Sesame Street
Maria's cousin Ada visits from Puerto Rico
Air date March 31, 1976
Season Season 7 (1975-1976)
Sponsors P, W, 12
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Picture Segment Description
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SCENE 1 Gordon finds Big Bird in deep concentration, muttering to himself. Big Bird reminds Gordon that Maria's cousin Ada is coming to visit all the way from Puerto Rico, so he's making sure he can remember the Spanish phrase he's learned. Gordon wants to learn some Spanish too and asks Big Bird to teach him the message. The message, when translated to English, is "Welcome to Sesame Street. My name is Big Bird." Gordon tries this out on Maria and Luis, eliciting laughter from the pair.
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Cartoon A girl imagines what would happen if she were a piece of gum.
(First: Episode 0519)
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Muppets Ernie & BertErnie is sad, because it's raining and he can't play baseball. Bert encourages him to imagine that he's playing instead. In Ernie's imagination, he hits a high fly ball that lands in the ocean. Bert tells Ernie that the sun is out, and he can go out and play now. Ernie says that he can't play -- his ball fell in the ocean.
(First: Episode 0410)
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Cartoon A boy imagines that if the clouds were cows, it would rain milk.
(First: Episode 0650)
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Video Scanimate kids intro
(First: Episode 0798)
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Muppets Muppet & Kid Moment — Ernie and the kids play a hand-clapping game.
(First: Episode 0803)
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Film Two kids help an old Chinese man get his dragon kite in the air.
(First: Episode 0444)
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SCENE 2 Gordon drives Maria to the airport and they wait for Ada to arrive. Her plane lands and Ada is met with an enthusiastic welcome.
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Cartoon W is for Worm
(First: Episode 0001)
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Muppets Bert sings the club song for The National Association of W Lovers.
(First: Episode 0366)
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Cartoon A girl uses her imagination while sitting on a sofa.
(First: Episode 0765)
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Cartoon W For Wilbur
(First: Episode 0366)
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Film Lemurs rest on tree branches.
Music: Joe Raposo
(First: Episode 0390)
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Cartoon W for Wash
(First: Episode 0485)
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Song Bob sings "Three of These Things" about three kids playing basketball and one kid sweeping.
(First: Episode 0606)
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Cartoon W for Wilhelmina
(First: Episode 0512)
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Muppets Ernie & Bert — Bert asks Ernie to share a banana with him. Ernie gets the inside of the banana, and gives Bert the peel.
(First: Episode 0464)
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Cartoon "Wanda the Witch"
Animation by Tee Collins
(First: Episode 0001)
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SCENE 3 Big Bird, Luis, and the kids wait for Ada to arrive. When she does, Big Bird recites his message and is proud when she responds well to it. Maria and Ada head up to her apartment to settle down her things.
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Cartoon Gloria talks about 'W'
(First: Episode 0806)
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Film George the Farmer is near when he's on a barrel; he's far when he's on the porch.
(First: Episode 0235)
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Muppets Sesame Street News Flash: Kermit tries to tell the story of the Three Little Pigs, but five pigs show up. He realizes he's encountered the wrong group of pigs -- one of these pigs went to market, one stayed home, and so on (alluding to the game of "This Little Piggy"). Just as he gets things straight, the Big Bad Wolf shows up and, determined not to have his fun spoiled, huffs and puffs Kermit away.
(First: Episode 0737)
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Cartoon "That's About the Size of It"
Artist: Bud Luckey
(First: Episode 0279)
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Film A gymnast demonstrates close to and away from.
(First: Episode 0513)
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Cartoon A supermarket worker stacks 12 cans, which keep collapsing every time someone grabs one.
(First: Episode 0782)
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Film A warthog runs around.
Music by Joe Raposo
(First: Episode 0406)
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Muppets Bob sings "The People in Your Neighborhood" with teachers and a newsdealer.
(First: Episode 0276)
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Cartoon "Ladybugs' Picnic"
(First: Episode 0416)
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Muppets Biff hangs numbers under Salvador Dada's paintings in an art museum.
(First: Episode 0707)
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Film Paper-cut triangles fade into live-action shots of triangle-shaped things.
(First: Episode 0538)
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Cartoon Three birds enter a cuckoo clock to do their job.
(First: Episode 0407)
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SCENE 4 Ada recalls a game she and Maria used to play when they were children. They teach it to the kids.
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Cartoon A short poem about a pirate and his puppy demonstrate the letter P.
(First: Episode 0057)
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Film Kids use shapes to make a train.
(First: Episode 0137)
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Cartoon P is for Pillow
(First: Episode 0374)
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Film Joe Raposo: Insects (instrumental w/ kid VO, same music as "Peacock")
(First: Episode 0410)
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Cartoon Speech Balloon: P - pin
(First: Episode 0054)
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SCENE 5 Ada talks about the funny rooster she has back at home, leading to a discussion on how a city like New York can be different from a city like San Juan. Maria tells them all about the coquí, a Puerto Rican frog, and sings a little ditty about it.
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Cartoon A young hipster dog explains to C.T. Wordsworth what an EXIT is.
(First: Episode 0281)
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Muppets Super Grover
When a boy has trouble finding the gate in a fence, Super Grover attempts to bend the pickets. But eventually, the boy finds an EXIT sign.
(First: Episode 0746)
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Cartoon W for Wilhelmina (repeat)
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Cartoon A picture of a girl playing a guitar is drawn as off-screen kids (speaking English and Spanish) try to guess what the drawing will be.
(First: Episode 0406)
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Film Some kids watch a silent film featuring a lady in a burning house. They instruct her to "go to the EXIT!"
(First: Episode 0536)
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SCENE 6 Goodbye


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