Sesame Street
Slimey's new girlfriend
Air date December 23, 1986
Season Season 18 (1986-1987)
Written by Cathi Rosenberg-Turow
Production October 19, 1986
Sponsors B, D, 5
This episode guide has been compiled from script materials provided by a trusted source.

Picture Segment Description

Insert David struggles to roller-skate down Sesame Street. Big Bird helps him to Hooper's Store and reminds him that "practice makes perfect." David imagines being a great skater: in his fantasy, he roller-skates through Central Park with ease. Back in reality, David skates on his own and falls down, but he doesn't mind.
Music: "What Makes Music?"
(First: Episode 1559)
Cartoon Consonant Sound Limerick: D—Dog
Artist: Jeff Hale
(First: Episode 1149)
Muppets An Anything Muppet asks another "Is this the D train?" A subway train then arrives, letting out several letter Ds.
(First: Episode 1493)
Film Fireworks Alphabet
(First: Episode 1104)
Muppets Sesame Street News Flash
Kermit stands by a grandfather clock waiting for a mouse to run up it, acting out "Hickory Dickory Dock". Gladys the Cow and a duck show up instead. Finally, a horse comes in and explains that the mouse can't make it. The horse runs through the clock, breaking it.
(First: Episode 0710)
Cartoon A boy imagines staying in the jungle at night when he goes to sleep.
Artist: Bruce Cayard
(First: Episode 0798)
Cast Big Bird watches the shape dancers form a rectangle.
(First: Episode 1276)
Cartoon A lost number 5 looks for his brother.
(First: Episode 0934)
The Greatest Love of All
Celebrity George Benson sings "The Greatest Love of All" (with Michael Masser on piano) to some children.
(First: Episode 1309)
Cartoon The Magnificent Splasho demonstrates before & after.
(First: Episode 0694)
Muppets The Two-Headed Monster sounds out the word "hop" and starts hopping.
(First: Episode 1482)
Song "All By Myself"
(First: Episode 2044)
Muppets The Count hires Ernie to answer his phone so that he won't be bothered with calls while he is counting. However, when the phone rings, the Count wants to count the rings, and won't let Ernie pick up the phone until it's too late. "I told you it wouldn't be easy," the Count explains.
(First: Episode 0539)
Cartoon A girl builds a sand castle at the beach, but the ocean keeps washing it away, so she builds one away from the waves.
Artist: Fred Garbers
(First: Episode 1452)
Muppets In the woods, a nature-loving baritone (Jim Henson) sings "Ah, For the Joys of the Countryside" about how much he loves the country, without noticing that his surroundings are being converted into a city.
(First: Episode 1008)
Animation It's a crocodile
Artist: Ishu Patel
(First: Episode 1663)
SCENE 1 Maria finds Oscar upset, because Slimey's got a new girlfriend - Scuzzina the caterpillar. Oscar doesn't think the relationship will work, because they're too different. Oscar also adds that Scuzzina will eventually turn into a butterfly or a moth; he can't tell which at this point. Sure enough, Scuzzina crawls into her cocoon, ready to transform...but into what?
Cartoon Many Dangers
(First: Episode 1387)
Cookie Danger David
Muppets Muppet & Kid MomentCookie Monster asks David to read a DANGER sign.
(First: Episode 0279)
Cartoon Simple Simon meets some strange-looking animals, all of whom have their parts switched around.
Artist: Jeff Hale
(First: Episode 0540)
Film The Mad Painter #5
(First: Episode 0345)
Animation 5 goldfish, take away 2, leaves 3.
Muppets Ernie & BertErnie wants to have some cookies. Bert asks Ernie if he knows what "before" means, and Ernie demonstrates by saying that before he can have a cookie, he has to open the lid to a cookie jar, and after he closes the lid, he eats the cookie. He demonstrates a few times, until he loses his appetite for dinner.
(First: Episode 0007)
Cartoon Several circles try to get past a large square.
(First: Episode 1486)
SCENE 2 Oscar checks out a crumpled napkin left beside Scuzzina's cocoon, which has a goodbye poem written on it. Slimey cries a little and blows his nose in the poem.
Song Joe Raposo sings "Everybody Sleeps."
(First: Episode 0406)
Cartoon Sign language: Morning, noon, night
Artist: Steve Finkin
(First: Episode 1173)
Cartoon "Four Seasons"
(First: Episode 0276)
SCENE 3 Slimey lightly taps on the cocoon, until Oscar stops him and reminds him this won't wake her up any faster.
Film A girl narrates a segment about nature through winter and spring.
(First: Episode 1966)
Muppets Kermit sings about his youth, or as he calls it, "My Polliwog Ways".
(First: Episode 1443)
Cartoon How do frogs make more frogs? The birth and growth of a frog is documented. At the very end, the fully-grown frog hops in the middle of a field and calls out, "Hey, Kermit!"
Artist: Cathryn Aison
(First: Episode 1232)
SCENE 4 Now, Slimey tries to bring Scuzzina out with some sounds from his bugle.
Film A Latino boy gets up, gets dressed, and goes to school as Spanish music plays (A la luna no voy yo).
(First: Episode 0429)
Muppets Three Honkers teach a newly-hatched baby Honker to honk.
(First: Episode 1616)
Film A baby chick hatches from an egg. (Music: Joe Raposo)
(EKA: Episode 0716)
SCENE 5 Scuzzina finally emerges from the cocoon, transformed into a moth. Oscar celebrates by providing her with a rotten apple.
Cartoon Speech Balloon: B for Butterfly
(First: Episode 0006)
Film A film of butterflies
Music: Joe Raposo
(First: Episode 0406)
Cartoon Workmen construct a D building, filled with everything that begins with D.
(First: Episode 0406)
Muppets Simon Soundman has the viewers guess what sound he is making. He makes the sound of a train, car, and a horse. When Simon makes the sound of the horse, a cowboy uses his lasso to capture Simon, mistaking him for a real horse.
(First: Episode 0294)
Cartoon Dogs cheer D-O-G and fight with cats.
(First: Episode 1148)
SCENE 6 Maria sees how the little bug friends are doing. Scuzzina takes Slimey for a ride in the air, as Oscar announces the sponsors.

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