Sesame Street
Slimey to the Moon: Gordon and Elmo do exercises
Air date March 2, 1998
Season Season 29 (1997-1998)
Written by Josh Selig
Sponsors T, 1


Picture Segment Description
SCENE 1 Elmo and Gordon are going to exercise together. Gordon tells Elmo they must first stretch. Elmo gives his whole body a good shake and trips over himself.
Film Kids dance around at gymnastics to "Rockin' Robin."
(First: Episode 3147)

Muppets / Celebrity Gymnast Dominique Dawes demonstrates up, down, fast and slow for Telly.
(First: Episode 3705)
Animation Computer: forward / backward
(First: Episode 3077)
Muppets Lefty's boss makes sure Lefty knows the alphabet.
(First: Episode 0236)
Cartoon A detective decides to exercise on a slow day, as a crook attempts to get rid of him.
(First: Episode 2607)
SCENE 2 Gordon and Elmo move onto jumping jacks, but Elmo constantly stops Gordon to ask questions about the importance of exercise. Elmo claims this is to exercise his mouth.
Cartoon Two viewers with Picassoesque facial features in an art gallery critically examine the portrait of a viewer.
Artist: Mo Willems
(First: Episode 3442)
Muppets Ernie & BertErnie plays a game of tag with Bert, who is reading his book.
(First: Episode 1026)
Animation Airplanes carve the capital and lowercase T.
(First: Episode 3230)
Film T on the beach
(First: Episode 3540)
Cartoon T is for tiger, teapot, television and taxi.
Artist: Bill Davis
(First: Episode 3262)
Film A girl helps her father train for a wheelchair race.
(First: Episode 3275)
Song A voiceover sings about "Big Bigger Biggest" using clocks, ducks and saxophones to illustrate the concept.

SCENE 3 Elmo and Gordon light weights, when Elmo wants to try lifting Gordon's much larger barbell. He struggles to move it, so Gordon suggests they cooperate. Gordon lifts the barbell into the air, along with Elmo, who demonstrates up and down (to Gordon's dismay).
Luxo Jr.jpg
Cartoon Luxo Jr. demonstrates "up" and "down."
(First: Episode 3130)
Muppets The Count sings "Little Miss Count Along" with Zoe.
(First: Episode 3393)
Cartoon An old man recites a poem about the time he had the flu.
Artist: Bruce Cayard
(First: Episode 1274)
Film D.J. goes to the doctor, gets weighed and measured, and gets a shot.
(First: Episode 3595)
Cartoon Lady Marple-Bug solves "The Case of the Four Fliers" by identifying that the bird doesn't fit in amongst the group of butterflies.
(First: Episode 2963)
Film A girl narrates a segment about astronaut Mario Runco visited her school and answered kids' questions.
(First: Episode 3696)
Cartoon Cab Callowmouse demonstrates here and there in song.
(First: Episode 3711)

SCENE 4 Elmo and Gordon go jogging, but Elmo stops, noticing Oscar writing in his "Worm Journal," where he chronicles Slimey's exploits in space. He reluctantly reads them the latest entry - Squishta isn't willing to eat their freeze-dryed worm food, but Slimey encourages her to try new foods. She takes a sample and loves it! Oscar tries to teach the same lesson to Elmo and Gordon, who run off when he offers them his sardine snack.
Cartoon Name That Food ("Will you eat it?")
(First: Episode 1491)
Muppets Fairy Tales Today: Rapunzel’s Bad Hair Day
Prairie Dawn goes to the park where a large braid of hair is all over the place, causing various people to trip on it. Rapunzel gets her hair stuck and can't break free, until a bystander brings up the idea of a haircut.
(First: Episode 3460)
Song "Fixin' My Hair"
(First: Episode 2734)
Animation A group of 1s chant, "We're the number 1!"
(First: Episode 3238)
Insert Gina and Big Bird introduce a sobbing number 1, who's upset over her small value. The two sing about how important a number she is.
(First: Episode 3313)
Cartoon Kids count one duck in the pond.
(First: Episode 3095)
Film A gymnastics team practices tricks for the circus.
(First: Episode 2889)
Song "Front Back Ballet"
Artist: Jane Aaron
(First: Episode 3016)
Muppets Mr. Johnson goes to the local gym, where Grover is one of the instructors. He is about to help Mr. Johnson work out, but keeps leaving to get his towel, whistle, barbell, and radio. Once he is planned to work out, Grover is too tired to do anything else.
(First: Episode 3262)
Cartoon T is for Trash and Ticket (new music and sound effects added)
Artist: Cliff Roberts
(First: Episode 0020)
Film Kids dance with the letter T, which is for triangle.
(First: Episode 3271)
Animation A picture puzzle of the letter T is put together. A man walks up to it, and calls a taxi.
(First: Episode 2933)
Cartoon A boy dances with a tiger.
Artist: Karen Aqua
(First: Episode 3387)

SCENE 5 Elmo is too tired to run around the block once more, while Gordon has plenty of energy still. He plans to continue without Elmo, who still wants to be with Gordon. So, Elmo hops on his back and rides on Gordon as they jog. Oscar announces the sponsors and the status of the Wiggleprise, commenting that he misses Slimey.
COMING SOON Coming soon on Sesame Street: Elmo carries a stack of presents to deliver to Gabi on her birthday.


Picture Segment Description
INTRO In the 1999 rerun, the season 30–32 intro sequence is used in place of the season 29 opening.
Muppets Sesame Street Goes to Day Care
Big Bird and Navona sing the alphabet song.
(First: Episode 3837)
This segment replaced the segment before the Worms in Space sketch in the 1999 rerun.
Muppets Zoe and Herry Monster sing "Moonshine."
(First: Episode 3832)
This segment replaced the segment following the "Name That Food" animation 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 26 and December 17.

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