Sesame Street
Maria's pregnancy — Maria cleans to prepare for the baby
Air date May 10, 1989
Season Season 20 (1988-1989)
Written by Luis Santeiro
Sponsors J, V, 8


Picture Segment Description
SCENE 1 Luis takes a call from his Tio Jose, while Maria cleans the apartment to get ready for the baby (though Luis would prefer she take it easy).
Cartoon What Do You Do With a Pet?
(First: Episode 0465)
Muppets Sesame Street News Flash
Kermit, doing a "slow-breaking human interest story," asks monsters at a day care center what they want to be when they grow up, and every time they tell him, he rewards them with a cookie. Cookie Monster, posing as a baby ("Cry cry cry, sniffle sniffle sniffle"), claims he wants to be an orthodontist. However, Kermit gets wise to his scheme, and instead rewards him with a wind-up toy bridge of false teeth.
(First: Episode 1322)
Cartoon A detective sees a lever and wonders what will happen if he pulls it.
Film Kids narrate footage of whales.
(First: Episode 1266)
Muppets Grover is about to talk about rhymes when a fox shows him a box that has locks and a hand inside that knocks and drops rocks and socks. An ox comes by and reveals he's the owner of the box. After all the commotion, Grover tries to finish his talk, but can't think of any rhymes.
(First: Episode 2572)
Cartoon 7 chicks plus 1 alligator makes 8.
Artist: Owe Gustafson
(First: Episode 1510)
SCENE 2 Maria has gone to Hooper's Store to relax a little. She minds the store while David makes a delivery and finds herself cleaning around the store as well.
Film / Song "At the Animal Doctor": Two boys take their dog to the vet
(First: Episode 1016)
Muppets The Two-Headed Monster blows bubbles.
(First: Episode 1738)
Cartoon Consonant Sound: J, jaguar
(First: Episode 1144)
Animation Teeny Little Super Guy shows his friend Harry the importance of sleep.
(First: Episode 2047)
Cast Gordon sings "I Heard My Dog Bark" as Susan, Bob, Uncle Wally, and some kids make the animal sounds.
(First: Episode 2169)
Cartoon A bird talks to a girl about what's inside the street. When she questions his credibility, he stammers, "A little worm told me!"
Artist: John Korty
(First: Episode 1918)
Muppets Cookie Monster and Diana talk about ideas.
(First: Episode 2582)
Cartoon The Ringmaster showcases eight skating penguins.
(First: Episode 1291)
Film Trees are very nice places, for animals and for people.
(First: Episode 0455)
Cartoon V for volcano
(First: Episode 1980)
Muppets The Bicuspids sing "Kids Just Love to Brush."
(First: Episode 2060)
Film A man makes a shadow puppet of a dog.
(First: Episode 0601)
Cartoon Dr. Annie Eyeball studies wet things which eventually become dry.
Artist: Bruce Cayard
SCENE 3 Maria is about to head home, when she gets an idea to teach the viewer about litter. Oscar can't believe his ears when she asks him to throw some trash all over the sidewalk, which she then starts to clean up.
Cartoon Un pajaro.
(First: Episode 1977)
Muppets Harry Belafonte and The Count sing "Coconut Counting Man."
(First: Episode 1692)
Cartoon Two men, one named Virgil Veep, discuss the letter V as they stand atop a capital V.
(First: Episode 0110)
Muppets Captain Breakfast unsuccessfully encourages a little girl to eat breakfast, the most important meal of the day.
(First: Episode 1492)
Cartoon Four plus one makes five.
(First: Episode 0568)

Film A boy narrates a film of what happens when it changes from fall to winter.
(First: Episode 2459)
Cartoon A sleepy man counts 8 sheep. (Spanish version)
(First: Episode 2188)
SCENE 4 Big Bird asks if Maria can clean his nest next, but she's now out of her cleaning mood. They sit on the stoop and take it easy, when Maria feels a sudden pushing from her chest. The two count between pushes to determine whether the baby is coming or not.
Cartoon Which legs belong on the man?
(First: Episode 1691)
Muppets Ernie & BertErnie realizes that Bert's not home and that he can do whatever he wants. He acts out a typical scenario in which he plays the radio loud and Bert tells him to turn it down ... but it doesn't feel the same without Bert around.
(First: Episode 1949)
Video Triangle in space (David voiceover)
(First: Episode 1548)
Film A garfish swims around.
(First: Episode 0254)
Muppets Kermit the Frog sings "It's Alive."
(First: Episode 2029)
Cartoon A little man misplaces his J under his hat.
(First: Episode 0231)
SCENE 5 Big Bird has counted over 100 seconds and there doesn't seem to be any indication the baby is coming. He goes off to play in the meantime. As David announces the sponsors, Maria feels more pushing coming on and Big Bird comes back to count some more.

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