Sesame Street
Maria and Luis reach their campsite
Air date November 15, 1988
Season Season 20 (1988-1989)
Written by Sara Compton
Sponsors I, U, 0


Picture Segment Description

SCENE 1 Big Bird looks inside his mailbox, hoping to receive a postcard from Maria and Luis (who have just left for their honeymoon in the Adirondack Mountains) and is upset when he finds nothing. Gina explains that they haven't had time to write, because they only left yesterday. She gets a dreamy look in her eyes when she pictures what a wonderful time they must be having...

Meanwhile, Maria and Luis are stranded 20 miles from their campsite, because Oscar's Sloppy Jalopy has broken down. Luckily, some tourists, Ingrid and Duane, newlyweds themselves, are headed the same way and are more than happy to give Maria and Luis (and their stuff) a lift over to the campsite, which happens to be right next to theirs. The chatty Ingrid is excited about having so much fun with her new friends. The only question is, will Maria and Luis ever get some time alone to themselves?
Song "Starfish" by Joe Raposo.
(re-filmed version)
Counting Fruit.JPG
Muppets Ernie & BertBert wants to sort his paper clips, but he can't concentrate because Ernie is counting fruit. Bert decides to wait until Ernie is done. This proves to be a bad idea: after counting all of the fruit in the bowl, Ernie begins to count all the fruits of which he has zero.
(First: Episode 2315)
Cartoon A man recites a poem about how curious he is.
(EKA: Episode 2361)
Cast Hoots shows Gordon and some kids the art of "Talkin' Scat."
(First: Episode 2389)
Animation A hand arranges blocks to form benches so a bunny and a chick can have tea.
(First: Episode 1488)
Muppets Sesame Street News Flash: Kermit reports on Little Red Riding Hood's visit to grandma's.
(First: Episode 1676)
Cartoon A baby climbs up the stairs all by himself.
(First: Episode 1717)
Cast The Alphabet Dancers: Lowercase letter I.
(First: Episode 0462)
Cartoon A mother and child make juice popsicles.
Artist: Cathryn Aison
(First: Episode 1193)
Muppets How Now Brown and the Moo Wave perform the song "Danger's No Stranger."
(First: Episode 2030)
Cartoon A boy needs a letter U to complete the word UP.
(First: Episode 0416)
SCENE 2 Gina serves Elmo a bowl of alphabet soup, and recites the alphabet as he eats it. She thinks Elmo wants another bowl, but he just wants another alphabet, so she recites it to him again as the letters fly at him from all directions. (YouTube)
Cartoon A dog chases a cat around, through, over, and under a doghouse.
(First: Episode 1020)

Muppets Ernie & BertThe Count Sleeps over at Ernie & Bert's (Part 1)
The Count sleeps in Bert's bed while Bert sleeps on the couch. Ernie tells the Count that he can count sheep to get to sleep, but it never dawned on Ernie that the Count never gets tired of counting. He stays up all night counting sheep, to Ernie's detriment.
(First: Episode 0941)
Cartoon "I in the Sky."
(First: Episode 0368)
Muppets Ernie & Bert: The Count Sleeps over at Ernie & Bert's (Part 2)
It's the next morning. The Count had a good night, but he didn't sleep. His counting kept Ernie up, and now Ernie is walking and counting huge numbers like a zombie.
(First: Episode 0941)
Film Footage of a sunflower seed factory, where birdseed bells are manufactured.
(First: Episode 1181)
Cartoon A man finds and eats five apples, counting the number left after each one.
(First: Episode 1578)
SCENE 3 At night, Ingrid insists that she and Duane help Maria and Luis set up camp, which is known as cooperation. Ingrid's duty is to change the tapes in Duane's Walkman.
Cartoon U for uniform.
(First: Episode 0702)
Song "Rainy Day Song"
(First: Episode 1644)
Cartoon A man uses a wheelbarrow to carry blocks needed to make a staircase.
(First: Episode 1335)
Song Sesame Street Creature Feature: The Marmoset.
Muppets A cowboy hears his echo in Spanish for the numbers 1–10.
(First: Episode 0698)
Cartoon Listening to sounds can tell you about danger.
(First: Episode 1741)
Muppets Big Bird teaches Snuffy how to do the cha-cha-cha.
Cartoon Stop-motion NUTS
(First: Episode 1178)
Celebrity Linda Ronstadt sings a special rewritten version of "Y Andalé" with a mariachi band.
Cartoonwizard.jpg Cartoon A wizard walks through a door. A boy in pajamas tries to imitate him without success.
(First: Episode 1042)
Film People of all ages ride bicycles.
Music: Joe Raposo
(First: Episode 0616)
Cartoon A boy counts down to zero as he eats his soup.
(First: Episode 2283)


SCENE 4 Ingrid and Duane invite Maria and Luis to go to the mall with them for some barbecued ribs, but Maria and Luis turn the offer down, since they'd rather be alone together. Once they're alone, they sing a song about how great it is to finally be alone on their honeymoon...with all the noisy forest animals, who scare them into their tent!
Film Cold things that begin with the letter I.
(First: Episode 0618)
Muppets The Miss Muffet Play.
(First: Episode 0280)
Owlbirdcompromise.jpg Cartoon An owl and a bluebird work out a compromise.
(First: Episode 1493)

SCENE 5 As the nighttime closing music plays, the forest animals ransack Maria and Luis' campsite and consume their food. The bear looks through the Count's telescope at the sponsors, announced by Gina.

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