Sesame Street
Slimey goes missing
Air date May 12, 1981
Season Season 12 (1980-1981)
Sponsors V, Z, 12
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StreetScenes
Picture Segment Description
1310-Milk01

1310-Milk02
Insert Gladys the Cow livens up Luis' dull lecture about milk with a glitzy musical number about it.
(First: Episode 1310)
Ringmaster12
Cartoon The Ringmaster displays 12 fluttering finches.
(First: Episode 1295)
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Film Lemurs rest on tree branches.
Music: Joe Raposo
(First: Episode 0390)
Ladybugpicnic
Cartoon "Ladybugs' Picnic"
(First: Episode 0416)
Newsflashinvisible
Muppets Sesame Street News Flash
Kermit the Frog interviews the Invisible Man, who tap dances for him, and later introduces his family which crowds Kermit. All that is seen of the Invisible Man and his kin are their hats.
(First: Episode 1009)
Noimage
SCENE 1 Slimey emerges from his own, miniature can and spots a butterfly nearby. He begins following it as it flutters around the street. Oscar comes up for breakfast and thinks Slimey has gone missing. Olivia and Linda offer to help rally some friends to help look, while Oscar considers calling the police.
Alien.Z
Cartoon An alien lands on Earth, looking for a Z to eat. He snatches one off a policeman's uniform, eats it, and rests.
(First: Episode 1481)
Hide-And-Zeek
Muppets An Anything Muppet boy plays hide-and-seek with three letter Zs, who blend into his porch.
(First: Episode 0200)
Boy passing Salida signs
Cartoon A boy passes by various signs before reaching the SALIDA.
(First: Episode 0500)
Butterflies
Film A film of butterflies
Music: Joe Raposo
(First: Episode 0406)
Toon.beingapig
Cartoon A pig sings "Pig's Love Song."
(First: Episode 0462)
Noimage
SCENE 2 Officer Landon (Dale Soules) arrives at Oscar's can and takes down a description of the missing person. When she learns that Slimey is a worm, she hands him a card and suggests he contact the Bureau of Missing Worms.
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Cartoon SALIDA (train)
(First: Episode 0537)
Ernie Sing Lallaby
Muppets Ernie & BertErnie and Bert go off to sleep but Ernie starts to sing himself a lullaby. Bert then asks Ernie if he would mind singing quieter. So he does and then finds that he can even sing it the quietest. Bert then wonders what's going on and can't seem to go to sleep. Ernie then asks Bert if he's singing it to the extent that he can't hear him then why is he not asleep yet?
(First: Episode 0841)
VirgilVeep
Cartoon Two men, one named Virgil Veep, discuss the letter V as they stand atop a capital V.
(First: Episode 0110)
Noimage
Celebrity Richie Havens counts to 20.
(First: Episode 0742)
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Cartoon Consonant Sound: V, violin
(First: Episode 1157)
Noimage
SCENE 3 Oscar visits the Bureau of Missing Worms, where the Muppet agent breaks it to Oscar that finding Slimey won't be very easy, showing him photos of worms who look exactly like Slimey.
KrazyKat-LOVE
Cartoon Krazy Kat proves his love for Ignatz Mouse with a block of cheese. Ignatz carves it into the word "LOVE."
(First: Episode 0615)
Noimage
Muppets Muppet & Kid MomentGrover and Lisa discuss love.
(First: Episode 1500)
2356-3
Cartoon The Typewriter: Z for Zoo
(First: Episode 0776)
Noimage
SCENE 4 Nobody has had any luck finding Slimey, until Linda points out someone they've forgotten to ask - the viewer. Olivia and Linda learn that Slimey had chased a butterfly and went over the fence in the arbor. They head off to tell others to look in the park.
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Cartoon Sand Z/z
(First: Episode 0639)
Frog on the Street - Loud and Soft
Muppets Sesame Street News Flash: Kermit the Frog asks a man (Jim Thurman) on the street if he can help demonstrate the difference between loud and soft.
(First: Episode 0546)
Girlguitarcartoon
Cartoon A picture of a girl playing a guitar is drawn as off-screen kids (speaking English and Spanish) try to guess what the drawing will be.
(First: Episode 0406)
Noimage
SCENE 5 Oscar broadcasts a special message over the airwaves of WORM, calling out for Slimey. In the park, Slimey hears the message on the radio.
Robotwalk
Cartoon A scientist adds legs, feet, then knees to his robot and tells it to walk, but it dances out of shot instead (as does the scientist).
(First: Episode 1119)
2293s
Film Kids have a lost-dog poster made using an old-style printing press.
(First: Episode 1222)
InMyNeighborhood
Muppets "In My Neighborhood"
(First: Episode 1323)
MarcoFlower
Animation Marco had a flower. When it wilted, he called his grandpa and told him exactly what the flower looked like. Grandpa told him to water the flower, and it grew again.
(First: Episode 0555)
Film-Struggle
Film Kids narrate footage of humans and animals overcoming obstacles, particularly a boy trying to ride a two-wheeler.
(First: Episode 0132)
Noimage
SCENE 6 Officer Landon goes over her notes on a park bench, when Slimey wriggles over and gets her attention. Landon pieces together that Slimey is the missing worm from Sesame Street and offers to give him a lift in her police car.
BB-Sculpture
Muppets Big Bird builds a model of himself and calls it "ME."
(First: Episode 0635)
1708p
Film A boy narrates a film of how his family trains wild ponies on the farm.
(First: Episode 0815)
MillieMollyBookshelf
Cartoon Millie and Molly build a bookshelf.
(First: Episode 1287)
Song.zigzagdance-original
Muppets "Zig Zag Dance"
Toon.Zinspace
Cartoon Z In Space
(First: Episode 0509)
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SCENE 7 Everyone consoles Oscar, who is on the verge of tears without his worm and balks at the idea of getting a new one. Officer Landon pulls up on the street and reveals a surprise - Slimey, sitting in the window of the car. Oscar is overjoyed to see his worm again, safe and sound.


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