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Sesame Street
Oscar thinks Slimey has run away
Air date February 3, 1986
Season Season 17 (1985-1986)
Written by Nancy Sans
Sponsors I, K, 2


Picture Segment Description
SCENE 1 Uncle Wally and Bob are up very early to go jogging with Gordon. Bob remains groggy and falls asleep standing up as Wally and Gordon converse. Wally knows how to get Bob up and running; he places a small radio in his hands and plays the "William Tell Overture," which wakes him up.
Cartoon Two giraffes
Artist: Owe Gustafson
(First: Episode 1468)
Song Joe Raposo sings "Everybody Run."
(First: Episode 0372)
Cups and Saucers.jpg
Muppets Ernie & Bert โ€” Ernie stacks cups and saucers in order to count them, making Bert quite nervous. Luckily, they're glued together.
(First: Episode 0586)
Cartoon Tiger likes going to school.
(First: Episode 0549)
SCENE 2 Maria (in voiceover) subtracts the three joggers as they exit the scene (Gordon going back home, Wally taking another lap, and Bob slinking down to the ground).
Cartoon A girl and elephant show heavy and light.
(First: Episode 0785)
Character.bats.jpg Muppets The Count sings "The Batty Bat."
(First: Episode 2096)
Cartoon Two kids argue over whose chair it is, until the dog suggests they share the chair.
(First: Episode 0369)
Muppets Kermit attempts to direct a scene from Goldilocks and the Three Bears, but he is having problems with both the stagehand and Goldilocks, who has problems showing surprise and fear.
Film Two brown bears play in the river and in the forest.
(First: Episode 1755)
Cartoon What if we celebrate Valentine's Day with chickens instead of hearts?
(First: Episode 0488)
2061 art.jpg
Film Three kids want to paint, but each of them has only one item, so they all cooperate.
Music: Joe Raposo
(First: Episode 0318)
Cartoon K-kick
(First: Episode 0463)
Celebrity Lily Tomlin performs "Sing" while signing the lyrics for a pair of deaf children.
(First: Episode 0901)
Cartoon A bird subtracts two balloons from a group of three.
Artist: Cliff Roberts
(First: Episode 0530)
Muppets The Twiddlebugs try to figure out how to get to the zoo. They notice it's too far to walk, swim, or fly. Then they notice their Twiddle-car. (short intro)
(First: Episode 0603)
Cartoon Capital I, he's quite a guy
(First: Episode 0368)
Film "Indian Baby Bath"
Music: Joe Raposo
(First: Episode 0444)
Muppets The Two-Headed Monster shares a bathtub and help each other get clean. They are discouraged when they are finished and drain the tub, but find joy in drying.
(First: Episode 1449)
Cartoon What kind of print does a hand make?
(First: Episode 0776)

Insert Big Bird is grooving to his "Rubber Duckie" disco record when Snuffy asks what disco is. Big Bird explains that discos are for grown-ups and take place at night, so they aren't able to see it first-hand. But, they can imagine it! In their imaginations, Big Bird's nest area has become a discotheque. After a couple dances on the lighted floor, Snuffy and Big Bird get their chance to show their stuff. Back in reality, Snuffy has learned a lot about disco and Big Bird compliments his big imagination.
(First: Episode 1261)
Cartoon K for keyhole, ketchup, and kitten
(First: Episode 0489)
Cast Olivia sings "Everything Grows."
(First: Episode 0998)
Muppets Grover compares himself and the viewer, noting how much they are alike (except for the viewer's lack of blue fur).
(First: Episode 1804)
Cartoon A cat desperately tries to open a can of cat food by himself while his mistress is on the phone.
Artist: Dan Haskett
SCENE 3 Slimey tries to get Oscar's attention, but he snaps back that he's too busy right now. Uncle Wally and Bob happen by to make a garden and make sure they have everything they need. Wally spots something else they can use - Slimey, as worms are useful in helping plants grow. Slimey agrees to help and hitches a ride on some of their flowers. Oscar pops up just in time to see them go and exclaims, "How do you like that?! My worm just ran away with a geranium!"
Cartoon A kitten is knittin' a kerchief, a kite, and a polka-dot mitten.
(First: Episode 0282)
Muppets "Street Garden Cooperation"
(First: Episode 1956)
Film Three dolphins jump together.
(First: Episode 0222)
Muppets Biff and Sully are about to start work, when Biff realizes he forgot his portable radio. He tells Sully not to start work until he comes back with it, but every time he's about to leave, he hears Sully doing a different kind of construction work. Sully's noisy building results in a piano, which Sully plays as Biff works.
(First: Episode 2120)
Film Cold things that begin with the letter I
(First: Episode 0618)
SCENE 4 Maria, Piri, and the kids return from a ball game and find Oscar moping over his runaway worm. He fears Slimey may never come home after the way he yelled at him earlier. Piri goes to see if Uncle Wally can help, while Maria tries to console Oscar (who refuses to be patted even in his sad state).
Cartoon K - Kangaroo
Artist: Jeff Hale
(First: Episode 1160)
Muppets A Muppet girl (Ivy Austin) approaches a sad Herry and asks him what's wrong. He laments about being left out of the baseball game, and she offers to cheer him up by taking him to the zoo.
(First: Episode 2105)
Cartoon A ball goes up and down a musical staircase.

SCENE 5 Oscar has set up potted geraniums all around his can, believing this will help bring Slimey back. Wally and company come over with another potted geranium, this one containing Slimey! Wally explains Slimey was just there to help them and Oscar makes sure Slimey didn't run away or was offended. Oscar is glad to have his worm back and orders everyone take the flowers away from him, then scram so he can have some alone time with Slimey. Wally announces the sponsors.

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