Sesame Street
Maria goes to the hospital
Air date November 18, 1996
(season premiere)
Season Season 28 (1996-1997)
Written by John Weidman
Directed by Lisa Simon
Sponsors 10, E, R
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StreetScenes
Picture Segment Description
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SCENE 1 Luis welcomes the viewer just before dinner. Gabi has invited Big Bird over and the two play a game where Maria pretends to be the animal of their choice. In the midst of pretending she's a cow driver, Maria suddenly experiences pain in her stomach.
Toon.AnnieEyeball.air
Cartoon Dr. Annie Eyeball, PhD., looks at breathing.
Artist: Bruce Cayard
(First: Episode 2586)
3979e
Song Joe Raposo sings "Take a Breath." (re-filmed version)
(First: Episode 2518)
3853-27
Muppets Muppet & Kid MomentSamantha says she'll count to eleven for Grover, but she can't help getting to twelve.
10sideddancing
Animation Ten masked dancers are counted.
Artist: Karen Aqua
(First: Episode 3102)
Elmo-Ragtime
Muppets Elmo dances to "What's Your Number?" by Count Basie.
3136z
Cartoon The dancing birds dance fast and slow.
Artist: Karen Aqua
(First: Episode 3072)
3988m

3988m1
Celebrity Ray Charles sings the Alphabet Song, and various celebrities join in, including Michael Jeter, Patrick Stewart, Tony Bennett, Shari Lewis, Lamb Chop, Harry Belafonte, Grover, David Robinson, and Ellen DeGeneres.
GloriaGlobe.trash
Cartoon Gloria Globe appears sick and ailing, because of pollution and damage to the planet. Only by taking better care of the Earth can Gloria become well again.
(First: Episode 2781)
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SCENE 2 Luis is on hold with the doctor over the phone, while Big Bird makes his on theories regarding the doctor. Luis gets through to the doctor and describes Maria's symptoms. The doctor advises she come to the hospital.
Jodigoestothedoctor
Film Jodi goes to the doctor for a check-up.
4111zj
Cartoon "A Number 10 from Tennessee"
Artist: Gene Barretta
Spacefrogs.10
Animation Space frogs count to 10.
(First: Episode 3109)
4139t
Cartoon Number Guy: "How Many Pigs Will Jump Into This Mud?" The answer is 10.
(First: Episode 3390)
3978d
Muppets Grover interrupts the program for the Weather Bulletin and attempts to announce the weather, but it changes, making it difficult for him to keep up. In conclusion, tomorrow's weather would be partly sunny, partly rainy, and partly snowy,... and partly windy! Grover then returns the viewers back to their regularly scheduled program and adds that he needs a different job.
3979zc
Song "It's a Long Hard Road, But I'm Gonna Get There."
(First: Episode 3398)
Toon.Jillhill
Cartoon Jill walks up a hill to pick a daffodil.
Artist: Jim Jinkins
(First: Episode 2538)
Wegmandogs.Jackbenimble
Film Wegman's dogs: "Jack Be Nimble"
3958w1
Cartoon Suzie Kabloozie sings about the things she can imagine herself doing "In My Head."
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SCENE 3 The group arrives at the hospital and Luis begins checking Maria in. Big Bird tries to explain how it happened, describing her cow routine, when Luis suggests he and Gabi sit aside while the grown-ups talk.
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SCENE 3 cont'd Big Bird tries comforting Gabi, assuring her he knows the hospital procedures. He recalls his time in the hospital (showing footage from Sesame Street Home Video Visits the Hospital). Luis comes by to report Maria's starting her examination and is sure she'll be fine.
3505hives
Cartoon "How I Got the Hives," a true story by Corky Pumpkin.
Artist: ArtistMike
(First: Episode 3353)
Insideherry
Muppets Kermit shows what's inside of Herry Monster using the X-ray machine.
(First: Episode 1974)
3816p
Cartoon Leaves form R and r
(First: Episode 3110)
R-menu
Song "Letter R Menu"
3853-05
Cartoon A capital and lower-case R appear on sheets of paper.
(First: Episode 3127)
3136m
Song "Jump" (soul)
(First: Episode 3136)
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SCENE 4 Luis re-affirms to Big Bird his cow routine has nothing to do with Maria's ailment. Dr. Colburn (Noah Wyle) reports to the family and states Maria is fine, but they wish to continue tests to figure out what made her feel ill. Big Bird knows what isn't the cause - pretending to be a cow.
Painting.babysteps
Animation In a Van Gogh painting, a baby takes its first steps to Papa.
(First: Episode 3492)
Letters.WALK
Film The letters in the word WALK across the street and through the park.
3154s
Muppets The Oinker Sisters sing "A New Way to Walk." ("MacTV" intro cut)
(EKA: Episode 2268)
4140-schoolsupplies
Animation Writing utensils form the upper and lowercase letter E.
(First: Episode 2880)
4000p
Animation Planting Letters: E
(First: Episode 3009)
4129x
Animation E / e Gregorian chant
(First: Episode 3300)
3142e
Film Feet wearing all different types of shoes dance.
(First: Episode 2601)
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SCENE 5 Dr. Colburn tells Luis that Maria has a possible stomach virus and wishes to keep her overnight for examination. He also remembers Luis' connection to the Fix-It Shop (Luis had previously fixed his brother Aaron's toaster) and asks him to fix the hospital toaster.
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SCENE 5 cont'd Big Bird and Gabi find Maria, who's wheeled into the lobby. She's feeling better thanks to the hospital's medicine, so Big Bird thinks they're ready to leave. Gabi learns her mom must stay overnight, which doesn't please her. They all follow Dr. Colburn as he brings them to Maria's room.
Song.moonshine
Cartoon Jerry Nelson sings "Moonshine."
(First: Episode 2775)
ElmoWinston
Muppets Elmo and Winston, a beluga whale, demonstrate the word LOVE.
3978j
Cartoon "Felines"
(First: Episode 3278)
3853-15
Film Jaws spoof with the letter R.
(First: Episode 3351)
3995s
Song "Big R and Little R" (Christopher Cerf)
(First: Episode 3273)
4128zc
Animation R for robot, rabbit, run, read, rock, rocket.
(First: Episode 3088)
2096w
Muppets Ernie sings "Dance Myself to Sleep."
(First: Episode 1705)
Colombia
Animation "We Are Kids From Far and Wide" - Colombia
(First: Episode 2769)
IFeelTotallyProud
Song John Pizzarelli sings about feeling "happy and proud" on your birthday.
(First: Episode 3421)
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SCENE 6 The family and Big Bird check out Maria's room and Maria leaves some instructions for Gabi and Luis while she's gone. Visiting hours are over and Big Bird leaves Radar with Maria, so she'll have some company overnight.
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SCENE 6 cont'd As they head out, Luis tells Dr. Colburn that the hospital toaster will have to spend the night in the Fix-It Shop until it gets better. Once they leave, Dr. Colburn announces the sponsors.


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