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Maria's food cravings
Air date March 1, 1989
Season Season 20 (1988-1989)
Written by Sara Compton
Sponsors B, D, 11


Picture Segment Description
SCENE 1 Maria is tossing and turning in bed, waking up Luis. Her pregnancy food cravings are kicking in, only she can't figure out what it is exactly she's hungry for.
Cartoon A girl and elephant show heavy and light.
(First: Episode 0785)
Muppets Muppet & Kid MomentKermit talks with Chris about teaching his little sister, Stephanie, to talk. Chris practices the alphabet.
(First: Episode 0495)
Wrong Way Willie gets rhythm.jpg
Cartoon Billy Jo Jive and Smart Susie Sunset teach Wrong Way Willie how to dance.
(First: Episode 1394)
Film Kids paint pictures of things that start with B. (edited)
Producer: Ken Snyder Enterprises
(First: Episode 0008)

Muppets Mac TV host Old MacDonald introduces the newest music video, "A New Way to Walk" performed by The Oinker Sisters.
(First: Episode 2268)
Cartoon One of these shoe pairs ...
(First: Episode 0503)

SCENE 2 Big Bird, Ruby, Buster the Horse and some kids have gathered their favorite foods and present them to Maria, who still feels the cravings. She samples each one and despite finding them all delicious, no one of them are what she's looking for.
Cartoon "Name That Food" game show hosted by Don Carrot
Artist: Len Glasser
(First: Episode 1491)

Muppets Bob reads the story of a king and his three sons, to whom he bestows three, special gifts - a basket that is never emptied of food, a bird that knows all in the land and a horse that can travel anywhere. They each take a separate gift and travel the land, trying to help people. But, when they reunite, they find their separate gifts can't help them completely and realize that by cooperating, they'll know who needs food and a way to get there.
(First: Episode 1691)
Animation D / d (drums and drumsticks)
(First: Episode 2188)
Song Joe Raposo sings "Water Baby" over footage of seals and kids swimming.
(First: Episode 2016)

SCENE 3 Maria takes one last taste of Ruby's tapioca pudding, which still doesn't satisfy her. Everyone cheers for their failures, as now they can all dig in and eat their food.
Geometry of Circles 2 - Seven Circles with Designs.png
Cartoon Geometry of Circles #2 "Seven Circles with Designs"
(First: Episode 1394)
Film A boy visits the hospital to see his mother's new baby.
(First: Episode 1125)
Muppets The Two-Headed Monster finds a cardboard cut-out of themselves, but find they don’t have hats like it does. They run off to get some.
(First: Episode 1880)
Cartoon Fruta Manzana sings about being happy and healthy.
Artist: Don Duga and Irra Verbitsky
(First: Episode 1231)
Muppets The monster returns wearing football helmets, but they still don’t match the cut-out. They dash off again to change.
(First: Episode 1880)
Cartoon Rap #11
(First: Episode 2531)
Muppets The monster returns, now with cowboy hats that match the cut-out. Their image falls over and they follow.
(First: Episode 1880)
Film A behind-the-scenes look of Paul Simon recording "Bingo" with his son, and the manufacturing of the record it will be on.
(First: Episode 1133)

SCENE 4 Maria is beginning to articulate what food she feels like having - some wet and kind of white. Oscar chimes in and provides her with a bottle of Sauerkraut juice. Maria tries it desperately and while finding it pleasing somehow, it still isn't what she's looking for.
Bforbat.jpg Cartoon Small letter b (ball/bat)
(First: Episode 1131)
Muppets Ernie asks Bert "Do You Like Me?"
(First: Episode 1234)
Toon heavylight.jpg
Cartoon Heavy and light characters are weighed on a scale.
(First: Episode 0843)
Film Wendy makes cookies with her grandmother. They later visit Wendy's great-grandmother at the nursing home, and give her some of the cookies.
(First: Episode 2214)
Muppets Simon Soundman sounds out the word "call", and then demonstrates some calls of his own - including a bird call, cow call, pig call, and telephone call. (remake)
(First: Episode 2136)
Cartoon At a construction site, a blue man builds a cuckoo clock, which gives him his lunch.
(First: Episode 1924)

SCENE 5 Snuffy believes he has the right thing Maria is looking for - a coconut, from which she can some coconut milk. Maria gives it a try and finds it's exactly what she's looking for. She wonders where they can get more, but Snuffy assures her he's already contacted Granny Snuffle in Hawaii to send over some more.
Cartoon Panels flip to reveal different ways things WALK.
(First: Episode 0369)
SCENE 5 cont'd In Hawaii, Granny Snuffle collects 10 coconuts while demonstrating addition.
Film Two kids help an old Chinese man get his dragon kite in the air.
(First: Episode 0444)
Muppets "This is Your Story" salutes Forgetful Jones, with visits from his parents, a teacher, and his Uncle Ned (who he continually guesses for every other voice). Guy Smiley then gives Forgetful Jones a photo album so next time he can actually recognize his loved ones.
(First: Episode 1700)
Cartoon The Ringmaster displays 11 purple pooches.
Artist: Jeff Hale
(First: Episode 1347)
SCENE 6 Snuffy's mother delivers the coconuts to Maria back on the street. She notes how much Snuffleupaguses love coconuts and recalls the only time she wasn't in the mood for one was when she was pregnant. Snuffy announces the sponsors.

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