Sesame Street
Plot Maria and Luis love each other
Air date January 22, 1988
Season Season 19 (1987-1988)
Sponsors R, U, 11


Picture Segment Description

SCENE 1 Telly has a "Monster on the Spot" interview with Maria and Luis, who just found out that they love each other. They explain that they'll still love each other tomorrow, despite Telly's concerns about harsh weather interfering with their relationship.
Cartoon A boy shares his bubbles with some kids dancing in a field.
(EKA: Episode 2367)
Muppets Ernie and Bert: Ernie thinks that he isn't special. Bert tells Ernie to feel his nose -- "That's an Ernie nose!" -- and then feel his hair, and wiggle his fingers. Bert says that nobody else is just like Ernie. Encouraged, Ernie tells the audience to do the same.
(First: Episode 0276)
Film A construction machine and a horse look similar.
(EKA: Episode 2365)
Muppets Muppet & Kid Moments: Kermit and Brian talk about the difference between here and there.
(First: Episode 0127)
Cartoon A pencil tries to write the word DANCE.
(EKA: Episode 2096)

SCENE 2 Big Bird invites Maria and some kids to play hide-and-seek with him. Maria boasts that no one ever finds her when she hides, however, while Big Bird practices his counting in Spanish, he somehow has the ability to find where Maria is hiding (without peeking) so he can ask her what numero comes next.
Song "It's A Lovely Eleven Morning"
Artist: Bud Luckey
(EKA: Episode 0514)
Film Water water water ... it's everywhere!
(EKA: Episode 0154)
Cartoon A shoemaker shows how he measures (human) feet with his ruler.
(EKA: Episode 0760)
Muppets An Anything Muppet family sings "Let's Go Driving."
(EKA: Episode 2363)
Film Lemurs rest on tree branches.
Music: Joe Raposo
(EKA: Episode 0754)
Celebrity Sid Caesar and Tatyana Ali practice showing their emotions.
Film In Alaska, a sculptor makes carvings of cold climate animals.
Music: Jeff Lass
(EKA: Episode 2365)
Cartoon A boy needs a letter U to complete the word UP.
(EKA: Episode 0869)
Muppets Ernie and Bert: Ernie keeps taking glasses of water outside the apartment. Bert thinks of possible uses Ernie could have for this water. As it turns out, the kitchen faucet is broken, and Ernie's trying to get rid of the water before the apartment floods!
(EKA: Episode 0669)
Cartoon Is no one afraid of The Big Bad Wolf?
SCENE 3 Maria has difficulty fixing an antique clock, when The Amazing Mumford shows up to help. His magic does put all the parts back into the clock, but it also shifts the numbers on the clock around, so Maria and Michelle have to put them back in the right order. When she sees if the chimes work, all she hears is a series of rusty clunks, clangs, and honks.
Cartoon Sign Cartoons: Hand
Song Joe Raposo sings "Frog Struggle Song."
(EKA: Episode 0592)
Muppets Clementine works at the Double Bar "R" Ranch; Gladys the Cow applies for a job there.
Cartoon Gordon voiceover R/r
Insert Snuffy shows Susan and some kids how to do "The Snuffle Shuffle."
Film As a boy plays with a tugboat in the bathtub, we watch footage of a real tugboat.
(EKA: Episode 1086)
Cartoon U for uniform.
(EKA: Episode 0839)
Muppets Sesame Street News Flash
Humpty Dumpty has fallen off a wall, and Kermit interviews one of the king's horses. Humpty is put together again, but then Kermit gives him a congratulatory slap on the back, and he falls off again.
(EKA: Episode 0705)
Film Kids play in the snow.
Music: Joe Raposo
(EKA: Episode 1168)
Cartoon At the Pride Day Ceremony, Donald is waiting to describe his proudest accomplishment, and is initially unsure of himself next to other impressive students. He finally proudly acclaims his achievement, tying his shoes all by himself.
Artist: John Korty
(EKA: Episode 2254)

SCENE 4 The Count comes across Maria and Luis reading a Spanish love poem to each other. He reads them a famous poem by Elizabeth Barrett Browning, "Sonnet 43," which begins with "How do I love thee? Let me count the ways ..." When the poem is finished, he adds his own verses, being the counting enthusiast he is.
Animation Eleven Cheer
(EKA: Episode 0514)

Muppets Camp Wannagohoma: Grover tries to show the campers what is alive in the forest, but they keep correcting him.
Animation A snail shell is uncovered in the sand.
(EKA: Episode 2058)
Cartoon A caveman finds a rock on the ground, and visualizes the invention of the wheel and the car, ultimately deciding to toss the rock away: "Who needs it?"
(EKA: Episode 1049)

SCENE 5 At night, the Count is still reading his verses, but Maria and Luis have to go home. She gives Luis a kiss before they depart, and even gives one to the Count, who remarks, "Well, at least I got 2 'good nights.'" Big Bird announces the sponsors and says "good night" to the Count, which makes 3. A credit crawl follows.


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