Sesame Street
Plot Maria is interrupted at work
Air date March 2, 1982
Season Season 13 (1981-1982)
Sponsors L, N, 7
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Picture Segment Description
MariaInterruptions01
SCENE 1 Maria hastily greets the viewer, as she has a lot of work to do today at the Fix-It Shop. She hopes she doesn't get any interruptions as she heads into the back room and starts sawing.
MariaInterruptions02

MariaInterruptions03
SCENE 1 cont'd Bob enters the shop and interrupts Maria, asking if he can use her telephone. He calls to reschedule a music lesson, when Telly arrives. He calls out Maria from the back room. She tells him that she hasn't gotten around to fixing his toaster, but he too requests the use of her phone.
7owls.OG
Cartoon Seven owls
Artist: Owe Gustafson
CountCountsFlowers
Muppets The Count counts seven flowers, and then explains that he loves to count flowers because then he gets to count sneezes.
(First: Episode 0433)
Noimage
Film (live action) Polar Bears (1:20)
WeAreTheSame
Cartoon A vaudeville act of two SAME people ends when one of them falls off the stage.
(EKA: Episode 0840)
Littlethings orig
Song Joe Raposo sings "I Believe in Little Things."
(EKA: Episode 0797)
MariaInterruptions04

MariaInterruptions05
SCENE 2 Big Bird strolls down the block (singing "ABC-DEF-GHI" to himself) and discovers a new phone booth installed right in front of the Fix-It Shop. He wonders if Maria has found out about it and decides to call her; all he needs is a dime. He goes into the store and disrupts her work to get change for the phone. He makes his way back to the booth and calls Maria inside the store to tell her about the new phone.
7Bubbles
Cartoon A man blows 7 bubbles.
(EKA: Episode 1068)
Bae14
Muppets Ernie and Bert: At the beach, Ernie notices that Bert is missing; all he sees is Bert's hat. Sherlock Hemlock helps find Bert, and in the process, discovers that Ernie accidentally buried Bert under the sand.
(First: Episode 0278)
KangarooBlues
Song Joe Raposo sings "Kangaroo Blues."
(EKA: Episode 0277)
Noimage
Film An Family (1:06)
Noimage
Film Kids Make Shapes (0:27)
1297-lion
Cartoon L for Lion
(EKA: Episode 1297)
MariaInterruptions06

MariaInterruptions07
SCENE 3 Maria rants about all the interruptions she's had so far. She hopes to avoid any future ones by pouring a bunch of change on the front desk so anyone needing to use the payphone won't need to bother her. As she heads back to work, Bob takes a call on the payphone, but needs a pencil to write down the message. Sure enough, Maria is interrupted again as Bob swipes the pencil from behind her ear. Maria pounds the trash can and whines, "I can't win!"
0926p
Cartoon Junior has to jump across the pond to make the frog chorus.
(EKA: Episode 0926)
NewsFlash-BallerinaBody
Muppets / Celebrity Sesame Street News Flash
Kermit points out the different parts of ballet dancer Suzanne Farrell's body, and watches her use them to drink a glass of milk.
(EKA: Episode 1538)
Hiddenobjects
Animation Can you find the hidden objects in the picture?
Noimage
Film (live action) Crab Sorting (#47A) (0:32)
Lpoemkids
Cartoon Kids hear an L poem.
(EKA: Episode 0198)
Film-Cornbread
Film Kids at school help make cornbread.
(EKA: Episode 0879)
VisualThink-SS Muppets Visual Thinking: A hipster and a square imagine shapes.
(EKA: Episode 0448)
Gloria2
Cartoon Gloria sings the alphabet (uppercase version)
(EKA: Episode 0263)
GroverHeather
Muppets Muppet & Kid Moments: Grover demonstrates high and low by asking Heather to scratch his back.
(EKA: Episode 0787)
DogPicnic
Film Silent film: Two men (played by Richard Belzer and Brian Doyle-Murray) are about to share a picnic lunch, but first decide to try rowing a boat on the lake. A brown dog arrives and starts to eat the sandwiches. Panicking, the men try to steer the rowboat back to the shore but they can't direct the boat. Eventually, they realize that to return they must cooperate. They get back just in time to take back the last wrapped sandwich out of the dog's mouth.
(EKA: Episode 1083)
MariaChaplin.ShirtsTowels
Cast A voiceover instructs Charlie Chaplin (Maria) where to put the shirts and the towels.
(EKA: Episode 0986)
1576l
Cartoon "The Little Letter L: A Poem by Louise"
Artist: Bruce Cayard
(EKA: Episode 1570)
Eb.sitting
Muppets Ernie & Bert: Bert asks Ernie to help him carry his heavy groceries, but Ernie is too busy thinking about all the things he can do as he sits in a chair: breathing, listening, and smelling.
(EKA: Episode 1449)
AlphabetDancers-L
Insert The Alphabet Dancers form a letter L.
(EKA: Episode 0783)
LakeLillian
Cartoon A man jumps into a poster of Lake Lillian.
(EKA: Episode 0295)
Littlejerryandthemonotones
Muppets Little Jerry and the Monotones sing "Telephone Rock."
(First: Episode 0733)
Lowercase n
Cartoon "Lowercase n"
(EKA: Episode 0425)
MariaInterruptions08
SCENE 4 Forgetful Jones happens upon the new payphone, but he can't remember what the sign reads. With no one around to ask, he winds up calling Maria to ask about it. She angrily tells him what the word is and why she's in such a rotten mood. Forgetful responds by suggesting she get back to work instead of talking on the phone.
3150k
Cartoon A tiny ant pushes the huge N into its place in the alphabet.
(EKA: Episode 0868)
Cap008
Insert Three of these kids are wearing winter gear in the cold, but one is not.
(EKA: Episode 0973)
I'mpretty-original
Song David sings "I'm Pretty" over a film of fish and other sea creatures.
(EKA: Episode 0723)
Splasho.top
Cartoon The Magnificent Splasho goes from the top of the ladder to the bottom of the water tank.
ErnieCMCuppycakes
Muppets Ernie has a stack of seven cupcakes that he wants to take a picture of, but Cookie Monster keeps stealing cupcakes (which he calls "cuppycakes").
(EKA: Episode 0235)
MariaInterruptions09

MariaInterruptions10
SCENE 5 Maria comes up with a way once and for all to get some work done without being interrupted. She changes the Fix-It Shop's front door sign to "CLOSED" and takes the phone off the hook. She only gets a moment of glory before Oscar appears from their trash bin, wanting to witness the fowl mood she's in. Maria breaks down crying as the sponsors are announced.


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