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SESAME STREET
The WORMS build a subway
Air date March 29, 1993
Season Season 24 (1992-1993)
Written by David Korr
Sponsors D, Z, 13

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Street Scenes
Picture Segment Description
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3106 02
COLD OPEN
OSCAR informs a WORM friend of SLIMEY’s, Crawlworthy, that SLIMEY has gone out for some errands. He took his car, meaning he’s no doubt stuck in loads of WORM traffic.
3106 03
SCENE 1
OSCAR orders some miniature trains & tracks from Mr. Handford, having been inspired to construct a WORM subway system that will counteract the traffic jams. OSCAR sees it as a very positive step - it’ll save on gas & cut down on pollution, which even GROUCHES aren’t fond of, plus, it’ll make a loud ruckus as the WORMS start digging underground.
Dconstruction
Cartoon
Workmen construct a D building, filled with everything that begins with D.
(First: Episode 0406)
Film Dragonkite
Film
Two kids help an old Chinese man get his dragon kite in the air.
(EKA: Episode 0470)
Charlies

Grover Waiter CH
Muppets
In honor of Charlie’s birthday, GROVER is only serving items that begin with a "CH" sound. Mr. Johnson orders a cheeseburger, chips, cherry pie, & chocolate ice cream, & he actually gets his food in no time, but before he can eat, the table (which the plate is on) gets taken away because it does not begin with a "CH" sound.
(First: Episode 3005)
3978 b 2
Cartoon
A story/song about a duckling who wants to join the others playing at the water’s edge.
(First: Episode 2852)
Big Bird Front Back
Muppets
BIG BIRD recites a poem about front & back.
(First: Episode 2878)
Horse.frontback
Cartoon
The front & back of a costumed horse follow an ice cream truck.
(First: Episode 0782)
2040 d
Film
Pizza is made.
Music: Joe Raposo
(First: Episode 0416)
That's What Friends Are For
Muppets
ERNIE & BERT - "Thats What Friends Are For" - ERNIE sings to BERT about friends being tolerant of each other’s differences, while BERT just wants to sleep.
(EKA: Episode 2073)
Cartoon my dog Happy
Cartoon
A boy demonstrates why his dog’s name is Happy.
(First: Episode 0537)
Kadeem Natasha
Muppets / Celebrity
Kadeem Hardison says the alphabet with Natasha.
(First: Episode 2787)
Letter Z crayon
Cartoon
Z for zigzag, zero, zoo, & zebra
(First: Episode 1763)
Cookie Monster bug
Muppets
Cookie Monster goes on a picnic, with a basket full of cookies. A bug flies by, & tries to get into the basket, buzzing furiously. Cookie Monster tries to give the bug a little cookie if itll go away. The bug refuses, buzzing even more strenuously. Cookie tries a big cookie, but it still refuses. Cookie offers an almond cookie, a raisin cookie, a pistachio nut cookie, & a crunchy granola cookie. He realizes that the little bug doesnt like cookies. All he has left is a letter Z. The bug is excited, & buzzes off with the Z.
(First: Episode 1484)
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3106 b
SCENE 2
Savion, Merry, Maria, Linda & Mr. Handford have a difficult time getting around the street, which is filled with DANGER signs. OSCAR explains the WORMS are building a subway stop in the area & need the workspace. The WORMS get ready to blast through the pavement, but the explosion is smaller than expected.
Dangernose!
Cartoon
A man encounters someone with a DANGER sign hanging on the end of his nose, & doubts there’s any danger until the character sneezes.
(First: Episode 1125)
Hot!
Muppets
The Hispanic community of Anything Muppets sings "It Sure is Hot!"
(First: Episode 2601)
D candles
Animation
D / d candles
(First: Episode 3085)
Baby Monkey
Film
A baby monkey
Music: Joe Raposo
(First: Episode 0280)
Square Draw
Muppets
Old West: Noel Cowherd challenges Billy the Grownup, the fastest draw in the west, to a "square fight" - seeing who can draw squares the fastest.
(First: Episode 2825)
4122 b j
Cartoon
A mouse riding an armadillo sings a song about 13, his lucky number.
(First: Episode 2828)
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3106 d
SCENE 3
Maria is about to have lunch at the Fix-It Shop, when OSCAR arrives with a map. He points out the dots where the subways will be made, including at the Fix-It Shop. OSCAR realizes that the dot is actually a spot from his GROUCH milkshake, but the worms don’t get the memo & blast a tunnel through Maria’s sandwich.
My Trip to Mexico
Animation
A girl unfolds a map & uses it to describe her trip to Mexico, stopping in Texas along the way.
(First: Episode 2689)
Katie's family
Film
Katie is going to be a big sister.
(First: Episode 2769)
Hair Brush
Muppets
The Cereal Girl sings about her missing "Hair Brush".
(First: Episode 2940)
13 burgers
Animation
13 hamburgers dance around.
(First: Episode 2785)
Recycle paper
Film
How paper is recycled
(First: Episode 2710)
Count & Kermit elevator
Muppets
COUNT VON COUNT works as an elevator operator, with KERMIT THE FROG as his customer.
(First: Episode 1970)
Willy Wimple Water
Cartoon
Willie Wimple went a-boatin' & polluted the river.
Artist: Abe Levitow
(EKA: Episode 0590)
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3106 f
SCENE 4
OSCAR enters the library, telling Lisa & Linda that the subway entrance will be built inside. The two explain the entrance should be outside. OSCAR realizes SLIMEY made a miscalculation - he labeled the entrance 97 feet from the Fix-It Shop instead of 79. POW! A nearby book explodes.
Song Moonshine
Song
JERRY NELSON sings "Moonshine"
(First: Episode 2775)
Mel Danny Lethal 3
Muppets / Celebrity
Monsterpiece Theater
Mel Gibson & Danny Glover star in Lethal Weapon 3. Gibson & Glover read a sign that says DANGER. Suddenly, they duck & take cover from a gigantic stone number 3 which falls from the sky.
(First: Episode 3012)
King Midas
Cartoon
King Minus & the Disappearing Dragons
(First: Episode 0345)
Song Over Under Ukelele
Song
"Would You Like to Go Over?"
(First: Episode 3034)
1845 i
Film
A man makes a shadow puppet of a laughing man.
(First: Episode 1845)
The Adventures of Prairie Dawn

3164 y
Muppets
"The Adventures of Prairie Dawn" - Turning Off the Television To Save Energy
(First: Episode 3002)
Alien Z
Cartoon
An alien lands on Earth, looking for a Z to eat. He snatches 1 off a policeman’s uniform, eats it, & rests.
(First: Episode 1481)
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SCENE 5
A WORM band plays as the subway is now open. Mr. Handford points out only the viewer can see what’s happening, as the camera takes us inside the subway station. There, the worms get on & off the miniature trains (complete with a K. WORMing mural on the wall). OSCAR is usually happy the construction went well, since the tracks run through his TRASH CAN!
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SCENE 5 cont'd
As SLIMEY & his WORM friends get out in OSCAR’s TRASH CAN, the WORM subway announcer recites the sponsors.

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