Sesame Street
Maria's baby shower
Air date April 21, 1989
Season Season 20 (1988-1989)
Written by Emily Perl Kingsley
Directed by Jon Stone
Production December 22, 1988
Sponsors B, H, 8

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StreetScenes
Picture Segment Description
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SCENE 1 Gina explains to Big Bird that the party set up out in the yard is for Maria's baby shower. Big Bird insists on getting her a gift.
Bellhop8
Cartoon The Bellhop has to bring 8 steamer trunks down 8 flights of stairs.
(First: Episode 2511)
ThisisYourLunch
Muppets Construction worker Sally Smith is the surprise contestant of the on-location game "This Is Your Lunch." Sally must guess the contents of her lunchbox correctly after each food item gives her clues.
(First: Episode 1631)
H-tunnel
Cartoon Pistons push a capital H through a tunnel, where it breaks and turns into a lowercase h. (with voiceover by Roscoe Orman)
(First: Episode 2217)
Garbagemansblues
Song "Garbageman's Blues Song"
(First: Episode 1875)
Ssnews-telly
Muppets Sesame Street News Flash: Kermit is sent to the park for a report on co-operation, except that there's nobody around to interview. At that moment, monster reporter Telly turns up to conduct the same interview. They end up cooperating by interviewing each other.
(First: Episode 2166)
Followsnake
Cartoon A snake has a knot in his middle, and he can't find his end. The detective helps the snake find his end ... playing drums in a band.
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SCENE 2 Snuffy wanders into Big Bird's nest area and learns about the party. He too wants to bring a gift, but because they don't know anything about the baby, they have a hard time thinking of the right present. Snuffy proposes a year's supply of cabbages and spaghetti (which is what his mom and dad received before Alice was born), while Big Bird suggests a year's supply of birdseed. They conclude more thinking is in order.
ABC.Fierlinger
Cartoon The Alphabet Song (country, gospel, Mexican)
Artist: Paul Fierlinger
(First: Episode 1576)
1186zc
Film A girl puts on her coat all by herself.
Music: Joe Raposo
(First: Episode 0622)
1095h
Muppets Ernie and Cookie Monster discuss hope. Ernie has something in a brown paper bag, and asks Cookie Monster what he hopes it is. Cookie Monster hopes that it is a cookie. It turns out that Ernie has ten cookies in the bag.
(First: Episode 0233)
2963-A9
Film Colored sand forms the letter B and a boat.
(EKA: Episode 2474)
2293s
Film Kids have a lost-dog poster made using an old-style printing press.
(First: Episode 1222)
Grover-butterfly
Muppets Grover sits in a park and recites a poem about a butterfly that he sees.
(First: Episode 1967)
Butterflies
Film A film of butterflies
Music: Joe Raposo
(First: Episode 0406)
Redwoodtree
Cartoon Edgar Turtle's three nephews show him how a round is sung.
(First: Episode 2506)
2600 03a
SCENE 3 Big Bird and Snuffy come up with several potential gifts which would be useful for a baby, but they learn everyone else has already gotten them: Susan got a onesie, Gordon got some rattles, Gina got a diaper bag, Bob got a Hello Kitty music box, and Linda got a teddy bear. They put their heads together once more...
2682x
Cartoon H - Horse
(First: Episode 0474)
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SCENE 3 cont'd The pair now have the letter H on the brain and think of gifts beginning with H (such as a haystack, helicopter, and hippo). Big Bird suddenly gets a great idea and heads for his nest.
Stop.Dance
Video Ann Marie DeAngelo and Skeeter Rabbit do their dance routine. The frame freezes whenever the word STOP comes on.
3154g
Cartoon Letter B becomes a banana and broccoli
(First: Episode 2513)
Lookatapaperclip
Muppets Bert sings "The Paperclip."
(First: Episode 2578)
Shadow-Camel
Film A man makes a shadow puppet of a camel.
(First: Episode 0593)
2682zd
Cartoon A runner leaps over letter H hurdles.
(First: Episode 2519)
Count-rocket
Muppets The Count has built a rocket with the help of Dr. Reinbrain and plans to launch it from inside his castle. The two count down from the computer console, but the rocket doesn't take off. Indeed, Count never intended for lift-off; he plans on counting down again and again.
(First: Episode 1306)
Twinkle Twinkle red yellow
Animation Red and yellow dots play "Twinkle Twinkle Little Star."
(First: Episode 1979)
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SCENE 4 Maria opens her presents at the party. Big Bird and Snuffy's is a large posterboard with a poem written on it; the poem says that their gift is plenty of love for the baby (as well as the poem itself).
Shalom6-12
Cartoon Jazz #8
(First: Episode 0016)
Song.getalong
Muppets Kermit sings "Get Along" with some Anything Muppet greasers, the Martians, the Twiddlebugs, and a cow.
Birdeggs
Cartoon Two men push two large bird eggs to the top of two hills.
(First: Episode 0773)
RaposoFish
Film Fish swim around.
Music: Joe Raposo
(First: Episode 0284)
MumfordGladys
Muppets Gladys the Cow assists the Amazing Mumford on stage. Mumford says he will make her disappear, but his attempts fail, so he says he'll turn her into a duck instead. She runs offstage in fright, which means his trick did work this time.
(First: Episode 2579)
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SCENE 5 Everyone cleans up from the party as Big Bird and Snuffy announce the sponsors. The nighttime credit crawl from Episode 2255 follows with the standard harmonica theme.


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