Sesame Street
Slimey to the Moon: Slimey celebrates his birthday in space
Air date April 8, 1998
Season Season 29 (1997-1998)
Written by Molly Boylan
Sponsors N, 19

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Picture Segment Description
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SCENE 1 In song, a lonely Oscar wishes he could wish Slimey a happy birthday today, but he can't because Slimey is still in space.
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SCENE 1
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Maria, Luis and Zoe notice Oscar looking sad. He sobs as he tells them why he feels sad, and Luis gets the idea to call Slimey with the assistance of the worms at WASA Control. An eager Oscar follows them.
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Song John Pizzarelli sings about feeling "happy and proud" on your birthday.
(First: Episode 3421)
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Muppets Sesame Street News Flash: Kermit meets the Seven Dwarves, seemingly from the Snow White story. However, in this version each is named after (and represents) an emotion. (Kermit ad-lib: "Hey Dulcy, we got the wrong dwarves again!") They are named Cheerful, Sad, Lovey, Angry, Proud, Surprised and Fearful.
(First: Episode 2415)
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Cartoon An N-terview with an N
(First: Episode 0131)
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Film Jaws spoof with the letter N.
(First: Episode 3333)
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Animation Computer N / n
(First: Episode 3039)
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Song "My New Computer"
(First: Episode 2857)
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Animation All, none, some and one fish swim around. (new music added)
(First: Episode 2109)
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Insert None, some and all of the dancers dance as Big Bird narrates.
(First: Episode 3360)
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Cartoon Kids sing "Happy Birthday"
(First: Episode 3005)
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SCENE 2 The WASA technicians are trying their best to contact Slimey in space. Tarah has joined Oscar, Maria, Luis and Zoe in waiting for them, and Maria even brings party hats and noisemakers, which make Oscar feel good, especially when he blows one in Maria's ear. Slimey's family also shows up with their own party hats and noisemakers, and Sloppy also toots her noisemaker into Maria's ear for the first of multiple times in this episode.
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SCENE 2
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Dr. Einslime thinks they've contacted Slimey, and they all look up at the monitor, but instead, they see ...
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Muppets The Two-Headed Monster looks at a star and sings "Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star."
(First: Episode 2737)
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SCENE 2
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Dr. Einslime tells Oscar the connection failed because they got their outer fabrulator crossed with the inner krasanopholus. Still, everyone at WASA is still hopeful about contacting Slimey ...
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Song "It's a Long Hard Road, But I'm Gonna Get There."
(First: Episode 3398)
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Muppets Theater in the Park
Telly stars in a production of "Romeo and Alphabet."
(First: Episode 3330)
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Animation A chair (voice of Martin P. Robinson) keeps bumping into things, until he finds his glasses. "See ya later!"
(First: Episode 1981)
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Film Caitlin gets her eyes examined, and picks out a pair of glasses.
(First: Episode 2948)
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Cartoon Counting to 10
Artist: Keith Haring
(First: Episode 3042)
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Muppets Baby Bear visits the Museum of Modern Art, where he observes Joan Miró's sculpture "Moonbird" in the garden. He then passes Big Bird, who laments, "Standing still is hard! How do statues do it?"
(First: Episode 3609)
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Cartoon A boy imagines his room turning into a jungle.
Artist: Karen Aqua
(First: Episode 2808)
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SCENE 3 Snuffy and Alice come over to join the gang in waiting to hear from Slimey. Alice asks Snuffy where Slimey went, and Snuffy replies, "To the moon, Alice, to the moon!" They all look up at the monitor in anticipation again, and they see ...
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Muppets Grover, on a surfboard, demonstrates near and far.
(First: Episode 2859)
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SCENE 3
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Everyone is confused after seeing Grover on the monitor, but that happened because, according to Dr. Einslime, "The telemeter overheated and caused a meltdown of the the Schmooze mechanism." Back to the drawing board ...
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Cartoon Flash Gizmo, Space Cadet
Near and far
(First: Episode 3714)
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Film A montage of the evolution of mechanical technology, from wind-up toys, to robots that can spell "SESAME STREET" with blocks, to satellite transmitters.
(First: Episode 2226)
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Muppets "Elmo's Rap Alphabet"
(First: Episode 3456)
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Cartoon Autumn leaves form a capital "N" and lowercase "n"
(First: Episode 3114)
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Animation N / n paper fold
(First: Episode 3115)
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Cartoon N is for nose (new music added)
Artist: Jeff Hale
(First: Episode 1206)
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Song Lillian sings "Face Facts."
(First: Episode 2760)
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Muppets Ernie & BertErnie is painting a portrait of Bert, but paints Bert with curly hair, glasses and a beard. When Bert gets angry about this, Ernie takes him behind the easel and puts curly hair, glasses and a beard on Bert.
(First: Episode 0365)
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Cartoon A boy learns to play his violin by practicing.
(First: Episode 1513)
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SCENE 4 Oscar thinks he'll never be able to sing "Happy Birthday to Slimey." While waiting, everyone practices singing the song, after which Dr. Einslime reports that they've finally gotten through to Slimey! They start singing to him, but halfway through the song, the signal cuts out. Dr. Einslime says the connection will be live again after just a few more adjustments to the Franastrat, but in the meantime, they all practice singing the song again.
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Animation Stop-motion representation of "Happy Birthday," with balloons, gummi bears, glitter, etc.
(First: Episode 3358)
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Muppets The Big Bad Wolf sings about himself and his family.
(First: Episode 3001)
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Cartoon Rap #19
(First: Episode 2560)
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Film 19 glasses, 19 chairs, 19 socks
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Animation The number 19 in space
(First: Episode 3720)
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Muppets Old West: Clementine breaks the bad news to everyone: Bad Bart is coming to town to "give someone what they deserve"! She says he will come when the cow moos four times. They listen for it, and first hear a train toot four times, then a dog bark four times, and finally the cow. Bad Bart steps into the saloon, looks for the bartender, and reminds him that last week, he ordered sarsaparilla, but the bartender didn't have it, so he went to another town to get it, and kept him waiting. Bad Bart forgot to pay the bartender for it, so he gives the bartender what he deserves: some coins.
(First: Episode 1940)
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Cartoon "Ooh What a Fabulous Party"
Artist: Sally Cruikshank
(First: Episode 3006)
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SCENE 5 Dr. Einslime reports to Oscar that everyone at WASA is just about ready to give up on the connection to Slimey. Snuffy becomes angry and stomps his feet, which shakes the ground, giving the WASA machinery just what it needs to get the signal back! Slimey appears on the monitor, wearing a party hat, and everyone sings "Happy Birthday" to him!
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SCENE 5
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After the song, Slimey tells everyone that he's glad to hear from everyone on his birthday. Maria and Luis announce the sponsors, and everyone goes home.
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COMING SOON Coming soon on Sesame Street: Elmo and Telly notice, to their horror, that Sweetie Pie has left her cage!

Alterations

Picture Segment Description
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INTRO In the 1999 rerun, the season 30–32 intro sequence is used in place of the season 29 opening.
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Animation "Planets, Moon and Stars" (sung by Jerry Nelson)
(First: Episode 3809)
This segment replaced the jungle cartoon in the 1999 rerun.
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Muppets Elmo sings "In Your Imagination."
(First: Episode 3119)
This segment replaced "Elmo's Rap Alphabet" in the 1999 rerun.
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Muppets Ernie & Bert — Ernie has lost his Rubber Duckie and calls Bert, who is out of town, for help. As Ernie get more upset, he starts to jump up and down in the chair, when they both hear Rubber Duckie squeaking. Ernie looks under the cushion, and finds him. He runs off to play with Rubber Duckie, forgetting to hang up the phone.
(First: Episode 3806)
This segment replaced the Ernie and Bert sketch in the 1999 rerun.
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Muppets In the style of James Brown, Papa Bear and Baby Bear sing "Papa Bear's Hug."
(First: Episode 3793)
This segment replaced "Bad Wolf" in the 1999 rerun.
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Film Wegman's dogs portray one of The People in Your Neighborhood: The House Painter
(First: Episode 3821)
This segment replaced the Old West sketch in the 1999 rerun.
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Muppets Muppet & Kid MomentChip and Dip hold a sign with the word "CAT" written on it and ask Danny if he knows what it says. When they learn that he can't read the sign, they give him clues.
(First: Episode 2805)
This segment replaced the Old West sketch in the 1999 rerun.

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 December 1 and December 22.


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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