Sesame Street
Maria and Luis love each other
Air date January 22, 1988
Season Season 19 (1987-1988)
Written by Emily Perl Kingsley
Directed by Jon Stone
Sponsors R, U, 11


Picture Segment Description

SCENE 1 Telly has a "Monster on the Spot" interview with Maria and Luis, who just found out that they love each other. They explain that they'll still love each other tomorrow, despite Telly's concerns about harsh weather interfering with their relationship.
Cartoon A boy shares his bubbles with some kids dancing in a field.
(First: Episode 1926)
Muppets Ernie & BertErnie thinks that he isn't special. Bert tells Ernie to feel his nose -- "That's an Ernie nose!" -- and then feel his hair, and wiggle his fingers. Bert says that nobody else is just like Ernie. Encouraged, Ernie tells the audience to do the same.
(First: Episode 0276)
Film A construction machine and a horse look similar.
(First: Episode 1566)
Muppets Muppet & Kid MomentKermit and Brian talk about the difference between here and there.
(First: Episode 0127)
Cartoon A pencil tries to write the word DANCE.
(First: Episode 1966)

SCENE 2 Big Bird invites Maria and some kids to play hide-and-seek with him. Maria boasts that no one ever finds her when she hides, however, while Big Bird practices his counting in Spanish, he somehow has the ability to find where Maria is hiding (without peeking) so he can ask her what numero comes next.
Song "It's a Lovely Eleven Morning"
Artist: Bud Luckey
(First: Episode 0362)
Film Kids narrate a film about water in hoses, fountains, puddles, streams, bathtubs, rivers, oceans, and other places.
(First: Episode 0135)
Cartoon A shoemaker shows how he measures (human) feet with his ruler.
(First: Episode 0618)
Muppets An Anything Muppet family sings "Let's Go Driving."
(First: Episode 2095)
Film Lemurs rest on tree branches.
Music: Joe Raposo
(First: Episode 0390)
Celebrity Sid Caesar and Tatyana Ali practice showing their emotions.
(First: Episode 1999)
Film In Alaska, a sculptor makes carvings of cold climate animals.
Music: David Snell
(First: Episode 2365)
Cartoon A boy needs a letter U to complete the word UP.
(First: Episode 0416)
Muppets Ernie & BertErnie keeps taking glasses of water outside the apartment. Bert thinks of possible uses Ernie could have for this water. As it turns out, the kitchen faucet is broken, and Ernie's trying to get rid of the water before the apartment floods.
(First: Episode 0425)
Cartoon Is no one afraid of The Big Bad Wolf?
SCENE 3 Maria has difficulty fixing an antique clock, when The Amazing Mumford shows up to help. His magic does put all the parts back into the clock, but it also shifts the numbers on the clock around, so Maria and Michelle have to put them back in the right order. When she sees if the chimes work, all she hears is a series of rusty clunks, clangs, and honks.
Cartoon Sign Cartoons: Hand
(First: Episode 1179)
Song Joe Raposo sings "Frog Struggle Song."
(First: Episode 0492)
Muppets Clementine works at the Double Bar "R" Ranch; Gladys the Cow applies for a job there.
(First: Episode 2225)
Cartoon Gordon voiceover R/r
(First: Episode 2195)
Insert Snuffy shows Susan and some kids how to do "The Snuffle Shuffle."
(First: Episode 2225)
Film As a boy plays with a tugboat in the bathtub, we watch footage of a real tugboat.
(First: Episode 0801)
Cartoon U for uniform.
(First: Episode 0702)
Muppets Sesame Street News Flash
Humpty Dumpty has fallen off a wall, and Kermit interviews one of the king's horses. Humpty is put together again, but then Kermit gives him a congratulatory slap on the back, and he falls off again.
(First: Episode 0657)
Film Kids play in the snow.
Music: Joe Raposo
(First: Episode 0292)
Cartoon At the Pride Day Ceremony, Donald is waiting to describe his proudest accomplishment, and is initially unsure of himself next to other impressive students. He finally proudly acclaims his achievement, tying his shoes all by himself.
Artist: John Korty
(First: Episode 2085)

SCENE 4 The Count comes across Maria and Luis reading a Spanish love poem to each other. He reads them a famous poem by Elizabeth Barrett Browning, "Sonnet 43," which begins with "How do I love thee? Let me count the ways ..." When the poem is finished, he adds his own verses, being the counting enthusiast he is.
Cartoon Henson: Eleven Cheer
(First: Episode 0273)

Muppets Camp Wannagohoma: Grover tries to show the campers what is alive in the forest, but they keep correcting him.
(First: Episode 1791)
Animation A snail shell is uncovered in the sand.
(First: Episode 2039)
Cartoon A caveman finds a rock on the ground, and visualizes the invention of the wheel and the car, ultimately deciding to toss the rock away: "Who needs it?"
(First: Episode 0558)

SCENE 5 At night, the Count is still reading his verses, but Maria and Luis have to go home. She gives Luis a kiss before they depart, and even gives one to the Count, who remarks, "Well, at least I got 2 'good nights.'" Big Bird announces the sponsors and says "good night" to the Count, which makes 3. A credit crawl follows.

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