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Slimey's new girlfriend
(repeat of 2252)
Air date December 14, 1988
Season Season 20 (1988-1989)
Sponsors B, D, 5
This episode guide has been compiled from script materials provided by a trusted source.


Picture Segment Description
Insert Big Bird finds Bob anxiously waiting for the bus. He explains if it doesn't arrive soon, he won't be able to beat the downtown, rush-hour traffic. Big Bird doesn't understand what "rush hour" is, so Bob explains before boarding his bus. Big Bird is intrigued and imagines what rush hour must be like...
(First: Episode 2191)
Song Kevin Clash sings "Rush Hour" over sped-up footage of people leaving from work.
(First: Episode 2144)
Imagining rush hour makes Big Bird sleepy, so he takes a nap on the sidewalk. Gordon steps off his bus and confusedly observes Big Bird.
(First: Episode 2191)
Cartoon Hortense sees 5 waltzing brooms in her room.
Artist: Michael Sporn
Muppets Grover the Salesman: When Grover comes to Kermit's home dressed in salesman attire, Kermit quickly tells Grover that he doesn't want whatever it is that Grover is selling, since Grover always tries to sell him things that he has no use for. However, Grover tells Kermit that he has come to give him something: a hairpiece. Once it is on Kermit's head, Kermit decides that it doesn't look very good. Grover agrees, and offers to sell him a comb, a hair brush, some shampoo, and hair tonic.
(First: Episode 1972)
Cartoon A honking orange ball follows signs to the EXIT.
(First: Episode 1879)
Film People of all ages ride bicycles.
Music: Joe Raposo
(First: Episode 0616)
Muppets Ernie & Bert β€” Bert has gone to visit his brother Bart. Ernie pretends that Bert is still there using a drawing and a pillow, but it isn't the same. Then, Ernie remembers Bert will be back tomorrow, and can go back to bed.
(First: Episode 2472)
Film Colored sand forms the letter B and a buffalo.
(First: Episode 2427)
Insert Don Music is playing some music at Hooper's Store, but David isn't so sure about it. Don plays a medley of soft songs, then a loud one. Don realizes that the music he plays should make the customers think of food and brings in the Cooking Choir, a bunch of kids who sing about David cooking, then the customers eating.
(First: Episode 2325)
Animation Five ghosts carry the number 5 into a haunted house.
Artist: Ishu Patel
(First: Episode 2255)
Muppets / Celebrity Celia Cruz and the Anything Muppets sing "Numero Comparsa."
(First: Episode 2318)
Cartoon Animals who eat crunchy things have nice teeth.
(First: Episode 1487)
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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?
Film A film of butterflies
Music: Joe Raposo
(First: Episode 0406)
Cartoon The moon listens to everyone say "Good night" in different languages.
(First: Episode 2243)
Film Anne Meara narrates a silent film of a woman in a burning building, who needs HELP.
(First: Episode 0506)
Muppets The Beetles perform "Letter B."
(First: Episode 1495)
Cartoon A boy shares his bubbles with some kids dancing in a field.
(First: Episode 1926)
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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.
Cartoon Sign language: Morning, noon, night
(First: Episode 1173)
Cast (Same and Different) Maria and Linda dress the same, then Linda dresses differently.
(First: Episode 1819)
Cartoon B for boot
(First: Episode 1967)
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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)
Cartoon A Mouth whistles Beethoven's Symphony No. 5.
(First: Episode 2086)
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)
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SCENE 4 Now, Slimey tries to bring Scuzzina out with some sounds from his bugle.
Song Joe Raposo sings "Everybody Sleeps."
(First: Episode 0406)
Cartoon "The Adventures of Clever Bill!" The main character solves conflicts between two fighting giants and two fighting girls.
(First: Episode 2068)
Muppets Ernie & Bert β€” Ernie's doctor comes over. Ernie keeps trying to tell the doctor why he called him, but the doctor is too occupied with checking on Ernie, hardly allowing him to get a word in edgewise.
(First: Episode 0137)
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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 What if an elephant and a mouse had their features switched around?
Artist: Cliff Roberts
(First: Episode 0212)
Muppets A baby Honker hatches from an egg and learns to honk like all the Honkers.
(First: Episode 1616)
Film A baby chick hatches from an egg. (Music: Joe Raposo)
(First: Episode 0690)
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SCENE 5 Scuzzina finally emerges from the cocoon, transformed into a moth. Oscar celebrates by providing her with a rotten apple.
Cartoon Consonant Sound Limerick: Dβ€”Dog
Artist: Jeff Hale
(First: Episode 1149)
Muppets Elmo enjoys being Super Grover's friend and thinks they're the same. Grover tries to prove they're different.
(First: Episode 2343)
Cartoon Dogs cheer D-O-G and fight with cats.
(First: Episode 1148)
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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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