Monday, June 18, 2012

Slimey, Can You Tell Me How to Get to Sesame Street?

Slimey to the moon, he wants to wriggle 'mongst the stars.
Let him crawl through mud and muck on jupiter or mars.
To others worlds, let him fly.
To other worlds, send him winging.
Slimey to the Moon, and when this worm arrives you'll find
He'll take a leap that's small for him but huge for all worm-kind.
To other worlds he will soar, to other worlds
and then home to us once more.
–Tony Bennett, Slimey to the Moon

Slimey is Oscar's pet worm. They met one rainy day at the park, when Slimey crawled onto Oscar's shoulder and fell asleep. Oscar took him home and they've been friends ever since. Slimey sings, performs tricks, drives a worm racecar and was the first worm on the moon.

Slimey is performed by Martin P. Robinson and originally was a silent character. He communicated through gestures and squeaks. Recently he has developed a voice, provided by Dick Maitland, which is digitally altered to a high pitch.

More Small Slimey Facts:
Pet of: Oscar the Grouch
Parents: Dusty and Eartha
Sibiligs: baby sister, Sloppy
Cousins: Squirmy and Rachel
Pet: A bug named Dirty
Likes: Listening to Trash Gordon stories at bedtime, playing in mud puddles

Pattern by Michelle Thompson
Piece Count: 81
Block Size: 4"
Moda Marbles: California Orange, Dandelion, Key West Purple
Kona Cotton: Snow & Black


Paulette said...

This little guy really makes me smile! 81 pieces in a four-inch square...mind-boggling and very cool!

Ann Marie @ 16 Muddy Feet said...

I kept looking all over that quilt trying to find the little that is a little block. Congrats on another job well done.

whimsyfox said...

Awww, how cute you made him tiny! He was always my favorite on the show. :D