Sesame Street
A park for Slimey
Air date December 26, 1989
Season Season 21 (1989-1990)
Written by Tony Geiss
Sponsors B, U, 20


Picture Segment Description
SCENE 1 Slimey returns to Oscar's trash can from the park. Oscar tells Gordon and Telly that it's a six-hour round trip, leaving him no time to play with his mudball team (the Brown Sox) before has to return for lunch. Telly is brought to tears over Slimey's situation. Oscar sarcastically proposes building their own park on Sesame Street, an idea Telly and Gordon decide to run with.
Cartoon A man jumps up and down on a trampoline.
(First: Episode 1449)
Film A gym instructor helps children perform a variety of stretching and bending exercises.
(First: Episode 1018)
Celebrity Smokey Robinson performs “U Really Got a Hold on Me” with a clingy letter U.
(First: Episode 2022)
Cartoon Mi kat iz ... gone
(First: Episode 1967)
SCENE 2 Gordon and Telly are now joined by Big Bird, Mike and the kids, as they begin thinking of things to include in their tiny, worm park. Big Bird suggests they get Maria's help in building things and the group vacates after Oscar (unaware of their plans) tells them to scram, lest they disturb the naptime of Slimey and his worm friends.
Film A dolphin walks backwards on the water.
Music: Joe Raposo
(First: Episode 0278)
Cartoon A mouth whistles Beethoven's Symphony No. 5.
(First: Episode 2086)
Muppets Muppet & Kid MomentGrover talks to Chelsea about what their ears, eyes, nose, and mouth can do. Chelsea mentions that they both have them and also have feet, hands, bellies, necks, arms, back, and shoulder. Grover replies they have a cornucopia of parts, which means they have a lot of good stuff.
(First: Episode 2389)
Cartoon The Bellhop is sent to the grocery store to get twenty grapefruits. He counts to 20 on the way there so that he can remember the quantity, but forgets what item he was sent for.
(First: Episode 2533)
Muppets Kermit sings to the titular tadpole about the life awaiting it when it grows up to be a frog, but tells it to take its time growing up.
(First: Episode 2327)
Animation Two balls play on a seesaw, when a third ball wants to join them (ending up in the middle).
(First: Episode 2054)
SCENE 3 Big Bird and Snuffy wheel a tree over to Maria, who points out that it'll be way too big for the park. They tell her that particular tree is a gift for Granny Snuffle, while they have a much smaller tree in their wagon.
Cartoon B for butterfly
(First: Episode 0006)
Muppets Ernie & BertErnie realizes that Bert's not home and that he can do whatever he wants. He acts out a typical scenario in which he plays the radio loud and Bert tells him to turn it down ... but it doesn't feel the same without Bert around.
(First: Episode 1949)
Cartoon A man (voiced by Jack Dodson) describes places that begin with U and what you can do with the letter U.
(First: Episode 0416)
Film / Animation Oranges are peeled and sliced in stop-motion, and some kids eat them.
(First: Episode 1802)
Cartoon Four people cooperate building a table.
(First: Episode 0537)
SCENE 4 Slimey can't sleep, feeling sad about missing out on the fun in the park. Telly encourages him to "Picture a Park" in his head.
Cartoon B for banana and ballerina
(First: Episode 2515)
Cast Charlie Chaplin notices a short thread on Luis' tuxedo, which becomes long as he pulls it, unraveling Luis's trousers!
(First: Episode 1042)
Film A girl meets a blind woman who has a seeing-eye dog.
(First: Episode 0952)
Cartoon The Square
(First: Episode 0536)
SCENE 5 Mike and the kids have laid out the squares of grass for the park. He then tears up some paper and spreads it all over, asking the kids what the park is missing to keep it tidy - a trash can (made from a cup).
Cartoon Birds appear around the numerals one through twenty as jazz music plays.
Artists: The Hubleys
(First: Episode 0134)
Animation The word ICE is formed with ice cubes, which melt.
(First: Episode 1177)
Muppets "Daddy Helps with the Dishes" - three families sing about how they help each other doing chores, cooking, and homework.
(First: Episode 2223)
Cartoon Three scribbles exercise.
Artist: Fred Garbers
(First: Episode 1579)
Muppets Cookie Monster is about to eat a cookie, when a sad-looking girl approaches and stares at him. He tries to eat the cookie, but can't do it. He breaks the cookie in half and shares the cookie with the girl. He eats his half of the cookie. When the girl eats her half, she eats it just like Cookie Monster.
(First: Episode 0623)
Cartoon A boy is drawn, but he doesn't have knees at first.
(First: Episode 0954)
SCENE 6 Gordon, Telly and the kids now work on the worm merry-go-round. "Those worms are really gonna turn!," says Gordon.
Cartoon A boy needs a letter U to complete the word UP.
(First: Episode 0416)
Film A man (voice of Jim Thurman) finds a magic remote control that makes things go up and down. He tests it on various objects. When he presses "down" for a bridge, it crumbles and falls into the river below, prompting the man to abandon the remote and slink away. A girl then finds the remote and makes the bridge go back up.
(First: Episode 2614)
Muppets Ernie & BertErnie brings a surprise home, and he tells Bert to guess what it is. The surprise turns out to be a puppy. Bert wants to call the puppy "Norman"; Ernie suggests "Godzilla the Wonder-Dog".
(First: Episode 1956)
Cartoon "Yo Soy Un ..."
(First: Episode 0777)
SCENE 7 The gang wheels over their park to Oscar's can. He initially tells them to get lot, but is very surprised when they unveil their surprise. Slimey and his worm friends are very happy and start having fun. Oscar can barely muster a "thank you" and decides to name it after Telly - "Worry Wort Park."
Film Shots of the Louisiana bayou are shown, as harmonica music is played.
(First: Episode 2507)

Muppets The Count's main jumping-over-the-bed flock of sheep quits on him, so he calls the "24 Hour Emergency Counting Service". A reluctant deliveryman in sheep's clothing laments, "It's not an easy way to make a livin' ..."
(EKA: Episode 2122)
Cartoon Mr. Tweak can't sleep because his neighbor above snores, and his neighbor below sneezes.
Artist: Abe Levitow
(First: Episode 0528)
SCENE 8 Oscar watches over the worms, who are having their slumber party in the park. Gordon announces the sponsors.

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