Sesame Street
Getting ready for the baby
Air date April 26, 1989
Season Season 20 (1988-1989)
Written by Sonia Manzano
Sponsors E, Z, 11
This episode guide has been compiled from script materials provided by a trusted source.


StreetScenes
Picture Segment Description
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SCENE 1 Luis has a book all about pregnancy and correctly finds the things Maria is currently experiencing are normal in her current stages.
Man.Arrows
Cartoon A man asks the viewer to circle him, draw a line to him, follow him with arrows, etc.
(First: Episode 2058)
E&b-disguisekit
Muppets Ernie & BertErnie tries to fool Bert with his disguises such as a pirate disguise and a bearded Red Riding Hood disguise, but Bert recognizes him each time and tells him to stop trying to fool him. Then a wolf knocks on the door and Bert is convinced it's Ernie in disguise again- until Ernie appears at the door!
(First: Episode 1170)
Mountaingoats
Cartoon Two groups of mountain goats try to pass each other on a mountain road.
(First: Episode 0780)
Whatbelongshere
Song David sings "Can You Tell Me What Belongs Here?"
(First: Episode 2467)
Letter E
Animation E / e (elephant / jazzy trumpet)
(First: Episode 2222)
Noimage
SCENE 2 Big Bird sees Maria doing some special exercises (as recommened by Luis' book) to help for when the baby is born. When one says, "Relax," she slumps in a chair and starts breathing heavily.
Song.11Morning
Cartoon "It's a Lovely Eleven Morning"
Artist: Bud Luckey
(First: Episode 0362)
Ssnews.wonderland
Muppets Sesame Street News Flash
Kermit interviews Alice, from the Lewis Carroll tales. For this adventure, she eats something that makes her grow.
(First: Episode 1765)
1452-Pegs
Cartoon Round and angled pegs fit into their respective holes.
(First: Episode 1452)
Wideopenspaces
Muppets In the woods, a nature-loving baritone (Jim Henson) sings "Ah, For the Joys of the Countryside" about how much he loves the country, without noticing that his surroundings are being converted into a city.
(First: Episode 1008)
Biggestshoes
Cartoon A girl tries on big, bigger, and the biggest shoes.
Artist: Bruce Cayard
(First: Episode 0252)
Noimage
SCENE 3 Big Bird practices the earlier technique while the couple has a meal at Hooper's Store, causing Maria to spill her water on Luis.
2059h
Cartoon A man saws a letter E through the wall.
(First: Episode 0370)
2096h
Muppets Muppet & Kid MomentGrover asks Maya to help him follow an arrow. The arrow changes direction until Grover falls down, exhausted.
(First: Episode 1641)
500017
Song "Five Onstage Dancers"
(First: Episode 0539)
Overalls
Cartoon A baby bird falls from a tree. A boy puts him back, and in return, the mother bird saves the boy from embarrassment.
(First: Episode 0550)
EverybodysSong1978
Muppets Bip Bippadotta and The Androoze Sisters sing "Everybody's Song."
(First: Episode 2064)
LetterZcrayon
Cartoon Z for zigzag, zero, zoo, and zebra
(First: Episode 1763)
Noimage
SCENE 4 Big Bird gets Maria to practice her breathing while she's at the bus stop, causing her to miss the bus. She doesn't mind much and escorts Big Bird to the subway, continuing the exercise as they walk.
Signman.OINK
Cartoon Sign Man: OINK
(First: Episode 1163)
1706h
Muppets Harry Belafonte and The Count sing "Coconut Counting Man."
(First: Episode 1692)
3816y
Cartoon Do you know what it's like to be scared?
(First: Episode 0547)
Film.Chores
Film A look at how families do chores both on a farm and in the city.
(First: Episode 2226)
2head.Shapes
Muppets The Two-Headed Monster looks at different shapes.
(First: Episode 1629)
YourOldFriendToothbrush!
Cartoon A toothbrush talks to a mouth about what could happen if not taken care of.
(First: Episode 1476)
Noimage
SCENE 5 Maria's pregnant belly prevents her from working efficiently and Luis suggests (backed up by his book) that she should just rest. She still feels like working and gets him to fetch her a pillow. She rests it behind her head and gives him instructions to repair a busted speaker. Big Bird enters and gets her to do her relaxation exercise, causing her to fall asleep.
SomebodyComeandPlay.Snowleopards
Song Joe Raposo sings "Somebody Come and Play."
Snow leopards version
(First: Episode 2519)
KermitLecture.NZ
Muppets Kermit's Lectures: Kermit talks about the letter Z, but it turns up and becomes an N.
(EKA: Episode 2102)
Mustwatchgame
Cartoon Three characters try to watch a baseball game over a fence, then cooperate by stacking their blocks.
(First: Episode 0478)
SquareOut
Film Squares are shown in close-up.
(First: Episode 0420)
Erniebert-goldfish
Muppets Ernie & BertErnie wants to go outside and play catch, but Bert gets him interested in watching his goldfish.
(First: Episode 1422)
Pinball 11
Cartoon Pinball #11
Artist: Jeff Hale
(First: Episode 0988)
Noimage
SCENE 6 With some prompting from Big Bird, Luis imagines what it would be like if he were the pregnant one.
400016
Cartoon A man tells a confused boy that he saw a bird on a tree, with both of their thoughts appearing on the screen.
(First: Episode 0565)
Tomasjefferson
Muppets The American Revolution: The Declaration of Independence
Thomas Jefferson (Don Music) has trouble getting a replacement quill to finish the Declaration when Mr. Grover misinterprets what he needs, bringing a drill, and a chicken named Phil.
(First: Episode 2345)
1854-Ruler
Cartoon A construction worker explains the uses of a folding ruler.
(First: Episode 0572)
Song.trying
Song Joe Raposo sings "Trying and Trying Again."
(First: Episode 0631)
1446d
Cartoon Speech Balloon: E for egg
A cow hatches a chick, which says "Moo."
(First: Episode 0002)
Noimage
SCENE 7 Maria jokingly reads from Luis' book that "fathers' to be should give their wives lots of presents like flowers and candy all the time." Luis grabs back the book and instead claims it recites the day's sponsors.


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