Sesame Street
Slimey to the Moon: Slimey wants to go to the moon
Air date January 12, 1998
Season Season 29 (1997-1998)
Written by Luis Santeiro
Sponsors M, 18

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Picture Segment Description
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COLD OPEN Big Bird notices that Slimey has been getting a lot of mail lately, as a delivery woman rushes by with a special delivery for Slimey.
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SCENE 1 Slimey and Oscar are reading books about the Moon. Gordon steps out of 123 Sesame Street and notices the stack of magazines including Moon Explorer, Moon Voyage, The Moon and You and Bang! Zoom! to the Moon! Oscar explains (with a flashback) that Slimey's interest in the moon began a few nights ago when he was getting ready for bed and wondered what the big white ball in the sky was. Slimey was so fascinated with the moon that he stayed up watching it for two hours. As the flashback ends, the delivery woman shows up again with another package for Slimey.
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Cartoon A lizard sings about how she likes to be "Above it All" as well as below.
Artist: Sally Cruikshank
(First: Episode 2559)
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Muppets Elmo and Zoe demonstrate above and below with a cloud.
(First: Episode 3367)
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Animation Counting 1-10 and 10-0 (sneaky numbers)
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Cartoon A girl fantasizes what she could do without leaving her room if her nose, ears, legs, and arms got bigger.
(First: Episode 3285)
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Song "Get On Up and Move Your Body"
(First: Episode 3410)
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Animation M in space (with astronauts)
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Film Kid jungle explorers sight a wild letter M.
(First: Episode 3512)
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Cartoon M for Moon (music and sound effects added)
Artist: Jeff Hale
(First: Episode 1163)
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Muppets Cookie Monster sings "If Moon Was Cookie." (underscore added to intro)
(First: Episode 1789)
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Film Amelia pretends she's an astronaut.
(First: Episode 2918)
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SCENE 2 As Gordon begins to thumb through the new moon book that has just arrived by special delivery, Miles happens by to see what's going on. Together, they all read through and discuss various questions Slimey has about space travel. They examine the spacecraft used to travel and the suits required to breathe in space.
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SCENE 2
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Slimey wonders if a worm has ever been to the moon, but Gordon says there's never been a worm astronaut. Coincidentally, the delivery woman comes back to show a promotional film (narrated by Jerry Nelson) for WASA; they're looking for a few good worms who have The Right Squiggle. Slimey immediately wants to write to the administration to submit his request for enrollment in the space program.
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Song To the original Fats Waller recording of "I'm Gonna Sit Right Down and Write Myself a Letter," a group of kids act out the song in a throwback to the silent film era.
(First: Episode 3659)
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Cartoon Zork lands in Australia, where a kangaroo greets him.
Artist: ArtistMike
(First: Episode 2731)
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Muppets Ernie sings "Imagine That" about things that he sometimes imagines to be: first a knight in shining armor who battles a dragon, then a sailor, and finally, himself.
(First: Episode 2142)
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Cartoon Norris Walnut recites a poem about clouds. (new music added)
Artist: ArtistMike
(First: Episode 3345)
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Film A girl narrates a segment about astronaut Mario Runco visited her school and answered kids' questions.
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Song "The Room is Full of Chickens"
(First: Episode 2971)
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Film A visual representation of the nursery rhyme "Pat-a-Cake" with Wegman's dogs.
(First: Episode 3467)
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Celebrity Ray Charles sings the Alphabet Song.
(First: Episode 3538)
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Film Kids observe different types of bugs and flowers.
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Song A caterpillar sings "Exercise, Exercise."
Artist: ArtistMike
(First: Episode 2839)
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SCENE 3 To prepare for the WASA tryouts, Slimey begins exercising to get in shape (astronauts need to be very fit). Maria and Gabi pass by with grocery bags and get the low-down on Slimey's plans. "The Right Squiggle" is shown again.
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SCENE 3
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After the film finishes, the Worm Mail Express arrives with a tiny letter for Slimey. Gabi reads it with a magnifying glass, revealing that it's from WASA. Slimey has been accepted to try out for their Worm Moon Mission. He's instructed to go to the WASA offices tomorrow to take the worm astronaut test which will determine if he has The Right Squiggle.
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Animation M for moon, monster, monkey and magic
(First: Episode 3422)
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Film Two girls sing "Miss Mary M" as they clap.
(First: Episode 3297)
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Cartoon M in space
(First: Episode 0516)
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Muppets Muppet & Kid MomentGrover and Meghan pretend to go to the moon.
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Cartoon A girl explains the concept of relativity by explaining how her house is a part of a neighborhood, the neighborhood is part of a city, the city is part of a country, etc.
(First: Episode 2742)
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Song "Playground Map Song"
(First: Episode 2680)
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Animation A boy has a dream in which he floats in Outer Space between things.
(First: Episode 3093)
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Film A girl draws a picture of her friend, Dai Xi.
(First: Episode 2791)
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Muppets Super Morphin Mega Monsters
Merry Monster wants to play tag with two blue monsters, but Zostic's underlings sow seeds of prejudice, which only the Mega Monsters can cure.
(First: Episode 3641)
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Cartoon An alien runs 18 laps around Saturn's rings.
Artist: Fred Garbers
(First: Episode 3681)
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Film Kid mural painting #18.
(First: Episode 3582)
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Animation The number 18 in space.
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SCENE 4 Oscar calls WASA to confirm his appearance for the tests. Maria and Gabi overhear the conversation and caution Oscar that he might not want to get Slimey too excited; it sounds like there's going to be some hefty competition, and there's a chance Slimey might not make the cut. Oscar, however, is confident that his worm has The Right Squiggle. Big Bird announces the sponsors.
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COMING SOON Coming Soon on Sesame Street: Oscar watches anxiously as Slimey undergoes the Worm-O-Hold-On-Tight-O test.

Notes

  • This episode was among a select group of Season 29 episodes that were reran during the last few weeks of 1999, shortly before Season 31 began airing the following January. This particular episode aired on November 15, December 6, and December 27. The street scenes were combined with those of the following episode (episode 3697). See our guide for the altered version.


Slimey to the Moon
The Moon | WASA | Launch | Shuttle Crisis | Moon Landing | Return
( The Spaceketeers | Missing Slimey | Monster Moon Watch | Slimey's Birthday | Missing Slimey (2) )


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