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Sesame Street
Luis makes Maria huevos rancheros
Air date March 29, 1999
Season Season 30 (1998-1999)
Written by Sonia Manzano
Sponsors K, 19
Syndication 123 Sesame Street
PBS Sprout

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Picture Segment Description
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SCENE 1 While Maria is working at the Fix-It Shop, and Gabi stays over with a friend, Luis plans to cook Maria's favorite Tex-Mex meal, huevos rancheros (rancher's eggs) as a surprise. Big Bird, Baby Bear, and Rosita want to help, but Luis discovers he needs three tomatoes and one hot pepper, so Big Bird offers to get them at Hooper's Store.
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Animation Luxo Sr. examines a box. Luxo Jr. pops out of the box, demonstrating "surprise."
(First: Episode 2851)
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Muppets A baby Honker hatches from an egg and learns to honk like all the Honkers.
(First: Episode 1616)
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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 Two girls sing a reggae rendition of the alphabet.
(First: Episode 3269)
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SCENE 2 Big Bird arrives at Hooper's Store and asks Alan for the tomatoes and pepper. Maria runs into them, and is reminded of when Luis used to make huevos rancheros for her. Big Bird is careful not to spoil the surprise.
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Animation Dancing pepper pattern - which one comes next?
(First: Episode 3079)
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Muppets Zoe, in her Zoemobile, introduces the letter of the day.
(First: Episode 3819)
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Cartoon The Pink Panther - K For Karate
(First: Episode 0241)
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Muppets Worms in Space: Slimey and his fellow worm astronauts make a letter K.
(First: Episode 3743)
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Cartoon Pencil box K/k
(First: Episode 2876)
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Muppets Ernie's Show and Tell: A boy named Ben shows Ernie his map of the United States.
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SCENE 3 Big Bird tries to sneak the tomatoes and pepper back to Luis, but Maria asks for his help fixing a toaster.
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SCENE 3
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Back at the apartment, Rosita decides to go find Big Bird.
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SCENE 3
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Big Bird wonders how he'll get the ingredients to Luis if he's stuck helping Maria ...
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Film Wegman's dogs inhabit a restaurant.
(First: Episode 3786)
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Muppets Zoe introduces a Grover sketch.
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Muppets Waiter Grover: Mr. Johnson wants a hamburger, but Grover strongly suggests that he order the tomato surprise instead. Mr. Johnson relents and asks for the tomato surprise, only to find that it means a giant, talking tomato will be dining with him. Surprise!
(First: Episode 3756)
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Cartoon In a classic painting, a boy blows a bubble. It pops, and some kids yell "Surprise!"
(First: Episode 3311)
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SCENE 4 Rosita arrives at the Fix-It Shop and takes the ingredients from Big Bird, but before she can get them back to Luis, Maria asks her to stay and help with the toaster repair.
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Muppets Zoe shows the viewers her Zoemobile's horn and bell.
(First: Episode 3826)
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Cartoon Name That Sound: identify animal sounds.
(First: Episode 3587)
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Celebrity Robin Williams asks, "What's alive?" and demonstrates with his shoe.
(First: Episode 2749)
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Cartoon African quilt pattern
(First: Episode 3160)
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SCENE 5 Baby Bear and Luis finish setting the table. Luis calls Alan at Hooper's, and that's how they find out where Big Bird and Rosita are. Baby Bear leaves to fetch them - it's a bear's job.
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Film Three girls clap rhythms while naming vegetables.
(First: Episode 3051)
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Muppets Zoe, in her Zoemobile, introduces the number of the day.
(First: Episode 3819)
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Cartoon 19s in space
(First: Episode 3720)
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Film Kid mural painting #19
(First: Episode 3601)
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Animation Rap #19
(First: Episode 2560)
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SCENE 6 Rosita and Big Bird are still helping Maria at the Fix-it Shop. Baby Bear arrives, and tells Maria that her shoe is untied (so she'll look down while he gets the ingredients), but she's wearing boots. Then he pretends to be sad that Rosita and Big Bird working because he's lonely, so Maria lets them go - but Rosita forgot the ingredients because she thought Baby Bear was serious about wanting to play tag with them. Baby Bear quickly goes back and snatches the bag.
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Song "Dancing Shoes"
(First: Episode 2949)
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Cartoon K for karate
(First: Episode 0489)
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Film Kids in a park do karate kicks.
(First: Episode 3430)
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Cartoon "k" for king, kiss and key
(First: Episode 3084)
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Cast "Between You and Me" (Gina and Savion)
(First: Episode 3133)
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Muppets Does Zoe love her Zoemobile? Yes!
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Animation The word LOVE is formed on paper.
(First: Episode 3564)
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SCENE 7 Maria comes home from work, and is surprised by what she sees on the dinner table. "I should work late more often," she remarks.
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Muppets Elmo's World: Food
(First: Episode 3816)
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SCENE 8 Maria enjoys the huevos rancheros. Big Bird, Baby Bear and Rosita are asleep, exhausted from cooking. Luis announces the sponsors.


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