Sesame Street
Slimey is hurt skydiving
Air date May 2, 1990
Season Season 21 (1989-1990)
Written by Judy Freudberg
Sponsors B, J, 9


Picture Segment Description

SCENE 1 Oscar, Gina and Luis watch as Slimey skydives from a plane above. He has a slightly bumpy landing on the target and finds himself unable to move. Oscar calls for the Worm Ambulance and a pair of paramedics (including Richard Hunt) take Slimey away on a (regular sized) stretcher. Gina follows them to the hospital.
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SCENE 2 Dr. Mudd (Bob Dishy) examines Slimey's X-rays and concludes that he has sprained his middle. He wraps it with a bandage and recommends Slimey not move for while, and especially refrains from skydiving. Oscar tells Slimey he's "grounded."
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SCENE 3 Luis and the kids sit out on the stoop and discuss going to the doctor. When the gang returns from the hospital, Luis learns what happened and asks if there's anything he can do. Oscar has something in mind - getting lost!
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SCENE 4 Slimey's worm friend Michelle spends some time with him as he recovers. He asks Oscar to play a game with them. Oscar checks if the coast is clear and sings "Three of These Things" using their games and some sandwiches. Gina happens to see this and gives Oscar a pinch on the cheek.
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SCENE 5 Oscar puts up a worm-sized "Do Not Disturb" sign by Slimey so nobody bothers him. Telly wants to see how Slimey is recuperating, but is unable to read the sign because of its size. Oscar produces a larger one that's much easier to see, but Telly still can't read it - he doesn't know how.
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SCENE 6 Telly struggles to read what Oscar's sign says ("DO NOT DISTURB").

SCENE 6 cont'd Luis and Gina come by Oscar's trash can, where Slimey is feeling better now. Telly rushes in, finally able to read the sign, just as Oscar takes it down; since Slimey's better, there's no need for it. Oscar puts it up again anyway, since he doesn't want to be disturbed...only Telly doesn't know what "disturb" means. When the grown-ups explain, he excitedly starts knocking on the can to tell Oscar he knows now. Big Bird announces the sponsors.


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