Sesame Street
Plot Everyone celebrates Antonio's birthday with a traditional Mexican fiesta
Air date February 2, 1972
Season Season 3 (1971-1972)
Sponsors Z, 4
This episode guide has been compiled from materials at the CTW Archives.
Welcome-Bienvenidos Luis-Bob
  • Today is Antonio's birthday, and the theme of the show centers around his birthday party -- an old-fashioned traditional Mexican fiesta. Mr. Hooper, Luis, Bob and Maria plan to decorate the yard with flowers, prepare special foods, provide Mexican music and hang a piñata.
  • Mr. Hooper, wearing a circus ringmaster's top hat and cape, tries to balance four cans at a time.
  • Luis, Maria and Susan make tacos for the birthday party.
  • As he decorates the yard for the birthday party with Mr. Hooper and Rafael, Bob sings the Sorting Song.
  • The decorations for the party are complete. People bring platters of food. Bob and Luis sing "Bienvenidos!" as everyone gathers in the yard for the birthday party.
  • Kermit gets to be all over the place. There's a frog in a nest and in a box. There's a frog on the counter and on the trash can. There's a frog under the table and under the newspaper. (EKA: Episode 0295)
  • Antonio arrives, and the Mexican fiesta begins. Everyone wishes him a happy birthday, in English and Spanish. He's delighted to see all the food: enchiladas, frijoles, arroz, tacos, pasteles and hot chile. They sing "Las Manitas" and "Cumpleaños Feliz" for Antonio.
  • It's time for the piñata at the party. Antonio gives it a good whack with the broom handle, and candy and nuts and little toys come flying out of it.
  • As the party continues, Oscar comes in with his "Grouch Piñata". He whacks at the ugly thing and out comes rocks, old sneakers, dust and spiders!
  • Maria carries out a large birthday cake with eight candles on it, and brings it to Antonio. He blows them all out, and the mariachis break into a lively song as everyone starts dancing.
  • Cartoon: "Z" -- A ringmaster explains that "Z" is for zebra and zoo. (EKA: Episode 0307)


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