Sesame Street
Maria and Luis realize they're in love
Air date January 21, 1988
Season Season 19 (1987-1988)
Written by Norman Stiles
Sponsors A, Y, 4
Syndication Sesame Street Unpaved

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Picture Segment Description
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SCENE 1 Big Bird and Snuffy are playing cowboy, but Big Bird would rather say "yee-haw" twice, while Snuffy would rather say it three times.
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Cartoon Edgar Turtle sings "Hey Diddle Diddle."
Artist: Jeff Hale
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Muppets Sesame Street News Flash: Kermit reports on the London Fog.
(First: Episode 2360)
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Cartoon Snacks on Parade: The Raisin
Artist: Bruce Cayard
(First: Episode 1171)
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Film Operation Playground: A group of students at P.S. 87 come up with ideas for a new playground, and raise money for the effort. Together with their parents and other people from the neighborhood, they build the playground.
(First: Episode 2360)
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Muppets Cookie Monster sings "Healthy Food."
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Animation El Numero Cuatro (Luis voice-over)
(First: Episode 2116)
cut from the Noggin version
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SCENE 2 Big Bird is still upset about his disagreement with Snuffy over how many times to say "yee-haw." Gordon and Susan reassure him that best friends (or "partners" as cowboys put it) don't have to like the same things. Before you know it, they're back together "yee-hawing."
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Song Joe Raposo sings "Bein' a Pig."
(First: Episode 2356)
cut from the Noggin version
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Muppets Guy Smiley hosts The Fairytale Newlywed Game. Thumbelina and her prince compete against Cinderella and her prince by seeing which couple shares the same favorite number.
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Cartoon A hand draws a guitarist serenading a maiden, as well as the background.
(First: Episode 0791)
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Celebrity The Four Tops sing "Please Be Careful," a song about safely crossing the street.
(First: Episode 2256)
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Cartoon A clam tells a fisherman why he's not catching any fish: he pulled all the plants out of the pond.
(First: Episode 0408)
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Muppets In the park, Bert overhears the sound of a tuba - his favorite instrument. It's actually Simon Soundman, who's "just practicing." Bert begs Simon to teach him how to make that sound by himself, but Bert ends up attracting Gladys the Cow, who thinks she heard the romantic call of a bull.
(First: Episode 2386)
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Cast The Heartstrongs, Part 1

In this soap opera parody, Mr. Heartstrong (Gordon) fusses over the loss of his red shoelace along with Mrs. Heartstrong (Susan). They both feel sad until their son Barnaby (David) comes downstairs! What a surprise! But that feeling doesn't last long, as Barnaby soon learns of the lost shoelace. As it turns out, Barnaby came downstairs to change shoelaces in order to play baseball.

Could this be a clue as to the whereabouts of Mr. Heartstrong's shoelace?
(First: Episode 2163)
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Cartoon ADVENTURE! A man and woman escape a boulder, a crocodile, and other obstacles.
(First: Episode 2080)
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Cast The Heartstrongs, Part 2

In the thrilling conclusion, the doorbell rings! Who could it be at the door?

It's Cousin Henry (Uncle Wally), who drops in for a surprise visit, which quickly becomes somber when the lost shoelace issue is brought up again.

Just then, Mr. Heartstrong remembers what Barnaby said about a shoelace that didn't match, and as luck would have it, the missing shoelace is in Barnaby's left sneaker! This makes everyone happy!

Cousin Henry pulls the snake-in-the-can trick on Barnaby, which gives everyone another nice surprise! "Woo woo!"
(First: Episode 2163)
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Cartoon Indian guru counts to twenty.
(First: Episode 0276)
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SCENE 3 Big Bird and Snuffy, still playing cowboys, notice Maria and Luis crossing the street while holding hands. This confuses them, because they were taught that you should always hold hands with a grownup, while crossing the street - but does that apply if you're a grownup? Big Bird and Snuffy intend to find out.
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SCENE 3
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Luis and Maria greet Big Bird and Snuffy, but just as Big Bird is about to ask the question, Luis suggests to Maria that they grab some lunch, and Maria says, "Let me run into the Fix-it Shop and put that lipstick on Mr. Donahue's coffee pot ... " Luis looks confused: "Lipstick?" After an awkward pause, Maria corrects herself: " ... 'handle.' Did I say lipstick?" They both giggle. Big Bird remarks, "Gee, asking grownups questions isn't always easy."
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Cartoon AMOR, amor, amor ... amoramor ... amoramor ...
(First: Episode 2116)
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SCENE 4 Inspired by a cowboy movie he saw, Big Bird decides that he and Snuffy should split up and talk to one person at a time. Big Bird will talk to Maria, while Snuffy will talk to Luis.
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SCENE 4
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As they talk, Maria and Luis have trouble answering Big Bird's question. They realize that the way they feel about each other has changed: they're in love!
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SCENE 4
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Maria and Luis rush to each other, full of things to say. They head into the Fix-it Shop, while everyone watches as they share a passionate kiss.
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Cartoon A heart that says "I love you" is drawn.
(First: Episode 1971)
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SCENE 5 In Big Bird's nest area, Hoots the Owl and The Oinker Sisters sing "The Like Changed Into Love," celebrating Maria and Luis taking their friendship a step further.
cut from the Noggin version
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Animation A/a (Gordon voice-over)
(First: Episode 2240)
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Muppets African Alphabet Song
(First: Episode 2360)
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Cartoon Donnie Budd counts four lions.
Artist: Bud Luckey
(First: Episode 0300)
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Muppets Muppet & Kid Moment — Chelsea tells Grover what love is.
(First: Episode 2397)
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Cartoon Y for Yak
Artist: Jeff Hale
(First: Episode 1184)
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Song "Ookyook Song," a Joe Raposo song with the Alaskan words for all the things you need to put on when it's ukiuq (winter).
(First: Episode 2360)
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Cartoon A for astronaut, airplane, airport and automobile.
(First: Episode 2250)
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SCENE 6 At night, Luis and Maria tuck Big Bird into his nest. Big Bird asks if they'll get married, now that they're in love. They don't know at this point, but Big Bird insists, "You will. I bet you will."
Snuffy announces the sponsors as the nighttime music plays.



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