Sesame Street
Slimey gets hurt while skydiving
Air date March 17, 1983
Season Season 14 (1982-1983)
Written by Judy Freudberg
Sponsors H, K, 9


Picture Segment Description

SCENE 1 Maria and Olivia happen upon Oscar, who peers into the sky with his binoculars. He tells them that Slimey is about to fly overhead in a plane, then jump out and parachute onto a circle-shaped target. They hear Slimey's plane approaching and watch as he sails down onto the spot. Oscar calls for a bow, but Slimey isn't able to move - he's hurt!
SCENE 1 cont'd Oscar cries out, "Worm ambulance! Worm ambulance!" Two paramedics (Richard Hunt and Brian Muehl) rush in and do a quick inspection before placing Slimey on the stretcher. They head off to the Worm Hospital, with Oscar and Maria following behind.
Cartoon Fisherman Jones demonstrates in, on and under with the help of a big fishy.
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Frogsoftheglen.jpg Muppets Kermit sings "The Frogs in the Glen."
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Cartoon A man lifts a rock and finds the word UNDER.
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Film Kids ride horses.
Music: Joe Raposo
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Cartoon K is for kiss.
Animation: John and Faith Hubley
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SCENE 2 Oscar panics in the waiting room, when wormologist Dr. Mudd (Hugh Franklin) calls them into the examination room. He checks Slimey's tiny thermometer, then his tiny x-ray. He concludes the worm has no fever or internal injury, but further examination shows Slimey as sprained the middle of his body. Dr. Mudd bandages him up and prescribes Slimey not do any movement until he's healed, as well as ordering him not to jump from any more planes. As Oscar tells Slimey he's "grounded," Maria tells Dr. Mudd to send Oscar the bill.
Muppets While standing next to a tree being cut down, Professor Grover talks about the importance about listening... especially if the sound indicates some kind of danger.
Cartoon K - Kangaroo
Artist: Jeff Hale
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Muppets Cheers: The Anything Muppets cheer for the letter K. (version #4)
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Song Joe Raposo sings "Flying."
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Cartoon "Dinner for Nine"
Artist: Paul Fierlinger
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Film Kid voiceovers identify a horse's body parts (shown one at a time), then the complete animal.
Music: Joe Raposo
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Cartoon K is for kitten.
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Film Hamburger bun factory
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Muppets Cookie Monster sings "If Moon Was Cookie."
Film I hab a cauld ib by dose.
Artist: Bruce Cayard
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SCENE 3 While talking about Slimey's injury, Olivia tells the kids about the time she broke her arm while riding her bike. The kids talk about times they visited hospitals and doctors as well.
SCENE 3 cont'd Olivia and the kids see Maria, Oscar and Slimey return and get a status update. When Olivia asks if there's anything they can do, Oscar naturally responds by telling them to take a hike.
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Artist: Jeff Hale
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Muppets The Count croons "Count Up to Nine."
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Cartoon Nine birds land in a tree. (Maria voice-over added)
Artist: Owe Gustafson
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Animation A dune buggy is assembled.
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Muppets Ernie & BertErnie wears socks on his ears and on his nose in order for Bert to guess which body part he's thinking of.
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SCENE 4 Slimey's worm friend Michelle keeps him company as Oscar sets out some things for Slimey - cards, a checkerboard, sandwiches and a Pac-Worm arcade game. Michelle asks Oscar to use them for a round of "Three of These Things."
Animation See the lion walk.
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Film The crosswalk light says WALK.
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Muppets Grover talks about the word walk. He is accompanied by styrofoam letters that form the word walk, and they keep walking back and forth.
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Cartoon A kid has a zoo in him.
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Muppets / Celebrity Lena Horne and the Anything Muppets sing "The Alphabet Song."
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Cartoon H is for horseshoe.
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Muppets Ernie & Bert — It's late at night and Bert isn't home yet. Ernie worries that he may have been abducted by monsters and is being forced to party with them... maybe even having fun. When Bert gets home, Ernie shares his stream of emotions he felt when he'd imagined something had happened to Bert: fear, sadness and anger. Bert assures him that he was fine -- he never has fun.
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Cartoon K for keyhole, ketchup, and kitten
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SCENE 5 Oscar puts a "Do Not Disturb" sign on Slimey's can, hoping it will steer people away from bothering him while he still recovers. Telly Monster comes by to see how Slimey is and Oscar chews him out for ignoring the sign. Telly didn't even notice it and thinks it's too small for the average person to read. Oscar concedes that Telly may be right, which Telly considers the nicest thing he's ever said to him. Oscar produces a sign with larger print, which Telly can clearly see, but he doesn't know how to read it.
Cartoon The Typewriter: H for Hand
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Cartoon The Fox and the Grapes
In the classic fable, a famished fox can't reach the grapes, and eventually gives up, assuming they're sour anyway.
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Cast Luis tosses and turns in bed. Gordon hawks a sure-fire method of getting to sleep - counting. Luis orders Gordon to leave the bedroom in ten seconds, then falls asleep after counting.
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Artist: Michael Sporn
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Cartoon Animated quilt patterns.
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SCENE 6 Telly reads the sign one word at a time, but gets stuck on the word "disturb." As he tries reading it, Oscar discovers Slimey is feeling better now, thus he won't need the sign anymore. Telly finally reads the word just as Oscar takes the sign away. Telly is distraught now, but Oscar reapplies the sign when he sees how bothersome Telly is becoming. Telly is finally able to read the whole sign now, but he doesn't know what "disturb" means. Olivia announces the sponsors.


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