Sesame Street
Plot Maria spends the day looking after everyone's pets
repeat of 3791
Air date January 31, 2001
Season Season 32 (2001)
Sponsors M, 12
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Picture Segment Description
SCENE 1 Big Bird notices that Gabi has a bunny rabbit with her. Gabi tells her she's watching the bunny, named Flo, for her friend. She has to go to school and doesn't want to leave it cooped up in her cage all day. She asks Maria to watch over it at the Fix-It Shop.
Animation The word LOVE is formed on paper.
(First: Episode 3564)
Superguy pet
Cartoon Teeny Little Superguy
RW wants a pet spoon, so TLSG teaches him the importance of being responsible with a pet.
Artist: Paul Fierlinger
(EKA: Episode 2510)
This is the final use of the Teeny Little Superguy series on the show.
SCENE 2 Big Bird and Gabi set up Flo at the shop and head off, Gabi to school and Big Bird to a counting appointment with Zoe. Telly and Elmo stop by to see Flo and then run off, having had an idea.
Muppets Ernie & BertErnie brings a surprise home, and he tells Bert to guess what it is. The surprise turns out to be a puppy. Bert wants to call the puppy "Norman"; Ernie suggests "Godzilla the Wonder-Dog".
(EKA: Episode 2064)
Cartoon A boy talks about his big dog, that will be his best friend no matter what size it will have.
(First: Episode 3791)
Muppets Big Bird and Zoe count to 17.
(First: Episode 3457)
Film How to say "bunny rabbit" in sign language.
(First: Episode 3300)
SCENE 3 Telly returns with Chuckie and asks Maria to watch over him too. He tells her all it takes to keep Chuckie entertained is to say the alphabet. He runs off, having a list of things he needs to demonstrate...
Luxo Jr
Animation Luxo Jr.: Up and Down
(First: Episode 3130)

Muppets / Celebrity Gymnast Dominique Dawes demonstrates up, down, fast and slow for Telly.
(First: Episode 3705)
Cartoon Melba spells her name and her brother's name on their robot, Meltro.
(First: Episode 3363)
Film Wegman's dogs make an M.
(First: Episode 3276)
Cartoon Don't mess with the Mighty M.
Artist: Bruce Cayard
(EKA: Episode 1839)
SCENE 4 Elmo now brings Dorothy to Maria to keep her company. He then plays a round of "Three of These Things" using the pets and a toaster.
Song David sings "I'm Pretty" over a film of fish and other sea creatures.
Re-filmed version
(First: Episode 2490)
Cartoon "Water Conservation": Frank the fish calls Carl and tells him not to leave the water running while brushing his teeth, otherwise the lake will be dry.
Artist: Peter Chung
(First: Episode 2689)
SCENE 5 Big Bird returns with Trilby, Herry Monster's pet bird. Herry leaves a note, saying he needs someone to watch the bird as he heads off on a daycare mission. Big Bird offers to help Maria and recites the alphabet for Chuckie.
Cartoon M for mouse, mud, and mother
(First: Episode 0073)

Muppets Monsters in Day Care
Nicole shows Herry Monster the letter M. Later on, he and the daycare monsters make a letter M of their own, sing "M-M-M Monster Meal," and eat their M.
(First: Episode 3791)
SCENE 6 Trilby "tells" Big Bird that he feels left out, as all the other pets are on the workbench. Maria has no more room to work if they put the bird on it, but relents and decides to work inside. However, Trilby doesn't want her to leave.
Cartoon Twelve birds count themselves.
(First: Episode 3393)
Film Milo Counting: 12
(First: Episode 3568)
Cartoon Suzie Kabloozie: Judge #12
(First: Episode 3898)
SCENE 7 A girl named Emma shows Gina her kitten.
Animation Rubber Stamp #12
(First: Episode 2932)
Film Ornate 12s sail through the air.
(First: Episode 3274)
Cartoon "Next To Song"
Artist: Jane Aaron
(First: Episode 2851)

SCENE 8 Everyone returns for their pets and Telly also comes to pick up his toaster, but Maria hasn't had time to fix it. He panics and tells everyone to take their pets so Maria can do what "she does best." Elmo thinks their pets will be lonely on their own, but Maria assures them they'll be fine. Big Bird sings the "Alone Song" and everyone lets Maria work by herself.
Muppets Elmo's World: Dogs
(First: Episode 3852)
SCENE 8 Maria finishes Telly's toaster and announces the sponsors.

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