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SESAME STREET
SLIMEY’s new girlfriend
(repeat of 2252)
Air date December 14, 1988
Season Season 20 (1988-1989)
Sponsors B, 5
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2508

Street Scenes
Picture Segment Description
2508 a
SCENE 1
BIG BIRD finds Bob anxiously waiting for the bus. He explains if it doesn’t arrive soon, he won’t be able to beat the downtown, rush-hour traffic. BIG BIRD doesn’t understand what "rush hour" is, so Bob explains before boarding his bus. BIG BIRD is intrigued & imagines what rush hour must be like...
Rush Hour Song
Song
KEVIN CLASH sings "Rush Hour" over sped-up footage of people leaving from work.
2508 b
SCENE 1cont'd
Imagining rush hour makes BIG BIRD sleepy, so BIG BIRD takes a nap on the sidewalk. Gordon steps off his bus & confusedly observes BIG BIRD.
Hortense 5 brooms
Cartoon
Hortense sees 5 waltzing brooms in her room.
Artist: Michael Sporn
Kermit & Grover hairpiece
Muppets
Grover the Salesman: When Grover comes to Kermit the Frog’s home dressed in salesman attire, Kermit quickly tells Grover that he doesn’t want whatever it is that Grover is selling, since Grover always tries to sell him things that he has no use for. However, Grover tells Kermit that he has come to give him something: a hairpiece. Once it is on KERMIT’s head, Kermit decides that it doesn’t look very good. Grover agrees, & offers to sell him a comb, a hair brush, some shampoo, & hair tonic.
2356-7
Cartoon
A honking orange ball follows signs to the EXIT.
1707 h
Film
People of all ages ride bicycles.
Music: Joe Raposo
3159 q
Muppets
Ernie & Bert: Bert has gone to visit his brother Bart. Ernie pretends that Bert is still there using a drawing & a pillow, but it isn’t the same. Then, Ernie remembers Bert will be back tomorrow, & can go back to bed.
2963-D7
Film
Colored sand forms the letter B & a buffalo.
Cooking Choir
Insert
Don Music is playing some music at Hoopers Store, but David isn't so sure about it. Don plays a medley of soft songs, then a loud one. Don realizes that the music he plays should make the customers think of food & brings in the Cooking Choir, a bunch of kids who sing about David cooking, then the customers eating.
5 ghosts
Animation
5 ghosts carry the number 5 into a haunted house.
Artist: Ishu Patel
Old Conga Counting Song
Muppets / Celebrity
Celia Cruz & the Anything Muppets sing "Numero Comparsa".
Animals eat crunchy
Cartoon
Animals who eat crunchy things have nice teeth.
2508 c
SCENE 1
Maria finds OSCAR upset, because SLIMEY’s got a new girlfriend - Scuzzina the caterpillar. OSCAR doesn’t think the relationship will work, because they’re too different. OSCAR also adds that Scuzzina will eventually turn into a butterfly or a moth; he can’t tell which at this point. Sure enough, Scuzzina crawls into her cocoon, ready to transform...but into what?
Butterflies
Film
A film of butterflies
Music: Joe Raposo
Moon good night
Cartoon
The moon listens to everyone say "Good night" in different languages.
Woman in burning building HELP!
Film
Anne Meara narrates a silent film of a woman in a burning building, who needs HELP.
Letter B
Muppets
The Beetles perform "Letter B"
Toon blow bubbles
Cartoon
A boy shares his bubbles with some kids dancing in a field.
Noimage
SCENE 2
OSCAR checks out a crumpled napkin left beside Scuzzina’s cocoon, which has a goodbye poem written on it. SLIMEY cries a little & blows his nose in the poem.
Noon sign
Cartoon
Sign language: Day, morning, noon, night
Maria Linda Same
Cast
(Same & Different) Maria & Linda dress the same, then Linda dresses differently.
Toon 1 boot
Cartoon
B for boot
Noimage
SCENE 3
SLIMEY lightly taps on the cocoon, until OSCAR stops him & reminds him this won’t wake her up any faster.
3164 o
Film
A girl narrates a segment about nature through winter & spring.
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Cartoon
A mouth whistles Beethoven’s Symphony No. 5.
My Polliwog Ways
Muppets
KERMIT THE FROG sings about his youth, or as he calls it, "MY Polliwog Ways".
Toon from tadpole to Frog
Cartoon
How do FROGS make more FROGS? The birth & growth of a FROG is documented. At the very end, the fully-grown FROG hops in the middle of a field & calls out, "Hey, KERMIT!"
Artist: Cathryn Aison
(First: Episode 1232)
Noimage
SCENE 4
Now, SLIMEY tries to bring Scuzzina out with some sounds from his bugle.
Everybody Sleeps
Song
Joe Raposo sings "Everybody Sleeps."
Clever Bill
Cartoon
"The Adventures of Clever Bill!" The main character solves conflicts between 2 fighting giants & 2 fighting girls.
Cliff Roberts mouse & elephant
Cartoon
What if an elephant & a mouse had their features switched around?
Artist: Cliff Roberts
Baby Honker
Muppets
A baby Honker hatches from an egg & learns to honk like all the Honkers.
Noimage
SCENE 5
Scuzzina finally emerges from the cocoon, transformed into a moth. OSCAR celebrates by providing her with a rotten apple.
1186 g
Cartoon
Consonant Sound Limerick: D—Dog
Artist: Jeff Hale
1186 i
Cartoon
Dogs cheer D-O-G & fight with cats.
Noimage
SCENE 6
Maria sees how the little bug friends are doing. Scuzzina takes SLIMEY for a ride in the air, as OSCAR announces the sponsors.

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