Sesame Street
Plot Maria goes to the hospital. (Part 2)
Air date November 19, 1996
Season Season 28 (1996-1997)
Written by John Weidman
Sponsors J, 0
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Picture Segment Description
3527a
SCENE 1 Telly notices a new sign in the Fix-It Shop window ("CLOSED DUE TO ILLNESS"), but can only read "CLOSED." Luis comes by and reads the whole thing, but fails to stick around to tell him who's sick. Telly figures out it must be Maria and begins worrying over what's wrong with her.
Cacti.Hereweare
Cartoon Two cartoon cacti sing "Here We Are."
(First: Episode 3153)
StrawberryHorse
Film A girl narrates a film of herself taking care of her horse, Strawberry.
(EKA: Episode 2641)
3958m1
Animation Portraits of kids display the alphabet.
Artist: Lisa Crafts
(First: Episode 3203)
3960l
Muppets Kingston Livingston III sings "A Cat Had a Birthday."
(First: Episode 3331)
3150s
Cartoon A boy finds a set of doors with animals that make the wrong sound, and swaps the doors to correct them.
(EKA: Episode 2779)
Twoheader--SAD
Muppets The Two-Headed Monster reads "SAD."
(EKA: Episode 1450)
3977e
Song "It's All Right to Cry"
(First: Episode 3154)
3527b
SCENE 2 Telly freaks out over Maria's condition, but Luis, Gabi and Big Bird calm him down and explain what happened the previous day. Telly wants go go visit her, but learns visiting hours haven't started yet, nor has Luis fixed the hospital toaster. Telly makes sure he gets to work so they can leave.
HammerTime
Animation "Hammer Time with Hammer"
(First: Episode 3179)
3977q
Muppets Grover and Rosita explain the concept of "love" in 15 seconds. Grover exasperates about the assignment, but Rosita intervenes just in time.
Jiggle
Film J, for jiggle, juggle, jump, joy.
(First: Episode 3396)
Jchant
Animation J / j Gregorian chant
(First: Episode 3345)
Wegman-jester
Film William Wegman's dogs make a J and dress as a jester.
Elmo.monalisa
Muppets Elmo sings "Right in the Middle of My Face" while walking through an animated art gallery.
(First: Episode 3130)
3141s
Cartoon Household appliances count 1-10 and 10-0.
(EKA: Episode 2840)
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3527d
SCENE 3 Telly urges Luis to fix the toaster faster, but Luis tells him he needs to be patient, just like Maria is. He sings "You Gotta Be Patient (To Be a Patient)" as he works on the toaster and Maria is shown getting medical exams. The toaster is finished and they all head over to the hospital.
Stefan.checukp
Film Stefan goes to the doctor and gets a checkup.
ILoveMyBones
Cartoon A man talks about how much he loves his bones.
Artist: Bruce Cayard
(EKA: Episode 2628)
Song.healthyfood
Muppets Cookie Monster sings "Healthy Food."
(First: Episode 2404)
Soup.0
Cartoon A boy counts down to 0 as he eats his soup.
(EKA: Episode 2283)
ZoeWolfgang0
Muppets Zoe and Wolfgang the Seal explain the concept of zero.
(First: Episode 3386)
Cartoon-takeawayfood
Song "Zero Song": A female voiceover sings about the food that keeps being taken away to make 0.
Artist: Jane Aaron
(First: Episode 3003)
4090zi
Film In Trinidad, Asha and her friends practice and dance on stilts in preparation for a carnival.
(First: Episode 3427)
BeginTrombone
Cartoon Beginning / middle / end: a beatnik follows a trombonist's note through a long horn.
Artist: Frank Gresham
(First: Episode 3266)
3527e
SCENE 4 At the hospital, Telly looks for a doctor to find out how Maria is. He instead questions a mail carrier, painter and butterfly collector. Dr. Colburn (Noah Wyle) arrives with Luis and reports Maria's feeling much better, but can't go home until some more test results come in. They can still visit her though.
WhatDoTheyDo
Song Leon Redbone sings "What Do They Do When They Go Wherever They Go?"
(First: Episode 3312)
DontbeaSnerd
Cartoon Don't be a Snerd when you sneeze.
Artist: Bruce Cayard
(EKA: Episode 1854)
Cow.Sneezesong
Muppets "The Sneeze Song," with Kathleen the Cow with a Pig, a Sheep, and Fred the Wonder Horse.
(First: Episode 2784)
Jbeach
Film A man in a J costume jumps at the beach.
PlanetJ
Animation Planet J/j
(First: Episode 2833)
JazzyJ
Song "J, How Jazzy Can You Get?"
(First: Episode 3396)
3161k
Cartoon I am dry, he is wet. (dog washing)
Artist: Cliff Roberts
(EKA: Episode 0309)
3527f
SCENE 5 Maria keeps herself entertained in her room, when her family and friends show up. They tell her about what's happened since she's been in the hospital. Dr. Colburn reports that Maria is fine now and she can go home!
3527g
SCENE 5 cont'd Just as they head out, the rest of the adults from Sesame Street make a surprise visit. They're upset their surprise is ruined, but glad she's coming home healthy.
4115t
Song "Happy Happiness," against footage of kids playing at a beach.
(First: Episode 3320)
3976z
Cartoon
Two viewers with Picassoesque facial features in an art gallery critically examine the portrait of a viewer.
Artist: Mo Willems
(First: Episode 3442)
Neville-moon
Muppets / Celebrity Ernie and Aaron Neville sing "I Don't Want to Live on the Moon."
(First: Episode 3242)
SongEndingOw
Cartoon A song about words that end with "OW."
Artist: Joey Ahlbum
(First: Episode 3510)
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SCENE 6 Back at home, the family decides to continue their pretending game from where they left off. Big Bird doesn't think Maria should pretend to be a cow driving a car again, thinking it may make her sick again. Instead, she pretends to be a cow driving a truck. They all join in as Dr. Colburn announces the sponsors.


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