Sesame Street
Oscar creates WORM TV
Air date May 21, 1979
Season Season 10 (1978-1979)
Sponsors D, I, 6
This episode guide has been compiled from script materials provided by a trusted source.

Picture Segment Description
COLD OPEN 10th Season Intro Still
Cast Gordon sings "Let Your Feelings Show."
(First: Episode 0934)
Cartoon Once there were two men. Each had his own idea. One man told his thought to the other man, then the other man told his idea to the first man. Now both men knew twice as much.
(First: Episode 0268)

Film Footage of an animal auction, where they auction off animals to dairy farmers and the like.
(First: Episode 0932)
Cartoon Capital I, he's quite a guy
(First: Episode 0368)
Film An I-beam is molded at a steel factory as heavy industrial-type music underscores the action. The segment ends on a video freeze of the finished beam, which is shaped like the letter "I."
(First: Episode 1077)
SCENE 1 Mr. Hooper blends the word PET and Barkley jumps on him. Maria assumes a safe spot away from Oscar's trash can to blend the word WET. Oscar appears from behind his can and squirts her with a water gun.
Muppets Waiter Grover: Grover informs Mr. Johnson that the restaurant is out of a lot of items that are on the menu. The only thing still at the restaurant is milk... but there are no glasses.
(First: Episode 0976)
Film A boy and his father watch the rain from inside their house. Then, go out in it.
(First: Episode 0149)
Cast "Sluggo the Great" (David) puts on his baseball gear, but isn't sure which body parts to put them on.
(First: Episode 0492)
Cartoon A girl uses her paint-by-the-numbers set to find an elephant in her picture.
(First: Episode 0510)
Insert In a New York City park, the kids play "O'Leary."
Herry's Ball
Muppets Ernie finds a big yellow ball, which belongs to Herry Monster.
(First: Episode 0191)
Song Joe Raposo sings "Everybody Sleeps."
(First: Episode 0406)
Celebrity Ray Barretto and his fellow drummers play together.
(First: Episode 0986)
Cartoon Dogs cheer D-O-G and fight with cats.
(First: Episode 1148)
Cast Big Bird drags Bob, Gordon, Susan and Maria to the Metropolitan Opera House in Lincoln Center to finally meet Mr. Snuffleupagus, who comes to hear the opera rehearsals every day. However, once he arrives, he becomes blocked by the fountain in the plaza square.
Cartoon D-dart
(First: Episode 0292)
Muppets Ernie & BertErnie has heard that somebody in the neighborhood is sick. He looks in a medical book to find out how to tell if someone is sick... not realizing that Bert is the one with a cold.
(First: Episode 0435)
Film Stop-motion: in a park, a garbage man puts litter in a trash can. (Part 1)
(First: Episode 0491)
Muppets Old West: Five good men are needed to form a posse and catch Bad Bart, the meanest man in the West. The sheriff counts five men in the saloon, and tries to organize them. But it turns out that there are only four good men -- one of them is Bad Bart!
(First: Episode 0554)
Film Stop-motion: in a park, a man reads a newspaper, then shamelessly drops it on the ground. A little girl finds this disgusting, and puts the newspaper in the trash bin. (Part 2)
(First: Episode 0491)
Cartoon Letter I (Beep Beep)
(First: Episode 0427)
SCENE 2 Maria comes out from 123 Sesame Street to find Oscar's can area has been turned into a makeshift television studio. Oscar reveals he's created a new Grouch television station - WORM-TV. His first show, an interview program called Grouch to Grouch, is about to go on air and Oscar's guest, Norma Nasty, has cancelled. Maria is hastily brought on to replace her. Meanwhile, Mr. Hooper and Olivia tune in from the television set at Hooper's Store. Grouch to Grouch begins and Oscar spends the show asking insulting questions to Maria, who storms off the set. Oscar teases the upcoming weather program, as Maria stops at Hooper's to vent her frustrations. Olivia reveals she'll be facing the same fate on another program coming on later...
Cartoon "I'm six years old today!"
(First: Episode 0357)
Muppets An Anything Muppet girl reads "hug" with Herry.
(First: Episode 1084)
Cartoon Thelma Thumb: All the children's bicycles are stolen. Marcia asks Cyrus to watch her bike, but the thieves steal the bike and kidnap Cyrus. Thelma locates the thieves, locks them up in the garage, and calls the cops.
Artist: John Korty
SCENE 3 Maria sits out watching the next block of WORM-TV programming, still angry over how the interview went. Mr. Hooper watches the Late Grouch Weather, where Oscar forecasts freezing temperatures, pouring rain and a snow storm. Mr. Hooper bundles up properly, only to realize it's a sunny day as usual.
Animation The Queen of Six explores her garden.
(First: Episode 0223)
Song "School Song"
(First: Episode 0986)
SCENE 4 The Grouch Game, WORM-TV's game show, begins with contestant Olivia. Due to not being able to think like a Grouch, she blows the first two questions and the prizes that went with them (a trip to Mudville and a fish-skin coat, not that she minds). She becomes interested when the final prize is a freezer. She correctly gets the question right and receives her prize...a block of ice.
Muppets Kermit the Frog counts six happy little Twiddlebugs, and when he is finished, the Twiddlebugs have a party.
(First: Episode 0280)
Cartoon Jack-in-the-Box School
(First: Episode 0284)
Animation The number 6 is shown in a variety of ways.
(First: Episode 0401)
Cartoon Dot Bridge (0:24)
Cartoon The Typewriter: D - Daisy
(First: Episode 0766)
SCENE 5 Oscar has a newspaper reviewing his first day of WORM-TV programming. The reviewer is very unkind, delivering not a single ounce of praise to any of the shows. Oscar considers this fantastic news and rushes off to prepare tomorrow's script for As the Grouch Turns.

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