Sesame Street
Plot Maria's cousin Mercedes comes to visit
Air date January 19, 1982
Season Season 13 (1981-1982)
Written by Emily Perl Kingsley
Sponsors D, K, 7
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Picture Segment Description
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SCENE 1 Maria tells the viewer that her cousin Mercedes is coming to visit all the way from Puerto Rico. She states that the Count was sent to pick her up from the airport, but became occupied counting the parts of his car once he got there. She has also tried to borrow Gordon's car, but it isn't working. The only other vehicle around is Oscar's Sloppy Jalopy. He passes at first, but agrees to go when he sees how angry Maria gets.
Pinball 07 Cartoon Pinball Number Count #7
Artist: Jeff Hale
(First: Episode 0989)
2205-Cake
Film A baker decorates a birthday cake to a jazz percussion beat.
(First: Episode 1172)
OOTTRain
Song Luis sings "Three of These Things" with three kids with umbrellas and one unlucky kid without one.
(First: Episode 0449)
Stockard
Film The Mad Painter #7
(First: Episode 0314)
2375-Can
Cartoon A trash can in the park dictates a letter about the scenery that surrounds her.
Artist: Irra Verbitsky
(First: Episode 1486)
TwiddlebugsRain
Muppets Ernie watches the Twiddlebugs, who are about to head for Hooper's Store in the rain, but they notice that they need something to keep themselves dry. Tessie remembers that an umbrella helps, so they take one.
(First: Episode 1342)
Gator.Telephone
Cartoon A man laughs out loud as an alligator uses the telephone to call his wife - then he eats the phone booth.
(First: Episode 1113)
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SCENE 2 As they make their way to the airport, Oscar dreads the ride back, knowing how lovey-dovey Maria and her cousin will be acting once they pick her up. Maria assures him that she'll tone down her good nature and that Mercedes is a nice, quiet, shy individual. Once they arrive, Mercedes launches into a tirade (in Spanish) about her lousy experience so far, including losing her luggage, waiting for a ride and freezing in this new climate. Oscar likes what he sees, until she slips back into sweetness upon receiving her lost luggage.
2256-Ds
Animation Where do the Ds fit?
Sgrover.phone
Muppets Super Grover: Grover Kent sees a lost little girl in trouble and tries to find a phone booth to change in, the same one she wants to use to call home. (introduction edited)
(First: Episode 0647)
Telephone-Brugnoni
Film A man uses a TELEPHONE booth in the city.
(First: Episode 0928)
1451-Roof
Animation A roof finds its way to the top of a house.
(First: Episode 0505)
Carassembly
Animation A dune buggy is assembled.
(First: Episode 0506)
Ddart
Cartoon D-dart
(First: Episode 0292)
Bushmanbill1

BeMyDsong
Muppets Bushman Bill introduces Didi O'Day and the Dew Drops performing "D Duah Duah."
(First: Episode 1449)
Noimage
Cartoon The Magnificent Splasho illustrates empty and full.
(First: Episode 1050)
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SCENE 3 The trio arrives back on Sesame Street, where Oscar intends to air out his tires (finding the trip too smooth). Maria takes Mercedes up to her apartment where it's warm, where Gordon unfortunately informs her that the heat in the whole building is off and Luis is attempting to fix it. Mercedes hasn't packed anything warmer than her light coat, so the others offer some ways they can help. Big Bird thinks he has just the thing that can solve the problem.
Daddyddream
Cartoon "Daddy Dear"
(First: Episode 0367)
1041addition
Muppets Game Show: The Addition Game
Hosted by Guy Smiley, the contestant has to figure out how to add numbers. The contestant is Herry Monster, who solves all the questions except "3+1=_", so he brings in four cars in the studio.
(First: Episode 0960)
Anteatergiraffe
Cartoon What if an anteater had the features of a giraffe?
Artist: Cliff Roberts
(First: Episode 0422)
Lookatthepenguinstakinabath
Film Penguins take a bath.
Music: Joe Raposo
(First: Episode 0233)
2256-Ds
Animation Where do the Ds fit? (repeat)
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SCENE 4 Gordon and Luis return with several coats and sweaters they've borrowed from others. Big Bird comes in with a beak warmer, realizing Maria and Mercedes don't have beaks. He's also brought a giant scarf belonging to Mr. Snuffleupagus.
TwoHeaderSandwich
Muppets The Two-Headed Monster shares a sandwich.
(First: Episode 1479)
Biggestshoes
Cartoon A girl tries on big, bigger, and the biggest shoes.
Artist: Bruce Cayard
(First: Episode 0252)
Film-Leopard
Film Footage of a leopard in the plain.
(First: Episode 0364)
Triangle.transition
Transition Triangles are made onscreen.
(First: Episode 0291)
FillingContainers01

FillingContainers02
Film Two glasses are filled with fluid, but one glass overflows as a hand keeps pouring into it. The same thing happens using salt shakers and bowls of nuts. Finally, the glasses are filled again, only one glass barely fills up as fluid is poured into it. The camera pulls out, revealing the glass is filling into another one below, which overflows as before.
(First: Episode 0576)
E&Bplayagameof
Muppets Ernie & Bert — It's cold outside, so Bert tries to ask Ernie to play a game with him. Ernie keeps bringing winter equipment into the room, thinking Bert wants to play outside. It turns out he just wants to play a game of checkers.
Strongmen
Cartoon Big, bigger, biggest (strongmen)
(First: Episode 0792)
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SCENE 5 Maria and Mercedes come outside to find Oscar about to start his WORM-TV Weather Report. Oscar reports an impending snowstorm about to strike the city within the next day. Maria assumes he's just making it all up, when Mr. Hooper shows them the forecast in the paper saying the same thing. "When the news is bad enough, why would I wanna change it?" says Oscar.
2356-19
Cartoon Two itchy gorillas agree to scratch each other's backs.
(First: Episode 1456)
Asongfromkermit
Muppets Kermit sings "A Song from Kermit."
(First: Episode 0992)
Whybearssmile
Cartoon "Why Bears Smile" - a story of a bear who learned which body part to cover when sneezing.
Artist: Bruce Cayard
(First: Episode 1109)
1186r
Film Kids use a magnet to retrieve a jack.
(First: Episode 0968)
Sandk
Animation Sand K/k
(First: Episode 0645)
LeftyAlphabet
Muppets Lefty's boss makes sure Lefty knows the alphabet.
(First: Episode 0236)
2125i
Cartoon Speech Balloon: K - Key
(First: Episode 0040)
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SCENE 6 All the grown-ups warm up inside Hooper's Store, where Mr. Hooper provides them with some hot chocolate.


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