Sesame Street
Maria's pregnancy — Luis anticipates taking care of the baby
Air date February 15, 1989
Season Season 20 (1988-1989)
Written by Sara Compton
Sponsors F, R, 3

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Picture Segment Description
SCENE 1 Snuffy says the "big alphabet," while Alice says the "little alphabet."
Animation It's a snail!
Artist: Ishu Patel
(First: Episode 1711)
Muppets Director Kermit is making a western film with Forgetful Jones as the star. Forgetful is supposed to enter through the saloon doors and shout, "Everybody freeze!" Of course, he forgets this, and instead enters under, around and over the door. He gets the line right for the first three takes, but when he finally goes through the door: "Everybody ... frolic!"
(First: Episode 1922)
Film Five dancers disappear one by one, until there are none left.
(First: Episode 0675)
Cartoon Two men go birdwatching, while one of them tries to alert the other about the closed bridge.
(First: Episode 1972)
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Film A crane is shown, with a shovel and wrecking ball.
(First: Episode 1164)
Insert Don Music is playing some music at Hooper's Store, but David isn't so sure about it. Don plays a medley of soft songs, then a loud one. Don realizes that the music he plays should make the customers think of food and brings in the Cooking Choir, a bunch of kids who sing about David cooking, then the customers eating.
(First: Episode 2325)
Cartoon F - Face
Artist: Jeff Hale
(First: Episode 1162)
Muppets Ernie & Bert
Ernie and Bert play "The Feelings Game" -- much to Bert's chagrin.
(First: Episode 2356)
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Song Joe Raposo sings "I'm an Aardvark."
Re-filmed version
(First: Episode 2520)
Cartoon Hortense counts 3 peas.
Artist: Michael Sporn
(First: Episode 2519)
Muppets Here is Your Life: A sneaker is profiled.
(First: Episode 2203)
Cartoon A duckling dresses itself, naming all the parts of its coat.
Artist: Cathryn Aison
(First: Episode 1195)

Muppets Snuffy shows Big Bird the cloud costume he's going to wear in his Snufflegarten class's upcoming pageant about the sky, and even sings the song that accompanies it, while Big Bird imagines him as a cloud.
(First: Episode 2082)
Cartoon A ball goes up and down a musical staircase.
(First: Episode 2151)
Muppets Alphabet Chat: Mr. Chatterly tries to discuss the letter R, but everything goes awry.
(First: Episode 0876)
Cartoon R for rhinoceros, raquet, robot
(First: Episode 2443)
Film An Hispanic boy gets up, gets dressed, and goes to school as Spanish music plays (A la luna no voy yo).
(First: Episode 0429)
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SCENE 2 Gordon brings his broken toaster to the Fix-It Shop, where Luis is reading a book, Taking Care of Baby. He imagines he has a baby and gives it a bath in the sink. Gordon assures him that he'll be a fine parent. Once he leaves, Luis continues to the chapter on changing a diaper and uses Gordon's toaster as the baby.
Cartoon Three tigers dance and play music.
(First: Episode 1642)
Muppets The Count extinguishes electric candles by counting them with his finger. As he heads up the stairs for bed, he steps on Fatatita. He also tells his wolf Yuba to run and play with his friends.
(First: Episode 0545)
Song "Frog Kick"
(First: Episode 2155)
Cartoon A flea circus performs feats beginning with the letter F.
(First: Episode 0309)
Cast Big Bird watches the shape dancers make a square.
(First: Episode 1276)
Cartoon A magician writes in his diary about the many mishaps during his performance.
(First: Episode 2053)
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SCENE 3 Ruby comes by the shop to ask Maria about taking care of a baby, claiming she'll be mother herself one day too. She doesn't think Luis will know anything since he's only the father, but he assures her that he'll be taking care of the baby just as much as Maria. Ruby pulls out her bag and dumps the contents onto the table - a baby doll and various supplies to take care of her. Ruby is ready to practice with Luis and leaves to get the baby's stroller.
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Muppets Grover explains the word "EXIT" with some Muppets running over him as they run through the exit.
(First: Episode 0210)
Song "Garbageman's Blues Song"
(First: Episode 1875)
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SCENE 4 Ruby has her baby, Agatha, all dressed, but the floppy legs prevent her from getting the shoes on. Luis cooperates by holding the doll steady as Ruby places the shoes on. She's certain Luis will make a fine father.
Cartoon A wizard turns into R things.
(First: Episode 0369)
Muppets / Celebrity Cab Calloway sings "Hi De Ho Man."
(First: Episode 1540)

Film Footage of an animal auction, where they auction off animals to dairy farmers and the like.
(First: Episode 0932)
Cartoon Two crows sing "Stones Don't Grow."
Artist: Michael Sporn
(First: Episode 1715)
Animation Different shapes appear inside a circle, until it rounds itself out.
(First: Episode 1861)
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SCENE 5 Snuffy and Alice play tag as the sponsors are announced.

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