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Slimey to the Moon: The Spaceketeers!
Air date January 19, 1998
Season Season 29 (1997-1998)
Written by Annie Evans
Production October 22, 1997
Sponsors D, 14


Picture Segment Description
Muppets Worms in Space: D
SCENE 1 After watching the previous segment, Big Bird, Elmo, Telly, Rosita and Lexine are impressed that worms can make the letter D in space. They remember when the worm spaceship lifted off (which is shown again in flashback), and decide to form a club of pretend astronauts who call themselves the "Spaceketeers." First they need space suits, which can be found at Finders Keepers.
Cartoon Suzie Kabloozie and Feff appear to float around in outer space, but at the end of the sketch, it is revealed that they are just pretending to be astronauts.
Artist: Mo Willems
Muppets Herry Monster sings "Two Heads Are Better Than One."
(First: Episode 1447)
Animation Planting Letters: D
(First: Episode 3015)
Film Alphaquest: D
(First: Episode 2723)
Animation D for Dance: Ladies on stage dance a can-can to the tune of "The Infernal Gallop" from Jacques Offenbach's Orpheus in the Underworld, the lyrics of which are all the letter D.
(First: Episode 3499)
DonMusic TwinkleTwinkle.jpg
Muppets Sesame Street News Flash
Kermit witnesses as Don Music tries to rewrite "Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star." He succeeds and is joined by a country-western band, who sings "Whistle, Whistle, Little Bird."
(First: Episode 1210)
Cartoon Cab Callowmouse demonstrates near and far in song.

SCENE 2 The happy Spaceketeers march as they sing their theme song. After singing it, they ask Gordon what astronauts do once they get in their space suits. Gordon and Miles explain that they have to practice shaking, to prepare for times when the spaceship shakes. Thus, the Spaceketeers practice shaking as they sing their theme.
Cartoon "We Are Kids from Far and Wide": West Africa
(First: Episode 2774)

Film Kids rehearse a large group African dance in the park, get their faces painted, and perform.
(First: Episode 3079)
Muppets Cookie Monster has a riddle: what do you get when you have one cookie between two cookies? A cookie sandwich!
(First: Episode 3209)
Masked March 14.jpg
Animation Parade of Numbers #14
(First: Episode 3379)
Film Kid mural painting #14
(First: Episode 3613)
Cartoon Abstract count to 14
(First: Episode 2811)

SCENE 3 Telly's doll Freddy can't stop shaking, so Lexine helps out. Next, the Spaceketeers have to practice walking on the moon, where there is less gravity than there is on Earth. Miles shows them how to walk really slowly, as if they were on the moon, and they try it themselves as they sing their theme song again, and moonwalk down to Hooper's for lunch.
Film The letters in the word WALK across the street and through the park.
(First: Episode 3526)

Muppets / Celebrity "A New Way to Walk"
Celebrity version
(First: Episode 3233)
Cartoon A dog, a girl and a lizard dance to a bongo beat.
Artist: Karen Aqua
(First: Episode 2795)
Film A girl dances a butterfly dance.
(First: Episode 3681)
Cartoon D-draw, dent, drop, dancer, done
(First: Episode 3060)
Film Kid jungle explorers sight a wild letter D.
(First: Episode 3499)
Animation D / d (space paint)
(First: Episode 3213)


SCENE 4 After shaking and moonwalking, the Spaceketeers think they're ready to go to the moon - but they realize they don't have a spaceship. Lexine suggests that they use their imaginations, and they all board the pretend spaceship. Just like he did at WASA, The Count provides the countdown for them. The pretend ship blasts off, and the Spaceketeers wiggle around until the ship stops shaking. Elmo steers the ship as they float around in pretend space, avoiding the shooting stars. Finally, the ship lands on the moon, and they all get out and walk upon the moon slowly. After moonwalking, they get back into their ship, shake as it takes off, shake as it lands, and come out of it singing their song as they land on Earth.
Cartoon The crew on spaceship CU2 looks for signs of life in space. They spot signs such as ONE WAY, STOP, and EXIT.
Artist: Fred Garbers
(First: Episode 3663)
Muppets Muppet & Kid Moment β€” Grover and Patrick, "moon buddies," pretend to go to the moon. They see some aliens eating moon pizza, and some astronauts.
Cartoon A girl talks about her skin.
Artist: Bruce Cayard
(First: Episode 2611)
Song Kevin Clash sings "Skin."
(First: Episode 2749)

Muppets Spaceship Surprise
The crew lands on the Planet SH, where they are greeted by Sheriff Shrimp, and meet a shouting shovel and shopping sheep.
(First: Episode 2468)
Cartoon Leaves form a SH.
(First: Episode 3127)
Song David sings "I'm Pretty" over a film of fish and other sea creatures.
Re-filmed version
(First: Episode 2490)
Cartoon Noodles & Nedd: Noodles tries to get Nedd to feed him while Nedd is fixated on looking at the stars through his telescope.

SCENE 5 At night, everyone gathers on the roof top to look up into space via telescope. Elmo thinks the moon looks like a big white pizza, and Rosita agrees. All the Spaceketeers think they had a great day today, and Gordon suggests that maybe someday they'll be real astronauts. They sing their theme song once again, and wish Slimey good luck in space. The sponsors appear in the stars as the spaceship continues to make its way to the moon.
COMING SOON Coming soon on Sesame Street: Baby Natasha grabs onto Snuffy's snuffle, and won't let go...


Picture Segment Description
INTRO In the 1999 rerun, the season 30–32 intro sequence is used in place of the season 29 opening.
Muppets Zoe and Herry Monster sing "Moonshine."
(First: Episode 3832)
This segment replaced "Two Heads Are Better Than One" in the 1999 rerun.
Film A girl learns how to jump rope.
(First: Episode 3397)
This segment replaced the African dance film in the 1999 rerun.
Animation African quilt pattern #2
(First: Episode 3134)
This segment replaced the Cookie Monster sketch in the 1999 rerun.
Muppets Ernie and Bert:
Alone in the park with no one to play with, Ernie sings "Somebody Come and Play" with Rubber Duckie.
(First: Episode 3822)
This segment appears before Masked March #14 in the 1999 rerun.


  • 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 19 and December 10.

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