Sesame Street
Plot Love in the Fix-It Shop
Air date February 4, 1988
Season Season 19 (1987-1988)
Sponsors J, N, 7
This episode guide has been compiled from incomplete video material.


Picture Segment Description
Muppets Ernie & Bert — It's cold outside, so Bert tries to ask Ernie to play a game with him. Ernie keeps bringing winter equipment into the room, thinking Bert wants to play outside. It turns out he just wants to play a game of checkers.
(First: Episode 1617)
Snocone Film Footage of a city neighborhood; includes shots of a sno-cone vendor.
Singer: "¡Linda paloma!"
(EKA: Episode 0695)
Cartoon Billy Jo Jive and Smart Susie Sunset search for Aunt Nellie's dog, Meatbone, not knowing that the sneaky dog has been following them the whole time.
SCENE 2 Big Bird paces the Fix-It Shop, wondering when Maria and Luis will be getting married. They explain they'll think about marriage when they feel the time is right. Big Bird then asks when that will be.
Cartoon Geronimo 10-0 (parachute under haystack)
Film A zookeeper feeds some polar bears sardines.
(EKA: Episode 1647)
Cartoon A hand draws a bridge, which a train crosses.
(EKA: Episode 0812)
Muppets Old West: Sinister Sam comes to the saloon, looking for Doc Holiday. He questions the frightened townspeople, looking for the doctor, but all he can find is a mailman and a fire fighter. Sam says they'd better find the doctor, because he's got an itchy trigger finger. The doctor is found, cowering under a table. The doctor asks what Sam wants with him, and the mean hombre says that his finger is really itchy -- it's driving him crazy. Is it a mosquito bite? Should he use some lotion on it? Doc Holliday faints. Sam shrugs, and joins the other patrons at the bar for some milk.
(EKA: Episode 0700)
Variation 1
Cartoon The Alligator King offers his crown to whichever of his seven sons can cheer him up.
Artist: Bud Luckey
(First: Episode 0411)
Muppets The American Revolution: George Washington and his men are preparing to cross the Delaware river, when Grover shows up with a bundle of balloons, noisemakers and streamers, since he heard this is the day they planned to "surprise the British."
Cartoon Gordon voiceover N/n
(EKA: Episode 2283)
Cast / Celebrity Olivia and George Benson sing "A Friend for All Seasons."
(First: Episode 1314)
Cartoon Nancy the nanny goat nibbles her nails and notices noodles.
Artist: Tee Collins
(First: Episode 0240)
Film Antelopes nod "yes."
Music by Joe Raposo
(EKA: Episode 0822)

Muppets Spaceship Surprise
The crew lands on the Planet CH, where they are greeted by Chunky Cheese.
Cartoon 7 animals in a tree.
Artist: Owe Gustafson
(EKA: Episode 2059)
Film The Mad Painter #7
(First: Episode 0314)

SCENE 3 Big Bird is playing "Post Office" and delivers a hand-written letter to Bob. He reads the letter, which says Maria and Luis are getting married. Bob tries to congratulate the happy couple, but they try to explain it's the opposite.
Song "Come into the Garden"
(First: Episode 1357)
Cartoon The letters in the word BESO kiss each other.
(EKA: Episode 0869)
Muppets Kermit explains the importance of listening, using the Two-Headed Monster as an example.
(EKA: Episode 1933)
Cartoon Jughead Jones's J story
(EKA: Episode 0231)
Cast Jasper Johnson (David) performs his famous "J" Walk for a roaring crowd.
(EKA: Episode 1451)
Cartoon A derby-hatted man identifies animal sounds, ending with a tractor.
(EKA: Episode 0839)
Muppets Muppet & Kid MomentCookie Monster and Genelle count to twenty.
(EKA: Episode 0328)
Film How Crayons are Made
Music: "Water Course A" and "Exchange" by Richard Harvey
(First: Episode 1579)
SCENE 4 Bob invites Maria and Luis to his apartment to play a special song he wrote for them - "Love in the Fix-It Shop." He's hoping if they decide to get married, he can sing it at the wedding. Chip and Dip accompany on the piano, but play too slow, then too fast. Finally, they get the right tempo, but are too loud.
Cartoon Brush your teeth, up and down, side to side, round and round.
(EKA: Episode 1691)
Muppets Caveman Days
King Ernie needs to clean his yucky teeth. The Royal Smart Person brings a big brush (used for sweeping), then a middle-sized brush (used for brushing hair), then a smaller brush (used for painting), and finally a really small brush (a toothbrush). Just as Ernie proclaims that he'll "brush every tooth in the entire kingdom," a saber-toothed tiger comes in, seizes the toothbrush, and begins to use it himself!
(First: Episode 1388)
Cartoon Either none, some or all of a pony's legs are on the ground as it runs and trots.
(EKA: Episode 1927)

SCENE 5 Bob and the cats play the right version of the song. Maria and Luis aren't fond of it; Maria states it's not the kind of song she'd have at her wedding. Bob and Big Bird interpret this as them getting married and celebrate. Luis and Maria try to set them straight, as Gordon announces the sponsors.

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