and he feels he's come down with the Grouch Grippe. His friends dote on him and do what they can to cure him.
Cartoon G For Giggle (voice of Allen Swift)
(First: Episode 0357)
Muppets Ernie & Bert — Ernie has a so-called "magic" chain which can form into any shape he wants. Bert is dismissive of the chain's magic properties. And yet, when Bert asks for the chain to provide a sandwich, it does.
(First: Episode 0617)
Cartoon A gorilla who knows G words applies for a job.
(First: Episode 0131)
SCENE 5 Oscar rests, as the others vow to stay by his side until he's well. Their chatter wakes him up and they find he's back to his old self, yelling at them to get away from his can.

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