Sesame Street
Plot 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
This episode guide has been compiled from incomplete video material.


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)

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)
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)
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.
(First: Episode 0787)
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)
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.

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