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Maria's pregnancy β€” Telly prepares for Maria's hospital trip
Air date April 24, 1989
Season Season 20 (1988-1989)
Written by Nancy Sans
Sponsors N, X, 7

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Picture Segment Description
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SCENE 1 Telly assumes Luis is going on a trip when he carries a suitcase into the Fix-It Shop. Luis informs him that Maria's baby is due soon and he's preparing for their eventual trip to the hospital by having a suitcase ready at work and in their apartment. Telly realizes there are other places Maria might need an extra suitcase in.
Cartoon A girl has trouble closing her suitcase after she's packed it, but has help from her four-legged friend.
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Song Joe Raposo sings "I Like Alaska", along with a montage of kids saying what their hobbies are, and what they like about their community.
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Muppets Ernie & Bert β€” Ernie and Bert build a snowman, but Ernie fears that the snowman will be cold if they don't dress him. Even though Bert tries to tell him that snowmen aren't alive and can't feel the cold, that doesn't stop Ernie from dressing the snowman in Bert's clothing.
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Cartoon Pistons push a capital H through a tunnel, where it breaks and turns into a lowercase h. (with voiceover by Roscoe Orman)
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SCENE 2 Juliet finds Telly preparing various shopping bags for Maria's hospital stay (he couldn't find any suitcases) and has already placed a myriad of them around the stoop area. Juliet wonders what would happen should Maria not notice any of them, and they come to the logical conclusion of painting and decorating them.
Cartoon Rap #7
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Muppets Kermit explains the importance of listening, using the Two-Headed Monster as an example.
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Cartoon Dr. Annie Eyeball, PhD., looks at breathing.
Artist: Bruce Cayard
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Cast In a spoof of the famous Mean Joe Greene Coke commercial, football player Big Murray (Gordon) accepts a number 7 from a young fan, whom he rewards with a towel that also has a 7 on it.
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Film Feet wearing all different types of shoes dance.
Cartoon The Story of Cowboy X, with the voices of Jean Shepherd
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SCENE 3 Telly gives Big Bird one of his bags to keep around the nest in case Maria will need it. The bag is loaded with such items as a skate key (in case she needs to skate to the hospital), a bike pump (to ride a bike there) and a cork (to plug up her leaking rowboat). Big Bird believes she'd probably wind up taking a car instead, even though she doesn't own one.
Cartoon N is for nose.
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Film A blind class goes on a field trip downtown, and visits a produce stand.
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Cartoon A needle and spool of thread cooperate to fix the king's torn pants.
Artist: Bruce Cayard
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Muppets The Hispanic community of Anything Muppets sings "It Sure is Hot!"
Cartoon Seven owls
Artist: Owe Gustafson
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SCENE 4 Meryl Sheep reads some of the story of Cinderella to Telly, as she's going to be in an upcoming production of it as the Fairy Godsheep. Telly is more preoccupied on how Maria can get to the hospital, so the two imagine a way. They picture Maria as a Cinderella-esque character, whose fairy godsheep (Meryl) turns a pumpkin into a coach for her. Back in reality, Meryl also suggests Maria simply take a car to the hospital.
Cartoon A ball goes up and down a musical staircase.
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Muppets Muppet & Kid Moment β€” Cookie Monster and Zelda have a discussion about cookies.
Film Kids talk about building sand castles and sand structures at the beach.
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Muppets Grover is the newest employee of a fast food franchise which serves such delicacies as O'Fish, O'Salad, O'Rye Bread, and O'Milk. However, this is a different kind of "fast food" restaurant: the food zips by the customer on trays across the counter, and falls to the floor if it's not caught in time. Mr. Johnson is not ready for this, so he asks if there's any "slow food." There is, but it's served by a turtle who takes longer than Mr. Johnson wants to wait.
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Cartoon "Crocodile Smiles Song": A crocodile sings about good oral hygiene.
Artist: Michael Sporn
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SCENE 5 Telly continues to wonder how Maria can get to the hospital without a car. Meanwhile, Maria is once again a part of Sonny Friendly's traveling game show, where she must come up with a word beginning with the letter N. She adamantly tells him "No!" and storms off. This wins her the game, but Sonny notices she's left before he can award her the grand prize - a new car. Telly asks to leave and he'll give it to her later...only to discover it's a toy car.
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Film Baby animals nurse.
Music: Joe Raposo
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Cartoon A beaver does his exercises, while his friends make fun of him. He then uses his strength to save his friends when the dam breaks.
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Celebrity Susan Saint James shows up at a Grouchketeer meeting, but Oscar says she can't be one of them because she's too big, and compares her to one of the regular Grouchketeers. However, Snuffy shows up late, and lets Susan borrow his lid. Oscar doesn't approve of this, so he ends the meeting.
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SCENE 6 Telly, witnessing the previous scene, realizes Maria can borrow a car much like Susan borrowed Snuffy's hat.
Song 14 Karat Soul sings about what's "Down Below the Street."
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Muppets The Count counts seven flowers, and then explains that he loves to count flowers because then he gets to count sneezes.
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Cartoon A loud-voiced girl talks about her dog, Pete.
Artist: Bruce Cayard
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SCENE 7 Telly tells Maria about his great plan - she can borrow Gordon and Susan's car, which is what she and Luis already had in mind. Maria then asks about all the bags scattered about the street, making Telly realize that he'll have to change their contents. Meryl announces the sponsors.

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