Sonia Manzano and Oscar engaged in some light flirting at the Sesame Street at 40: A Night of Celebration with the Legendary Cast event eleven years ago. I can't remember exactly what was said, but I recall that there was some joking about a secret (innocent) love affair between Maria and Oscar sometime in the past.
As documented at Couples#Crushes, we've seen Elmo, The Count, and Herry's crushes on the human characters; has there ever been any on-screen evidence of Maria and Oscar's affections for one another? —Scott (talk) 15:24, 11 November 2020 (UTC)
- Thanks, that's a good one. Within the past year, I did an episode guide for a bit where Oscar talked David into getting angry with Maria over something trivial, but now I can't find it. And I think there's also an episode where Oscar sabotages one of their dates, but I might be crossing my streams. —Scott (talk) 03:31, 12 November 2020 (UTC)
- On a related note, here's an excerpt from Street Gang:
“During the period when Robinson was playing the front end of Snuffy, the writers created a puppy love storyline for him. It was art imitating life as the puppeteer had as big a crush on Sonia Manzano as Snuffy did on Maria. "I was able to work out feelings through Snuffy," Robinson said. "They wrote some really nice scripts about lovelorn Snuffy, and it wasn't much of a stretch for me to play. We all had crushes on her."”
- Oscar always had a special relationship with Maria. He had a special nickname for her ("Skinny"), drove her to the hospital to give birth (and then secretly called to see how she was doing), and took her to his favorite Grouch restaurant (the Don't Drop Inn). Of course, Grouch flirting is ... different, so sometimes it's hard to tell. Powers (talk) 18:35, 1 December 2020 (UTC)
- There's a scene in Episode 1055 where Oscar thinks that Maria loves him based on a paper heart he finds near his trash can. -- 05:04, 20 January 2021 (UTC)