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Maria and Luis find a babysitter
Air date December 19, 1989
Season Season 21 (1989-1990)
Written by Sara Compton
Sponsors D, Z, 15


Picture Segment Description
SCENE 1 Oscar, who is seal-sitting for Uncle Wally, tells Susan that he had a hard time getting Wolfgang the Seal out of the swimming pool. He got him out to demonstrate wet and dry. Susan is surprised Oscar is going to do something helpful, and wants to stick around to see it. Oscar warns her not to, but Susan has seen Wolfgang dry and now she wants to see him wet. When he jumps into Oscar's can, water splashes out and drenches Susan.
Animation Fred the fish needs water to swim in, and Betty the bird needs air to fly in. Vanessa the vacuum cleaner sucks up all the air and water, but can't hold it all in.
(First: Episode 2564)
Muppets Little Chrissy and the Alphabeats sing "Exit" as the audience leaves the room.
(First: Episode 0666)
Film Fay Ray subtracts three balls.
(First: Episode 2608)
Cartoon Everything you need to know about cats.
Artist: Bruce Cayard
(First: Episode 1179)

Muppets "Ladies and gentlemen, the Starlight Hotel takes great pride in presenting the world's favorite six-year-old entertainer, Miss Prairie Dawn!" Prairie sings "All By Myself" with a backup group of monsters.
(First: Episode 1824)
Cartoon D for danger, dragon, doctor, dinner, and dessert
(First: Episode 2235)
SCENE 2 Mike comes to the Fix-It Shop to retrieve his radio, but Maria and Luis haven't had time to fix it. They both love taking care of Gabi, and they both love running the Fix-It Shop, but they are finding it hard to do both things at once. Mike makes them a help wanted sign to advertise for someone to babysit and help out part time in the shop.
Cartoon A peacock counts twenty feathers on his tail.
(First: Episode 0406)
Film A man talks about his working horses.
(First: Episode 1466)
Cartoon-eat a Z.jpg
Cartoon A red armless character is stalked by the letter Z until he eats it.
(First: Episode 1340)
Film A figure skater illustrates forward and backward.
(First: Episode 0500)
Cartoon The uses of water
(First: Episode 0139)
Muppets Over the Top performs "ZZ Blues."
(First: Episode 2317)
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Animation Where does the triangle fit?
(First: Episode 1883)
SCENE 3 Big Bird reads the help wanted sign, and thinks he knows just the right babysitter. She has raised 24 of her own babies.
Cartoon A magician writes in his diary about the many mishaps during his performance.
(First: Episode 2053)

Muppets Spaceship Surprise
The crew lands on the Planet TR, where they are greeted by Trevor Trout.
(First: Episode 2607)
Song Joe Raposo sings "Me."
(First: Episode 0421)
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Cartoon Two kids argue over a cat and a dog, who chase each other around the fence.
(First: Episode 1210)
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Muppets / Celebrity Danny DeVito arrives at a bus stop, where Oscar and Bruno are also waiting. Oscar explains that it's a Grouch bus stop, which means the bus doesn't stop for them.
(First: Episode 2145)
Film Some kids watch a silent film featuring a lady in a burning house. They instruct her to "go to the EXIT!"
(First: Episode 0536)
SCENE 4 While Maria and Luis are busy interviewing potential helpers, Mike watches Gabi and shelves some stock in the back. Maria interviews Big Bird's friend, Mrs. Featherington, for the job. Mrs. Featherington has plenty of experience caring for bird babies, but they agree that she is not the right match to take care of a baby person.
Cartoon Birds pop balloons of all the letters of the alphabet, making them lowercase.
(First: Episode 2552)
Muppets Kermit shows what's inside of Herry Monster using the X-ray machine.
(First: Episode 1974)
Cartoon A white furball catches a train going through a door marked EXIT.
(First: Episode 0800)
Film Buffalo in the water (jazz soundtrack)
(First: Episode 1736)
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)
Animation A chair (voice of Martin P. Robinson) keeps bumping into things, until he finds his glasses. "See ya later!"
(First: Episode 1981)
SCENE 5 Luis interviews a woman who has never babysat in a room without a television. Maria quips that they have plenty of televisions, they're just all broken. Luis tells her it won't work out. Mike comes in, after he changed Gabi's diaper and put her to sleep. Maria and Luis tell him that they interviewed people all day, and nobody was the right fit. They realize that Mike is the right fit, and they hire him.
Cartoon A shepherd plays hide-and-seek with his sheep.
Artist: Michael Sporn
(First: Episode 2109)
Muppets Ernie has put a cookie on a lever, half of which is in a glass cage, diagonally, and wants to see if Cookie Monster can figure out how to get the cookie. Ernie will reward Cookie Monster with a box of cookies under two conditions - by not destroying the display and without his help.
(First: Episode 1774)
Film Pizza is made.
Music: Joe Raposo
(First: Episode 0416)
Cartoon Consonant Sound Limerick: Dβ€”Dog
Artist: Jeff Hale
(First: Episode 1149)
Song Bob sings Joe Raposo's "Look a Little Closer." (horse)
Muppets Muppet & Kid Moment β€” John-John wants to count backwards. Grover tells him to count backwards from 10, but he has a little trouble.
(First: Episode 0547)
SCENE 6 Mike brings Gabi to see Wolfgang, and Oscar asks him about his new job. Mike says it's more than just babysitting, it's an all-around helper. He will take the baby for a walk and sweep the floor. Oscar tells him to be sure not to sweep the baby and take the floor for a walk. Susan announces the sponsors.

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