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Maria's pregnancy β€” The baby will be coming soon
Air date May 3, 1989
Season Season 20 (1988-1989)
Written by Jeff Moss
Sponsors D, F, 5


Picture Segment Description

SCENE 1 Maria and Luis are looking forward to the arrival of their baby. They fantasize about what it will be like to raise their child as they sing "My Baby" - Maria thinks it will be a boy, while Luis thinks it will be a girl.
Cartoon F stands for flower, forest, fox, frog, and fantastic.
(First: Episode 1102)

Muppets Guy Smiley hosts "What's My Job?" in which blindfolded monster contestants guess the occupations of different professionals, including Sonny Friendly.
(First: Episode 2573)
Film A boy goes to the dentist and gets his teeth cleaned.
Music: Joe Raposo
(First: Episode 0476)
Cartoon Lazy Wanda's knees converse with each other.
Artist: Bruce Cayard
(First: Episode 1075)
SCENE 2 The Count also likes to imagine what it will be like when Maria's baby is born. He imagines her having one baby after another, until she explains that they're only having one. He thinks she'll be a great mom.
Animation Five ghosts carry the number 5 into a haunted house.
Artist: Ishu Patel
(First: Episode 2255)
Song David sings "Who You Looking At, Tiger?"
Refilmed version
(First: Episode 2525)
Muppets Ernie & Bert β€” Ernie brings a surprise home, and he tells Bert to guess what it is. The surprise turns out to be a puppy. Bert wants to call the puppy "Norman"; Ernie suggests "Godzilla the Wonder-Dog".
(First: Episode 1956)
Animation D / d (drums and drumsticks)
(First: Episode 2188)
SCENE 3 Maria, Luis, and some kids gather in the arbor as Snuffy recites a poem he wrote about the similarities and differences between babies and grown-ups, which Alice helped him with.
Song "Beautiful Baby" song, over footage of various babies and their parents.
(First: Episode 1484)
Cartoon Small b is a boy with a belly who walks a small d, a dog with a belly turned around.
Paul Fierlinger
(First: Episode 1186)
Film Fay Ray subtracts three balls.
Muppets Muppet & Kid Moment β€” Grover and Sarah talk about the word QUIET.
Muppets / Celebrity The Professor (Sid Caesar) explains the laws of physics, which begin with soft and loud (as demonstrated by Fluffy).
(First: Episode 2015)
Film Children dance to different rhythms from around the world.
(First: Episode 2499)
Cartoon The Great Inventors Series: Willy Pinkham, intern at the rubber glove factory, invents the balloon.
Artist: Bruce Cayard
(First: Episode 2579)
Cast Gordon, Gina, and Linda demonstrate the word HOT.
Animation A black cat chases after a white one, until a white lion steps in.
Artists: The Hubleys
(First: Episode 0255)
Muppets Sesame Street News Flash: Mary's Little Lamb
After an interview with Mary, the lamb follows Kermit.
(First: Episode 1943)
Animation A hand draws a ditch, and some kids try to figure out a way to get across it.
(First: Episode 2094)

SCENE 4 Biff, a father of four, gives Luis some advice on raising a child: fathers have to know how to say the alphabet and how to count, so they can teach their kids the same. They practice doing so, and Maria brings back Biff's baby daughter Mary-Biff, so he can demonstrate to Luis his third piece of advice: showing that you love your kids.
Cartoon A young man carrying a brown paper bag walks up to the bridgekeeper and asks him if he works there. He orders him to show him whatever circles are in the bag, and to eat them. He is ordered to eat three round foods: a cookie, a pepperoni pizza, and a slice of watermelon. Once he is granted permission to cross the bridge, however, he tells the bridgekeeper that he was merely trying to deliver the latter's groceries.
(First: Episode 1582)
Film Some kids watch as a tree surgeon does his job.
(First: Episode 1244)
Muppets Harvey Kneeslapper approaches a man and says, "Knock, knock!" The man asks, "Who's there?". Harvey says, "Dion." The man asks, "Dion who?" Then Harvey slaps a letter D on the man's chest and says, "D on you!"
(First: Episode 0292)
Cartoon Sign Sounds: DON'T WALK
(First: Episode 1162)
Film Two kids help an old Chinese man get his dragon kite in the air.
(First: Episode 0444)

SCENE 5 Simon Soundman would like to give the baby a gift, but he has had to choose between a *BARK! BARK!*, a *BAAA!*, a *QUACK QUACK*, or a *NEIGHH!*. Luis thinks he's referring to toy animals, but Simon has all the actual ones outside! He decides, instead, to give the baby the toy lamb he had when he was a baby.
Animation Teeny Little Super Guy notices his friend Alice wanting to join a baseball game. He gives her the idea to go over there and ask them if she can play.
Artist: Paul Fierlinger
(First: Episode 1900)
Muppets Ernie & Bert β€” It's cold outside, so Bert tries to ask Ernie to play a game with him. Ernie keeps bringing winter equipment into the room, thinking Bert wants to play outside. It turns out he just wants to play a game of checkers.
(First: Episode 1617)
Cartoon Millie and Molly find a place for their picture of their favorite rock star, Danny.
(First: Episode 1295)
Muppets "Fat Cat"
(First: Episode 0536)
Cartoon Two heads think of F words, ending with "finished."
(First: Episode 0128)
SCENE 6 Maria and Luis admire Simon's baby toy, as The Count announces the sponsors.

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