Sesame Street
Uncle Wally takes care of Maria
Air date May 4, 1989
Season Season 20 (1988-1989)
Written by Sonia Manzano
Sponsors F, L, 6


Picture Segment Description
SCENE 1 Luis leaves the Fix-It Shop for the day and makes sure things are okay with Maria. She finds a note saying Uncle Wally will take care of her today, which she finds unnecessary.
Cartoon Rap #6
(First: Episode 2502)
Film A blind class goes on a field trip to the park, using their other senses to experience their surroundings. The teacher sings "If You're Happy and You Know It."
(First: Episode 2566)
Cartoon F - Face
Artist: Jeff Hale
(EKA: Episode 1162)
Muppets Sesame Street News Flash
The Big Bad Wolf opens a school for huffing and puffing.
(First: Episode 2578)
Cartoon A penguin repeats the rhythms of the sounds it hears, which include a drum, a door knock, a saw, and a typewriter.
Artists: The Hubleys
(First: Episode 0239)
Film Two apples balance on a block seesaw.
(First: Episode 2176)

SCENE 2 Uncle Wally is eager to help Maria, but she insists she's fine and heads to her apartment to take a nap. Down in the arbor, Uncle Wally tells Big Bird to remain quiet while she naps. He starts rattling off a story of him taking a nap at a party, putting Big Bird to sleep.
Cartoon Kids hear an L poem.
(First: Episode 0198)

Muppets Mac TV host Old MacDonald introduces the newest music video, "A New Way to Walk" performed by The Oinker Sisters.
(EKA: Episode 2268)
Film Chimps running around (piano music)
(First: Episode 2493)

Muppets Camp Wannagohoma: Grover tries to show the campers what is alive in the forest, but they keep correcting him.
(First: Episode 1791)
Animation A frog is formed out of seeds.
(First: Episode 2379)

SCENE 3 Oscar and Maria have lunch together and Uncle Wally offers to bring some odd food items. Maria explains her odd food cravings lately. Her and Oscar discuss some Grouchy foods she'd like, leaving Uncle Wally without an apatite.
Animation Seis flores
(First: Episode 1591)
Song "Old Button Hole"
(First: Episode 1727)
Muppets Ernie & BertErnie has gone shopping -- buying bread for himself, and peanut butter for Bert. They realize that it's dull to eat what they have separately, and they decide to cooperate, so they can each have a peanut butter sandwich.
(First: Episode 0279)
Cartoon F/f (Gordon voiceover)
(EKA: Episode 2288)
Film A man takes two kids on a boat ride through the Louisiana bayou.
(First: Episode 2520)
Muppets / Celebrity The Count approaches actress Kathleen Turner, and asks her to be in a movie that he's written. The script is called Counting, and it's just a list of the numbers 1 through 20. Kathleen is unsure if she wants to participate, so the Count shows her the script for the sequel, More Counting. This script counts from 21 to 40. Kathleen declines the role, but the Count doesn't mind; he's been counting the leading ladies who have turned him down!
(First: Episode 2570)
Cartoon Panels flip to reveal different ways things WALK.
(First: Episode 0369)
Insert The Alphabet Dancers form a letter L.
(First: Episode 0449)
Cartoon "Beginning, Middle, End"
Artist: Sally Cruikshank
(First: Episode 2556)
2061 crane
Film A crane is shown, with a shovel and wrecking ball.
(First: Episode 1164)
Muppets Bip Bipadotta sings "Opposite Stuff".
(First: Episode 2425)
Cartoon A magician writes in his diary about the many mishaps during his performance.
(First: Episode 2053)
SCENE 4 Outside of the Fix-It Shop, the Honkers play a song. Maria thanks them, but learns the song is for the baby (as ordered by Uncle Wally).
Cartoon What's missing? (a baby)
(First: Episode 2023)
Song "What Do You Do With a Fruit?"
(First: Episode 2050)
Cartoon These Are Your Parts: The host interviews a hand.
(First: Episode 1359)
Muppets Sesame Street Game Show: Where Do I Belong?
Guy Smiley hosts a show which helps its contestants figure out where they belong.
(First: Episode 2318)
Cartoon Gerald's dog Sparky likes to pretend he's an alligator.
(First: Episode 1563)
SCENE 5 Luis returns to the Fix-It Shop to find a note from Maria, saying she's out on a walk. She returns to announce the sponsors, while Luis talks to her tummy.

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