Sesame Street
Slimey and the Worm Scouts
Air date May 2, 1991
Season Season 22 (1990-1991)
Written by Cathi Rosenberg-Turow
Directed by Ted May
Production January 4, 1991
Sponsors C, T, 5


Picture Segment Description
SCENE 1 Gordon encounters Slimey and the Worm Scouts in the midst of a hike. The worms have a problem when they are unable to get to the other crate. Slimey points to Gordon's science book, which they use as a bridge to get across.
Cartoon A young bespectacled man with an accordion asks how much it costs to cross the bridge. The Bridgekeeper says admission is free, but requires that the young man show him three triangles. Two of them are found in the bridgework, and the man uses the bridgekeeper's staff to draw a third triangle in the dirt. Although the bridgekeeper has his order filled, he asks the man to play a tune on his accordion. This additional request takes the young man by surprise, but he is told to do so for the opportunity to cross the bridge.
(First: Episode 1572)
Film Lemurs rest on tree branches.
Music: Joe Raposo
(First: Episode 0390)
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Muppets Kermit the Frog sings "Do-Op Hop".
(First: Episode 2071)
Cartoon A fan reveals the letter C.
(First: Episode 2746)
Song Bob sings Joe Raposo's "Look a Little Closer". (house)
(First: Episode 2672)
Cartoon Hortense sees 5 waltzing brooms in her room.
Artist: Michael Sporn
(First: Episode 2508)

SCENE 2 Telly has almost finished writing the alphabet, but has forgotten what a Z looks like. The Worm Scouts help by forming a Z with their bodies.
Animation Arnold uses his imagination.
Artist: Craig Bartlett
(First: Episode 2754)

Muppets Bruce Stringbean, Clarice and S Street Band perform "Born To Add."
(First: Episode 1375)
Film A man karate chops 5 boards.
(First: Episode 0469)
Cartoon A man teaches his dog Rover how to read the word SIT.
(First: Episode 0304)
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Muppets Monsterpiece Theater
Grover is playing an old man in a rowboat, which is on a giant letter C.
(First: Episode 2710)
1095o.jpg Cartoon C is for Cowboy
(First: Episode 0703)

SCENE 3 Telly and Maria watch over Natasha while her mother is away. The Worm Scouts arrive and suggest they read a story from their "Nature Stories" book. Maria begins reading "The Acorn and the Squirrel," where an acorn thanks a squirrel for not eating him by growing into a large oak tree for the squirrel to live in during the winter.
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Cartoon A poem about changing seasons.
(First: Episode 0726)
Song "I Can Do It By Myself"
(First: Episode 1727)
Muppets Ernie & BertBert complains that he can't sleep, because Ernie left the faucet dripping. Ernie drowns out the sound of the water dripping with louder noises.
(First: Episode 0131)
Cartoon Do you know what it's like to be scared?
(First: Episode 0547)
SCENE 4 Telly tries to think of a place for Natasha to nap. The Worm Scouts show him why a table and newsstand won't work, but Natasha ends up falling asleep in his arms.
Cartoon What's missing? (a baby)
(First: Episode 2023)
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Muppets Madeline Kahn and Grover sing "Sing After Me."
(First: Episode 1112)
Cartoon T for treasure (Jim Thurman VO)
(First: Episode 1990)
Animation A rock does somersaults for its peers, but gets little applause.
(First: Episode 2021)

Muppets Snuffy brings his TV over to Big Bird's nest so that he, Big Bird, and some kids can work out along with Jane Snuffleupagus.
(First: Episode 2076)
Cartoon "Big Sneeze" - a man destroys everything in his path when he sneezes.
Artist: Paul Fierlinger
(First: Episode 1579)
Muppets A Baa Baa Walters Special
Baa Baa interviews Meryl Sheep about what a famous sheep like her does when she is not acting.
(First: Episode 2570)
Animation Five firefighters put out a flaming 5.
(First: Episode 1614)
Film Fay Ray gets on and under a rug.
(First: Episode 2637)
Cartoon Dr. Annie Eyeball studies wet things which eventually become dry.
Artist: Bruce Cayard
(First: Episode 2613)

SCENE 5 Telly meets Gordon's grandmother (Lizan Mitchell), whom he is helping feed. Gordon explains how her hands hurt, so she needs some help. The two sing a song about how she used to feed him when he was young and how the roles are now reversed.
Animation Kids talk about families, often mentioning having rhinoceroses as pets.
(First: Episode 2759)
Muppets Hoots plays jazz in a park, accompanied by Chip and Dip. They are encountered by Mary, who wants them to play a new version of her nursery rhyme, which involves another lamb.
(First: Episode 2839)
Cartoon Gordon's Voiceover 'T/t': Two caterpillars form T and t.
(First: Episode 2223)
Film Body part shout-out
(First: Episode 0264)
Animation Five turtles walk across the land.
(First: Episode 2816)

SCENE 6 Telly announces the sponsors, which the Worm Scouts display using flags hanging from their necks.


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