Sesame Street
Slimey to the Moon: Oscar and Sloppy miss Slimey
Air date February 12, 1998
Season Season 29 (1997-1998)
Written by Adam Rudman
Sponsors J, 5


Picture Segment Description

SCENE 1 Oscar shares with the audience his worm journal, chronicling Slimey's adventures in space as seen previously in episodes 3696, 3697 and 3698. He's really proud of him, but admits that he really misses him.
Gina happens by and asks if he's okay. In denial, Oscar claims that he doesn't miss Slimey, but Gina says she'll check in on him later.
Song "Dancing Shoes"
(First: Episode 2949)
Cartoon Campers don't want to play ring toss with Zork, until their counselor reminds them about being judgmental.
(First: Episode 2761)
Film Some kids talk about a garden they have in the middle of the city.
(First: Episode 2889)
Cartoon Song for the letters of the alphabet.
(First: Episode 3267)
SCENE 2 Elmo sees that Oscar is sad. After some coercion, Oscar admits that he misses Slimey and that this is the time of day that he would normally help him with his wiggle exercises.
Not to be deterred, Elmo won't go away until Oscar lets him do wiggle exercises with him, but only if it means Elmo will go away. Of course, this also means that they have to sing the song that Oscar normally sings for Slimey: "Wiggle Wiggle Wiggle." Elmo feels proud that he made Oscar feel "just a little better."
Film Kids dance around at gymnastics to "Rockin' Robin."
(First: Episode 3147)

Muppets The Count's Fairytale Theatre: The Count tells a new version of "This Little Piggy Went to the Market" for ten toes. The little piggy who stayed home, did so to read a book: War and Pigs, and the tenth pig gets shot out of a cannon.
(First: Episode 3613)
Cartoon Counting 40 pigs
Artist: Keith Haring
(First: Episode 3084)
Muppets Big Bird observes how balloons can make one happy. Telly emerges, looking sad, with a deflated balloon, so Big Bird gives his balloon to Telly.
(First: Episode 3429)
Cartoon Bobby's dog narrates why Bobby is sad.
(First: Episode 3455)

SCENE 3 Oscar sings the "Miss My Worm Blues" with Fluffy as Gina stops by again. She's only there for a moment when Sloppy, Dusty and Eartha show up to ask Oscar if they will look after Sloppy to make her feel better from missing her big brother. Oscar asks the musicians in his trash can to start playing the "Miss My Worm Blues" again.
Cartoon 5 of various things found in space including 5 spaceships on Mars.
(First: Episode 3698)
Muppets Harvey Kneeslapper plans to use a hand buzzer when he asks someone to slap him five. Instead, the joker slaps a 5 on his chest.
(First: Episode 0991)
Cartoon Five flies land on a kid's face. (Maria voice-over added)
Artist: Owe Gustafson
(First: Episode 1449)

Celebrity 6-year-old Joseph Marley records a song with his dad, Stephen. Footage is shown of the Marley family on tour, singing "Could You Be Loved."
(First: Episode 3670)
Animation A kid makes a birthday card for his dad.
(First: Episode 3638)

SCENE 4 Sloppy remembers playing worm tag with her brother. Oscar offers to play tag with her, but it's not the same. Oscar reassures her that Slimey will be back eventually, and sings more blues this time in the form of a lullaby as Sloppy takes a nap.
Song Joe Raposo sings "Everybody Sleeps" (re-filmed version)
(First: Episode 3026)
Muppets A lady brings her J to Al's Alphabet Garage because it won't jump. Al asks if it can jog, jiggle, play jazz and determines that it needs a jump start. After he gets it working, the J smashes through the wall.
(First: Episode 2997)
Cartoon A little man misplaces his J under his hat.
(First: Episode 0231)
Film Girls jump rope and sing playground rhymes.
(First: Episode 3280)
Muppets "Things That I Remember"
(First: Episode 3656)
Cartoon An alligator and an elephant chat about how to remember their names. (new music added)
(First: Episode 1301)

SCENE 5 Oscar shows Sloppy his worm space journal including various pictures taken of Slimey in space. Sloppy thinks the moon looks like an old piece of moldy cheese. As Gina happens by again, she thinks it's adorable that Oscar and Sloppy are getting along, and Oscar tells her to back off. Just then, the signal at the WASA mission control Around the Corner goes off, meaning that Slimey is going to talk to them from his spaceship. They become excited, and immediately head over there.
Cartoon Planet J / j
(First: Episode 2833)
Muppets Sesame Street News Flash
Kermit the Frog reports from an alphabet mine where they dig Js. The miners tell him various words that begin with J and Richard presents him with his own J.
(EKA: Episode 2302)
Film William Wegman's dogs make a J and dress as a jester.
(First: Episode 3527)
Song Tony Bennett and Lexine sing "Little Things"
(First: Episode 3402)
Film A girl dances her way into her family portrait.
(First: Episode 3119)


SCENE 6 Elmo, Baby Bear, Papa Bear, Gina, Ruthie, Susan, Carlo and the Kids have joined Oscar, Sloppy, Dusty and Eartha at mission command to talk to Slimey. Via video transmissions adminstered by Professor Albert Einslime and the WASA technicians, Slimey says hello to everyone on Sesame Street. His parents tell him that they're very proud of him and Sloppy can't wait for him to come home to play ball. Slimey and Oscar tell each other that they miss one another as everyone erupts in a heartfelt "Aw."

Slimey signs off, and everyone talks about how proud they are of him as they leave. As Sloppy's parents are about to take Sloppy home, Oscar invites her over to have dinner with him. Gina announces the sponsors, as Oscar talks to Sloppy about the kind of fun they'll have together.
COMING SOON Coming soon on Sesame Street: At Gina's Day Care, "The Great Stinkini" does a trick: he grows a flower!


Picture Segment Description
INTRO In the 1999 rerun, the season 30–32 intro sequence is used in place of the season 29 opening.
Muppets Cookie Monster demonstrates how you can learn about cookies by asking questions. Prairie Dawn just happens to be nearby with a plate of cookies that Cookie Monster can ask questions about.
(First: Episode 3838)
This segment replaced The Count's Fairytale Theatre in the 1999 rerun.
Cartoon Three scribbles exercise.
Artist: Fred Garbers
(First: Episode 1579)
This segment replaced the elephant & alligator cartoon 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 24 and December 15.

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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