Sesame Street
Slimey plays basketball.
Air date May 11, 1984
Season Season 15 (1983-1984)
Written by Tom Dunsmuir
Directed by David Heeley
Sponsors I, N, 10

1960

StreetScenes
Picture Segment Description
1960a
SCENE 1 Maria welcomes the viewer, then overhears Big Bird pretending to be happy. He explains that he's practicing his feelings in case he needs to express them. He then pretends to be sad in case he loses a toy. Maria goes to answer the phone, and Big Bird reacts in anger, but then reveals he’s just practicing.
2040e
Cartoon "Ten Turtles"
Artist: Bud Luckey
(First: Episode 0425)
2356-18
Muppets Monsterpiece Theater: Chariots of Fur
(First: Episode 1833)
Painter10
Film The Mad Painter #10
(First: Episode 0328)
1449-Fish
Cast Gordon, Maria, Luis and Bob explain how they cooperated to catch a fish for eat (a la "This is House That Jack Built").
(First: Episode 1449)
Triangles-greenscreen
Cartoon Triangles are found in various things such as a see-saw, ice cream cone, etc.
(First: Episode 0544)
2675-Truck
Film A bulldozer moves dirt up a construction site.
(First: Episode 0799)
Toon differentmes
Cartoon A boy talks about his various moods.
Artist: Bob Kurtz
(First: Episode 0772)
1960b

1960c
SCENE 2 Big Bird gets Snuffy unstuck from the garage door, and points out that they should both get their exercise. First they stretch their legs, but Snuffy causes earthquakes when he does his stretches, so instead he touches his toes. Big Bird shows him how to do knee bends, but Snuffy has trouble getting up after the first one, so Big Bird helps him up, then invites him over to their nest for a post-workout meal of cabbage-and-spaghetti sandwiches.
Nisfornifty
Cartoon An N-terview with an N
(First: Episode 0131)
Bayoualphabet
Muppets Kermit says his "ABC's of the Swamp."
1960.SandN
Animation Sand N / n
(First: Episode 0633)
Architectfilm
Film Some kids observe a woman drawing pictures of a building, and eventually guess that she's an architect.
(First: Episode 0768)
4124u
Cartoon N is for nose.
(First: Episode 1206)
Daellenbach tuba Oscar
Celebrity Charles Daellenbach of the Canadian Brass shows the kids how a tuba works. Oscar, attracted to the noise, sits in with his trombone.
(First: Episode 1284)
3150k
Cartoon A tiny ant pushes the huge N into its place in the alphabet.
(First: Episode 0780)
Martians.Radio
Muppets The Martians discover a radio. They tune into three different styles of music, none of which they like. Then they tune into some static, which they start joyfully dancing to.
(First: Episode 1329)
Lobstercrab
Film A lobster and a crab.
Music: Joe Raposo
(First: Episode 0317)
Shoemaker
Cartoon A shoemaker shows how he measures (human) feet with his ruler.
(First: Episode 0618)
1960d
SCENE 3 Oscar tells Susan that Slimey is preparing for a worm basketball game. Slimey comes up, wearing a top hat to make himself taller – “He’s not exactly Kareem-Abdul Jabar, you know,” says Oscar. He has Susan put the ball on top of Slimey’s hat, and Slimey attempts a shot, but misses.
1952-Measure
Cartoon "Measurin', Measurin'" - a song about tools that are used to measure.
(First: Episode 1822)
SimonOldColonel
Muppets An old colonel explorer meets Simon Soundman and describes his world trip to him, dozing off several times in the process due to his lack of sleep. As the colonel talks about the bad weather, Simon provides the appropriate sounds.
(First: Episode 1440)
Toon-ChildrenCountFowardBackward
Cartoon Kids count from 1 to 10, then 10 to 1, as the numbers are displayed over colored lights.
(First: Episode 0931)
1960e
SCENE 4 Oscar has fastened a roller skate to Slimey’s bottom, thinking it will help him play, but he has an accident. Oscar thinks Slimey should give up basketball, but Susan encourages him to keep trying.
3161s
Cartoon Speech Balloon: I - Ice Cream
(First: Episode 0033)
Kerm-grover-updown
Muppets Kermit has Grover help him demonstrate up and down by having Grover climb UP a sky-high flight of stairs -- while Kermit takes the elevator to the top. Exhausted, Grover faints and rolls DOWN the staircase.
(First: Episode 0693)
Lowercasei.yellow
Cartoon The dot gets on top of the lowercase letter i.
Artist: Fred Garbers
(First: Episode 0462)
1960f
SCENE 5 Oscar watches Slimey play basketball inside his trash can, remarking that practicing is more important than one’s height. Slimey makes a shot and misses, and Jenny retrieves the ball for him. Slimey finally makes a shot into the basket, and everyone cheers. Slimey then throws multiple balls all over the place.
2341r
Film Dr. J helps a little girl to slam dunk a basketball.
(First: Episode 1685)
0926e
Song Joe Raposo sings "Touch, Hold, Feel."
(First: Episode 0504)
1092-12
Cartoon / Film Things that begin with N: nail, nest, net, notebook, needle, noodle, nuts, napkins, nose. (Don't make noise at night). The letter N is nice.
(First: Episode 0659)
Upsidedowncone
Muppets Happening upon the ice cream man, Ernie wants to buy a chocolate - strawberry - peach - vanilla - banana - pistachio - peppermint - lemon - orange - butterscotch ice cream cone, but the ice cream vendor instead gives him a butterscotch - orange - lemon - peppermint - pistachio - banana - vanilla - peach - strawberry - chocolate ice cream cone.
(First: Episode 0133)
Toon.TopBottom
Cartoon A fat man and a small man demonstrate top and bottom.
(First: Episode 0525)
1836m
Song Joe Raposo sings "Everybody Run."
(First: Episode 0372)
1960g

1960h
SCENE 6 Oscar announces to Slimey that hockey season is here, and Slimey faints. Maria announces the sponsors and the credits roll.


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