Catalogue Number: 6000
Program Date: June 20, 1998 (Catalogue numbers category finale)
To Do: Sesame Street Goes To Outer Space is the adventures of Slimey and his worm friends. The other worms were about to fly to outer space because they'll be back to Sesame Street in a couple of days. The eleven-part story features when Slimey and the other worms fly to outer space where everyone on Sesame Street count down from 10 to 0 before they blast off. Scenes from show numbers 3696, 3697, 3698, 3701, 3713, 3740, 3719, 3729, 3758, 3782, and 3785.
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Baby Bear in voiceover reads the Star Worms trilogy in this parody of the 20th Century Fox hit Star Wars with C3PO and R2-D2 followed by the Season 30 theme with number cards on the trees.
Big Bird notices that Slimey has been getting a lot of mail lately, as a delivery woman rushes by with a special delivery for Slimey.
Slimey and Oscar are reading books about the Moon. Gordon steps out of 123 Sesame Street and notices the stack of magazines including Moon Explorer, Moon Voyage, The Moon and You and Bang! Zoom! to the Moon! Oscar explains (with a flashback) that Slimey's interest in the moon began a few nights ago when he was getting ready for bed and wondered what the big white ball in the sky was. Slimey was so fascinated with the moon that he stayed up watching it for two hours. As the flashback ends, the delivery woman shows up again with another package for Slimey.
As Gordon begins to thumb through the new moon book that has just arrived by special delivery, Miles happens by to see what's going on. Together, they all read through and discuss various questions Slimey has about space travel. They examine the spacecraft used to travel and the suits required to breathe in space. Slimey wonders if a worm has ever been to the moon, but Gordon says there's never been a worm astronaut. Coincidentally, the delivery woman comes back to show a promotional film (narrated by Jerry Nelson) for WASA; they're looking for a few good worms who have The Right Squiggle. Slimey immediately wants to write to the administration to submit his request for enrollment in the space program.
To prepare for the WASA tryouts, Slimey begins exercising to get in shape (astronauts need to be very fit). Maria and Gabi pass by with grocery bags and get the low-down on Slimey's plans. "The Right Squiggle" is shown again. After the film finishes, the Worm Mail Express arrives with a tiny letter for Slimey. Gabi reads it with a magnifying glass, revealing that it's from WASA. Slimey has been accepted to try out for their Worm Moon Mission. He's instructed to go to the WASA offices tomorrow to take the worm astronaut test which will determine if he has The Right Squiggle.
Oscar calls WASA to confirm his appearance for the tests. Maria and Gabi overhear the conversation and caution Oscar that he might not want to get Slimey too excited; it sounds like there's going to be some hefty competition, and there's a chance Slimey might not make the cut. Oscar, however, is confident that his worm has The Right Squiggle.
Big Bird greets the audience to say that today is the day Slimey travels to WASA to test for the Worm Space Mission.
Oscar and Slimey have arrived at WASA and are waiting in a room full of other worms who are all warming up for the test. A training officer enters the room and explains the process the worms must go through to qualify for the space program. Before they begin, she notes that there are worms here from all over the world, and calls the roll to make sure that everyone is present. In addition to Slimey from Sesame Street, there's Spaghettini from Italy, Squishta from Romania, Legusano from Colombia, Squashimi from Japan, Slogoshki from Poland, other worms from Puerto Rico and Zambia, and Selma Worm, who is actually a chicken dressed as a worm. The worms head into the next room, leaving Oscar behind to watch the tests from the window.
The WASA Squiggle-robics Tests will determine who will fly to the moon. The first test is called the Worm-O-Hold-On-Tight-O test. The worms are placed on a disc and spun around at a high rate of speed; whoever can hold on despite the centrifugal force, passes the test. "Stickability is very important in space," says the officer. She starts up the machine, and as the disc spins faster, worms begin to fly off. Oscar cheers Slimey on, and Selma gets nauseous from watching the disc spin. Out of the 15 worms taking part in the test, 9 pass (Slimey included). The training officer thanks those who didn't make it; they tried, and that's what's important. Oscar feels proud of Slimey, but becomes worried when he hears there's a second test coming up.
Moving on to the second test, the worms have been fastened to a rig in which they are suspended from a swinging apparatus. The Upsy-Downs-Every-Way-Aroundsy-Wormsy-Bouncy test is meant to determine which of them will be able to handle the lack of gravity in space. The training officer's assistant furiously jiggles the rig, after which the worms must walk along a straight line. Only five worms can be admitted into the space program; making the cut are Spaghettini, Squishta, Squashimi, Legusano...and Slimey! Selma walks off, insulted, and Oscar feels proud again.
That night, back on Sesame Street, Oscar's neighbors come by to congratulate Slimey. Having heard the news on the radio station WORM, Ruthie, Bob, Carlo, Zoe, Elmo, Gordon, Susan, Maria, Miles and the Kids gather around Oscar's trash can. Elmo and Zoe are excited for Slimey, but they don't know what space is. Susan suggests they let Gordon, their resident science teacher, explain. Gordon describes space as all that's "up there" beyond the confines of the Earth and even the sky. The further out you go, you find the moon; further, the planets and stars. Elmo thinks that space is a very interesting place.
Everyone reflects on the fact that soon Slimey will be the first worm on the moon. Maria recalls that she was a teenager when the first man walked on the moon, and Gordon cites that moment as what initially interested him in science. He explains the first moon mission over footage provided by NASA of Buzz Aldrin and Neil Armstrong preparing to go to the moon. When they were ready to leave in the spaceship, there was a countdown, which Elmo practices. As Gordon recounts the event, Oscar begins to realize that it's going to take a long time for Slimey to get to the moon because it's very, very far away. Since Slimey is actually leaving tomorrow, Oscar tells everyone to scram so he can get some sleep. Showing some signs of worry, Oscar makes sure that Slimey really wants to go through with his long trip, since they're going to be apart for a long time.
Oscar wants to know what it is about the moon that has him so interested. Slimey lets him look through his tiny worm telescope so he can get a better look. Oscar says that it's beautiful because it looks like it's full of potholes, admitting that it looks much better up close. He figures that if the astronauts left trash on the moon, Slimey can bring some of it back for him ("Space trash...it could open up a whole new world!"). Oscar looks through the telescope again.
Big Bird finishes a phone call by thanking the person on the other end of the line for helping him to spell aardvark. He lists today's sponsors, and tells the audience that today they're going to see Slimey and four other worms get into a spaceship headed for the moon.
Everyone on Sesame Street (including Maria, Luis, Big Bird, Snuffy, Herry Monster, Telly, Elmo, Zoe, Rosita, Tarah, John Tartaglia, Ruthie, Gina, Gordon, Susan, Miles, Lexine, a Honker and various other residents) has gathered in front of the courtyard for the space shuttle launch. The training officer from WASA addresses the crowd to commemorate the historic occasion and introduces the five worms who make up the crew of the space mission: Spaghettini from Italy, Squishta from Romania, Squashimi from Japan, Legusano from Colombia and Slimey from Sesame Street. To define their mission, the training officer shows an animated film illustrating what will happen on their trip. Opening up the floor for questions, Telly wants to be clear on what's going on: these five very brave, very smart, very cute little worms are going to get into a tin can-looking thing, lift off the ground and go up, up, up as high as you can get. His rather excitedly posed question is, WHY? Why would anyone want to do this? The training officer launches into an inspirational speech about doing it because it's there, because they want to explore space and the moon. To explore means that they're going to travel into space and land on the moon to see what it's like. The training officer says that they're going to be gone for many weeks. This again sparks Oscar's previous concerns about how long Slimey's not going to be with him.
The mission control announcer (Jerry Nelson) comes over the loudspeaker to announce that the team is getting ready to board the ship. Oscar is adamant about Slimey not leaving until he's sure that his worm has everything he's going to need in space. He gets to see inside the ship and accounts for chairs with seatbelts, beds to sleep in, freeze-dried pizza, a library of books and a bowling alley. Oscar notes that they don't have any water wings packed, but he's told that there's no water on the moon and no pool in the ship. Appalled, Oscar decides that Slimey's not going if he can't swim. Maria interjects because she recognizes that Oscar is making excuses for how sad he's going to feel with Slimey gone for such a long time. She convinces him that he wants Slimey to go to the moon more than he doesn't want him to go. Maria assures Oscar that Slimey will be back before he knows it. Oscar realizes how selfish he's being and agrees to let Slime go to the Moon. Mission control announces a final inspection of the spaceship before boarding.
As the inspection crew readies the ship for take-off, it's time for the families to say goodbye to the astronauts. Dusty and Eartha hug their son and Sloppy says goodbye to her big brother. Oscar gives Slimey a tiny framed photo of himself so that he doesn't forget him, and Slimey gives him a large portrait of himself. They kiss, and Slimey boards the ship. Slimey assures Oscar that he'll be fine.
The time for the countdown to lift-off has come. The training officer makes sure the worms are in lift-off position, and the WASA countdown specialist is called in to count down from 10 to 0. The Count is very proud to be a part of this noble project (he's proud to be a part of anything that lets him count in any way). As he counts down, the shuttle smokes and shakes, but does not achieve lift-off. The training officer assures everyone that the highly trained worm technicians are going to find out what went wrong. Oscar can't stand the suspense!
After the worm technicians finish fixing an oscillator that was not oscillating, it's time for the countdown again. The Count is hopeful that it will not work so he can count down from 10 once more. On the second countdown attempt, the ship smokes and shakes, but still doesn't seem to have enough power. It looks like Slimey won't be leaving after all. Concurrently, the smoke is making Snuffy sneezy. He huffs and puffs and finally lets out a huge sneeze that sends the ship rocketing into the air, giving it the boost it needed. Everyone waves goodbye to Slimey as the ship leaves Sesame Street. As the ship takes off, a farmer arrives and sees that his chicken was on that ship. Indeed, it is the same Selma Worm that had tried out at WASA days before. As the ship leaves the Earth's atmosphere, the announcer orates their mission in a direct take-off from Star Trek. It is at this time that the name of the ship is revealed: the Wiggleprise.
After watching the previous segment, Big Bird, Elmo, Telly, Rosita and Lexine are impressed that worms can make the letter D in space. They remember when the worm spaceship lifted off (which is shown again in flashback), and decide to form a club of pretend astronauts who call themselves the "Spaceketeers." First they need space suits, which can be found at Finders Keepers.
The happy Spaceketeers march as they sing their theme song. After singing it, they ask Gordon what astronauts do once they get in their space suits. Gordon and Miles explain that they have to practice shaking, to prepare for times when the spaceship shakes. Thus, the Spaceketeers practice shaking as they sing their theme.
Telly's doll Freddy can't stop shaking, so Lexine helps out. Next, the Spaceketeers have to practice walking on the moon, where there is less gravity than there is on Earth. Miles shows them how to walk really slowly, as if they were on the moon, and they try it themselves as they sing their theme song again when the say goodbye to Gordon and Miles, and moonwalk down to Hooper's for lunch.
After shaking and moonwalking to Hooper's Store for lunch, the Spaceketeers think they're ready to go to the moon - but they realize they don't have a spaceship. Lexine suggests that they use their imaginations, and they all board the pretend spaceship. Just like he did at WASA, The Count provides the countdown for them. The pretend ship blasts off, and the Spaceketeers wiggle around until the ship stops shaking. Elmo steers the ship as they float around in pretend space, avoiding the shooting stars. Finally, the ship lands on the moon, and they all get out and walk upon the moon slowly. After moonwalking, they get back into their ship, shake as it takes off, shake as it lands, and come out of it singing their song as they land on Earth.
At night, everyone gathers on the roof top to look up into space via telescope. Elmo thinks the moon looks like a big white pizza, and Rosita agrees. All the Spaceketeers think they had a great day today, and Gordon suggests that maybe someday they'll be real astronauts. They sing their theme song once again, and wish Slimey good luck in space.
It's late at night and everyone on Sesame Street is sleeping. Suddenly, a red siren goes off at the WASA monitoring station Around the Corner and wakes up Oscar, Maria and Telly. Something may be wrong with Slimey's mission to the Moon.
The worm technicians are buzzing about trying to figure out what's going on. Professor Albert Einslime appears to be in charge, but he won't know what's going on until they make contact with the Wiggleprise. When they make visual contact, it appears that the ship's crew are arguing over who gets to use the pink bowling ball. Dr. Einslime explains that this happens to worms in space after being cooped up for so long and states that this could be a dangerous emergency. If they can't cooperate with one another, they may not get to the moon. Telly frets that they could even get lost in space.
The song isn't working after several choruses; the worms are still fighting over the pink bowling ball. Suddenly, the ball breaks free from their grasp and floats toward the ship's control panel and hits the Wrong Way button. Instantly, the ship changes course, making a 180º turn away from the moon. Because this is WASA's first mission to the moon, Maria is instructed to read their official Worm Spaceship Manual to figure out what to do. She finds the section on the Wrong Button, which strictly instructs never to press it -- but if this has already been done, all you have to do is push the Right Way button. The only problem is that the Right Way button is outside the spaceship, located near the tippy-tippy top so that it can't be pushed by mistake. It's determined that one of the worms has to crawl outside, and Slimey is the first to volunteer for the job. Oscar realizes that the only way this can happen is if everyone cooperates.
Taking charge of the situation, Oscar dons a headset and initiates a plan, assigning jobs for the worm astronauts. With each of them wearing a space suit, Slimey is ready to crawl to the top of the spaceship and the others are going to form a worm ladder to hang onto him out the door of the ship. Oscar, Maria and Telly watch as Slimey slowly climbs to the top, hits the button for course correction, and squiggles his way back into the ship safely. Maria congratulates Oscar for his leadership, but he apologetically claims that he had to cooperate for Slimey's sake.
All pooped out from their rescue mission, the worms are dressed in their pajamas to get ready for bed. Satisfied that Slimey is no longer in danger, Oscar, Telly and Maria head back to their homes. On their way, they look up and reflect on the fact that Slimey is among the stars headed for the moon. Telly can't see them, but Maria says that it's because they're so far away. Simply know one more person to love.
Oscar shares with the audience his worm journal, chronicling Slimey's adventures in space as seen previously in episodes 3696, 3697 and 3698. He's really proud of him, but admits that he really misses him. Gina happens by and asks if he's okay. In denial, Oscar claims that he doesn't miss Slimey, but Gina says she'll check in on him later.
That afternoon he spotted around him trying to find Slimey and the other worms. Elmo sees that Oscar is sad. After some coercion, Oscar admits that he misses Slimey and that this is the time of day that he would normally help him with his wiggle exercises. Not to be deterred, Elmo won't go away until Oscar lets him do wiggle exercises with him, but only if it means Elmo will go away. Of course, this also means that they have to sing the song that Oscar normally sings for Slimey: "Wiggle Wiggle Wiggle." Elmo feels proud that he made Oscar feel "just a little better."
Oscar sings the "Miss My Worm Blues" with Fluffy as Gina stops by again. She's only there for a moment when Sloppy, Dusty and Eartha show up to ask Oscar if they will look after Sloppy to make her feel better from missing her big brother. Oscar asks the musicians in his trash can to start playing the "Miss My Worm Blues" again.
Sloppy remembers playing worm tag with her brother. Oscar offers to play tag with her, but it's not the same. Oscar reassures her that Slimey will be back eventually, and sings more blues this time in the form of a lullaby as Sloppy takes a nap.
Oscar shows Sloppy his worm space journal including various pictures taken of Slimey in space. Sloppy thinks the moon looks like an old piece of moldy cheese. As Gina happens by again, she thinks it's adorable that Oscar and Sloppy are getting along, and Oscar tells her to back off. Just then, the signal at the WASA mission control Around the Corner goes off, meaning that Slimey is going to talk to them from his spaceship. They become excited, and immediately head over there.
Elmo, Baby Bear, Papa Bear, Gina, Ruthie, Susan, Carlo and the Kids have joined Oscar, Sloppy, Dusty and Eartha at mission command to talk to Slimey. Via video transmissions adminstered by Professor Albert Einslime and the WASA technicians, Slimey says hello to everyone on Sesame Street. His parents tell him that they're very proud of him and Sloppy can't wait for him to come home to play ball. Slimey and Oscar tell each other that they miss one another as everyone erupts in a heartfelt "Aw." Slimey signs off, and everyone talks about how proud they are of him as they leave. As Sloppy's parents are about to take Sloppy home, Oscar invites her over to have dinner with him. Little did Oscar know that it was the best way to talk about some outer space food could use for dinner. Oscar talks to Sloppy about the kind of fun they'll have together.
Ruthie walks out onto Sesame Street from the Subway Station on her way to Finders Keepers. Several monsters are buzzing about chanting "Moon," including Mimsy, who asks Ruthie if she's the moon. Telly explains to Ruthie that they're all getting ready for the Monster Moon Watch, an annual event scheduled for that night on the rooftops. It's being held on Sesame Street this year in honor of Slimey the Worm, who is currently on a long trip to the moon. Telly leaves to find his tuba so he can play the Monster Moon Tune on his tuba, while Mimsy appears looking for the moon again.
They were about to serve dinner. Miles is sitting on the steps of 123 Sesame Street as Gordon arrives home with a bag of groceries. They plan on watching the stars tonight, so Miles is making a list in his space journal of all the stars and planets he wants to look at. The journal also chronicles WASA's launch of their moon program, which they recap. Gordon is looking forward to a nice, quiet night with just the two of them looking at the stars, moon and Slimey. Miles goes to get the telescope ready as Gordon prepares to make some sandwiches. Mimsy runs up to the camera: "Moon moon moon moon moon?"
Mimsy continues to look for the moon again.
Back at Finders Keepers, Telly, Rosita, Herry, Elmo and Zoe have gathered with all their supplies for the Monster Moon Watch. Zoe has pillows to lay on, Herry has a flashlight and watch to keep time, Telly has his tuba and Rosita has enough onions for everyone (it's tradition). The only thing they don't have is a grown-up to go with them, so they recruit Ruthie to do it.
Mimsy walks by Finders Keepers, still looking for the moon to finding Slimey and the other worms. The other worms were not back to visit them yet.
Mimsy appears in front of The Furry Arms looking for the moon, even asking Benny Rabbit if he's the moon. He just wiggles his teeth. According to them, show 3487 repeated as 3673 was on Youtube on Saturday, September 3, 2016 on the weekend.
Miles and Gordon are on the roof enjoying their quiet time together. Abruptly, Ruthie and the monsters barge through the door chanting "moon, moon, moon!" Mimsy thinks Gordon's head is the moon at first, but Ruthie points her to the real moon. Telly leads the group in a rendition of the Monster Moon Tune (a spoof of the Marcels' "Blue Moon"). In closing, they wonder where Slimey is by now, figuring it's someplace at least a lot quieter.
Luis, Maria, Ernie, a Honker, Gabi, Miles, Gordon, Mr. Handford and Big Bird are gathered in Hooper's Store and waiting for the news to come on. Big Bird explains that today is the day that Slimey is going to land on the Moon. Sesame Street News begins to air, anchored by Kermit the Frog for special television coverage of the moon landing. He's on his way to Sesame Street right after the following important and historic message.
A news center has been constructed in front of the Subway Station Around the Corner where the folks from Hooper's are joined by Bert, Bob, Susan, Gina, Celina, Carlo, Linda, Ruthie, Lexine, Tarah, Elmo, Rosita, Humphrey, a lamb, Telly, Grundgetta, Zoe, Oscar and several other residents from Sesame Street. Kermit has arrived on the scene to address the audience and begins his live broadcast. Kermit introduces each of the worms on the Wiggleprise crew, as a still of each one is shown. Kermit interviews Oscar, who shows off his worm journal to recount the events leading up to Slimey's current position. Meanwhile, the WASA technicians are monitoring the astronauts' progress, led by Professor Albert Einslime at the adjacent WASA control center, and Kermit has it on good authority that the worms are almost at the moon! He tells the audience to stay tuned.
As the Wiggleprise approaches the moon, Kermit begrudgingly introduces special correspondent Robert MacNeil who will be covering the actual landing. MacNeil first offers a recap explaining exactly what the path of the ship has been so far, using a magnetic diagram to illustrate its position between the Earth and the Moon. The farmer returns to Sesame Street to address his concerns that his chicken is on that spaceship as well, but nobody believes him. Everyone watches in amazement as the spaceship gets closer and closer to the moon. MacNeil introduces a news reel of scenes recorded earlier in the day of worms and people around the world celebrating this historic occasion. Finally, the monitor cuts to a live feed from the surface of the moon, and MacNeil announces that the Wiggleprise has landed and the worms are on the moon. Oscar is relieved that Slimey made it to the Moon safely. As everyone watches the door to the craft open, Slimey slowly crawls out and becomes the first worm on the moon. Oscar translates what he says, "This is one small wiggle for a worm; one giant wriggle for wormkind." The other worms (but no chicken so far) start to crawl out, while everyone chants "Slimey! Slimey!" Robert MacNeil says they'll be right back.
As the news coverage continues, the worms can be seen on the surface of the moon. They can jump a whole lot higher on the moon than they can on Earth, and so can Selma Worm, who hops across the TV screen while the audience is looking away. Professor Einslime explains that now the worms will collect dirt samples and rocks to take home with them. Scientists will study the moon dirt, analyze it, and finally, play in it. As a permanent reminder that they were there, the worms plant a WASA flag next to the United States flag for others who go to the moon in the future. Just then, Oscar notices a large, round object beyond the horizon that Gordon identifies as the Earth. The audience remarks that it looks beautiful and magnificent; Tarah is astounded, "That's us?" she asks Big Bird. "Amazing!" The worm astronauts give their worm wriggle salute to everyone on Earth, and all the viewers salute back by wiggling their finger. Robert hands the coverage back to Kermit, so he can conduct the most important part of the mission: the return home. Stay tuned after these following messages.
Kermit reports that the worms are now back inside the Wiggleprise and getting ready to return home. The Count returns to conduct the countdown process. Everyone counted down from 10 to 0 before they blast off. After two attempts, the ship again doesn't seem to have enough power to lift their weight off the surface. This time, Snuffy isn't around to lend a helping snuffle. Slimey might be stuck in space forever. After much struggle, the ship emits a beak tickling smoke, causing the chicken in the bottom of the ship to sneeze, giving it enough power to clear the moon. Everyone cheers and celebrates a successful mission, as Kermit signs off, and wishing the worms a safe trip home that will take them back to Sesame Street many, many days.
In song, a lonely Oscar wishes he could wish Slimey a happy birthday today, but he can't because Slimey is still in space. 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.
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. Dr. Einslime thinks they've contacted Slimey, and they all look up at the monitor, but instead, they see The 2-Headed Monster singing "Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star." (EKA: Episode 3245) 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.
The Two-Headed Monster looks at a star and sings "Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star."
(EKA: Episode 3245)
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 Grover surfing near and far. (EKA: Episode 2859) 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.
Grover, on a surfboard, demonstrates near and far.
(EKA: Episode 2859)
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.
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! After the song, Slimey tells everyone that he's glad to hear from everyone on his birthday. Everyone goes home.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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. Soon Oscar looks up and calls out to Slimey that he's proud.
Gabi makes her way over to Oscar's trash can from the courtyard to see what Oscar is doing. In preparation of Slimey's return from the moon, he's getting Slimey's bed ready. Gabi bets that he's excited, but Oscar counters that it's just Slimey: his "little mud button," his "little space hero back from the universe at last." Oscar's spent a lot of time planning his return with a mint laid out on the bed, and a fresh apple to eat. Gabi gets that he's secretly happy to have Slimey coming home today, but reminds Oscar that he still has to get from space back to the Earth. Just then, Gordon, Susan, Miles, Maria, Luis and the Kids walk by headed for WASA control to watch the worms land; Slimey's coming down any minute. Gabi and Oscar follow them.
Elmo, Zoe, Gina, Rosita, Telly, Mr. Handford, Linda, Bob and Celina join the group Around the Corner where the training officer is running the show from mission control. Although the Wiggleprise crew isn't quite ready to land yet, she has prepared a posterboard presentation to recount the adventure that took worm astronauts where no worm had ever gone before. She explains that a capsule ejected from the ship will land in the Atlantic Ocean, its fall softened by a parachute and the open seas. At the news of this splashdown event, Oscar recalls that Slimey didn't take any water wings with him.
The training officer announces that the worms are on their way down, and asks whether there are any last questions. Zoe wants to know what it means to "land." After a brief explanation, Oscar theorizes what would happen if they miss the water and realizes that the WASA lady's technical explanation of what would happen would basically constitute a "crash." Oscar is assured that Slimey won't get hurt; the Atlantic Ocean is so big, who could miss that? Once more, The Count is brought in to count down the re-entry process. Only this time, his thunder and lightning cause the capsule to stray off course, and the worms are now headed directly for Sesame Street. As all but Oscar look up, they can see that the capsule is getting closer and that their parachute has opened. Professor Albert Einslime says that they need to secure a portable mini splashdown facility; translated: a washbucket. Gordon, Maria, Gabi and the WASA training officer hurry over to the Sesame Street garage to acquire one.
Commotion ensues as the capsule falls closer and closer toward the ground. Grundgetta, a lamb, Ernie, Bert, Lexine, Baby Bear, Snuffy, Big Bird and Ruthie have joined the growing crowd, all of whom are excited and panicked at the oncoming potential disaster. Gordon, Maria, Gabi and the WASA training officer furiously struggle to align themselves to catch the capsule, and finally the worms achieve a safe splashdown. Slimey emerges for the first time as Selma Worm quietly slips away.
Sesame Street News reports on the return of the worms, with Kermit the Frog covering a celebratory parade held in honor of the Wiggleprise crew. The Sesame Street Space Kids Band plays marching band music, ticker tape falls to the streets (mostly on Kermit), and the crowd cheers as the parade is about to begin. Everyone is confused to first see a proud chicken strut down the street, and the farmer gloats that he knew all along that his chicken was on the ship. As the crowd continues to cheer, a giant parade float coasts down the center of Sesame Street carrying Legusano, Squashimi, Squishta, Spaghettini and Slimey: the five very brave, very smart, very cute worm astronauts who went to the moon. Feeding off the energy and excitement, Elmo and Zoe argue that they're going to be astronauts when they grow up, as Maria proudly cedes that she chose toaster repair. Kermit signs off, and Selma Worm tells her farmer that she wants to lay eggs on Jupiter.
At night, Oscar reads Slimey a worm version of Goodnight Moon was written by Margaret Wise Brown and illustrated by Clement Hurd, happy that his worm is back on Earth. He admits that for the first time in his life, he was happy that Slimey was back and also happy that Slimey was happy. Oscar asks Slimey what he wants to do tomorrow on their first full day back together, and Slimey proclaims that he wants to go to Mars. Oscar suggests they go to the worm playground first, and then to Mars. Slimey drifts off to sleep and Oscar looks at the new picture Slimey brought back. It's of the Earth, here where we live -- he saw it for the first time all the way from the moon. As he sleeps, Slimey sings "I'm an Earthworm" in his dreams (with Martin P. Robinson's vocals un-altered), over a montage of highlights from the past season and the catalogue numbers category from Monday to Saturday. Gabi (in voiceover) reminds the viewer that Sunday, January 1, 2017-present is Elmo's World Up and Down and of course spelling the S-W-I-N-G-S. "Special Imagery Courtesy of NASA".
A moment of silence, followed by the credits were long.
- Those episodes 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 January 3, 2000. Instead of the calypso version of the theme song with the Season 30 version with number cards on the trees.
- Sesame Street Theme
- People In Your Neighborhood
- Rubber Duckie
- Elmo's Song
- Doin' The Pigeon
- "C" Is For Cookie
- I Don't Want To Live On The Moon
- Monster In The Mirror
- Happy Tapping With Elmo
- Fuzzy And Blue
- Bein' Green
- What Do I Do When I'm Alone
- One Fine Face
- I Love Trash
- Little Things
- Put Down The Duckie
- We Are All Earthlings
- Doo Doo Dee Doo
- Feres Jacques
- Country Hop
- Tracing Shapes
- Funky Jelly Monster
- Face Mambo
- Spelling Face
- Blue's Clues Theme Song
- The Planet Song
- Healthy Snacks
- Oranges Grow On Trees
- The Buddy Boogie
- So Long Song
- Little Bear Theme Song
- Little Bear's Band
- Gullah Gullah Vignette
- Gullah Gullah Island Theme Song
- Down Down Baby
- Yes I Can
- I Love A Haircut
- Head And Shoulders
- Nick Jr. sings
- Oswald Theme Song
- The Penguin Polka
- I Guess You Never Know
- Maisy Theme Song
- Franklin Theme Song
- Maggie And The Ferocious Beast Theme Song
- My One And Only Box
- Hamilton The Ham
- Kipper Theme Song
- Little Bill Theme Song Checkers Open
- Little Bill Theme Song Checkers Close
- Alphabet Song
- Dora The Explorer Theme Song
- Map Song
- Backpack Song
- Travel Song
- We Did It
- Goodbye Song
A, B, C, D
E, F, G
Yes, sir, yes, sir, three bags full
Up above the world so high
Y, and Z
Baa baa black sheep, have you any wool?
How I wonder what you are
A Green and Red Christmas. October 17, 2006.
- Zat You Santa Claus
- A Red and Green Christmas
- The Christmas Party Sing-Along
- Merry Christmas Baby
- The Man With The Bag
- Santa Baby
- It's The Most Wonderful Time Of The Year
- North Pole Comedy Club
- Run Run Rudolph
- Christmas Smorgasbord
- The Christmas Queen
- Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas
"S" for Sesame, to a place from Sesame. "W" for Watermelon, don't eat big pieces. "I" for Imagine, just like Barney does. "N" for Nice friends to each other. "G" for golly Molly there. "S" for Snakes to slither along, He or she give a push but remember to hold two hands. "S-W-I-N-G-S" to the tune of "M-O-T-H-E-R" sung by Fireman Duck.
Jolly Tour Dinosaur Christmas. The home video version of Barney's Night Before Christmas on September 28, 1999 because this program released December 4, 1999. In it, COLD OPEN with Clover featuring previews of The Muppet Movie 1999 VHS on June 22 1979 rated G and spelled out the S-W-I-N-G-S because Diasia's Mom gave her a push so remember to hold two hands. Muppets From Space coming July 14, The First Snow of Winter coming this Fall, Baby Geniuses, The Wind In The Willows, Bear In The Big Blue House from Jim Henson Television, The Wubbulous World of Dr. Seuss from Jim Henson Television, The Great Muppet Caper, and The Muppets Take Manhattan. Tamantha reads this title card in voiceover right after The Barney Theme Song. Simply after "Winter's Wonderful" swimmingly "Elmo's World Up and Down." (EKA: Episode 4080) After this scene where Hannah's house transformed to Santa's house was finding their dog Lucy. (EKA: Episode 3884) Video: Computer Caper (2002) Pledge Break with Alpha Baa Baa Twinkle Duck. "Merry Christmas! Alpha Baa Baa Twinkle Duck here. Time to have their pledge break. Ha, not that kind of break. That means, time to stop the show a little while. And when you come back, there will be Bing Crosby singing this version from 1962 of "Let It Snow, Let It Snow, Let It Snow", Caroler #3 telling Barney to play Gene Autry singing "Rudolph The Red-Nosed Reindeer", this Christmas waltz "It's The Most Wonderful Time Of The Year" words by Edward Pola and George Wyle sung by Andy Williams, and then after that, Ms. Allison from Summit will list previews of The Muppets Take Manhattan right after the last song to hold hands and sing "I Love You". Don't go away, 'cause the program will be right back." Clover spelled Diasia's swings with Tamantha while the song "Joy To The World" plays. "S", Samantha, "W", Wilbur, "I", Ingrid, "N", Nick, "G", Gerald, "S", Sally. After "We Wish You A Merry Christmas", he went to visit Luna with Alpha Baa Baa Twinkle Duck because The Goodbye Song used a different recording with BJ and Tiptie. So after the last song "I Love You", Ms. Allison from Summit lists previews of The Muppets Take Manhattan on July 13 1984 and spelled Diasia's "S-W-I-N-G-S" again just like Clover did simply nighttime music plays. Muppets From Space coming July 14, The First Snow of Winter coming this Fall, Baby Geniuses, The Wind In The Willows, Bear In The Big Blue House from Jim Henson Television, The Wubbulous World of Dr. Seuss from Jim Henson Television, The Great Muppet Caper, and The Muppet Movie. The end credits are pretty long. That have "One Light One Sun" and "Disneyland Fun" there. Two hours of musical Christmas fun with over 128 minutes, 64 Christmas songs, this great Christmas songbook, four Jolly Tour Dinosaur Christmas stickers. During the end credits with the Barney VHS announcement voiceover by Sonia Manzano, her voice for Maria. "Be sure to order "Very Merry Christmas Songs" and the "Sing-along Songs The Twelve Days Of Christmas" sing-along. Watch more Barney with super-dee-duper fun."
- This is the last video to feature the Catalogue Numbers category from Monday to Saturday. 2017-present was Elmo's World Up and Down for on Sunday, January 1, 2017-present. Also was whenever they're done doing when it's time to do The Ten Second Tidy with Fireman Duck just like Molly and Loonette used to do.