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Maya & Miguel Previous Broadcasts

Battle of the Birthdays (Episode #160)

KQED Kids: Fri, Aug 31, 2012 -- 8:30 PM

Sick of having to share everything, Maya and Miguel opt to have separate birthday parties. Rosa and Santiago are taken aback at first, but agree to help each one plan the party of their dreams. Eager to attract more people to their parties, Maya and Miguel begin a game of one-upmanship, which culminates in them accidentally planning their parties at exactly the same time. Now all the guests must race back and forth between the two parties to catch the highlights. As the guests get more and more worn out, Maya and Miguel start to feel something's missing from their parties. They come to realize that the best thing is missing from both of their parties: each other.

Paging Dr. Maya (Episode #159)

KQED Kids: Thu, Aug 30, 2012 -- 8:30 PM

When a break from school comes, everyone looks forward to frittering away the days doing something fun and enjoyable. Maya's idea of "fun and enjoyable" is helping people. She tries to volunteer at the Community Center bingo game, but ends up accidentally wreaking havoc. When one of the bingo players recommends Maya volunteer for his daughter, Dr. Dasgupta the veterinarian, Maya jumps at the chance. She has a special bond with animals, after all. But when Maya mis-hears a conversation Dr. Dasgupta is having, she mistakenly believes that Dr. Dasgupta is going out of business. Eager to help her favorite vet, Maya launches a campaign to draw more business to Dr. Dasgupta's clinic... which works too well! Soon even elephants are lining up for treatment. Dr. Dasgupta is mortified... she wasn't planning on going out of business, she was planning on going on vacation! Fortunately, it all works out in the end when Maya calls in Dr. Dasgupta's father, who is also a veterinarian.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Kids: Fri, Aug 31, 2012 -- 6:30 AM
  • KQED Kids: Fri, Aug 31, 2012 -- 2:30 AM

Good Luck Paco (Episode #158)

KQED Kids: Wed, Aug 29, 2012 -- 8:30 PM

After a couple of coincidences, the kids become convinced that Paco is a good luck charm. At first it's great fun, but soon Paco is in so much demand to give everyone good fortune that the poor parrot is getting worn out.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Kids: Thu, Aug 30, 2012 -- 6:30 AM
  • KQED Kids: Thu, Aug 30, 2012 -- 2:30 AM

Papi Joins The Band (Episode #154)

KQED Kids: Wed, Aug 29, 2012 -- 6:30 AM

Miguel, Theo, and Andy decide to enter a talent contest at the Community Center by putting together a band. When Santiago hears the news, he tells the boys that he used to have his own band, and he offers his services. The problem is that Santiago soon goes from offering gentle advice to becoming a fourth member of the band, and Miguel has to find a way to tell his father to let the boys do it their own way.

Maya The Mascot (Episode #157)

KQED Kids: Tue, Aug 28, 2012 -- 8:30 PM

Maya is a big hit as the parrot mascot for Miguel's community basketball team. But when Miguel turns his ankle, Maya has to help take care of him, and has to miss the games. After all, she can't be in two places at once. Or can she?

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Kids: Wed, Aug 29, 2012 -- 2:30 AM

The Red Jacket (Episode #156)

KQED Kids: Mon, Aug 27, 2012 -- 8:30 PM

Miguel picks up a very special "Melissa Rojas" jacket for Kylie as a birthday gift. But when Maya discovers it, she thinks it's a gift for her - and won't take it off! Miguel can't bear to break her heart, but he doesn't want to be stuck without a present for Kylie either!

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Kids: Tue, Aug 28, 2012 -- 6:30 AM
  • KQED Kids: Tue, Aug 28, 2012 -- 2:30 AM

Crushed (Episode #155)

KQED Kids: Mon, Aug 27, 2012 -- 6:30 AM

Miguel gets a crush on a new substitute teacher, Miss Cisneros, and studies like crazy in her class. At the same time, Tito has to read a poem over the school PA system. As (bad) luck would have it, Tito gets inspiration for the poem by watching the enamored Miguel, and when he reads his poem, he exposes Miguel's crush to the whole school. Miguel is mortified, but with some kind words from his teacher realizes that he did manage to get the highest score in the class on a test - and also finds a friend his own age.

The Best Thanksgiving Ever (Episode #152)

KQED Kids: Sun, Aug 26, 2012 -- 6:30 AM

Santiago's mother, Tata Santos, is coming from Puerto Rico for Thanksgiving, and Maya and Miguel want to make sure that she gets to have the best Thanksgiving ever. But one by one, things don't go quite as planned - the parade, the family football game, even the enormous turkey Rosa intended to serve - and Maya and Miguel have to salvage what could turn out to be a disastrous holiday.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Kids: Mon, Aug 27, 2012 -- 2:30 AM
  • KQED Kids: Sun, Aug 26, 2012 -- 8:30 PM

The Big Fight (Episode #151)

KQED Kids: Sat, Aug 25, 2012 -- 8:30 PM

When Theo and Miguel have a big fight about a remote-controlled race- car derby, Maya takes it upon herself to set things right between the two estranged friends. But whatever she does only seems to make things worse.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Kids: Sun, Aug 26, 2012 -- 2:30 AM

Mother's Day (Episode #150)

KQED Kids: Sat, Aug 25, 2012 -- 6:30 AM

Mother's Day is coming up, and Maya and Miguel have bought their mother the perfect gift: a cat-shaped potholder. Their friends are not impressed with this gift, however... and Maya vows to make something that will help their hard-working mom feel more relaxed and happy. They decide to make a facial mask which consists of a series of highly exotic ingredients, including hummingbird feathers, snakeskin and yak's milk. Maya, Miguel and the gang split up to collect the ingredients, but encounter many difficulties... including some of the ingredients mysteriously disappearing! In the end, Maya and Miguel have failed to bring it all together and go back to the original potholder. Rosa is delighted with the gift. After all, it's the thought that counts. At this, Paco appears with a gift of his own: a facial mask he made with the ingredients he took from Maya and Miguel!

Crushed (Episode #155)

KQED Kids: Fri, Aug 24, 2012 -- 8:30 PM

Miguel gets a crush on a new substitute teacher, Miss Cisneros, and studies like crazy in her class. At the same time, Tito has to read a poem over the school PA system. As (bad) luck would have it, Tito gets inspiration for the poem by watching the enamored Miguel, and when he reads his poem, he exposes Miguel's crush to the whole school. Miguel is mortified, but with some kind words from his teacher realizes that he did manage to get the highest score in the class on a test - and also finds a friend his own age.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Kids: Sat, Aug 25, 2012 -- 2:30 AM

Papi Joins The Band (Episode #154)

KQED Kids: Thu, Aug 23, 2012 -- 8:30 PM

Miguel, Theo, and Andy decide to enter a talent contest at the Community Center by putting together a band. When Santiago hears the news, he tells the boys that he used to have his own band, and he offers his services. The problem is that Santiago soon goes from offering gentle advice to becoming a fourth member of the band, and Miguel has to find a way to tell his father to let the boys do it their own way.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Kids: Fri, Aug 24, 2012 -- 6:30 AM
  • KQED Kids: Fri, Aug 24, 2012 -- 2:30 AM

Cupid (Episode #153)

KQED Kids: Wed, Aug 22, 2012 -- 8:30 PM

Miguel hates Valentine's Day. He considers it a greeting card holiday. Maya loves Valentine's Day. She considers it an opportunity to tell your loved ones how much you care about them. As Maya prepares herself for the best Valentine's Day ever, Miguel is horrified to learn that he has been chosen as the official Cupid of the school this year, and must deliver valentines throughout the school, attired in cupid wings. He begs and pleads with anyone and everyone to take over his job, to no avail. He straps on the wings and begins halfheartedly delivering the valentines to thrilled students throughout the school. At the end of the day, he tosses the whole getup in the trash, eager to be done with this accursed holiday. Maya, meanwhile, thinks Miguel is lucky to be able to deliver so much happiness and joy, and gets the idea to start a free valentines delivery service for the rest of the neighborhood. Unfortunately, her helper Paco manages to stuff the wrong valentines into the wrong envelopes, and all the valentines are delivered to the wrong people, with insulting results. Soon a mob confronts Maya. Miguel, seeing the mob, digs his cupid wings out of the trash and hops into action to save his sister. In the end, the once angry neighbors are thrilled with the job Miguel does of spreading Valentine's Day cheer... and Miguel's heart grows a few sizes towards the holiday he once hated.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Kids: Thu, Aug 23, 2012 -- 6:30 AM
  • KQED Kids: Thu, Aug 23, 2012 -- 2:30 AM

Puppy Love (Episode #149)

KQED Kids: Wed, Aug 22, 2012 -- 6:30 AM

A fat little dog follows Miguel home one day, and he doesn't have the heart to leave it alone in the street at nightfall. So he brings it inside. Before he can tell Abuela (Rosa and Santiago are away), he opens his closet door to discover that the fat little dog has had puppies! Now Maya and Miguel have thirteen dogs to look after - and a lot of explaining to do when their parents come home.

The Best Thanksgiving Ever (Episode #152)

KQED Kids: Tue, Aug 21, 2012 -- 8:30 PM

Santiago's mother, Tata Santos, is coming from Puerto Rico for Thanksgiving, and Maya and Miguel want to make sure that she gets to have the best Thanksgiving ever. But one by one, things don't go quite as planned - the parade, the family football game, even the enormous turkey Rosa intended to serve - and Maya and Miguel have to salvage what could turn out to be a disastrous holiday.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Kids: Mon, Aug 27, 2012 -- 2:30 AM
  • KQED Kids: Sun, Aug 26, 2012 -- 8:30 PM
  • KQED Kids: Wed, Aug 22, 2012 -- 2:30 AM

The Big Fight (Episode #151)

KQED Kids: Mon, Aug 20, 2012 -- 8:30 PM

When Theo and Miguel have a big fight about a remote-controlled race- car derby, Maya takes it upon herself to set things right between the two estranged friends. But whatever she does only seems to make things worse.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Kids: Sun, Aug 26, 2012 -- 2:30 AM
  • KQED Kids: Tue, Aug 21, 2012 -- 6:30 AM
  • KQED Kids: Tue, Aug 21, 2012 -- 2:30 AM

Mother's Day (Episode #150)

KQED Kids: Mon, Aug 20, 2012 -- 6:30 AM

Mother's Day is coming up, and Maya and Miguel have bought their mother the perfect gift: a cat-shaped potholder. Their friends are not impressed with this gift, however... and Maya vows to make something that will help their hard-working mom feel more relaxed and happy. They decide to make a facial mask which consists of a series of highly exotic ingredients, including hummingbird feathers, snakeskin and yak's milk. Maya, Miguel and the gang split up to collect the ingredients, but encounter many difficulties... including some of the ingredients mysteriously disappearing! In the end, Maya and Miguel have failed to bring it all together and go back to the original potholder. Rosa is delighted with the gift. After all, it's the thought that counts. At this, Paco appears with a gift of his own: a facial mask he made with the ingredients he took from Maya and Miguel!

After School (Episode #147)

KQED Kids: Sun, Aug 19, 2012 -- 6:30 AM

After Maggie arrives late for class one day and talks back to Mr. Nguyen, he issues her an "after school" - requiring her to stay late one day. Maggie is appalled, since this has never happened to her before, and she tries every trick in her book to get Mr. Nguyen to change his mind.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Kids: Mon, Aug 20, 2012 -- 2:30 AM
  • KQED Kids: Sun, Aug 19, 2012 -- 8:30 PM

Role Reversal (Episode #146)

KQED Kids: Sat, Aug 18, 2012 -- 8:30 PM

When Maya and Miguel keep talking about how easy their parents' lives seem to be, the children and parents decide to switch roles for a day. Maya and Miguel run the pet store and keep the apartment in order, while Rosa and Santiago spend the day at dance, soccer, and the " activities fun club." All of them end up exhausted and with new appreciation for the others.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Kids: Sun, Aug 19, 2012 -- 2:30 AM

A Rose Is Still A Rose (Episode #145)

KQED Kids: Sat, Aug 18, 2012 -- 6:30 AM

When Abuela Elena leaves town for a few days, she entrusts an eager Maya with the care and feeding of her prized roses. Unfortunately, while Maya's heart is in the right place, she is too eager to get Abuela's roses growing quickly. Miguel, meanwhile, wants to become a wrestler and begins taking lessons from Gus "El Guamazo" Lopez, former luchador. But instead of getting an exciting luchador costume and learning show-wrestling moves, Gus teaches Miguel the actual principles of wrestling (which often, to Miguel's horror, resemble baking in Gus' bakery). As Maya slowly destroys Abuela's roses, Miguel gets frustrated with the slow pace of his training and quits. But when Maya's overzealousness in the garden leads to a flood of over-watering, Miguel hops into action, using the moves taught to him by Gus Lopez to overcome the flood. In the end, both Maya and Miguel learn the value of patience and consistency - in gardening, wrestling and life.

Mother's Day (Episode #150)

KQED Kids: Fri, Aug 17, 2012 -- 8:30 PM

Mother's Day is coming up, and Maya and Miguel have bought their mother the perfect gift: a cat-shaped potholder. Their friends are not impressed with this gift, however... and Maya vows to make something that will help their hard-working mom feel more relaxed and happy. They decide to make a facial mask which consists of a series of highly exotic ingredients, including hummingbird feathers, snakeskin and yak's milk. Maya, Miguel and the gang split up to collect the ingredients, but encounter many difficulties... including some of the ingredients mysteriously disappearing! In the end, Maya and Miguel have failed to bring it all together and go back to the original potholder. Rosa is delighted with the gift. After all, it's the thought that counts. At this, Paco appears with a gift of his own: a facial mask he made with the ingredients he took from Maya and Miguel!

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Kids: Sat, Aug 18, 2012 -- 2:30 AM

Puppy Love (Episode #149)

KQED Kids: Thu, Aug 16, 2012 -- 8:30 PM

A fat little dog follows Miguel home one day, and he doesn't have the heart to leave it alone in the street at nightfall. So he brings it inside. Before he can tell Abuela (Rosa and Santiago are away), he opens his closet door to discover that the fat little dog has had puppies! Now Maya and Miguel have thirteen dogs to look after - and a lot of explaining to do when their parents come home.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Kids: Fri, Aug 17, 2012 -- 6:30 AM
  • KQED Kids: Fri, Aug 17, 2012 -- 2:30 AM

The Wedding (Episode #148)

KQED Kids: Wed, Aug 15, 2012 -- 8:30 PM

Rosa's cousin, Angelina, has just gotten engaged! As she shares her fantasy for the perfect wedding with the Santos family over dinner, the grim-faced groom arrives with some news: he has received a promotion that will take him out of the country. Angelina is disappointed; she had wanted a wedding with her family, in town. Maya proclaims that they can host the wedding at their house, and have everything ready in just two days! Though stunned by this, Rosa and Santiago agree to help, and the countdown begins. Abuela is baking Mexican wedding cookies for the reception, Santiago is playing guitar and singing, Rosa is sewing the dress, Miguel is giving the toast, and Maya has been given a great honor: to hold the 13 gold coins for the ceremony known as Las Arras. As always seems to happen at weddings, many things start to go wrong. Paco has eaten all the cookies for the reception, Santiago has lost his voice, and the wedding dress is mangled in a faulty sewing machine. The Santos family is devastated. But Maya won't let them lose heart and is determined to help them fix everything before the wedding. It seems everything is going according to plan again, until Maya realizes she has lost the gold coins for Las Arras! Certain they were lost in the dough for the cookies, Maya and Miguel hop into action. They break open or eat many of the baked cookies... to no avail. At the ceremony, Maya tries to tell Angelina that she doesn't have the 13th coin... until Paco arrives, clutching the lost coin, and hands it off to Maya! Angelina and Pedro are thrilled by their meaningful wedding, all thanks to Maya and family.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Kids: Thu, Aug 16, 2012 -- 6:30 AM
  • KQED Kids: Thu, Aug 16, 2012 -- 2:30 AM

Decisions, Decisions (Episode #144)

KQED Kids: Wed, Aug 15, 2012 -- 6:30 AM

Maya and Miguel are thrilled when they win tickets to an extreme sports competition... but disappointed to see they have only four tickets, not enough for them to bring all their friends. The twins devise competitions to decide which two of their four friends will get their extra tickets. Abuela Elena, meanwhile, has decided to return to her previous love of running, and enter a competition especially for seniors, with Maya and Miguel helping her train. The twins are horrified to discover that their extreme sports expo is on the same day as Abuela's senior race. How will they decide which event to attend? Their parents advise them to listen to their heart. After much soul searching (and coin-flipping), Maya and Miguel decide they want to see their Abuelita's competition. And the lucky beneficiaries are their four friends, who receive the tickets to the extreme sports expo.

After School (Episode #147)

KQED Kids: Tue, Aug 14, 2012 -- 8:30 PM

After Maggie arrives late for class one day and talks back to Mr. Nguyen, he issues her an "after school" - requiring her to stay late one day. Maggie is appalled, since this has never happened to her before, and she tries every trick in her book to get Mr. Nguyen to change his mind.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Kids: Mon, Aug 20, 2012 -- 2:30 AM
  • KQED Kids: Sun, Aug 19, 2012 -- 8:30 PM
  • KQED Kids: Wed, Aug 15, 2012 -- 2:30 AM

Role Reversal (Episode #146)

KQED Kids: Mon, Aug 13, 2012 -- 8:30 PM

When Maya and Miguel keep talking about how easy their parents' lives seem to be, the children and parents decide to switch roles for a day. Maya and Miguel run the pet store and keep the apartment in order, while Rosa and Santiago spend the day at dance, soccer, and the " activities fun club." All of them end up exhausted and with new appreciation for the others.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Kids: Sun, Aug 19, 2012 -- 2:30 AM
  • KQED Kids: Tue, Aug 14, 2012 -- 6:30 AM
  • KQED Kids: Tue, Aug 14, 2012 -- 2:30 AM

A Rose Is Still A Rose (Episode #145)

KQED Kids: Mon, Aug 13, 2012 -- 6:30 AM

When Abuela Elena leaves town for a few days, she entrusts an eager Maya with the care and feeding of her prized roses. Unfortunately, while Maya's heart is in the right place, she is too eager to get Abuela's roses growing quickly. Miguel, meanwhile, wants to become a wrestler and begins taking lessons from Gus "El Guamazo" Lopez, former luchador. But instead of getting an exciting luchador costume and learning show-wrestling moves, Gus teaches Miguel the actual principles of wrestling (which often, to Miguel's horror, resemble baking in Gus' bakery). As Maya slowly destroys Abuela's roses, Miguel gets frustrated with the slow pace of his training and quits. But when Maya's overzealousness in the garden leads to a flood of over-watering, Miguel hops into action, using the moves taught to him by Gus Lopez to overcome the flood. In the end, both Maya and Miguel learn the value of patience and consistency - in gardening, wrestling and life.

Miguel's Wonderful Life (Episode #142)

KQED Kids: Sun, Aug 12, 2012 -- 6:30 AM

It's Christmas, and the Santos family is getting ready for the festivities. Maya, in her enthusiasm, manages to mess up things for Miguel: she spills juice on his book report, volunteers him to hang a pinata in class (a task which makes him take a humiliating fall), volunteers him to wear a too-big Santa suit and follow her around wishing their neighbors happy holidays (his pants fall down in front of everyone), and smudges a painting he was making as a gift to his parents. Frustrated, Miguel angrily declares that he wishes he never had a sister. The next day, he awakens to find his wish has come true; Maya doesn't exist, and nobody's ever heard of her. Paco (who has inexplicably become incredibly articulate) follows him aroundcommenting as Miguel takes in how the world has changed. At first, it seems like all his Maya-made troubles are over... but then Miguel sees how the lack of Maya's influence has adversely affected the world: Maggie and Chrissy aren't friends because they had a difference of opinion (which Maya had previously helped them overcome) Mr. Nguyen isn't their teacher because he felt unappreciated (Maya had made him feel appreciated), Jimmy McCorkle became a bully, etc. Finally realizing how much worse everything is without Maya, Miguel regrets he ever made the wish, and wishes it all to be reversed. Poof! The world goes back to normal. Maya is back, Miguel's painting is still ruined, and Miguel couldn't be happier to have a twin sister.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Kids: Mon, Aug 13, 2012 -- 2:30 AM
  • KQED Kids: Sun, Aug 12, 2012 -- 8:30 PM

Paper Girl (Episode #141)

KQED Kids: Sat, Aug 11, 2012 -- 8:30 PM

Maya decides that the lackluster school newspaper needs some zing, so she agrees to be editor and enlists all her friends to help out. But when their articles are a little too ordinary, she injects a dose of creative editing that makes the paper the talk of the school. But when people realize Maya doesn't have her facts straight, her reputation as a journalist is on the line, and she has to make amends -- before the midnight deadline.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Kids: Sun, Aug 12, 2012 -- 2:30 AM

A Star Is Born (Episode #140)

KQED Kids: Sat, Aug 11, 2012 -- 6:30 AM

Santiago is going to make a television commercial for his pet store... but when Maya hears what he has in mind, she decides to take over and produce something flashier, to really draw in customers. Together with Miguel, she puts together the entire production. Paco, meanwhile, dreaming of his big break in show business, continually pops up, trying to get on camera... but is repeatedly rebuffed as Maya's production goes haywire. Santiago wants to make his simple commercial, but Maya won't hear of it. She enlists a professional director (Fabian) to come and make it even more stupendous... but he ends up replacing Santiago with an actor playing him! In the end, Fabian is removed, and Maya comes to realize that Santiago should make a commercial that honestly represents him and his pet store... which he does.

A Rose Is Still A Rose (Episode #145)

KQED Kids: Fri, Aug 10, 2012 -- 8:30 PM

When Abuela Elena leaves town for a few days, she entrusts an eager Maya with the care and feeding of her prized roses. Unfortunately, while Maya's heart is in the right place, she is too eager to get Abuela's roses growing quickly. Miguel, meanwhile, wants to become a wrestler and begins taking lessons from Gus "El Guamazo" Lopez, former luchador. But instead of getting an exciting luchador costume and learning show-wrestling moves, Gus teaches Miguel the actual principles of wrestling (which often, to Miguel's horror, resemble baking in Gus' bakery). As Maya slowly destroys Abuela's roses, Miguel gets frustrated with the slow pace of his training and quits. But when Maya's overzealousness in the garden leads to a flood of over-watering, Miguel hops into action, using the moves taught to him by Gus Lopez to overcome the flood. In the end, both Maya and Miguel learn the value of patience and consistency - in gardening, wrestling and life.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Kids: Sat, Aug 11, 2012 -- 2:30 AM

Decisions, Decisions (Episode #144)

KQED Kids: Thu, Aug 9, 2012 -- 8:30 PM

Maya and Miguel are thrilled when they win tickets to an extreme sports competition... but disappointed to see they have only four tickets, not enough for them to bring all their friends. The twins devise competitions to decide which two of their four friends will get their extra tickets. Abuela Elena, meanwhile, has decided to return to her previous love of running, and enter a competition especially for seniors, with Maya and Miguel helping her train. The twins are horrified to discover that their extreme sports expo is on the same day as Abuela's senior race. How will they decide which event to attend? Their parents advise them to listen to their heart. After much soul searching (and coin-flipping), Maya and Miguel decide they want to see their Abuelita's competition. And the lucky beneficiaries are their four friends, who receive the tickets to the extreme sports expo.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Kids: Fri, Aug 10, 2012 -- 6:30 AM
  • KQED Kids: Fri, Aug 10, 2012 -- 2:30 AM

The Video (Episode #143)

KQED Kids: Wed, Aug 8, 2012 -- 8:30 PM

Abuela's old friend from Mexico, Carlota, cancels a planned visit and Abuela is heartbroken. Or at least that's how she seems to Maya. To cheer her up, Maya, Miguel, and friends decide to make a secret "surprise" video of "A Day in the Life" of their grandmother. But their amateur efforts at documentary go awry when they keep losing track of their star in her travels through their neighborhood.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Kids: Thu, Aug 9, 2012 -- 6:30 AM
  • KQED Kids: Thu, Aug 9, 2012 -- 2:30 AM

Give Me A Little Sign (Episode #139)

KQED Kids: Wed, Aug 8, 2012 -- 6:30 AM

Tito befriends a new boy, Marco, who is deaf. Marco starts to teach Tito some American Sign Language, and they decide to do a project together for the school's "Contraption Convention." But when Tito makes some pronunciation mistakes in school, he decides he doesn't want to do the project anymore (since it involves public speaking). Only when he sees how Marco persists in getting across what he wants to say - even when people misunderstand him at first - does he realize the value of practice and determination, and decides to go ahead with the project.

Miguel's Wonderful Life (Episode #142)

KQED Kids: Tue, Aug 7, 2012 -- 8:30 PM

It's Christmas, and the Santos family is getting ready for the festivities. Maya, in her enthusiasm, manages to mess up things for Miguel: she spills juice on his book report, volunteers him to hang a pinata in class (a task which makes him take a humiliating fall), volunteers him to wear a too-big Santa suit and follow her around wishing their neighbors happy holidays (his pants fall down in front of everyone), and smudges a painting he was making as a gift to his parents. Frustrated, Miguel angrily declares that he wishes he never had a sister. The next day, he awakens to find his wish has come true; Maya doesn't exist, and nobody's ever heard of her. Paco (who has inexplicably become incredibly articulate) follows him aroundcommenting as Miguel takes in how the world has changed. At first, it seems like all his Maya-made troubles are over... but then Miguel sees how the lack of Maya's influence has adversely affected the world: Maggie and Chrissy aren't friends because they had a difference of opinion (which Maya had previously helped them overcome) Mr. Nguyen isn't their teacher because he felt unappreciated (Maya had made him feel appreciated), Jimmy McCorkle became a bully, etc. Finally realizing how much worse everything is without Maya, Miguel regrets he ever made the wish, and wishes it all to be reversed. Poof! The world goes back to normal. Maya is back, Miguel's painting is still ruined, and Miguel couldn't be happier to have a twin sister.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Kids: Mon, Aug 13, 2012 -- 2:30 AM
  • KQED Kids: Sun, Aug 12, 2012 -- 8:30 PM
  • KQED Kids: Wed, Aug 8, 2012 -- 2:30 AM

Paper Girl (Episode #141)

KQED Kids: Mon, Aug 6, 2012 -- 8:30 PM

Maya decides that the lackluster school newspaper needs some zing, so she agrees to be editor and enlists all her friends to help out. But when their articles are a little too ordinary, she injects a dose of creative editing that makes the paper the talk of the school. But when people realize Maya doesn't have her facts straight, her reputation as a journalist is on the line, and she has to make amends -- before the midnight deadline.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Kids: Sun, Aug 12, 2012 -- 2:30 AM
  • KQED Kids: Tue, Aug 7, 2012 -- 6:30 AM
  • KQED Kids: Tue, Aug 7, 2012 -- 2:30 AM

A Star Is Born (Episode #140)

KQED Kids: Mon, Aug 6, 2012 -- 6:30 AM

Santiago is going to make a television commercial for his pet store... but when Maya hears what he has in mind, she decides to take over and produce something flashier, to really draw in customers. Together with Miguel, she puts together the entire production. Paco, meanwhile, dreaming of his big break in show business, continually pops up, trying to get on camera... but is repeatedly rebuffed as Maya's production goes haywire. Santiago wants to make his simple commercial, but Maya won't hear of it. She enlists a professional director (Fabian) to come and make it even more stupendous... but he ends up replacing Santiago with an actor playing him! In the end, Fabian is removed, and Maya comes to realize that Santiago should make a commercial that honestly represents him and his pet store... which he does.

Tito's Pet (Episode #137)

KQED Kids: Sun, Aug 5, 2012 -- 6:30 AM

After a school-wide pet fair, Tito is upset because the winners, Freddy and Cesar Castillo, make fun of his tarantula and gloat about winning the first prize. When their teasing goes a little too far, Tito (with Maya's encouragement) blurts out that he has an even better pet - a chupacabra (a mythical winged carnivore of Puerto Rican lore). Now Freddy and Cesar, along with half the neighborhood, want to see the creature, and Maya and Tito have to figure out how they're going to make this legendary creature appear.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Kids: Mon, Aug 6, 2012 -- 2:30 AM
  • KQED Kids: Sun, Aug 5, 2012 -- 8:30 PM

The Taming of Mr. Shue (Episode #136)

KQED Kids: Sat, Aug 4, 2012 -- 8:30 PM

When the beloved teacher Mrs. Langley leaves to have a baby, the kids get a long-term substitute, Mr. Shue. Mr. Shue seems much more serious and not nearly as much fun as Mrs. Langley, so the kids decide they have to win him over. The only problem is, he only seems to like one thing - math. With the help of Celia Lopez, Gus the baker's niece, they eventually succeed, and in the process learn that sometimes you need to give people a chance.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Kids: Sun, Aug 5, 2012 -- 2:30 AM

Maya Quixote and Miguel Panza (Episode #135)

KQED Kids: Sat, Aug 4, 2012 -- 6:30 AM

Maya reads Don Quixote de la Mancha and is inspired by the themes of truth, honor, and courage found in the novel. When Miguel's favorite flavor of ice cream is discontinued, she decides they must go on a Don Quixote-style quest to get the flavor reinstated. They don a variety of household objects as makeshift knight's armor, and set out on their trusty "steeds" (Maya's bike and Miguel's skateboard). On the way to the ice cream shop, they encounter several people in need. Maya (who acts as Don Quixote in this tale) says that as knights, they must stop and help them. Miguel (who takes the place of Sancho Panza) wants to get to the ice cream shop as soon as possible, but is convinced by Maya to help. They stop and help Mrs. Salviati (who Maya sees as a helpless damsel) cross the street, Sr. Felipe deliver the mail (Maya sees him as a medieval scribe facing a bull), and return a cellphone to a businessman (Maya sees him as a King who has dropped a jewel). They finally make it to the ice cream shop and confront the "giant" (i.e., the shop owner, in Maya's fantasy), but their numbers are too small to convince him. Spying a nearby TV reporter, Miguel gets an idea and convinces her to help them. With her report, everyone in the neighborhood shows up to support Maya and Miguel's quest... and the ice cream flavor is reinstated.

A Star Is Born (Episode #140)

KQED Kids: Fri, Aug 3, 2012 -- 8:30 PM

Santiago is going to make a television commercial for his pet store... but when Maya hears what he has in mind, she decides to take over and produce something flashier, to really draw in customers. Together with Miguel, she puts together the entire production. Paco, meanwhile, dreaming of his big break in show business, continually pops up, trying to get on camera... but is repeatedly rebuffed as Maya's production goes haywire. Santiago wants to make his simple commercial, but Maya won't hear of it. She enlists a professional director (Fabian) to come and make it even more stupendous... but he ends up replacing Santiago with an actor playing him! In the end, Fabian is removed, and Maya comes to realize that Santiago should make a commercial that honestly represents him and his pet store... which he does.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Kids: Sat, Aug 4, 2012 -- 2:30 AM

Give Me A Little Sign (Episode #139)

KQED Kids: Thu, Aug 2, 2012 -- 8:30 PM

Tito befriends a new boy, Marco, who is deaf. Marco starts to teach Tito some American Sign Language, and they decide to do a project together for the school's "Contraption Convention." But when Tito makes some pronunciation mistakes in school, he decides he doesn't want to do the project anymore (since it involves public speaking). Only when he sees how Marco persists in getting across what he wants to say - even when people misunderstand him at first - does he realize the value of practice and determination, and decides to go ahead with the project.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Kids: Fri, Aug 3, 2012 -- 6:30 AM
  • KQED Kids: Fri, Aug 3, 2012 -- 2:30 AM

Real Twins (Episode #138)

KQED Kids: Wed, Aug 1, 2012 -- 8:30 PM

When a TV commercial announces that a new reality show about twins is looking for entrants, Maya thinks that she and Miguel should send an audition video. Miguel points out that he and Maya are not identical twins, which is what is usually shown on TV, but Maya says the name of the show is "Real Twins"...and she and Miguel are real! Maya and Miguel film a video highlighting all of their talents, hoping this will separate them from the crowd. The director of the show appears, telling Maya and Miguel that they are finalists for the show! Maya and Miguel are thrilled... until they see the audition tape of the other finalists: Barry and Gary, two identical twins at their school who are eerily alike, even for twins. Maya is convinced that she and Miguel need to be more alike to get on the show. With their friends' help, they re-decorate their rooms to be exactly alike and begin wearing similar clothes. When the director follows them to school, where they are most different, Maya and Miguel must continue the charade, trying to finish each other's sentences and engaging in activities they don't actually enjoy. In the end, the entire act unravels, and Maya and Miguel are revealed to be very un-alike twins. The director admits that Maya and Miguel's many talents in the audition tape were what attracted the director in the first place. Unfortunately, while trying to be exactly alike, they never demonstrated any of their talents. Maya and Miguel learn to be themselves and treasure their unique talents.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Kids: Thu, Aug 2, 2012 -- 6:30 AM
  • KQED Kids: Thu, Aug 2, 2012 -- 2:30 AM

Fashionistas (Episode #134)

KQED Kids: Wed, Aug 1, 2012 -- 6:30 AM

When the girls decide that the school needs a fashion show, Miguel agrees to help out. The problem is, he didn't know he agreed to actually be a model. What's more, in the audience is going to be the new coach of the local soccer travel team - which Miguel is trying out for! Miguel, worried that the coach won't want a player who dresses up in outrageous clothes for a fashion show, has to decide whether to participate or whether to "take a dive."

Tito's Pet (Episode #137)

KQED Kids: Wed, Aug 1, 2012 -- 2:30 AM

After a school-wide pet fair, Tito is upset because the winners, Freddy and Cesar Castillo, make fun of his tarantula and gloat about winning the first prize. When their teasing goes a little too far, Tito (with Maya's encouragement) blurts out that he has an even better pet - a chupacabra (a mythical winged carnivore of Puerto Rican lore). Now Freddy and Cesar, along with half the neighborhood, want to see the creature, and Maya and Tito have to figure out how they're going to make this legendary creature appear.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Kids: Mon, Aug 6, 2012 -- 2:30 AM
  • KQED Kids: Sun, Aug 5, 2012 -- 8:30 PM
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