Sesame Street
Maria & Luis — Maria and Luis decide to get married
Air date April 1, 1988
Season Season 19 (1987-1988)
Written by Sonia Manzano
Directed by Emily Squires
Sponsors H, R, 5
Releases HBO Max

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Picture Segment Description
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SCENE 1 Big Bird and The Birdketeers are practicing saying "Mazeltov" and "Felicidades". When Maria and Luis invite Big Bird over for dinner, he asks when they are getting married. They remind him that they haven't decided to do so yet. When Maria asks him what he is doing, he says he is practicing saying congratulations because it is fun to say things in different languages...and so that he can say it to Maria and Luis when they get married.
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Cartoon Sign language: Day, morning, noon, night
(First: Episode 1173)
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Song David sings "Who You Looking At, Tiger?"
(First: Episode 0371)
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Muppets Monsterpiece Theater: "Gone With the Wind"
(First: Episode 2410)
cut from the HBO Max version
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Cartoon On his way to the store, a boy gets distracted and remembers to buy different things.
(First: Episode 0768)
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Muppets Clementine works at the Double Bar "R" Ranch; Gladys applies for a job there.
(First: Episode 2225)
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Cartoon Gordon voiceover R/r
(First: Episode 2195)
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SCENE 2 Oscar asks Maria and Luis when they are getting married. They remind him that they haven't decided to do so. He hopes they do but he won't say why, claiming that it's hard for grouches to talk about such things. Instead, he shows them-he throws rice on their heads. Now that he's done that, he doesn't care if they ever get married.
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Cartoon A chicken gets an idea to sit on a football and hatch it like an egg.
Artist: Dan Haskett
(First: Episode 2360)
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Cast Bob, Olivia, and David sing a song about the rain outside on a rainy day.
(First: Episode 1921)
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Cartoon Maria (in voice-over) counts five oranges, which are then eaten by a snake.
(First: Episode 2380)
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Muppets Spaceship Surprise
The crew lands on the Planet CH, where they are greeted by Chunky Cheese.
(First: Episode 2414)
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Song Sesame Street Creature Feature: Joe Raposo sings "Bein' a Pig."
(First: Episode 2356)
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SCENE 3 Elmo asks Maria and Luis what "married" means. They remind him that they haven't decided to do so. He says he understands-that's not what he asked, he just wants to know what the word means. They explain it to him, and he asks when they are doing so, and why.
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Cartoon Pinball Number Count #5
(First: Episode 0991)
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Muppets Muppet & Kid MomentGrover and Karlena talk about the word "love" on a sign.
(First: Episode 2392)
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Film A young girl talks about her friend, Joe, who's training to be a fireman.
(First: Episode 1859)
cut from the HBO Max version
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Cartoon One cube plus two equals three. Three cubes plus two equals five.
(First: Episode 2220)
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Muppets Mac TV host Old MacDonald introduces the newest music video, "A New Way to Walk" performed by The Oinker Sisters.
(First: Episode 2268)
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Cartoon A man thinks of H words while sitting on a horse.
Artist: Cliff Roberts
(First: Episode 1815)
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SCENE 4 Telly can't decide which bow tie to wear to Maria and Luis's wedding. They tell him he doesn't have to worry about it, but he says weddings are important. Maria tells him that all the bow ties are pretty, so he decides to wear all of them. After she and Luis help him put them all on, they remind him that they aren't getting married now-they will tell him if they do. There's one more thing that worries him-should he eat before or after the wedding?
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Cartoon A photographer shows off his first picture of cows, his next picture of ducks, and his last picture of a pig.
(First: Episode 1245)
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Muppets Guy Smiley hosts "The Eating Game", in which plates get to meet foods and take them to dinner. The contestant foods are a fish, an ear of corn, and a glass of milk.
(First: Episode 2329)
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Cartoon Madrigal Alphabet
Artist: Jeff Hale
(First: Episode 0615)
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Muppets / Celebrity Sesame Street News Flash
Kermit points out the different parts of ballet dancer Suzanne Farrell's body, and watches her use them to drink a glass of milk.
(First: Episode 1387)
cut from the HBO Max version
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Film Flamingos
Music: Joe Raposo
(First: Episode 0450)
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SCENE 5 At dinner, Maria and Luis remark that the food is fit to be served at a wedding. Big Bird thinks they're getting married again, and they remind him that they're not again. But he says he thought they loved each other, and wanted to be together all the time, to share everything, and take care of each other. They say they do. Then why don't they want to get married? They do!
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Cartoon H for hello (voice of Gary Owens)
(First: Episode 0020)
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Film How Crayons are Made
Music: "Water Course A" and "Exchange" by Richard Harvey
(First: Episode 1579)
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Muppets Ernie and Bert sing "But I Like You."
(First: Episode 1952)
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Cartoon Un pajaro.
(First: Episode 1977)
cut from the HBO Max version
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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 man learns that it's better not to pick the flowers.
(First: Episode 0416)
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SCENE 6 Coming out onto the stoop, Big Bird starts to announce that Maria and Luis have finally decided to...everybody finishes the sentence: get married! They congratulate them as Oscar announces the sponsors and the credits follow.


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