Sesame Street
Maria and Grundgetta go shoe shopping
Air date April 16, 1986
Season Season 17 (1985-1986)
Written by Jeff Moss
Sponsors A, S, 2


Picture Segment Description
SCENE 1 Maria tells the viewer that she's going shopping downtown. Grundgetta guess what she's going to be shopping for, which turns out to be shoes. Grundgetta offers a selection of old, ratty shoes Maria can have, but Maria intends to buy a nice, new pair of shoes. Grundgetta asks to go along, hoping to persuade Maria from picking any shoes that are too nice.
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Film A girl narrates a film of her grandpa putting a horseshoe on their horse.
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SCENE 2 At the shoe store, the sales woman, Edith Prickley (Andrea Martin), tries to find the right size shoe, but none of them are the right size. Maria shows her how to use the foot scale, which shows her shoe size. They begin looking for the right looking shoe...
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SCENE 3 Maria has tried on several pairs of shoes now and she wishes to see a certain pair in a different size. The shoebox is high atop one of the shelves and Edith can't reach on her own. She picks up Grundgetta and raises her high, but not high enough (and Grundgetta doesn't like the experience). Edith also tries climbing the shelves, but gives up. Maria points out the ladder Edith can use instead. The pair she retrieves don't suit Maria too well, so they keep searching...
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SCENE 4 Edith has gone through all the shoes she has in Maria's size, with only four pairs remaining: three pairs of boots and a pair of pumps. After playing "Three of These Things", Maria chooses the pumps. Edith thinks she tackle any customer now, until a female Snuffleupagus enters with a large request.
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SCENE 5 Telly wants Maria to play with him, saying it's important. However, Maria already has important plans to go to the movies with David. Outside Hooper's Store, Grundgetta begs David to play with her, but he tells her of his plans. Eventually, the two pairs meet and each go their separate ways, doing what they feel is important.

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