Sesame Street
Slimey's at worm school
Air date December 31, 1991
Season Season 23 (1991-1992)
Written by Judy Freudberg
Sponsors G, O, 18
Releases HBO Max


Picture Segment Description

SCENE 1 It's Slimey's first day at worm school and Gina and Oscar make sure he has everything he needs. This includes a large bag of dirt, which Slimey will need for naptime. Slimey takes the worm bus to school, but forgets to bring the dirt. Gina must bring it to him...just as Oscar planned.
Song "School Song"
(First: Episode 0986)
Cartoon An O rolls over and over a horse. The horse eats the O.
(First: Episode 0173)

Muppets Ferlinghetti Donizetti delivers "the easy rhythm Rappin' Alphabet" while Grover displays his super smooth break-dance moves.
(First: Episode 2033)
Cartoon Gloria Globe attempts to pull a rabbit out of her hat, but pulls out a camel instead, which belongs in Egypt.
(First: Episode 2792)
Film A beekeeper extracts honey from honeycomb.
(First: Episode 1117)
Cartoon Number creatures 18
(First: Episode 2668)
SCENE 2 Gina and Telly observe the worm school set up in the arbor. They note the similarities between it and regular school, though Telly wonders how they can raise their hands to answer questions. The worms raise their tails instead.
Cartoon Un pajaro.
(First: Episode 1977)
Muppets Teacher Little Chrissy sings about how important it is to "Raise Your Hand."
(First: Episode 1959)
Gorilla toon2.jpg
Cartoon Speech Balloon: G for gorilla (in man suit).
(First: Episode 0085)
Film Hands build things out of triangles and squares while off-screen voices try to figure out what the constructions will be.
(First: Episode 0004)
Cartoon AT words: A fat cat with a hat sat on a mat. A bat scared the fat cat.
(First: Episode 1101)
SCENE 3 Oscar finds it hard to believe how fast Slimey is growing up and recalls when they first met....

SCENE 3 cont'd In a flashback, Oscar hangs out in the park on a rainy day. He watches as some worms play in the mud, including a baby worm, who takes notice of Oscar. The worm (Slimey) makes his way to Oscar, crawls up on his shoulder and falls asleep. Ever since, he's lived with Oscar in his trash can.
The following season, this flashback would be used as a stand-alone insert, featuring new bookends by Oscar.
SCENE 3 cont'd Back in the present, Oscar isn't sure if he feels happy or sad and Mr. Handford states he can feel both ways. Now, Oscar doesn't feel happy or sad - he's mad at Mr. Handford for bothering him!
Animation Cecille sings "I'm Gonna Get to You."
(First: Episode 2873)
Film Two boys working at the family Mexican restaurant show how they prepare for the day, and how tacos and enchiladas are made.
(First: Episode 1890)
Cartoon A woman serves milk to her cat. Several other cats join him, including a lion.
Artist: Bruce Cayard
(First: Episode 1017)
Muppets Forgetful Jones and Clementine ride on horseback, and come across a rock. Clementine consults her book, The Cowgirl's Companion, to figure out how to handle a rock in your trail: go around it.
(First: Episode 2586)
Cartoon "Song of the Inuit Child"
(First: Episode 2112)
SCENE 4 Big Bird watches the worms play tag at recess, but notices a worm all alone. Slimey invites him to join and even invites Big Bird, who uses his finger to pretend he's a worm.
Cartoon "The Stranger" - a song about a baseball team hesitantly allowing a newcomer to join them, who ends up helping them win the game.
Artist: Michael Sporn
(First: Episode 2108)
Muppets Ernie & BertErnie answers the telephone. Bert overhears the conversation, which involves a baseball game, a rainy day, and a gorilla stealing a bologna sandwich. When Bert asks who just called, Ernie says it was a wrong number.
(First: Episode 0305)
Animation Abstract #18
(First: Episode 2859)
Muppets Count von Count sings "Lambaba" as he counts sheep and other animals that pop into the room.
(First: Episode 2789)
Cartoon A man visits the police department to report a lost person and make sure the officer's sketch matches what he describes.
(First: Episode 1609)
SCENE 5 The worms learn the alphabet in class, when Snuffy's jumping disrupts the lesson. Big Bird suggests he pretend he's rollerskating instead, but since his imaginary skating skills aren't as good, he falls down.
Cartoon "Part of the Whole"
Artist: Sally Cruikshank
(First: Episode 2714)
Muppets The Two-Headed Monster sound out the word "bed."
(First: Episode 1932)
Song "Elbows and Knees"
(First: Episode 2641)
Muppets Tim Robbins and Elmo talk about surprise.
(First: Episode 2766)
Cartoon Zork lands in Australia, where a kangaroo greets him.
Artist: ArtistMike
(First: Episode 2731)
SCENE 6 Oscar, Gina and Mr. Handford meet up with Slimey and his new friends after school. Oscar is disgusted to learn they've learned to cooperate, but is pleased when they use the skill to form the word "NO" with their bodies.
Cartoon Can a cat bark?
(First: Episode 0859)
Song "When You Grow Up"
Muppets Sesame Street News Flash: Kermit looks for the Old Woman who Lives in a Shoe. At first he ends up visiting The Young Man who Lives in a Glove, and the Young Woman who Lives in a Hat. When he reaches the shoe, it turns out the old woman needs a babysitter for her kids, and what better candidate than Kermit?
(First: Episode 1050)
Animation Planet G / g
(First: Episode 2844)
Film Empty / full classroom (time-lapse)
(First: Episode 0475)
SCENE 7 Oscar announces the sponsors as Slimey and his friends form them.


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