Sesame Street
Plot Maria goes to the hospital. (Part 2)
Air date November 19, 1996
Season Season 28 (1996-1997)
Sponsors J, 0
This episode guide has been compiled from incomplete video material.


Picture Segment Description
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.
Cartoon Two cartoon cacti sing "Here We Are".
(EKA: Episode 3153)
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)
Muppets The Two-Headed Monster reads "SAD."
(EKA: Episode 1450)
Song "It's All Right to Cry"
(EKA: Episode 3154)
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.
Cartoon "Hammer Time with Hammer"
(EKA: Episode 3179)
Muppets Grover and Rosita explain the concept of "love" in 15 seconds. Grover exasperates about the assignment, but Rosita intervenes just in time.
Film J, for jiggle, juggle, jump, joy.

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.
Film Stefan goes to the doctor and gets a checkup.
Cartoon Beginning / middle / end: a beatnik follows a trombonist's note through a long horn.
Artist: Frank Gresham
(First: Episode 3266)
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.
Song Leon Redbone sings "What Do They Do When They Go Wherever They Go?"
(EKA: Episode 3312)
Cartoon I am dry, he is wet. (dog washing)
Artist: Cliff Roberts
(EKA: Episode 0309)
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!
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.
Song "Happy Happiness," against footage of kids playing at a beach.
(EKA: Episode 3320)
Cartoon A song about words that end with "OW".
Artist: Joey Ahlbum
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.

Known missing segments

Picture Segment Description
Muppets Zoe and Wolfgang demonstrate the concept of zero.
(EKA: Episode 3386)

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