Sesame Street
Rosita the translator
Air date March 30, 1993
Season Season 24 (1992-1993)
Written by Sonia Manzano
Sponsors I, P, 5


Picture Segment Description
SCENE 1 Maria greets the viewer in Spanish, and Rosita does it in English. Rosita starts to feel proud of being a translator, and wants to keep going, even while Maria works at the Fix-It Shop.
Song "Conga Counting Song"
(First: Episode 2778)
Cartoon Don't be a Snerd when you sneeze.
Artist: Bruce Cayard
(First: Episode 1487)
Muppets The Twiddlebugs attempt to exit a roller skating rink.
(First: Episode 1468)
Cartoon P for Planet
(First: Episode 2008)
Film Michael introduces his friend to the Afro-Brazilian martial art Capoeira.
(First: Episode 2752)
Animation "Five Waltzing Chairs"
Artist: Jane Aaron
(First: Episode 2983)

SCENE 2 While Maria works, Rosita sees Big Bird approaching, and reminds her to speak only in Spanish while Rosita translates. Maria speaks Spanish while Big Bird brings his unicycle over to be fixed, and Luis brings her flowers. Big Bird understands what she says to Luis when they embrace, pointing out that "You don't have to know Spanish to know love when you see it."
Cartoon A cartoon shows a few Spanish words - which are also English words.
Artist: Fred Garbers
(First: Episode 3011)
Muppets On a tropical island, Bert, Cookie Monster, Grover, and a Caribbean Anything Muppet back-up band sing "Take a Rest."
Animation Sand P/p
(First: Episode 0634)
Film A class goes on a field trip to Prospect Park, where Ranger Roseanne gives them a tour.
(First: Episode 2944)
Cartoon Bruce the moose invites Toulouse LaGoose over for juice.
(First: Episode 2498)
Song Lillian sings "Face Facts."
(First: Episode 2760)
SCENE 3 Maria finishes fixing Big Bird's unicycle, and Big Bird comes back to pick it up. He tells Maria that her speaking Spanish has inspired him to re-learn his first language, bird talk. He tweets three long message, which, when translated, turn out to be "Thanks", "Good job", and "Bye". Just as he starts to ride on his unicycle, he crashes, and it needs to be fixed again.
Film Two girls count to 5 as they clap.
(First: Episode 3007)
Muppets Farmer Ernie sings "Grow High Grow Low" about how some plants grow high while some grow low.
(First: Episode 2448)
Cartoon P for Penguin
Artist: Jeff Hale
(First: Episode 1190)
Song 14 Karat Soul sings about what's "Down Below the Street".
(First: Episode 2556)
Muppets Guy Smiley hosts "What's Prairie's Problem?" in which contestants try to figure out why Prairie Dawn can't use one of her senses (i.e., which part of her face is covered).
(First: Episode 2466)
Cartoon "Animal Elevator": 1-10
(First: Episode 2530)

SCENE 4 A customer calls the Fix-it Shop, and Rosita insists that she do more translating for her. The customer is thrown off base when he hears all that Spanish, and hangs up, thinking he dialed the wrong number. Maria tells Rosita that she doesn't need to translate her Spanish into English all the time, so Rosita decides instead to translate her English into Spanish.
Animation The word TELEPHONE is displayed, followed by a ringing telephone.
(First: Episode 3048)
Muppets Phil Harmonic hosts another evening at the Nestropolitan Opera, featuring a performance by Placido Flamingo, "The Telephone of Brazil", to the tune of "Finiculi Finicula".
(EKA: Episode 2457)
Animation I / i candles
Song Christopher Cerf sings "I'm a Manatee."
(First: Episode 3069)
Muppets / Celebrity Tim Robbins and Elmo talk about surprise.
(First: Episode 2766)
Cartoon A man tries to figure out where a squeaky sound is coming from; it turns out to be a giant's squeaky shoes. "Surprise!"
(First: Episode 0770)
SCENE 5 Having been pushed away by Maria, Rosita decides to be a translator for Oscar. It bothers Oscar so much that he goes back into his can, then Rosita asks him if she can stop (she's becoming tired of translating).
Animation Ornate I's swing through the air to a song.
(First: Episode 2921)
Muppets The Rhymies go camping, but a bear disrupts their campsite.
(First: Episode 1389)
Cartoon A toothbrush talks to a mouth about what could happen if not taken care of.
(First: Episode 1476)
Film Saxophone factory.
(First: Episode 1446)
Muppets Grover, on a surfboard, demonstrates near and far.
(First: Episode 2859)
Cartoon Leanna Williams must save the world by cleaning it.
Artist: ArtistMike
(First: Episode 2839)
SCENE 6 At night, while walking home from the Fix-it Shop, Luis and Maria sing a song about how it's "Twice as Nice" to speak more than one language.
Animation "¡Él juega beisbol!"
(First: Episode 2101)
Muppets Sesame Street News Flash: The miller's daughter is in danger of losing her baby if she cannot guess the first name of Rumpelstiltskin. Kermit offers a hotline, Sesame Street-555, for people to call in and help her. The name ends up being Bruce Rumpelstiltskin, but unfortunately for Kermit, he picked the wrong place to hide: the baby's carriage!
(First: Episode 0724)
Film Fireworks Alphabet
(First: Episode 1104)
SCENE 7 Rosita brings two kids over so they can announce the sponsors in Spanish.

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