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Sesame Street
When Maria was young
Air date November 19, 1997
Season Season 29 (1997-1998)
Written by Cathi Rosenberg-Turow
Sponsors U, 9

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Picture Segment Description
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SCENE 1 Frazzle stops by into Maria and Gabi's apartment, where the two are thumbing through a box of old photos. Maria comes across a baby photo of herself, but Frazzle can't believe she used to be so young. Gabi imagines her mom as a baby being rocked in a carriage by her grandmother. Maria looks for a photo of her when she was a little older.
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Cartoon A girl sits on her mom's lap in a Picasso painting.
(First: Episode 3318)
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Muppets Two-Headed Monster: MOM.
(First: Episode 1481)
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Film How to say "butterfly" in sign language
(First: Episode 3341)
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Muppets Elmo sees a butterfly, and wants to give it a kiss.
Part 1
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Animation In a painting, a man flips a coin, and it flies in and out of buildings.
(First: Episode 3291)
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Muppets Cookie Monster and Zoe demonstrate "inside" and "outside"; Cookie takes a cookie outside of the box, and puts it inside his mouth and tummy.
(First: Episode 3593)
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Song "There's a Lot of Different Ways to Get to School" (sung by Jerry Nelson)
(First: Episode 2751)
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Cartoon A little boy asks his big brother questions about what happens at school. (new music added)
Artist: John Korty
(First: Episode 1877)
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Muppets Elmo continues chasing the butterfly.
Part 2
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Animation "Family Dance"
Artist: Karen Aqua
(First: Episode 3487)
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SCENE 2 They find a photo of Maria as a young girl, fixing a bike with her grandfather. Frazzle isn't convinced she could be a baby and a young girl, as Gabi imagines the scenario behind the photo. Gabi suggests she find a teenage photo to help Frazzle get the point.
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Cartoon "Big Kid Photo Album"
(First: Episode 3441)
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Muppets Elmo continues chasing the butterfly, vowing not to give up.
Part 3
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Cartoon A man jumps up onto an UP. (new music sting added)
(First: Episode 0546)
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Celebrity Melissa Etheridge sings "Like the Way U Does."
(First: Episode 3529)
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Cartoon U knocks on the door of P's apartment. When she answers the door, they go UP.
Artist: ArtistMike
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Muppets Elmo notices that the butterfly is chasing him now.
Part 4
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Song "I'm Holdin' Your Hand" (while crossing the street)
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Cartoon Look both ways before you cross the street
Artist: Ray Favata
(First: Episode 1397)
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Muppets Muppet & Kid Moment β€” Grover asks Jesse to define marriage. They conclude that married people kiss, hug, live together, and help each other.
(First: Episode 2441)
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Animation Portraits of kids display the alphabet.
Artist: Lisa Crafts
(First: Episode 3203)
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SCENE 3 Frazzle finally sees a resemblance when he's shown a teenage photo of Maria, as well as one from when Luis moved to the street (actually a snapshot from episode 2404). They also see a photo from their wedding day (shown in a flashback). Maria has another photo that'll be a surprise.
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Film The letter U dances at the beach.
(First: Episode 3529)
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Muppets SuperBaby finds the letter U.
(First: Episode 3595)
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Cartoon Students raise their hands and name words that begin with "U."
Artist: Fred Garbers
(First: Episode 3553)
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Muppets Elmo continues chasing the butterfly.
Part 5
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Song "We're All Growin'"
(First: Episode 3141)
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Cartoon I Love You, in American Sign Language
Artist: Steve Finkin
(First: Episode 1170)
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Muppets Big Bird's Video Postcards: Big Bird visits the Green Market in Union Square. He thinks the food comes out of packaging, but his friends show him how food is grown on their farm.
(First: Episode 3435)
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Animation A walk through a neighborhood made of paper and photographic characters.
(First: Episode 3583)
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Muppets Elmo looks for the butterfly, not knowing it's landed on his head.
Part 6
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Film A girl dances her way into her family portrait.
(First: Episode 3119)
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SCENE 4 Maria now finds a photo of herself and Susan when she was pregnant with Gabi. She shows more from when when she was born (with flashbacks) and Frazzle finally gets understands how the life cycle works. He runs off to get something to show them.
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Song "Say Cheese"
(First: Episode 3146)
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Muppets Ernie & Bert β€” Ernie has a plan to help him sleep - counting backwards from 10. Once he finishes his countdown, Bert thinks he's fallen asleep, but Ernie claims it didn't work. He then tries counting backwards from 40.
(First: Episode 3523)
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Cartoon A juggling bear helps a little girl learn to juggle. (new music)
(First: Episode 1834)
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Film Nicholas is now old enough to rollerblade, and ride a bike without training wheels.
(First: Episode 3514)
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Muppets Right when Elmo gives up chasing the butterfly, it gives him a kiss, which makes Elmo want to give it a hug.
Part 7
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Cartoon Underwater, there's a 9
(First: Episode 3283)
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Film Milo Counting: 9
(First: Episode 3578)
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Cartoon Number Guy: "How Many Sheep Will Jump Over My Bed?" The answer is 9.
(First: Episode 3364)
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Film Rodrigo lives in the Philippines. He and his family like spending a day at the park.
(First: Episode 3219)
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Cartoon A report on homes around the world.
(First: Episode 1711)
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Muppets "Something Always Comes Between Us"
(First: Episode 3231)
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Cartoon Anansi the Spider tells a story of how he helped the monkey and the baboon reach a compromise.
(First: Episode 3361)
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Song "Beautiful Baby" (remake)
(First: Episode 3549)
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SCENE 5 Frazzle returns with his own baby picture. The Count then announces the sponsors.
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COMING SOON Coming Soon on Sesame Street: The letter X quits the alphabet!


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