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Luis finds a use for a pile of sand
Air date December 18, 1989
Season Season 21 (1989-1990)
Written by Nancy Sans
Production October 19, 1989
Sponsors P, X, 7

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Picture Segment Description
SCENE 1 Maria is wrapping a package to send to her mother when Sonny Friendly appears with his Travelling Game Show. To win, she must find two words that rhyme with "grand". Maria wants nothing to do with the game, and finishes wrapping her package, remarking that it worked out better than she had "planned". She still refuses to play, and asks if Sonny can give her a "hand" tying the package. Maria's prize also rhymes with "grand": it is a big pile of sand, which he dumps in front of the Fix-It Shop's door.
Cartoon Two hippie kids wonder how to make their droopy plant grow.
(First: Episode 1484)
Muppets Kermit the Frog sings "When I Listen".
(First: Episode 1760)
Film A girl narrates a film of herself taking care of her horse, Strawberry.
Muppets The Two-Headed Monster read the word "honk."
(First: Episode 1653)
Cartoon P is for Pack.
(First: Episode 0504)
SCENE 2 Maria and Luis ponder what to do with the sand. Telly's idea is to get a bunch of little boxes and fill them with sand to give to all their friends. Maria and Luis don't want to do that, so Telly asks if he can have a little box of sand for himself. Luis realizes he should make a sandbox. Telly thinks they will need all the sand they can get, and puts the sand from his little box back.
Song "Elbows and Knees"
Cartoon Seven Piglets
Artist: Owe Gustafson
(First: Episode 1546)
Muppets Monsterpiece Theater: The Taming of the Shoe
"Grovero" is accompanied by a talking shoe, whom he convinces to cooperate with him and help him get to the Padua Mall.
(First: Episode 2587)
Cartoon Panels flip to reveal different ways things WALK.
(First: Episode 0369)
SCENE 3 Mr. MacIntosh tells Maria and Luis that he would use that sand for a dancing school. He has Savion show the kids how to soft-shoe.
Cartoon "Seven Sweet Sopranos" on a shaky piano
Artist: Paul Fierlinger
(First: Episode 1656)

Muppets Ernie & Bert β€” The Count Sleeps Over at Ernie & Bert's (Part 1)
The Count sleeps in Bert's bed while Bert sleeps on the couch. Ernie tells The Count that he can count sheep to get to sleep, but it never dawned on Ernie that the Count never gets tired of counting. He stays up all night counting sheep, to Ernie's detriment.
(First: Episode 0941)
Cartoon The moon listens to everyone say "Good night" in different languages.
(First: Episode 2243)
Muppets Ernie & Bert: The Count Sleeps Over at Ernie & Bert's (Part 2)
It's the next morning. The Count had a good night, but he didn't sleep. His counting kept Ernie up, and now Ernie is walking and counting like a zombie.
(First: Episode 0941)
Song "What to Do Before We Eat?" We wash our hands, not our feet.
Animation: Paul Fierlinger
(First: Episode 1594)
Cartoon The letter X
(First: Episode 0482)
Muppets At the beach, the Twiddlebugs notice that only Thomas has a beach umbrella, which they decide to share. They soon realize that they have no idea where the ocean is.
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SCENE 4 It is then revealed that the beach the Twiddlebugs are on is actually the pile of sand, as Maria and Luis watch their habits.
Cartoon Fisherman Jones demonstrates in, on, and under with the help of a big fish.
(First: Episode 0370)
ABC Cookie Monster.jpg
Muppets Muppet & Kid Moment β€” Kermit & Joey sing The Alphabet Song.
(First: Episode 0426)
Cartoon Animated quilt patterns
(First: Episode 1470)
Muppets Big Bird presents the letter X, but it is upside down.
(First: Episode 1426)
Cartoon How they say "good night" in Haiti and in India.
(First: Episode 1824)
Muppets Guy Smiley sings "I'll Love You in Springtime."
(First: Episode 2088)
Film Kids play in the snow.
Music: Joe Raposo
(First: Episode 0292)
Cartoon P - Pyramid.
(First: Episode 2061)
SCENE 5 Telly and Juliet are playing in the sand with Freddy. They imagine Freddy is climbing a mountain of sand, gets picked up by a huge flying rhinoceros, parachutes out of a plane, and gets caught in the sand. Luis comes to take the sand to the sandbox, but Telly, Juliet, and Maria tell him to wait, because they can't just leave their imaginary game with Freddy stuck in the sand. Luis's solution: "And then, along came Luis and dug Freddy out of the sand with his bare hands." Freddy asks what he can do to repay Luis, and Luis says he can help fill up the sand box.
Pinball 07.jpg Cartoon Pinball Number Count #7
Artist: Jeff Hale
(First: Episode 0989)
Muppets Ernie & Bert β€” Ernie is sad because it's raining, and he can't play baseball. Bert encourages him to imagine that he's playing instead. In Ernie's imagination, he hits a high fly ball that lands in the ocean. Bert tells Ernie that the sun is out, and he can go out and play now. Ernie says that he can't play -- his ball fell in the ocean.
(First: Episode 0410)
Film Peacock.
Music by Joe Raposo
(First: Episode 0278)
SCENE 6 Telly likes the sandbox that Luis and Maria built, but Juliet worries that they won't be able to play in it because all the sand is still in front of the Fix-It Shop. They create a bucket brigade with the kids to bring the sand to the sandbox.
Cartoon A detective sees a lever and wonders what will happen if he pulls it.
(First: Episode 2613)
Song Patti LaBelle sings "Oh, How I Miss My X."
(First: Episode 2168)
Cartoon A spring bounces under and over animals.
(First: Episode 1236)
SCENE 7 Telly and the kids play in the sandbox. Luis and Telly announce the sponsors.

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