Sesame Street
Plot Maria and Luis return home
Air date November 18, 1988
Season Season 20 (1988-1989)
Written by John Weidman
Sponsors S, W, 6

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Picture Segment Description
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SCENE 1 Susan has a postcard from Maria and Luis that says they went fishing, and to see what they caught, ask David.
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SCENE 1
cont'd
David's postcard says they caught an old boot, which they couldn't eat for dinner. To see what they ate, ask Telly.
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SCENE 1
cont'd
Telly's postcard says they ate fried chicken for dinner and danced under the stars, but they had to stop suddenly. To see why, ask Gina.
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SCENE 1
cont'd
Gina's postcard says dancing was romantic, but running into the tent together to get out of the rain was even more romantic.
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SCENE 1
cont'd
Susan reads Elmo's postcard, which says they'll be back on Friday (today!). Gina suggests to Telly that they do something special for them, and he falls over with excitement at the opportunity to do so.
W-Wash
Cartoon W for Wash
WLovers
Muppets Bert sings the national anthem for The National Association of W Lovers.
(First: Episode 0366)
Signman.School
Cartoon Sign Man: SCHOOL
After a bunch of kids come running by, a girl goes before the man and says it's Saturday. That leaves him to say: "No school."
(EKA: Episode 1416)
1396h
Film The Steam Shovel
(EKA: Episode 1144)
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Cartoon SALIDA (train)
(EKA: Episode 0813)
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SCENE 2 Gina, Telly, and Juliet make a welcome home sign for Maria and Luis. Telly and Juliet insist that they add Maria and Luis' names to it, so they know it's for them. Then they keep adding more things they want it to say, like "we missed you", "we hope you had a great trip", and that they hope they didn't get an earache or a sore throat.
Wandawitch1
Cartoon "Wanda the Witch"
Animation by Tee Collins
(First: Episode 0001)
Hardworkindog
Song "Cow Dog Song"
(EKA: Episode 0796)
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SCENE 3 Gina finally finishes writing everything Telly and Juliet want on the welcome home sign.
20Moonlight
Cartoon Moonlight count to 20
(First: Episode 1456)
Insideherry
Muppets Kermit shows what's inside of Herry Monster using the X-ray machine.
(EKA: Episode 1974)
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Cartoon A little boy puts his mother's mail in the mailbox.
(First: Episode 1497)
GroverJesse.Marriage
Muppets Muppet & Kid MomentGrover asks Jesse to define marriage. They conclude that married people hug, kiss, live together, and help each other.
Alligator-elephant
Cartoon An alligator and an elephant chat about how to remember their names.
(EKA: Episode 1343)
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SCENE 4 Luis and Maria have finished packing the Sloppy Jalopy, when Duane and Ingrid come to say goodbye. They present them with gifts that will help them remember their honeymoon: the rock with which they tried to open a can of beans, the unopened can, a log from their first campfire, and the boot they fished out of the lake. They don't have room in their apartment for all that, so they just take the boot. They try to leave, but the car won't start.
2096v
Cartoon A girl inflates a balloon in the shape of an S.
(First: Episode 0414)
Erniebertstring
Muppets Ernie & BertBert notices that Ernie has a piece of string tied on his finger. He says that it helps to remind him it's there and so on. The string on the last finger is there to remind him that they're out of string.
(First: Episode 0163)
Toon-LionMouseHelp
Cartoon A lion and mouse help each other.
GordonWand
Cast Gordon and the word "wand."
Prettyfish-refilm
Song David sings "I'm Pretty" over a film of fish and other sea creatures.
Refilmed version
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SCENE 5 Elmo has written a book to show Maria and Luis all the things he did while they were gone. He ate breakfast, played, flew a kite, and slept. He pastes a piece of toast in the book because his toaster broke and they will have to fix it when they get back. Gina decides to wait in that very spot until they return.
6snakes
Cartoon 6 mice, 6 snakes, 6 fish, 6 monkeys, 6 witches (no voiceover)
(EKA: Episode 2179)
Carassembly
Film Car assembly
(EKA: Episode 0543)
ItzhakPerlman with girl
Celebrity Itzhak Perlman and a girl demonstrate their strengths and weaknesses.
(EKA: Episode 1563)
Wilbur
Cartoon W For Wilbur
(EKA: Episode 0433)
Mpiece.39stairs
Muppets Monsterpiece Theater: "The 39 Stairs"
(EKA: Episode 2342)
3026.5cubes
Cartoon One cube plus two equals three. Three cubes plus two equals five.
(EKA: Episode 2455)
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SCENE 6 Maria and Luis have called a Grouchmobile mechanic, who examines the Sloppy Jalopy. He says it's a work of art, and doesn't want to fix it because it's perfect. He offers to buy it from them, and Maria gets mad at him. He asks Luis "Boy, what a grouch! Hey, is this your wife?" He tells him he is a very lucky man. He grudgingly agrees to make the car go. He also shows them how to make it go if it stops working again which is to push it.
6SoccerSocks
Cartoon "Six Soccer Socks"
Artist: Paul Fierlinger
2490.film.SALIDA
Film SALIDA (word spins around)
(EKA: Episode 0974)
Hubley.stop
Cartoon S is for subway, sailboat, sled, scooter, skates, skis, and stop.
Artists: The Hubleys
(First: Episode 0278)
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SCENE 7 It is late, and Gina, Elmo, and Telly are still waiting for Maria and Luis. Gina thinks they probably just had car trouble, and Telly and Juliet start fearing that terrible (albeit impossible) things must have happened to them, such as being chased by a hungry monster. Maria finally arrives, and they run away, thinking the monster is still behind her.
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SCENE 7
cont'd
Gina welcomes Maria home, and wakes up Elmo so he can see her. They then walk over to an exhausted Luis to help him push the Sloppy Jalopy.
HeymomIcan'tfly
Cartoon An ostrich is born on a football field, and learns that he can't fly. He saves the game by scoring the winning touchdown.
(EKA: Episode 2458)
Canttakethat
Muppets "They Can't Take That Away from Me": Cookie Monster's six cookies are subtracted down to zero.
(EKA: Episode 2375)
Toon.somemoremost.hair
Cartoon I've got some (hair), I've got more, but I've got the most.
(EKA: Episode 0846)
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SCENE 8 Everyone greets Maria and Luis. They see the welcome home sign. As Luis reads it, David announces the sponsors. A nighttime credit crawl follows with the standard harmonica theme.


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