Sesame Street
Slimey the carpenter / Snuffy takes a bath
Air date January 29, 1985
Season Season 16 (1984-1985)
Written by Sara Compton
Production November 9, 1984
Sponsors P, Q, 7

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Picture Segment Description
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SCENE 1 Oscar the Grouch explains to Gordon that his pet worm Slimey is hammering a nail into a piece of wood because he's thinking of becoming a carpenter. Gordon wonders if he's too small, but Oscar counters that carpenter ants make out all right. When he runs out of nails, Oscar tells Slimey that he can just get another one from the Fix-It Shop, but Gordon explains that its closed; Luis locked up early today. Oscar contines telling Slimey to make his way over there, annoying Gordon for being ignored. Finally, Oscar explains that the Fix-It Shop will be open again tomorrow morning, which is fine, because that's how long it will take Slimey to get over there. "You sorta got all upset over nothing, didn't ya, Gordon?" Gordon takes to the camera as Oscar chuckles.
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Film The sign CLOSED spins around.
(First: Episode 0955)
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Muppets Ernie & BertErnie and Bert sing "Imagination."
(First: Episode 0493)
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Cartoon At night, a group of mice are scared of a monster in the woods. They describe its features until the feared monster looks like an elephant - who is more scared of the mice.
(First: Episode 0814)
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Muppets The Two-Headed Monster drives a car, but puts on the seat belt first.
(First: Episode 1966)
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Cartoon Shorty reaches a water fountain with a stool.
(First: Episode 0954)
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Celebrity B. B. King and company perform a song about counting to 10.
(First: Episode 1961)
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Film Kids talk about how many things they can do now that they're five years old.
(First: Episode 1403)
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Cartoon Q for Quarter
Artist: Bud Luckey
(First: Episode 1176)
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Muppets Muppet & Kid MomentHerry and John-John observe a letter Q.
(First: Episode 0571)
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Cartoon Ants carry a huge letter 'Q' uphill.
(First: Episode 0789)
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Song "Fall Song"
(First: Episode 1286)
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Muppets Sesame Street News Flash: Don Music tries to write "Mary Had a Little Lamb", but he can't come up with a word that rhymes with "snow". Kermit suggests that Don try another angle, which leads to Don writing the hit song "Mary Had a Bicycle." Don sings the song, with back-up vocals from the Monotones.
(First: Episode 0698)
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Cartoon A man tries to figure out where a squeaky sound is coming from; it turns out to be a giant's squeaky shoes. "Surprise!"
(First: Episode 0770)
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SCENE 2 Big Bird surprises Snuffy with a kiddie pool so he can take a bath when he sleeps over. Snuffy notes that it's missing bubbles, so Big Bird heads over to Hooper's Store to pick up some liquid bubble bath.
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Cartoon Q -- that funny looking thing.
(First: Episode 0131)
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Muppets Cookie Monster and Ernie: Ernie tells the viewer to watch and listen for Cookie Monster, so he won't take the cookie which Ernie just got from Hooper's Store. Ernie encounters a machine that reads "Your Fortune Told. Insert One Cookie." Not realizing that Cookie Monster is inside the machine, he inserts the cookie. Some munching noises are heard, and a card comes out that says, "You will soon be kissed by a grateful Cookie Monster."
(First: Episode 0756)
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Cartoon A man (Jim Thurman) is told that his dog looks thirsty, and says that his dog is a hot dog.
Artist: Paul Fierlinger
(First: Episode 1180)
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Film Some kids learn how to use Logo, a computer programming language, to draw shapes on computers.
(First: Episode 1968)
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Cartoon A hippo who lives in the country, and likes it quiet, is disturbed when a mouse, who likes it loud, moves in.
Artist: Jeff Hale
(First: Episode 1432)
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Muppets Muppet & Kid MomentGrover and Brian show soft and loud.
(First: Episode 0432)
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Cartoon Seven piglets
Artist: Owe Gustafson
(First: Episode 1546)
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SCENE 3 Snuffy's got his bubbles, so he sings the "Bubbleholic Song".
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Cartoon The Ringmaster introduces seven swimming seals.
Artist: Jeff Hale
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Cartoon Counting 10 to 1.
(First: Episode 0480)
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Muppets Grover reads "The Cursed Prince" (David turns into Kermit)
(First: Episode 0969)
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Film A boy pretends a wagon is a bus. His friend tells him it's not a bus, and explains what her father, a real bus driver, does.
(First: Episode 0181)
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Cartoon Cat / fat / hat / sat / rat / bat / scat / splat / flat / pat
Voice: Daws Butler
(First: Episode 0770)
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SCENE 4 Big Bird waits outside his nest while Snuffy bathes. Gordon comes by, sees all the bubbles floating over the construction doors, and asks what's going on. From the sloshing about inside, he infers that Barkley is getting a bath, but Barkley shows up proving an incorrect guess. When Big Bird tells him that it's Snuffy, Gordon gets excited to finally meet him. As he starts to go in, Big Bird stops Gordon and asks him how he'd feel if someone tried to meet him while he was taking a bath.
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Cartoon Pat the Pilot skywrites a letter P with her plane.
Artist: John Korty
(First: Episode 0478)
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Muppets On Vacation with Guy Smiley
Guy Smiley and his tour guide have difficulty taking pictures of animals in the jungle because of Guy's uncontrollably loud voice. A tiger recognizes him, and offers to take a picture of him and some other animals. "Say TREES!"
(First: Episode 1949)
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Cartoon P is for Painting
(First: Episode 0764)
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Song Joe Raposo sings "I'm an Aardvark."
(First: Episode 0425)
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Animation In stop-motion, blocks stack and arrange themselves to form zoo cages, arches, and a whole city.
Artist: Al Jarnow
(First: Episode 1459)
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Muppets The Count plans to count apples but, when he's not looking, Cookie Monster sneaks in and eats them. He gives The Count the apple cores to count.
(First: Episode 1403)
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Cartoon A pig sings "There Are Chickens in the Trees" until a rooster tells him that chickens don't live in trees.
Artist: Jeff Hale
(First: Episode 1394)
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Transition Bridge #5 - 4 Corner Bridge C
(First: Episode 0282)
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SCENE 5 Snuffy apologizes for using the entire tank of liquid bubble bath and announces the sponsors: P, Q, and 7. Big Bird adds, "and by a very clean Snuffleupagus, too!" Snuffy says that Sesame Street is a production of the Children's Television Workshop. Big Bird responds, "I knew that."


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