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Episode 2558

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Sesame Street
Plot Maria goes to the maternity clinic
Air date March 1, 1989
Season Season 20 (1988-1989)
Sponsors I, R, 7
Syndication Sesame Street Unpaved
Releases

2558-title

Picture Segment Description
2558-A1
SCENE 1
Luis welcomes the viewer to Sesame Street, and mentions that Maria is at the clinic where she is about to get her check-up.
2558-A2
SCENE 1
cont'd
Big Bird has accompanied Maria on her visit to the clinic. This is the maternity clinic, specifically for women who are pregnant. As revealed from their bus trip, Big Bird is full of questions about having babies. Maria explains that she (and the doctors here) will answer any questions he has.
2558-A3
SCENE 1
cont'd
As Dr. Kapi takes Maria's blood pressure, she asks her a series of questions.
2558-A4

2558-A5
SCENE 1 cont'd
Dr. Kapi weighs Maria on the scale, and then introduces them to a special microphone that will allow the baby's heart beat to be heard.
2558-A6
SCENE 1 cont'd
Big Bird finally gets a chance to ask the question he's always wanted to ask: "Do I look sillier if I twist my head all the way around, or if I put my head under my wing?"
Ladysmithblackmambazo
Muppets
African Alphabet Song
(EKA: Episode 2404)
Toon.Inkbird
Cartoon
I for Ink (angry bird)
(EKA: Episode 0514)
GroverChris.LOVE
Muppets
Muppet & Kid Moments: Grover and Christopher talk about what love is
Toon.Up.Down.Up.Down
Cartoon
Various demonstrations of DOWN and UP
(EKA: Episode 2440)
2558-B1
SCENE 2
Outside the Fix-it Shop, Maria demonstrates the use of the microphone (which she borrowed from Dr. Kapi) to Luis, Gordon, Linda, Oscar and Elmo. They all have different interpretations on what it sounds like to them.
1800-10
Cartoon
Typewriter Guy: R - Rope
(EKA: Episode 1800)
Film.Kids.dancing
Film
Children dance to different rhythms from around the world.
(EKA: Episode 2499)
Toon.boyandplank
Cartoon
A boy has fun with his wood plank.
Mpiece.updownstairs
Muppets
Monsterpiece Theater: Upstairs, Downstairs
7owls.OG
Cartoon
7 owls
Artist: Owe Gustafson
2558-C1
SCENE 3
Maria sits in the arbor and listens to her baby's heart beat some more while thinking about it in song, along with a montage of this episode's previous street scenes.
Toon.HenPenTenMen
Cartoon
HEN / PEN / TEN / MEN
Music: Joe Raposo
2485w
Film
In an Alaskan village, a doctor makes a regular visit to a clinic.
(EKA: Episode 2485)
Toon.Geronimo10-0
Cartoon
Geronimo 10-0 (parachute under haystack)
(EKA: Episode 2494)
ErnieBertBananaEarPart1
Muppets
Part 1: Ernie is holding a banana in his ear. Bert tries to tell him that he does so, but he can't hear him because of it.
(EKA: Episode 1152)
Animalsbathing
Film
Animals and children bathe in water.
Music: Joe Raposo
(EKA: Episode 1158)
This segment was cut from the Noggin version.
ErnieBertBananaEarPart2
Muppets
Part 2: Ernie reveals that he has a banana in his ear in order to keep the alligators away. He uses Bert's denial of any on Sesame Street as proof that his method works.
Alphabet01

Alphabet02
Animation
The alphabet is presented using many materials and writing methods.
(EKA: Episode 2494)
TellyKeisha01

CosbyKids

TellyKeisha02
Celebrity
Lisa Bonet, Tempestt Bledsoe and Malcolm-Jamal Warner notice Telly and Keshia Knight Pulliam pretending to look sad, which escalates into the three of them arguing over what's more sad: losing a purple pen with a picture of Prince on it, not making the football team, or a best friend moving away. Telly and Keshia then pretend to look angry, and then notice that they look just like them.
Cartoon.Potuses
Cartoon
Two kids find different uses for a cooking pot.
(EKA: Episode 1107)
This segment was cut from the Noggin version.
ClementineGladys
Muppets
Clementine works at the Double Bar "R" Ranch; Gladys the Cow applies for a job there.
(EKA: Episode 2405)
Toon.R.Robber
Cartoon
R is for Rooster, Robber, and Rake...
Artist: Fred Calvert
(First: Episode 0011)
2963-A12
Muppets
A bunch of city folk work together to plant a garden for me and for you, as they show (in song) that "Cooperation Makes it Happen."
(EKA: Episode 2040)
InkBlot01

InkBlot02

InkBlot03
Animation
Rorschach ink blob association with a funky jazz soundtrack.
(EKA: Episode 1150)
2558-D1

2558-D2
SCENE 4
Just before lunch, Sonny Friendly pops in with a traveling edition of "Name That Sound." The first instance of the sound is drowned out by a fire engine, and the second instance is drowned out by a jet plane. As it turns out, the sound happens to be the baby's heart beat! They win a trip (as Sonny promised) to the doctor - even though she already went today! He remarks, "How about that, audience? Another happy contestant! They took their trip already - aren't they fantastic??"
LetsPaveaStreet
Film
Olivia briefly narrates a film of repaving a street.
(EKA: Episode 2448)
This segment was cut from the Noggin version.
Song.ThatsWhatCounts
Muppets
The Count sings about the ten things most important to him.
Snow-yes
Cartoon
Is snow cold? Yes!
This segment was cut from the Noggin version.
7commercial-01

7commercial-02
Cast
In a spoof of a famous Coke commercial, football player "Big Murray" (Gordon) accepts a number 7 from a young fan, whom he rewards with a towel that also has one on it.
(EKA: Episode 2358)
Updowncartoonman
Cartoon
A man demonstrates up and down.
(EKA: Episode 0276)
Ssnews.humpty
Muppets
Sesame Street News Flash: Humpty Dumpty has fallen off a wall, and Kermit interviews one of the king's horses. He is put together again, but then Kermit gives him a congratulatory pat on the back, and he falls off the wall again.
(EKA: Episode 0705)
Film.Ibeam
Film
An I-beam is molded at a steel factory as heavy industrial-type music underscores the action. The segment ends on a video freeze of the finished beam, which is shaped like the letter "I."
2558-E1

2558-E2
SCENE 5
Maria and Luis listen to the baby's heart beat again as Elmo announces the sponsors.


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