Sesame Street
Luis and Maria develop feelings for each other
Air date December 25, 1987
Season Season 19 (1987-1988)
Written by Sonia Manzano
Directed by Lisa Simon
Sponsors S, X, 3
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Picture Segment Description
SCENE 1 Hoots the Owl stops by the Fix-It Shop to see Gatita, the cat Maria and Luis have been taking care of this week. The two have each ordered the same baskets, blankets and scratching posts. Instead of sending one of each back, they put them in different places around the store.
Cartoon S for sing
(First: Episode 0824)
Muppets Ernie sings about "The Insects in Your Neighborhood."
(First: Episode 1887)
Cartoon A man (Jim Thurman) is interrupted as he tries to recite the alphabet.
Artist: Cliff Roberts
(First: Episode 1499)
Film A male voice instructs three kids in stretching exercises.
(First: Episode 1013)

Muppets A series of trailers for school-related dramas are shown on WCTW's "School in the Afternoon" block.
(First: Episode 2223)
Cartoon Brand X
(First: Episode 0299)

SCENE 2 Big Bird stops by to see Gatita and Maria gushes how sweet Luis has been with the cat, preventing him from getting inside. Luis says the same of her, holding Big Bird up in the same manner.
SCENE 2 cont'd Luis decides to tell her how he feels and she invites him to dinner to celebrate Gatita's well being. Luis returns to the shop, where Big Bird has found Gatita. "No thanks to you," he remarks to Luis.
Animation New Ball in Town: Three striped balls encounter a polka-dotted ball.
(First: Episode 0777)
Count narrates counts three kids
Insert The Count counts three children as they rearrange their positions.
(First: Episode 1352)
Cartoon Three penguins dance.
Artist: Owe Gustafson
(First: Episode 1480)
Muppets Here is Your Life: A sneaker is profiled.
(First: Episode 2203)
Cartoon A boy builds a house out of blocks, and when the girl builds a Victorian house, the boy calls her a copycat.
(First: Episode 0780)
Film / Animation Oranges are peeled and sliced in stop-motion, and some kids eat them.
(First: Episode 1802)
SCENE 3 At Hooper's Store, Maria asks Gina for some ice cream. As Luis passes by, she asks Gina and Elmo if they've ever noticed the special way Luis waves. They don't think there's anything special about it and Elmo has him wave again to see.
Cartoon S for Snail
Artist: Jeff Hale
(First: Episode 1158)
Muppets Muppet & Kid Moment —: Grover and his friend Debo notice the letter "S" sitting on a brick wall. He exclaims that the letter is an old friend, and shouts, "Hey, S, babyyyy!" and slaps it off the wall. He remarks, "I hope he did not take that personally."
(First: Episode 0544)
Film Sounds around the house: chimes, snoring, a boy pretending to be an airplane, a man playing a trumpet, and a motorcycle outside.
(First: Episode 1713)
Cartoon Footprints move over to the tune of "Here Are Some Things".
(First: Episode 0518)
Celebrity Ed Grimley (Martin Short) and Henry (Billy Crystal) try to figure out a way to hang up a clothesline to dry Ed's shirt.
(First: Episode 2088)
Film Hamburger bun factory
(First: Episode 0615)
SCENE 4 Luis drops off some trash to Oscar, when Maria walks past. He asks Oscar if he's ever noticed the special way she walks. As he heads off, Oscar notices the special way Luis walks - it takes him further and further away from his trash can.
Cartoon X for X-ray: The Typewriter gets a check-up with help from an x-ray.
(First: Episode 0787)
Muppets Caveman Days: Taking the kid to school
Ernie (the father) and Bert (the kid) go over the procedure of crossing the street.
(First: Episode 1950)
Cartoon Sign Man: DON'T WALK
(First: Episode 1162)
Film Mad Painter #3
(First: Episode 0343)
Cartoon Geronimo 10-0 (parachute under haystack)
(First: Episode 2278)
Muppets Kermit and the word "taxi."
(First: Episode 0312)
Song Joe Raposo sings "Weaver Bird."
(First: Episode 0372)
Cartoon S is for subway, sailboat, sled, scooter, skates, skis, and stop.
Artists: The Hubleys
(First: Episode 0279)
SCENE 5 At her apartment, Maria tries preparing some guacamole using her recipe book. Luis arrives and claims he make any song into one about making guacamole. Maria choses "Tu Me Gustas" and the two being making some.
Cartoon I Love You, in American Sign Language
Artist: Steve Finkin
(First: Episode 1170)
Song "Beautiful Baby" song, over footage of various babies and their parents.
(First: Episode 1484)
Muppets Muppets cheer on a rocket launch.
(First: Episode 0567)
Cartoon A person of short stature tries to get on top of a horse.
(First: Episode 1450)
Muppets A Honker counts to 3. (only part 1 is shown)
(First: Episode 1458)
Cartoon A mouse is squashed between two elephants.
(First: Episode 0779)
SCENE 6 After dinner, some tango music begins and Maria and Luis start dancing. He asks her out to a movie next week and she accepts. They make some more dates as Hoots announces the sponsors and the tango music continues during the credits.

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