Sesame Street
Oscar's School for Worms
Air date January 25, 1988
Season Season 19 (1987-1988)
Written by Jocelyn Stevenson
Sponsors U, W, 7


Picture Segment Description

SCENE 1 Telly learns from David and Gina that today, Hooper's Store is having a sale on balls, crayons and hats. As Telly worries over what he should get, a pair of lads buy everything on sale. Telly decides what he wants just as everything runs out. He orders a glass of milk instead, then wonders if he should switch to juice.
Film Two boys working at the family Mexican restaurant show how they prepare for the day, and how tacos and enchiladas are made.
(First: Episode 1890)
Celebrity Smokey Robinson performs "U Really Got a Hold on Me" with a clingy letter U.
(First: Episode 2022)
Cartoon Typewriter: U for Umbrella
Artist: Jeff Hale
(First: Episode 0808)
Fish Cowboy Hat
Muppets Ernie & BertErnie tries to put a pot on Bert's head. Bert asks Ernie why he's doing that, and Ernie says that he broke a cookie jar. Ernie has to put the cookies somewhere, so he put them in the sugar bowl – and put the sugar in the flowerpot, which meant that he had to put the flower in a milk bottle. He put the milk in the soda bottle, the soda into the fishbowl, and the fish in Bert's cowboy hat. Bert asks, "Now what am I going to wear when I want to play cowboy?" Ernie puts the pot on Bert's head and says, "Ride 'em, cowboy, Bert!"
(First: Episode 0305)
Cartoon Uncle Al tells his nephew a story about a dog he had, but gets mixed up with the details.
Artist: Marv Newland
(First: Episode 0510)
SCENE 2 Big Bird introduces a child crowd to Snuffy, who will perform an original act. Snuffy plans to walk from here to there backwards, but a nearby cow does it first. He changes it to hopping, but is beaten again by a rabbit. Snuffy settles on walking and hopping.
Cartoon "Wanda the Witch"
Artist: Tee Collins
(First: Episode 0001)
Song "I Can Do It By Myself"
(First: Episode 1727)
Muppets The Twiddlebugs attempt to exit a roller skating rink.
(First: Episode 1468)
Film Animals fight.
Music: Joe Raposo
(First: Episode 0567)
Muppets Muppet & Kid MomentGrover and Eric observe the differences between fur and skin.
(First: Episode 1642)
Animation A voiceover counts forty dots, each one rising on a musical scale as their colors shift from red to orange.
Insert Bob, Maria, Big Bird, Olivia and Linda sing "Put a Circle."
(First: Episode 1838)
Cartoon An award for "U".
Animation by Cliff Roberts
(First: Episode 0036)
1041library Muppets At a library, Cookie Monster asks an Anything Muppet librarian for a box of cookies. The librarian becomes extremely frustrated because Cookie Monster doesn't understand the library doesn't have cookies!
(First: Episode 0926)
Cartoon More and more moths appear, and devour a man's clothes.
Artist: Bob Kurtz
(First: Episode 0294)
Film Song: "Water, Wind, and Sun".
(First: Episode 1711)
Cartoon "Magic Pig"
Artist: Vince Collins
(First: Episode 0772)
Insert Luis teaches the Two-Headed Monster how to use the new telephone booths on Sesame Street. Once they've figured out how to use it, one of the heads uses one booth to call the other head on the other booth.
(First: Episode 1863)
Film Anne Meara narrates a silent film of a woman in a burning building, who needs HELP.
(First: Episode 0506)
Muppets Sesame Street News Flash: Kermit the Frog reports on the story of Jack and Jill. Jack needs someone to go up the hill with him. First he chooses Mervin, then Francine and Gladys the Cow. Finally Jack chooses Jill, who refuses go up the hill with him again, so he asks Kermit to fill in.
(First: Episode 1071)
Cartoon "Five Bears in the Bed" get subtracted as they fall off the bed.
(First: Episode 1231)
SCENE 3 Oscar's School for Worms is in session! He teaches Slimey and his worm friends about sorting trash by singing "Three of These Things." The worms point out the apple doesn't belong and wish to have it. Oscar hands it to them and they devour it, leaving only a cardboard apple core.
Cartoon The alphabet is presented in a chain reaction of events.
(First: Episode 1113)
Film With their teacher, kids play clapping and dancing games about the rhythm in their names.
(First: Episode 1735)
Muppets Ernie & BertErnie can't sleep, so Bert tells him to count sheep. Ernie tries to count sheep, but it's dull -- so he starts counting fire engines. The noise from the imaginary fire engine wakes Bert up. Bert says that Ernie's waking up the whole neighborhood, and tells him to count something quieter. Ernie counts balloons -- but the balloon gets bigger and bigger, finally bursting with a huge explosion that wakes Bert up again.
(First: Episode 0276)
Film "Seven Song (Song of Seven)"
(First: Episode 0011)
SCENE 4 Oscar's next lesson is on subtraction. He has the worms climb onto an apple and recites a poem that will subtract two worms. The worms then make off with the apple, so Oscar recites a poem that subtracts himself.
Cartoon W - wallpaper
(First: Episode 0291)
Film A boy narrates a film of how his family trains wild ponies on the farm.
(First: Episode 0815)
Muppets "Muppets Rhyme in School."
(First: Episode 2291)
Animation Sand U/u
(First: Episode 0624)

SCENE 5 Telly participates in Worm School by pretending to be a worm, using his finger to simulate wriggling. Gordon and Susan invite him to the park where he can be a monster instead. Oscar then announces the sponsors.

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