Sesame Street
Luis misses the baby moving inside Maria
Air date March 9, 1989
Season Season 20 (1988-1989)
Written by Cathi Rosenberg-Turow
Sponsors E, U, 9
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SCENE 1 Big Bird goes into Hooper's Store, where David is very frustrated with the tons of work he has ahead of him. Big Bird constantly disrupts him to asks for various items (a table cloth, plate and some cake). He finally calls him outside, where he and the kids have set up a birthday party for him to lighten his mood (even though it's not his birthday).
Cartoon Madrigal Alphabet
Artist: Jeff Hale
(First: Episode 0615)
Muppets Kermit sings about his youth, or as he calls it, "My Polliwog Ways."
(First: Episode 1443)
Cartoon Jasper and Julius: Apple
(First: Episode 0485)
Film A girl narrates a segment about nature through winter and spring.
(First: Episode 1966)
Muppets The Anything Muppets perform a "Handclapping Number".
(First: Episode 0491)
Cartoon A boy needs a letter U to complete the word UP.
(First: Episode 0416)

Celebrity Ricky (Billy Crystal) walks through a letter U, which he thinks is UNBELIEVABLE!
(First: Episode 2083)
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)
Muppets Ernie & BertErnie and Bert decide to use both Bert's canvas and Ernie's paints to paint a picture of something. Bert wants to paint a bowl of oatmeal, but Ernie wants to paint a purple monster. Finally, they decide to paint a purple monster eating a bowl of oatmeal.
(First: Episode 1446)
Cartoon "Animal Elevator": 1-10
(First: Episode 2530)
Film Subway Train Empty & Full.
(First: Episode 0415)
Cartoon Are you the monster that ate the television?
(First: Episode 1970)
Muppets Mysterious Theater
Sherlock Hemlock is on the search for Lady Agatha's missing cat, knowing that it is under something that rhymes with "at", while Watson discovers the cat is under a mat, which leads into a big cat-and-dog fight.
Cartoon Sign Man: One Way
(First: Episode 1125)
SCENE 2 Luis leaves home to do some work at the Fix-It Shop, just before Maria feels the baby kick from inside her belly (though nothing happens when Luis touches her belly). Telly Monster is also present and reads a story he's written for the baby, "Don't Worry, Baby." Maria feels the baby kick again and Luis rushes back over, but nothing happens when he feels her stomach again.
Song Olivia sings "Everything Grows."
(First: Episode 0998)
Cartoon Nine birds land in a tree.
Artist: Owe Gustafson
(First: Episode 1501)
Muppets Kermit explains to the viewers that he put something in a box, and whoever guesses what was in the box could keep what is in the box. Cookie Monster comes along and guesses it's a cookie, then gives up after three guesses. Kermit reveals it's an orange (which he thinks should have been a dead giveaway), and refuses to give him a cookie afterwards, but Cookie Monster gives a heartfelt speech and ends up getting a cookie anyway.
(First: Episode 2307)
Cartoon E Imagination
Artists: The Hubleys
(First: Episode 0001)
SCENE 3 Big Bird calls Luis outside of the shop to watch Mrs. Honker and her baby do the "honk-bonk," where they honk their noses on each other's. Maria calls Luis to feel the baby kick, but he's just missed it once more. ".At least I saw the honk-bonk," he says to Maria's confusion.
Film Empty / full classroom (time-lapse)
(First: Episode 0475)
Muppets Waiter Grover: Grover tells Mr. Johnson the menu, which has the items numbered. Number 9 is the special of the day. It turns out to be a real number nine, but Mr. Johnson doesn't want it. (It's medium rare, and he likes his nines well-done.)
(First: Episode 1377)
Cartoon The Ringmaster presents 9 elephants.
Artist: Jeff Hale
(First: Episode 1366)
Film Pizza is made.
Music: Joe Raposo
(First: Episode 0416)
Cartoon Geronimo 10-0: The parachute becomes a large mattress.
(First: Episode 2245)
SCENE 4 Luis makes sure he won't miss the baby moving by keeping his hands on Maria's belly while she does some fixing. She scuttle about the shop retrieving tools, when Mike comes in with his broken turntable. Luis uses both hands to take it from him, once again missing the baby move. He finally melts down and gives up, so Maria cuddles him with her belly pressed against him. He feels something kick him and realizes it was the baby.
Song Joe Raposo sings "Little Things."
re-filmed version
(First: Episode 2485)
Cartoon E for Eel
(First: Episode 0408)
Muppets Ernie & Bert — While Ernie finishes his conversation with Grover on the telephone, Bert comes inside with a package containing an antique telephone because he won't have to wait for Ernie to finish his turn using the phone.
(First: Episode 1394)
Cartoon A girl has trouble closing her suitcase after she's packed it, but has help from her four-legged friend.
(First: Episode 1469)
Film Orangutans playing (piano music)
(First: Episode 2486)
Cartoon U for uniform.
(First: Episode 0702)
SCENE 5 Big Bird is on "baby moving patrol," and will notify the surrounding kids and Honkers if the baby starts moving so they can all feel it. Big Bird starts shouting his alert phrase ("The baby is moving!") prematurely, just to practice for the real thing. Sure enough, the baby begins to kick and everyone surrounds Maria to feel it.

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