Sesame Street
Slimey to the Moon: Everyone misses Slimey
Air date May 12, 1998
Season Season 29 (1997-1998)
Written by Judy Freudberg
Sponsors D, 13


Picture Segment Description

SCENE 1 The scene begins with a shot of the Wiggleprise in space, followed by Oscar the Grouch looking up at the sky because he misses his beloved Slimey. He misses his worm so much, he even made up (and messed up) his bed for when he comes back. Maria notices Oscar looking sad, and admits that she misses him too (he used to make surprise visits at the Fix-It Shop). Maria thinks it's nice that she and Oscar feel the same way about Slimey, but Oscar tells her to scram so he can miss his worm by himself. He abhors the thought of sharing how sad he is.
Song "Dancin' Shoes"
(First: Episode 2949)
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)

Muppets In a Dragnet spoof, Darlene depends on D-tective Dave to debunk the debacle of her "DOG" word, which is missing its first letter.
(First: Episode 3499)
Animation D / d candles
(First: Episode 3085)
Muppets Muppet & Kid MomentGrover and Patrick, "moon buddies," pretend to go to the moon. They see some aliens eating moon pizza, and some astronauts.
(First: Episode 3697)
Cartoon Cab Callomouse demonstrates near and far in song.
(First: Episode 3701)

SCENE 2 Oscar is sad, but so is Elmo - he misses Slimey, too. He recalls a time when he and Slimey danced with each other, and that makes him happy. Oscar doesn't feel any better, though.
Cartoon Bobby's dog narrates why Bobby is sad.
(First: Episode 3455)
Muppets / Celebrity Ernie and Aaron Neville sing "I Don't Want to Live on the Moon."
(First: Episode 3242)
Song "Big D and Little D"
(First: Episode 3270)
Muppets Worms in Space: D
(First: Episode 3701)
Animation D ... daring ... dazzling ... delightful ... dizzy ... dreaded ... dinosaur!
(First: Episode 3407)
Cookie love.JPG
Muppets Cookie Monster sings "You Made Me Love You."
(First: Episode 3456)
Cartoon A heart that says "I love you" is drawn.
(First: Episode 1971)
SCENE 3 Oscar's animals (especially Fluffy and Spot) also miss Slimey; he tells them Slimey will be back in a few days. Oscar stresses to everyone that he misses Slimey the most, and gets into an argument with Telly over which of the two of them misses Slimey the most.
Cartoon Name That Sound: identify animal sounds.
(First: Episode 3587)
Muppets Big Bird describes (and acts out) a time when he lost Radar. "Having a good memory will sure come in handy sometimes!"
(First: Episode 3410)
Cartoon Number creatures #13
(First: Episode 2691)
Animation Growing Numbers #13
(First: Episode 2924)
Cartoon Alien parents tuck their child in at night, and he counts 13 spaceships.
Artist: Bill Davis
(First: Episode 3729)
Muppets Telly sings "My Outer Space Friend" as he gazes out his bedroom window, musing about space travel and his "outer-space friend."
(First: Episode 3645)
Muppets Natasha crawls across the screen from left to right.
(First: Episode 3771)
Film A girl draws a picture of her friend, Dai Xi.
(First: Episode 2791)
Muppets Natasha crawls across the screen from right to left.
(First: Episode 3771)

SCENE 4 Baby Bear, Alexia and Zule also miss Slimey, so they show Oscar some drawings they did of imaginary situations. He won't admit that he likes the pictures, but Baby Bear gives them to him anyway.
Muppets Natasha crawls across the screen from the top right corner to the bottom left corner.
(First: Episode 3771)
Cartoon Fluffy recalls being a homeless dog, getting taken in to the dog pound, and meeting his new pal Petey.
Artist: ArtistMike
(First: Episode 2981)
Muppets Natasha crawls across the screen from the bottom to the top.
(First: Episode 3771)
Muppets In song, a boy wanders into the Animal Lost and Found, looking for his pet named Homer. The shopkeeper says, "Describe Your Pet to Me."
(First: Episode 2967)
Muppets Natasha crawls across the screen from the top left corner to the bottom right corner.
(First: Episode 3771)
Animation Wooden shapes group themselves by color, then regroup by shape, then assemble themselves into a rocket ship.
(First: Episode 3229)
Muppets Natasha crawls around in a circle.
(First: Episode 3771)


Cast Wish You Were Here: Gabi and Miles take a tour of the Kennedy Space Center, where they learn about how rockets are launched into space, along with a group of other kids. Miles works at Mission Control, while Gabi pretends to be an astronaut.
(First: Episode 3713)
Muppets Natasha finally reaches her goal: a giant baby bottle! She drinks up all the milk, and lets out a large burp.
(First: Episode 3771)
SCENE 5 Oscar hangs the pictures on his trash can, because they help him imagine that Slimey's here. Then he decides to use his Grouch imagination, and finds out that he can't actually feel Slimey on his hand when he's imagining it.
Cartoon Suzie Kabloozie sings about the things she can imagine herself doing "In My Head."
(First: Episode 3526)
Animation Portraits of kids display the alphabet.
Artist: Lisa Crafts
(First: Episode 3203)
Film Kids draw a map of their neighborhood, and then learn how maps are really made.
(First: Episode 2760)
Muppets Elmo sings about the "Planets, Moon and Stars."
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)

SCENE 6 Oscar makes a posterboard with some pictures of his worm. He admits to Maria that he's not only sad because he misses Slimey, but he's also proud of him. Maria mentions the sponsors, as Oscar looks up and calls out to Slimey that he's proud.
COMING SOON Coming soon on Sesame Street: Rosita continues her lecture, "The Art of the Hug," by demonstrating the short hug and the long hug with Lexine and Telly.


Picture Segment Description
INTRO In the 1999 rerun, the season 30–32 intro sequence is used in place of the season 29 opening.
Song "You're Important"
(First: Episode 3396)
This segment replaced the film about map-making 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 December 2 and December 23.

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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