Sesame Street
Slimey gets hurt while skydiving
(repeat of 1789)
Air date December 11, 1984
Season Season 16 (1984-1985)
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 A cat catches a TELEPHONE and eats it.
Artists: The Hubleys
(First: Episode 0154)
Muppets Ernie & Bert — While Ernie finishes his conversation with Grover on the telephone, Bert comes inside with a package containing an antique telephone because he won't have to wait for Ernie to finish his turn using the phone.
(First: Episode 1394)
Film The Mad Painter #9
(First: Episode 0338)
Animation Pieces of fruit make their way out of a basket and arrange themselves into groups.
(First: Episode 1464)
Muppets Cookie Monster and The Beetles sing "Hey Food."
(First: Episode 1815)
Cartoon K is for Karate
(First: Episode 0489)

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.
Cartoon Animated quilt patterns.
(First: Episode 1470)
Muppets Marshal Grover tries mounting Fred the Wonder Horse using a "run and jump" technique. But every time he gets close, Fred moves away from him, causing onlookers in the saloon to laugh at them. Fred finally explains that he doesn't appreciate the act, as it hurts his back. Grover promises never to run and jump onto his back again, and asks him to roll over so he may do so on his belly.
(First: Episode 0825)
Film A scuba diver swims away from.
(First: Episode 0537)
Cast Buffy and Mr. Macintosh perform a song and dance about the letter K.
(First: Episode 0912)
Cartoon K - Kangaroo
Artist: Jeff Hale
(First: Episode 1160)
Film A mailman on horseback delivers mail in the Appalachian mountains of Kentucky.
(First: Episode 0493)
Cartoon K for keyhole, ketchup, and kitten
(First: Episode 0489)
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.
Cartoon A janitor sweeps up his own footprints the wrong way, then the right way. Just then, a giant centipede leaves tracks all over the floor.
Music: Joe Raposo
(First: Episode 0247)
Muppets The Miss Muffet Play
(First: Episode 0280)
Song A girl invites the listener to "Swing Up High."
Music: Joe Raposo
(First: Episode 0408)
Muppets Waiter Grover: Grover tells Mr. Johnson the menu, which has the items numbered. Number 9 is the special of the day. It turns out to be a real number nine, but Mr. Johnson doesn't want it. (It's medium rare, and he likes his nines well-done.)
(First: Episode 1377)
Cartoon "Martian Beauty" has nine hairs, nine bows, nine eyes, nine nostrils, nine arms, and nine toes.
Artist: Bud Luckey
(First: Episode 0316)
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."
Cartoon H is for horseshoe.
(First: Episode 0020)
Muppets Four Anything Muppet kids cooperate to grow a flower together. One has a flower seed, one has a flowerpot, one has some dirt, and one has a shovel. The rain and sunshine finish the job.
(First: Episode 0311)
Cartoon A man thinks of H words while sitting on a horse.
Artist: Cliff Roberts
(First: Episode 1815)
Film Hippos
Music: Joe Raposo
(First: Episode 0415)
Cartoon Different ways to use a string
Artist: Paul Fierlinger
(First: Episode 0916)
Muppets The Two-Headed Monster acts out different feelings.

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 Five Purple Konkers
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Film Corn grows in a field. (edited)
Music: Joe Raposo
(First: Episode 0082)
Muppets Little Jerry and the Monotones sing "Proud"
(First: Episode 0408)
Cartoon Cat / fat / hat / sat / rat / bat / scat / splat / flat / pat
Voice: Daws Butler
(First: Episode 0770)
Cast Maria as Chaplin obeys the word HOP, then switches it to STOP.
Film Children on a playground form the letters of the alphabet.
(First: Episode 1966)
Muppets Ernie tries to find another cookie with a criss-cross of icing. He has trouble matching cookies, but Cookie Monster "matches" them by eating them (putting them all in the same place, his stomach).
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Cartoon A nutty dragon blows 5 puffs of smoke, which are blown away by a fan-hatted man.
(First: Episode 0980)


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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