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Sesame Street
Plot Big Bird, Rosita, and Baby Bear help Luis make Maria a surprise dinner of huevos rancheros.
Air date January 25, 1999
Season Season 30 (1998-1999)
Sponsors K, 19
Syndication 123 Sesame Street, PBS Sprout
Releases

3836

Picture Segment Description
3836a
SCENE 1
While Maria is working at the Fix-It Shop, and Gabi stays over with a friend, Luis plans to cook Maria's favorite Tex-Mex meal, huevos rancheros (rancher's eggs) as a surprise. Big Bird, Baby Bear, and Rosita want to help, but Luis discovers he needs three tomatoes and one hot pepper, so Big Bird offers to get them at Hooper's Store.
Luxojrsurprise
Cartoon
Luxo Jr.: surprise
(EKA: Episode 3012)
BabyHonker
Muppets
A baby Honker hatches from an egg and learns to honk like all the Honkers.
(EKA: Episode 1706)
4116zd
Song
"There's a Lot of Different Ways to Get to School"
(EKA: Episode 2782)
Alphabet.girls
Cartoon
Two girls sing a reggae rendition of the alphabet.
(EKA: Episode 3368)
3836b
SCENE 2
Big Bird arrives at Hooper's Store and asks Alan for the tomatoes and pepper. Maria runs into them, and is reminded of when Luis used to make huevos rancheros for her. Big Bird is careful not to spoil the surprise.
DancingPeppers
Animation
Dancing pepper pattern - which one comes next?
(EKA: Episode 3079)
Zoemobile.letter
Muppets
Zoe, in her Zoemobile, introduces the letter of the day.
(EKA: Episode 3819)
1041pinkpanther
Cartoon
The Pink Panther - K For Karate
(EKA: Episode 1041)
3816zb

3989r
Muppets
Worms in Space: Slimey and his fellow worm astronauts make a letter K
3979ze
Cartoon
Pencil box K/k
(First: Episode 2876)
3976h
Muppets
Ernie's Show and Tell: A boy named Ben shows Ernie his map of the United States.
3836c
SCENE 3
Big Bird tries to sneak the tomatoes and pepper back to Luis, but Maria asks for his help fixing a toaster.
3836d
SCENE 3
cont'd
Back at the apartment, Rosita decides to go find Big Bird.
3836e
SCENE 3
cont'd
Big Bird wonders how he'll get the ingredients to Luis if he's stuck helping Maria ...
3786r
Film
Wegman's dogs inhabit a restaurant.
(EKA: Episode 3786)
WhereisGrover??
Muppets
Zoe introduces a Grover sketch.
Tomatosurprise
Muppets
Waiter Grover: Mr. Johnson wants a hamburger, but Grover strongly suggests that he order the tomato surprise instead. Mr. Johnson relents and asks for the tomato surprise, only to find that it means a giant, talking tomato will be dining with him. Surprise!
(EKA: Episode 3775)
3980r
Cartoon
In a classic painting, a boy blows a bubble. It pops, and some kids yell "Surprise!"
(EKA: Episode 3409)
3836f
SCENE 4
Rosita arrives at the Fix-It Shop and takes the ingredients from Big Bird, but before she can get them back to Luis, Maria asks her to stay and help with the toaster repair.
Zoemobile.horn
Muppets
Zoe shows the viewers her Zoemobile's horn and bell.
3853-02
Cartoon
Name That Sound: identify animal sounds.
(EKA: Episode 3714)
2963-C6
Celebrity
Robin Williams asks, "What's alive?" and demonstrates with his shoe.
(EKA: Episode 2749)
Quiltpattern2
Cartoon
African quilt pattern
(EKA: Episode 3194)
3836g
SCENE 5
Baby Bear and Luis finish setting the table. Luis calls Alan at Hooper's, and that's how they find out where Big Bird and Rosita are. Baby Bear leaves to fetch them - it's a bear's job.
4124zd
Film
Three girls clap rhythms while naming vegetables.
(EKA: Episode 3081)
Zoemobile.number
Muppets
Zoe, in her Zoemobile, introduces the number of the day.
(EKA: Episode 3819)
19space
Cartoon
19s in space
3983e
Film
Kid mural painting #19
3983d
Animation
Rap 19
(EKA: Episode 2682)
3836h

3836i
SCENE 6
Rosita and Big Bird are still helping Maria at the Fix-it Shop. Baby Bear arrives, and tells Maria that her shoe is untied (so she'll look down while he gets the ingredients), but she's wearing boots. Then he pretends to be sad that Rosita and Big Bird working because he's lonely, so Maria lets them go - but Rosita forgot the ingredients because she thought Baby Bear was serious about wanting to play tag with them. Baby Bear quickly goes back and snatches the bag.
4128zg
Song
"Dancing Shoes"
(EKA: Episode 3064)
KforKarate
Cartoon
K for karate
(EKA: Episode 1094)
KarateKids
Film
Kids in a park do karate kicks.
(EKA: Episode 3554)
K-King
Cartoon
"k" for king, kiss and key
(EKA: Episode 3084)
Song.betweenyoume
Cast
"Between You and Me" (Gina and Savion)
(EKA: Episode 3133)
Zoemobile.love
Muppets
Does Zoe love her Zoemobile? Yes!
LOVE.paper
Animation
The word LOVE is formed on paper.
(EKA: Episode 3656)
3836j
SCENE 7
Maria comes home from work, and is surprised by what she sees on the dinner table. "I should work late more often," she remarks.
Ewfood-interview
Muppets
Elmo's World: Food
(EKA: Episode 3816)
3836k

3836l
SCENE 8
Maria enjoys the huevos rancheros. Big Bird, Baby Bear and Rosita are asleep, exhausted from cooking. Luis announces the sponsors.


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