Sesame Street
The Worm World Music Festival
Air date January 31, 1996
Season Season 27 (1995-1996)
Written by Nancy Sans
Sponsors I, 5

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Picture Segment Description
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SCENE 1 At the Fix-It Shop, Luis welcomes the viewer to Sesame Street, and explains that they're about to watch the Worm World Music Festival on TV (they couldn't get tickets in time) - but first, Maria makes sure the remote works. She turns the TV on, and they watch the live coverage.
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The festival is covered on WormTV by Downtown Julie Brown, who introduces the bands who will be performing today: the Tokyo Worm Quartet from Japan, Gooey Armstrong from New Orleans, Gloria Esteworm from Cuba, Wormsmith Black Mambazo from Africa, and Squiggy Marley and the Mud Makers from Jamaica. However, her favorite group, Slimey and the Polka Worms, have not shown up yet. Where could they be?
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Cartoon With the help of his assistant, Dr. Geo shows the viewer what a globe is.
(First: Episode 2836)
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Song "Get On Up (Everybody Move)"
(First: Episode 3410)
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Animation Luxo Jr.: Up and Down
(First: Episode 3130)
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Muppets Elmo sings "In Your Imagination."
(First: Episode 3119)
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Animation Amelia likes to pretend she can fly.
(First: Episode 2902)
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SCENE 2 Oscar and Telly, displaying an unusual amount of camaraderie betwixt each other, bring Slimey over to the Fix-it Shop so that Maria and Luis can fix Slimey's tuba, which accidentally got run over by a garbage truck. Luis goes to get some tools while Maria tries to bend the tuba back into shape.
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SCENE 2
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Meanwhile, at the festival, a Russian worm band, the Flying Rachmaninoffs, perform a piano concerto. When they finish, Julie gets a bulletin that Slimey and the Polka Worms may not show up, and still hopes that they will.
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SCENE 2
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Back at the Fix-it Shop, Slimey attempts to play the tuba, but finds that it still needs to be worked on.
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Film Kids play low and high notes on the Shpritzer.
(First: Episode 3410)
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Muppets Monsterpiece Theater: The King and I
(First: Episode 2727)
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Animation Ornate I's swing through the air to a song.
(First: Episode 2921)
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Cartoon Pencil box I/i
(First: Episode 2890)
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SCENE 3 Telly frets that Slimey won't get to play at the festival today, but Oscar, despite being a Grouch, tells them not to worry. Fixing the tuba is hard for Maria and Luis, because they're more used to fixing toasters.
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SCENE 3
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Next on the festival program, reggae artists Squiggy Marley and the Mud Makers, who sing "Everyone Makes Their Own Music." After the song, Julie reports that the reason for Slimey's delay is due to the damage of his tuba, which is being fixed right now.
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SCENE 3
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Slimey gives the tuba another test, but it still needs work.
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Cartoon A dog, a girl and a lizard dance to a bongo beat.
Artist: Karen Aqua
(First: Episode 2795)
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Film A boy in Jamaica goes to school and attends drum class.
(First: Episode 3145)
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Cartoon "Next To Song"
Artist: Jane Aaron
(First: Episode 2851)
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Muppets Grover works at a department store. Mr. Johnson wants a suit just like the one on the mannequin, but Grover is worried that the mannequin will be embarrassed.
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Song "I Put My Leg in My Pants"
(First: Episode 3402)
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Cartoon A map of Puerto Rico forms into the shape of animals and other things that are found there.
(First: Episode 3030)
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SCENE 4 Back at the festival: Gloria Esteworm performs "Mambo I, I, I."
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SCENE 4
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After the song, a blimp that reads "We Love You, Gloria!" floats by as Julie reports on the condition of Slimey's tuba.
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SCENE 4
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Slimey gives the tuba yet another test, and then it's back to work ...
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Cartoon CGI sheep graze out I and i.
(First: Episode 2896)
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Animation I / i candles
(First: Episode 3107)
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Muppets Big Bird's Video Postcards
In Arizona, Big Bird sees how kids help charros put on a rodeo, and rides a horse.
(First: Episode 3049)
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Animation Counting 1-10 and 10-0 in Spanish (Maria voice-over)
(First: Episode 3008)
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SCENE 5 At the festival, the crowd cheers as Wormsmith Black Mambazo perform "African Alphabet." After the song, Julie reports that the condition of Slimey's tuba is still unknown, "but Slimey, if you can hear me, we're thinking of you, man. Good luck!"
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By now, Slimey's tuba is still not in good enough condition to be played at the festival. Everyone feels very sad about Slimey's loss, until Telly remembers that he can loan Slimey his own tuba. He runs off and tells Slimey he'll meet him at the music festival.
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Song "The African Animal Alphabet"
(First: Episode 3396)
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Film Wegman’s dogs: Old King Cole
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Cartoon "You know what it's like to be scared?" (new sound effects added)
(First: Episode 0547)
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Song Everyone has the same feelings, "No Matter What." Kids of all types play with a huge beach ball.
(First: Episode 2782)
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Animation A group of round crayons draws a house, and is hesitant to let a square yellow crayon join, until it draws the sun. They all cooperate to make a rainbow.
(First: Episode 3105)
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Muppets / Celebrity Elmo runs into Ellen DeGeneres listening to "Put Down the Duckie" with headphones and singing along to it. They try taking turns, but Elmo soon decides it would be better if they used the headphones at the same time - that way they can dance together.

This eventually leads to...

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Muppets Hoots tells Ernie to "Put Down the Duckie." (introduction cut)
(First: Episode 2310)
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Cartoon A girl’s mom can dribble 5 balls.
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Muppets The Rainbow Fish counts groups of 5 in the ocean.
(First: Episode 2923)
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Cartoon Five outlines of people dance.
Artist: Keith Haring
(First: Episode 3050)
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SCENE 6 Julie happily reports that Slimey and the Polka Worms will be playing at the festival after all. She interviews Telly and thanks him for his generosity, and Slimey's band starts playing a polka version of the Sesame Street Theme. Maria and Luis watch the performance on TV, and dance to it.
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SCENE 6
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Julie announces the sponsors, and signs off.
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COMING SOON Coming soon on Sesame Street: An announcer introduces the cast of "The Cloud Who Wanted to Leave the Sky."

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