Sesame Street
Maria announces her pregnancy
Air date February 2, 1989
Season Season 20 (1988-1989)
Written by Norman Stiles
Sponsors O, W, 11

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SCENE 1 Big Bird is especially happy because Maria and Luis are going to take him to the park to play today. Maria comes over with some unfortunate news - she and Luis have some important work (such as fixing David's toaster and making an important phone call) to do and can't take him to the park. Big Bird begins to pout and believes that he's not important to her. He tries to drown her out, until she suggests he do something else, like write a story. She sits him down and provides him with a blue crayon (his choice).
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SCENE 1 cont'd Big Bird decides to use the story to vent his frustrations over Maria's broken promise. He creates his own avian superhero - Blue Bird! As the story begins, some kids visit the playground, which is covered entirely with telephones and toasters. Blue Bird arrives on the scene and deduces this is the work of "The Toaster Fixer Phone Caller" (Maria), who litters playgrounds with telephones and toasters so that kids won't get a chance to play. He poses as a tree and when the TFPC arrives, he chases her until she gives up. The playgrounds of the city are saved and the mayor extends his personal gratitude toward Blue Bird.
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SCENE 1 cont'd The story has made Big Bird feel better, when Maria and Luis come in. They've finished their work, but want to tell Big Bird something first - Maria is going to have a baby! Big Bird learns how the process will happen and, despite having to wait nine months, looks forward to having the baby's birthday party. Big Bird no longer feels like going to the park and instead rushes out to tell everyone of the good news.
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Cartoon Rap #11
(First: Episode 2531)
Copydrums
Muppets Ernie & BertErnie plays a game with Bert where Ernie plays riffs on his drum set and Bert has to repeat them back. Bert is surprisingly good at the game.
(First: Episode 1809)
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Cartoon W - wallpaper
(First: Episode 0291)
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Film A film insert about washing elephants at the Bronx Zoo. The song "Splish Splash" is used in part of the segment.
(First: Episode 1934)
GordonWand
Cast Gordon and the word "wand."
(First: Episode 1491)
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Cartoon A man uses a wheelbarrow to carry blocks needed to make a staircase.
Artist: Tom Gabbay
(First: Episode 1335)
SpaceshipSurprise

PlanetCH
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 "Spring Song"
(First: Episode 1295)
KTurner-Moon
Muppets / Celebrity Alice Snuffleupagus crawls onto Kathleen Turner's lap to hear her read Goodnight Moon. The book helps Alice fall asleep, preventing Kathleen from moving.
Film.learningtowalk
Film Footage of a baby learning to walk.
Music: Joe Raposo
(EKA: Episode 0427)
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Cartoon A kid tries to push his toy house through the front door without the door closing.
Artist: Paul Fierlinger
(First: Episode 0914)
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Muppets Two-Headed Monster: One head wants to play the trumpet, but the other head wants to sleep.
(First: Episode 1390)
Splasho.Beforeafter
Cartoon The Magnificent Splasho demonstrates before & after.
(First: Episode 0694)
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Film Letter O hoist
Music: Joe Raposo
(First: Episode 0338)
Toon.Orange
Cartoon O for orange
Artist: Bruce Cayard
(First: Episode 0673)
Soup or Sandwich
Muppets Waiter Grover: Mr. Johnson orders soup and a sandwich, and says that he wants the sandwich before the soup. When Grover comes with the sandwich, Mr. Johnson has changed his mind and wants the soup first. When Grover comes with the soup, Mr. Johnson has decided that he wants the sandwich first. Grover ends up giving Mr. Johnson both the soup and sandwich, so he can decide what to eat first. Mr. Johnson tells Grover that he has decided to get a cup of coffee, then the soup and the sandwich.
(First: Episode 1330)
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Film Scenes of flowers set to harmonica music
(First: Episode 2497)
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SCENE 2 Luis sings about how he feels now that he's "Gonna Be a Dad." Oscar can't stand the song, especially when Maria puts her own spin on it.
Willamina
Cartoon W for Wilhelmina
(First: Episode 0512)
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Film A baby messes around (literally) with a chocolate cookie, as Cookie Monster (in voice-over) wishes it were for him.
(First: Episode 0407)
SignToon-Paint
Cartoon Sign Cartoons: WET PAINT
(First: Episode 1136)
Oklahoma-jones
Muppets Director Kermit is filming Oklahoma with Forgetful Jones as the star. Forgetful is supposed to enter sing "Oklahoma!" but sings "Aklahoma!", "Eeklahoma!", and "Iklahoma!" instead. When he finally gets it right, the production assistant says it's time for lunch.
Ooohlookatthemarmoset
Song Sesame Street Creature Feature: The Marmoset
(First: Episode 2487)
Cookie Ernie hat boxes
Muppets Ernie & BertErnie purchases a straw hat for Bert, and asks Cookie Monster which box the hat will go in.
(First: Episode 0438)
Pinball 11
Cartoon Pinball Number Count #11
Artist: Jeff Hale
(First: Episode 0988)
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SCENE 3 Maria and Luis help put Big Bird to bed. Big Bird is glad Maria is having a baby, and also that the nine month period will give them plenty of time to practice. He pretends he's a baby and goads them into reading his story (and also promising to take him to the park tomorrow). As they read his "Blue Bird" story, Oscar announces the sponsors.


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