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


Picture Segment Description
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.
Cartoon "Ten Turtles"
Artist: Bud Luckey
(First: Episode 0425)
Muppets Monsterpiece Theater: Chariots of Fur
(First: Episode 1833)
Film The Mad Painter #10
(First: Episode 0328)
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)
Cartoon Triangles are found in various things such as a see-saw, ice cream cone, etc.
(First: Episode 0544)
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)

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.
Cartoon An N-terview with an N
(First: Episode 0131)
Muppets Kermit says his "ABC's of the Swamp."
Animation Sand N / n
(First: Episode 0633)
Film Some kids observe a woman drawing pictures of a building, and eventually guess that she's an architect.
(First: Episode 0768)
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)
Cartoon A tiny ant pushes the huge N into its place in the alphabet.
(First: Episode 0780)
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)
Film A lobster and a crab.
Music: Joe Raposo
(First: Episode 0317)
Cartoon A shoemaker shows how he measures (human) feet with his ruler.
(First: Episode 0618)
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.
Cartoon "Measurin', Measurin'" - a song about tools that are used to measure.
(First: Episode 1822)
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)
Cartoon Kids count from 1 to 10, then 10 to 1, as the numbers are displayed over colored lights.
(First: Episode 0931)
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.
Cartoon Speech Balloon: I - Ice Cream
(First: Episode 0033)
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)
Cartoon The dot gets on top of the lowercase letter i.
Artist: Fred Garbers
(First: Episode 0462)
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.
Film Dr. J helps a little girl to slam dunk a basketball.
(First: Episode 1685)
Song Joe Raposo sings "Touch, Hold, Feel."
(First: Episode 0504)
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)
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)
Cartoon A fat man and a small man demonstrate top and bottom.
(First: Episode 0525)
Song Joe Raposo sings "Everybody Run."
(First: Episode 0372)

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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