Sesame Street
Maria & Luis — Maria and Luis prepare for their wedding
Air date May 12, 1988
Season Season 19 (1987-1988)
Written by Sonia Manzano
Sponsors F, J, 7
Releases HBO Max


Picture Segment Description
SCENE 1 Maria and Luis, eagerly anticipating their wedding day, are ready to show the viewer the wedding dress she had custom-made, and the suit he rented.


In a flashback sequence, they sing about what they went through to get their perfect outfits ("The Dress, The Suit").
After the musical sequence ends, Big Bird shows up, and asks what they have. They tell him it's what they'll be wearing tomorrow, and he asks, "What's tomorrow?"
1095x.jpg Cartoon A trainer announces that his talking dog will say YES, but he says NO instead.
Artist: Derek Lamb
(First: Episode 0511)
Muppets Herry Monster holds a sign with the word "NO" on it and tells Ernie that he can make him read his sign. Ernie replies "Oh no you can't!", and eventually gets the joke. He tries it on Bert, but the gag backfires when Bert bets he can get Ernie to read the sign.
(First: Episode 0416)
Film A day in the life of a quarter that accidentally turns yellow.
(First: Episode 2446)
Insert The Alphabet Dancers form the letter F!
(First: Episode 0446)
Cartoon A mouth whistles Beethoven's Symphony No. 5.
(First: Episode 2086)
Muppets / Celebrity Big Bird and Snuffy have a question for the football players: If they are big, but Big Bird is bigger, and Snuffy is the biggest, then why are they called the Giants?
(First: Episode 2359)
Cartoon 7 Owls
Artist: Owe Gustafson
(First: Episode 1562)
Muppets Muppet & Kid MomentGrover, Kimberly, and Kermit demonstrate first and last.
(First: Episode 1388)
You Can Clean Almost Anything.jpg
Film You can clean almost anything.
Music: Bach's "Gavotte" performed by the Swingle Singers.
(First: Episode 0001)
Cartoon Geronimo 10-0: The parachute becomes a large mattress.
(First: Episode 2245)
Muppets Guy Smiley hosts "What's Prairie's Problem?" in which contestants try to figure out why Prairie Dawn can't use one of her senses (i.e., which part of her face is covered).
(First: Episode 2466)
Cartoon A pattern of daisies and tulips - can you tell what comes next?
(First: Episode 2256)
Film How Crayons are Made
Music: "Water Course A" and "Exchange" by Richard Harvey
(First: Episode 1579)
SCENE 2 Mr. Honker shows the other Honkers how to play "Here Comes the Bride" on their noses. The first few attempts don't go so well (they honk "Happy Birthday to You" instead), but they soon have the first part down. The second part may take them awhile...
Cartoon F - Face
Artist: Jeff Hale
(First: Episode 1162)
Song "Garbageman's Blues Song"
(First: Episode 1875)
Cartoon It's a squirrel
Artist: Ishu Patel
(First: Episode 1736)
Muppets Western: A cowboy comes to see Adam T. Glaser, who is such a jack-of-all-trades that he forgets what a dentist does.
(First: Episode 0408)
Cartoon Stop-frame animation of a girl on a beach, reading a book containing pictures of various sea creatures that come to life as she comes to their pages.
(First: Episode 1434)
SCENE 3 Eventually, Mr. Honker has succeeded in showing the other Honkers how to honk the first two parts of "Here Comes the Bride," but the third part may be the hardest...
Song "Cooperation Song" (Connor/Tyson/Brown)
(First: Episode 0933)
Cartoon Which footprint doesn't belong?
(First: Episode 0509)

Cast In a spoof of the famous Mean Joe Greene Coke commercial, football player Big Murray (Gordon) accepts a number 7 from a young fan, whom he rewards with a towel that also has one on it.
(First: Episode 1535)
Muppets Waiter Grover has a new method of remembering orders: He makes up a poem to remember what is ordered and who ordered it. Mr. Johnson orders a cheeseburger with pickles and French fries, which Grover interprets as "Round and tasty on a bun, pickles, French fries, yum, yum, yum!" However, he brings him a grapefruit on a bun.
(First: Episode 2418)
Cartoon Jughead Jones's J story
(First: Episode 0231)
SCENE 4 Maria and Luis ask Oscar and Grundgetta why they are so happy. They say that it is because Maria and Luis will be so busy being married that they won't have any more time to hang around Sesame Street. They assure them that they will have plenty of time to be his friends and hang around his can--the only thing that will change is that they will be even happier.
Animation In stop-motion, blocks stack and arrange themselves to form zoo cages, arches, and a whole city.
(First: Episode 1459)
Muppets The Rhymies go camping, but a bear disrupts their campsite.
(First: Episode 1389)
Film "Hey, let's make a road!" Kids do so at the beach, while a construction crew does the real thing.
(First: Episode 0295)
Cartoon A boy thinks it's raining outside, so he puts on his rain gear and goes outside, only to find a sunny day. It turns out that the lawn sprinkler was near his window.
(First: Episode 1627)
SCENE 5 Oscar has advice for Maria and Luis: after they get married, they should make sure to get angry at each other. They tell him that they will--they won't try to do that, but they know they won't agree on everything. They ask him if he knows what the best part of getting angry is. He says the yelling and the screaming, but to his dismay, they say it's the kissing, hugging, and making up.
Cartoon The story of Aesop's "The Lion and the Mouse".
(First: Episode 0773)
Film Kids dancing.
Music: Joe Raposo
(First: Episode 0409)
Cartoon "You know what it's like to be scared?"
(First: Episode 0547)
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Muppets Kermit the Frog sings "Do-Op Hop".
(First: Episode 2071)
Cartoon A mad scientist (voiced by Daws Butler) teaches his monster how to say the words "Fred," "foot" and "Friday."
(First: Episode 1162)

SCENE 6 Mr. Honker and the other Honkers hide when they see Maria and Luis coming down the stairs. When they're about to kiss, the Honkers pop up and honk "Here Comes the Bride" flawlessly! They compliment them, as Elmo announces the sponsors.


  • The HBO Max version of this episode includes the Friday ending credit sequence from Episode 2480, despite having originally aired on a Thursday.

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