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Sesame Street
Maria & Luis — Maria and Luis prepare to go on their honeymoon
Air date November 14, 1988
(season premiere)
Season Season 20 (1988-1989)
Written by Tony Geiss
Production September 28, 1988
Sponsors C, P, 5
Syndication Sesame Street Unpaved


Picture Segment Description

SCENE 1 Maria and Luis are getting ready to go camping in the Adirondack Mountains for their honeymoon. Elmo wants to join them, but only Maria and Luis are going there. Luis says that Maria's cousin Emilio will be here shortly to loan them his van, and Maria promises to send Elmo a postcard.



When Elmo spreads the word that Maria and Luis are about to leave, almost everyone on Sesame Street gives them something important they'll need on their trip, while singing "Plan Ahead." The following is added to their luggage:
Just when they think they have everything, Herry Monster pops up: "You never know when you might need an extra tree!"
Cartoon Something's missing ... is it a frog or a dog?
(First: Episode 2389)
Muppets Ernie & BertBert and Ernie go fishing. Ernie catches fish by yelling "Heeeeere fishy, fishy, fishy!", and they come flying into the boat. Bert tries it, but only catches a shark.
(First: Episode 1641)
Cartoon Black cat, white cat, orange cat, marmalade cat, mouse cat, bird cat, chasing balls of string cat.
Artist: Jeff Hale
(First: Episode 1141)
cut from the Noggin version
Film A girl makes a storybook about the time she and her brother surprised their mother on her birthday.
Muppets Cookie Monster sings "C is for Cookie."
(First: Episode 0372)
Cartoon A spider refuses to give up spinning a web, no matter how badly injured he becomes.
Artist: Fred Garbers
(First: Episode 1652)
cut from the Noggin version

SCENE 2 Oscar commissions the Grouchketeers to make a big sign that reads "JUST MARRIED" to place on the back of Maria and Luis' car so everyone will point at them and cause an argument between them. The gullible Telly thinks it's not a nice trick.
Cartoon Jake the Snake demonstrates body parts.
Muppets Kermit explains the importance of listening, using the Two-Headed Monster as an example.
(First: Episode 1767)
Song "Beautiful Baby" song, over footage of various babies and their parents.
(First: Episode 1484)
C- Cap.JPG
Cartoon C for Cap (oversized cap)
(First: Episode 0154)
Muppets Grover is astonished to find that he's multiplied into four Grovers.
(First: Episode 0718)
Pinball 05.jpg
Cartoon Pinball Number Count #5
(First: Episode 0991)

SCENE 3 Oscar's Sloppy Jalopy is parked in front of the steps of 123 Sesame Street. Maria asks him to move it, but he says it won't start. Furthermore, he's worried because his pet pig, Spot, seems to be lost. Luis emerges with worse news: Cousin Emilio's van is also broken. Susan offers to let them use her car, but they have way too much luggage to transfer there. Their only option at this point is to use Oscar's jalopy ... but that can't happen until Oscar's lost pig is found! If they don't find Spot, he'll have to use the jalopy to drive to every missing pig bureau in the city. Everyone reluctantly searches for Spot.
Cartoon A pig sings "Pig's Love Song."
(First: Episode 0462)
Muppets Sesame Street Game Show: Where Do I Belong?
Guy Smiley hosts a show which helps its contestants figure out where they belong.
(First: Episode 2318)
Cartoon Two red curtains are dropped to reveal a number 5 covered in colorful dots that vibrate and disperse.
(First: Episode 0940)

SCENE 4 Everyone is still looking for Spot. Susan emerges in her garage mechanic outfit and almost starts to work on the jalopy ... when she finds Spot under the hood! Now that the pig is found, Maria and Luis proceed to load the jalopy.
Cartoon P for Planet
(First: Episode 2008)
Muppets An Anything Muppet family sings "Let's Go Driving."
(First: Episode 2095)
Cartoon They'd play with me if I had ...
(First: Episode 0815)
cut from the Noggin version
Celebrity Pee-Wee Herman recites his own version of the alphabet.
(First: Episode 2356)
Cartoon mi kat iz ... gone
(First: Episode 1967)
cut from the Noggin version

SCENE 5 Big Bird, Snuffy and Alice, all packed up for a trip, sneak up on Maria and Luis to surprise them - by going with them on their honeymoon. Big Bird thinks that Maria and Luis would be lonely if he, Snuffy and Alice didn't come along with them, but the adults assure them that they want to be alone together - which Big Bird thinks is silly. Maria and Luis then sing a song about how nice it is when two friends are "Alone Together."
Cartoon The Bridgekeeper stipulates that answering three questions about the square in his hand is required to cross the bridge. Question One: What is this? Question Two: How many sides does it have? Question Three: What is a square good for? A young man who wishes to cross the bridge has square-shaped building blocks in his backpack. And a girl thinks a square makes a good picture frame. Then along hops a light blue-colored monster with a red winter cap, who proceeds to eat the bridgekeeper's square, the better to satisfy his daily diet of "three square meals."
(First: Episode 1618)
cut from the Noggin version
Muppets The Count hires Ernie to answer his phone so that he won't be bothered with calls while he is counting. However, when the phone rings, the Count wants to count the rings, and won't let Ernie pick up the phone until it's too late. "I told you it wouldn't be easy," the Count explains.
(First: Episode 0539)
Cartoon A boy builds a house out of blocks, and when the girl builds a Victorian house, the boy calls her a copycat.
(First: Episode 0780)
cut from the Noggin version
Song David sings "Can You Tell Me What Belongs Here?"
(First: Episode 2467)
Film Orangutans playing (piano music)
Cartoon Edgar Turtle sings "Hey Diddle Diddle."
Artist: Jeff Hale
(First: Episode 2404)

SCENE 6 With everything packed into the jalopy, Maria and Luis are about to take off, when Telly alerts them about the "JUST MARRIED" sign on the back of the car. To Oscar's detriment, they take it as a compliment! Everyone waves to them as they drive off on their honeymoon. Oscar announces the sponsors after lamenting, "What has Susan done to my engine?! It sounds like a Maserati! And they're probably going to have a wonderful honeymoon, too! Rats!"

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