Sesame Street
Slimey goes for a ride
Air date February 8, 1988
Season Season 19 (1987-1988)
Written by Luis Santeiro
Directed by Lisa Simon
Production October 5, 1987
Sponsors G, X, 8


Picture Segment Description

Insert Gordon goes through a stretching routine in the arbor during the early morning and explains to the camera that he like so get up this early because there's very little traffic and it's a pretty time of the day. He invites the viewer along for a jog, which is set to a spoof of the Chariots of Fire music, and consists of a montage of Gordon running through the city.
(First: Episode 1727)
Cartoon I've Got a Mind: Fish
Artist: Cliff Roberts
(First: Episode 0195)
Film Kids count 18 backflips.
Music: Joe Raposo
(First: Episode 0408)
Muppets Ernie & BertErnie and Bert cooperate to make Ernie's bed. Ernie notices that on his bed, which Bert is preparing, there is one side where the blanket is shorter than the other. Bert suggests that Ernie and him cooperate while making the blanket even on both sides, in the process the blanket is shorter at one side than the other.
(First: Episode 1388)
Cartoon "Poverty X": A peanut-shaped figure lists the words that the letter "X" can be found in.
(First: Episode 0006)
Muppets "One Banana"
(First: Episode 1941)
Film Cat block structure.
(First: Episode 1824)
Animation "The King of Eight"
(First: Episode 0225)
SCENE 1 Luis shows everyone a kitten he has. Linda teaches them all the sign for "cat," then Gina sings "Pussycat, What's on Your Mind?"
Film Hands build things out of triangles and squares while off-screen voices try to figure out what the constructions will be. (re-recorded music)
(First: Episode 0004)
Muppets Kermit's Lectures: Kermit the Frog and Telly Monster are going to show same and different, but Telly worries they have nothing in common.
(First: Episode 1954)
Cartoon The letter X
(First: Episode 0482)
Film A boy talks about living in Alaska and about racing sled dogs.
(First: Episode 2388)

Insert Oscar the Grouch and Grundgetta imagine what their wedding would look like.
(First: Episode 1733)
Cartoon HEN / PEN / TEN / MEN
Music: Joe Raposo
(First: Episode 1881)
Film How sweaters are made from sheep's wool.
(First: Episode 1009)
Cartoon Which footprint doesn't belong?
(First: Episode 0509)
SesameGame show
Muppets The Mystery Guest is the letter X.
(First: Episode 1447)
Animation Blue, red and yellow ovals play "Old MacDonald."
(First: Episode 2002)

SCENE 2 Luis reads the kids "The Story of the Princess." A prince happens upon a sleeping princess, but finds no successful way of waking her up. He recalls the Sleeping Beauty method and kisses her, which wakes her up, but also turns him into a frog.
Cartoon 8 Bats
Artist: Owe Gustafson
(First: Episode 1552)
Animation Rocks turn in circles to a song.
(First: Episode 2234)
Muppets The Count has prepared himself a picnic not far from his castle. As he counts the ants who come to take away his food, he eventually has nothing left. Which is just as well, since it has started to rain.
(First: Episode 2132)
Film A construction worker yells "Timber" and a match slowly falls to the ground.
(First: Episode 0149)
14 Karat Soul AT words
Celebrity 14 Karat Soul make AT words in song.
(First: Episode 1701)
Film A construction worker yells "Timber" and a tree falls to the ground, but then bounces back up!
(First: Episode 0149)
Cartoon A goose and gander visit the land of the G's.
Artist: Jeff Hale
(First: Episode 1141)
Muppets The Two-Headed Monster acts out different feelings.
(EKA: Episode 1982)
Cartoon An army of ants gets to the bakery, only to find that it's closed.
(First: Episode 2088)

SCENE 3 David finds Slimey dressed like a jockey, as he is going for a ride soon. He and Snuffy have been going over his list to make sure he has all he needs to go riding. David points out something he's missing - the horse. Snuffy informs him that Slimey will be be riding him (calling it "Snuffleback riding").
Film Kids narrate a film of baby eagles getting fed.
Music: Joe Raposo
(First: Episode 0501)

Muppets Ferlinghetti Donizetti delivers "The Easy Rhythm Rappin' Alphabet" while Grover displays his super smooth break-dance moves.
(First: Episode 2033)
Cartoon The Typewriter gets stuck in a spot of glue, and types "G: Glue."
(First: Episode 0775)
SCENE 4 Snuffy and Slimey return from their ride. David is dubious when Snuffy says Slimey will now be giving him a ride in return, but he's actually just giving Snuffy a token for the bus. Luis announces the sponsors.

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