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Maya & Miguel Previous Broadcasts

La Calavera (Episode #109)

KQED Kids: Wed, Oct 31, 2012 -- 6:30 AM

When Maya wants to add some oomph to her presentation about Mexico for school, she consults her Abuela Elena, who allows her to borrow a prized possession: a calavera, or skull made of sugar, that is used in the yearly Day of the Dead celebration. Maya promises to let nothing happen to this special calavera. Her presentation goes well, but Maya loses the calavera! After Theo, Maggie, Chrissy and Andy each share their fantastical ideas about how the lost calavera will make Abuela feel, Maya herself feels horrible. She promised her abuela that she wouldn't let anything happen to it! Then, as luck would have it, Maya discovers that she accidentally switched backpacks with another student, and the calavera is recovered. An excited Maya can't contain herself, and while jumping up and down, breaks the calavera! Maya is determined not to let her abuela down, and goes to great lengths to have the calavera re-made. Unfortunately, this, too, is a disaster. When Abuela is finally told the truth, Maya is surprised - Abuela is happy! Not about the calavera, but about Maya's good grade on her presentation. And though Abuela misses the calavera, she thinks that rebuilding it together would make her even happier.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Kids: Wed, Oct 31, 2012 -- 8:30 PM

A Rose Is Still A Rose (Episode #145)

KQED Kids: Tue, Oct 30, 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: Wed, Oct 31, 2012 -- 2:30 AM

Decisions, Decisions (Episode #144)

KQED Kids: Mon, Oct 29, 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: Tue, Oct 30, 2012 -- 6:30 AM
  • KQED Kids: Tue, Oct 30, 2012 -- 2:30 AM

The Video (Episode #143K)

KQED Kids: Mon, Oct 29, 2012 -- 6:30 AM

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.

A Star Is Born (Episode #140)

KQED Kids: Sun, Oct 28, 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.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Kids: Mon, Oct 29, 2012 -- 2:30 AM
  • KQED Kids: Sun, Oct 28, 2012 -- 8:30 PM

Give Me A Little Sign (Episode #139)

KQED Kids: Sat, Oct 27, 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: Sun, Oct 28, 2012 -- 2:30 AM

Real Twins (Episode #138)

KQED Kids: Sat, Oct 27, 2012 -- 6:30 AM

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.

The Video (Episode #143K)

KQED Kids: Fri, Oct 26, 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: Sat, Oct 27, 2012 -- 2:30 AM

La Calavera (Episode #109)

KQED Kids: Thu, Oct 25, 2012 -- 8:30 PM

When Maya wants to add some oomph to her presentation about Mexico for school, she consults her Abuela Elena, who allows her to borrow a prized possession: a calavera, or skull made of sugar, that is used in the yearly Day of the Dead celebration. Maya promises to let nothing happen to this special calavera. Her presentation goes well, but Maya loses the calavera! After Theo, Maggie, Chrissy and Andy each share their fantastical ideas about how the lost calavera will make Abuela feel, Maya herself feels horrible. She promised her abuela that she wouldn't let anything happen to it! Then, as luck would have it, Maya discovers that she accidentally switched backpacks with another student, and the calavera is recovered. An excited Maya can't contain herself, and while jumping up and down, breaks the calavera! Maya is determined not to let her abuela down, and goes to great lengths to have the calavera re-made. Unfortunately, this, too, is a disaster. When Abuela is finally told the truth, Maya is surprised - Abuela is happy! Not about the calavera, but about Maya's good grade on her presentation. And though Abuela misses the calavera, she thinks that rebuilding it together would make her even happier.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Kids: Wed, Oct 31, 2012 -- 8:30 PM
  • KQED Kids: Fri, Oct 26, 2012 -- 6:30 AM
  • KQED Kids: Fri, Oct 26, 2012 -- 2:30 AM

Paper Girl (Episode #141)

KQED Kids: Wed, Oct 24, 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: Thu, Oct 25, 2012 -- 6:30 AM
  • KQED Kids: Thu, Oct 25, 2012 -- 2:30 AM

Tito's Pet (Episode #137)

KQED Kids: Wed, Oct 24, 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.

A Star Is Born (Episode #140)

KQED Kids: Tue, Oct 23, 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: Mon, Oct 29, 2012 -- 2:30 AM
  • KQED Kids: Sun, Oct 28, 2012 -- 8:30 PM
  • KQED Kids: Wed, Oct 24, 2012 -- 2:30 AM

Give Me A Little Sign (Episode #139)

KQED Kids: Mon, Oct 22, 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: Sun, Oct 28, 2012 -- 2:30 AM
  • KQED Kids: Tue, Oct 23, 2012 -- 6:30 AM
  • KQED Kids: Tue, Oct 23, 2012 -- 2:30 AM

Real Twins (Episode #138)

KQED Kids: Mon, Oct 22, 2012 -- 6:30 AM

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.

Maya Quixote and Miguel Panza (Episode #135)

KQED Kids: Sun, Oct 21, 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.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Kids: Mon, Oct 22, 2012 -- 2:30 AM
  • KQED Kids: Sun, Oct 21, 2012 -- 8:30 PM

Fashionistas (Episode #134)

KQED Kids: Sat, Oct 20, 2012 -- 8:30 PM

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."

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Kids: Sun, Oct 21, 2012 -- 2:30 AM

Abuela Upmanship (Episode #133)

KQED Kids: Sat, Oct 20, 2012 -- 6:30 AM

Maya is sick about hearing how wonderful Lola's grandmother is - she seems to do everything just perfectly. Maya feels her own Abuela is pretty great and wants her to be recognized too. So she happens to mention that Abuela used to be a movie star! Now Maya has to prevent her friends and neighbors from discovering that Abuela's acting career was limited to a supporting role in a high school play.

Real Twins (Episode #138)

KQED Kids: Fri, Oct 19, 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: Sat, Oct 20, 2012 -- 2:30 AM

Tito's Pet (Episode #137)

KQED Kids: Thu, Oct 18, 2012 -- 8:30 PM

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: Fri, Oct 19, 2012 -- 6:30 AM
  • KQED Kids: Fri, Oct 19, 2012 -- 2:30 AM

The Taming of Mr. Shue (Episode #136)

KQED Kids: Wed, Oct 17, 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: Thu, Oct 18, 2012 -- 6:30 AM
  • KQED Kids: Thu, Oct 18, 2012 -- 2:30 AM

The Pen-Pal (Episode #132)

KQED Kids: Wed, Oct 17, 2012 -- 6:30 AM

For school, Miguel is assigned an electronic pen-pal from Puerto Rico. When they start corresponding, Miguel thinks his pen-pal, Roman, has a much more glamorous life than he does. So, with a little prompting from Paco, Miguel slowly starts embellishing the details of

Maya Quixote and Miguel Panza (Episode #135)

KQED Kids: Tue, Oct 16, 2012 -- 8:30 PM

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.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Kids: Mon, Oct 22, 2012 -- 2:30 AM
  • KQED Kids: Sun, Oct 21, 2012 -- 8:30 PM
  • KQED Kids: Wed, Oct 17, 2012 -- 2:30 AM

Fashionistas (Episode #134)

KQED Kids: Mon, Oct 15, 2012 -- 8:30 PM

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."

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Kids: Sun, Oct 21, 2012 -- 2:30 AM
  • KQED Kids: Tue, Oct 16, 2012 -- 6:30 AM
  • KQED Kids: Tue, Oct 16, 2012 -- 2:30 AM

Abuela Upmanship (Episode #133)

KQED Kids: Mon, Oct 15, 2012 -- 6:30 AM

Maya is sick about hearing how wonderful Lola's grandmother is - she seems to do everything just perfectly. Maya feels her own Abuela is pretty great and wants her to be recognized too. So she happens to mention that Abuela used to be a movie star! Now Maya has to prevent her friends and neighbors from discovering that Abuela's acting career was limited to a supporting role in a high school play.

The Dogwalkers (Episode #130)

KQED Kids: Sun, Oct 14, 2012 -- 6:30 AM

In order to send their neighbor, the retired Broadway dancer Mrs. Salviati, to her high school reunion, Maya and Miguel decide to open a pet-care business to raise money for the plane fare. But when they take on a few too many jobs, they are overwhelmed with neighborhood pets needing to be walked, fed, bathed, groomed and clipped. In the end, they learn not to bite off more than they can chew.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Kids: Mon, Oct 15, 2012 -- 2:30 AM
  • KQED Kids: Sun, Oct 14, 2012 -- 8:30 PM

The Slump (Episode #129)

KQED Kids: Sat, Oct 13, 2012 -- 8:30 PM

When Miguel's baseball batting average drops off the charts, the bad vibes begin to extend into all areas of his life. In a desperate attempt to help Miguel regain his magic, Andy and Theo put Miguel through a series of slump-busting exercises... but nothing works, and Miguel quits the team. Meanwhile, Maya is on a mission to get the team new uniforms through sponsorship from neighbors. Friends are skeptical when she sets the extremely high goal of signing twenty- five sponsors, but she perseveres and succeeds. When Miguel sees the shiny new uniforms, he is inspired by his sister's determination. He returns to the team just in time to break out of his slump.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Kids: Sun, Oct 14, 2012 -- 2:30 AM

Friends Forever? (Episode #128)

KQED Kids: Sat, Oct 13, 2012 -- 6:30 AM

"Las Tres Amigas" get into an argument and split up. Miguel, Theo and Andy watch their breakup with amusement. As the girls return each other's borrowed belongings and try to avoid each other in the lunchroom, the boys smugly believe that such a thing could never happen to them. But when Theo and Andy discover that Miguel has been secretly coaching each of them for an open position on the soccer team, that's exactly what happens. The guys find themselves doing the exact same splitting-up routine, returning all their borrowed stuff. Before long, however, the girls and the boys realize that no kid is an island; each person is different from the other, but it makes the whole group better.

Abuela Upmanship (Episode #133)

KQED Kids: Fri, Oct 12, 2012 -- 8:30 PM

Maya is sick about hearing how wonderful Lola's grandmother is - she seems to do everything just perfectly. Maya feels her own Abuela is pretty great and wants her to be recognized too. So she happens to mention that Abuela used to be a movie star! Now Maya has to prevent her friends and neighbors from discovering that Abuela's acting career was limited to a supporting role in a high school play.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Kids: Sat, Oct 13, 2012 -- 2:30 AM

The Pen-Pal (Episode #132)

KQED Kids: Thu, Oct 11, 2012 -- 8:30 PM

For school, Miguel is assigned an electronic pen-pal from Puerto Rico. When they start corresponding, Miguel thinks his pen-pal, Roman, has a much more glamorous life than he does. So, with a little prompting from Paco, Miguel slowly starts embellishing the details of

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Kids: Fri, Oct 12, 2012 -- 6:30 AM
  • KQED Kids: Fri, Oct 12, 2012 -- 2:30 AM

Recipe for Disaster (Episode #131)

KQED Kids: Wed, Oct 10, 2012 -- 8:30 PM

Maya wants to win an award offered to the student who donates the most books to a local book fair, so she collects every unwanted volume from her apartment, including some old cookbooks of Rosa's. The only problem is that Rosa has an old friend coming to visit, and she needs a favorite recipe from one of the books that Maya gave away. Now Maya and Miguel have to get the book back before Rosa's friend arrives.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Kids: Thu, Oct 11, 2012 -- 6:30 AM
  • KQED Kids: Thu, Oct 11, 2012 -- 2:30 AM

Team Santos (Episode #127)

KQED Kids: Wed, Oct 10, 2012 -- 6:30 AM

Maya accidentally sets off an air horn during an important soccer play, ruining Miguel's kick and losing the game for him. Feeling terrible, she embarks upon a plan to cheer him up. If he could only win the big carnival competition, he'd feel a lot better... and also perhaps forgive Maya. Unfortunately, the carnival competition pits Miguel against the soccer player who beat him in the previous game... and all his athletic brothers! Maya and Miguel must compete against them with the only family members at their disposal: Abuela Elena, Tito, and Paco. Maya's plan is unraveling; there's no way they can win against the other team. But Abuela Elena points out that there's more to competing than just winning. It's also important to have fun! It turns out that Abuela was a ringer all along, and with her help, they win the carnival competition. But, more importantly, they also have a great time!

The Dogwalkers (Episode #130)

KQED Kids: Tue, Oct 9, 2012 -- 8:30 PM

In order to send their neighbor, the retired Broadway dancer Mrs. Salviati, to her high school reunion, Maya and Miguel decide to open a pet-care business to raise money for the plane fare. But when they take on a few too many jobs, they are overwhelmed with neighborhood pets needing to be walked, fed, bathed, groomed and clipped. In the end, they learn not to bite off more than they can chew.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Kids: Mon, Oct 15, 2012 -- 2:30 AM
  • KQED Kids: Sun, Oct 14, 2012 -- 8:30 PM
  • KQED Kids: Wed, Oct 10, 2012 -- 2:30 AM

The Slump (Episode #129)

KQED Kids: Mon, Oct 8, 2012 -- 8:30 PM

When Miguel's baseball batting average drops off the charts, the bad vibes begin to extend into all areas of his life. In a desperate attempt to help Miguel regain his magic, Andy and Theo put Miguel through a series of slump-busting exercises... but nothing works, and Miguel quits the team. Meanwhile, Maya is on a mission to get the team new uniforms through sponsorship from neighbors. Friends are skeptical when she sets the extremely high goal of signing twenty- five sponsors, but she perseveres and succeeds. When Miguel sees the shiny new uniforms, he is inspired by his sister's determination. He returns to the team just in time to break out of his slump.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Kids: Sun, Oct 14, 2012 -- 2:30 AM
  • KQED Kids: Tue, Oct 9, 2012 -- 6:30 AM
  • KQED Kids: Tue, Oct 9, 2012 -- 2:30 AM

Friends Forever? (Episode #128)

KQED Kids: Mon, Oct 8, 2012 -- 6:30 AM

"Las Tres Amigas" get into an argument and split up. Miguel, Theo and Andy watch their breakup with amusement. As the girls return each other's borrowed belongings and try to avoid each other in the lunchroom, the boys smugly believe that such a thing could never happen to them. But when Theo and Andy discover that Miguel has been secretly coaching each of them for an open position on the soccer team, that's exactly what happens. The guys find themselves doing the exact same splitting-up routine, returning all their borrowed stuff. Before long, however, the girls and the boys realize that no kid is an island; each person is different from the other, but it makes the whole group better.

The Bet (Episode #125K)

KQED Kids: Sun, Oct 7, 2012 -- 6:30 AM

When Maya comes to believe that Miguel has grown overly obsessed with playing videogames, she challenges him to go cold turkey. He agrees --on the condition that she refrain from meddling in other people's business. Whoever gives in first will do the other's chores for two weeks. Miguel has to summon all his strength to resist the lure of electronic games, while Maya is going batty trying to keep herself from offering advice to friends in need. Finally, Maggie has a problem that's just too much for Miguel to solve by himself, so he gives up on the bet in order to enlist Maya's help to find one more big idea.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Kids: Mon, Oct 8, 2012 -- 2:30 AM
  • KQED Kids: Sun, Oct 7, 2012 -- 8:30 PM

A Little Culture (Episode #124)

KQED Kids: Sat, Oct 6, 2012 -- 8:30 PM

When Maya forgets to buy tickets for the summer blockbuster movie all her friends are eagerly awaiting, she desperately suggests that they go instead to the Natural History Museum. Maggie and Theo aren't quick to forgive her, and mope about the museum while Maya and Miguel rummage in the gift shop for peace offerings. But before they know it, Theo and Maggie find themselves enraptured by exhibits on ancient African and Chinese cultures. In Theo and Maggie's parallel fantasies, we see the enactment of age-old stories -- of course, with Theo and Maggie providing a contemporary twist. In the end, the kids find everything in the exhibit that they had hoped for in the big summer movie, and all is forgiven among the friends.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Kids: Sun, Oct 7, 2012 -- 2:30 AM

The Wrestler Next Door (Episode #123)

KQED Kids: Sat, Oct 6, 2012 -- 6:30 AM

A new neighbor moves into the apartment building: Sr. Lopez, who is opening a new bakery in town. Tito is certain that Sr. Lopez is actually "El Guamazo Lopez," a famous Mexican masked wrestler! He tries to prove it to a skeptical Maya and Miguel... but when they see some intriguing evidence, they decide to help Tito find out the truth. The three of them, along with Abuela Elena's help, try to uncover Sr. Lopez' secret past... but even putting him face-to-face with the masked wrestler's arch-nemesis doesn't manage to reveal him. Finally, when an old piece of baking equipment goes on the fritz, Sr. Lopez must fight the mechanical beast using "El Guamazo Lopez'" signature wrestling move. Tito is vindicated! Sr. Lopez finally admits to having been the famous wrestler in the past. But it's more important for him to be known as a good baker from now on. His secret is safe with them!

Friends Forever? (Episode #128)

KQED Kids: Fri, Oct 5, 2012 -- 8:30 PM

"Las Tres Amigas" get into an argument and split up. Miguel, Theo and Andy watch their breakup with amusement. As the girls return each other's borrowed belongings and try to avoid each other in the lunchroom, the boys smugly believe that such a thing could never happen to them. But when Theo and Andy discover that Miguel has been secretly coaching each of them for an open position on the soccer team, that's exactly what happens. The guys find themselves doing the exact same splitting-up routine, returning all their borrowed stuff. Before long, however, the girls and the boys realize that no kid is an island; each person is different from the other, but it makes the whole group better.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Kids: Sat, Oct 6, 2012 -- 2:30 AM

Team Santos (Episode #127)

KQED Kids: Thu, Oct 4, 2012 -- 8:30 PM

Maya accidentally sets off an air horn during an important soccer play, ruining Miguel's kick and losing the game for him. Feeling terrible, she embarks upon a plan to cheer him up. If he could only win the big carnival competition, he'd feel a lot better... and also perhaps forgive Maya. Unfortunately, the carnival competition pits Miguel against the soccer player who beat him in the previous game... and all his athletic brothers! Maya and Miguel must compete against them with the only family members at their disposal: Abuela Elena, Tito, and Paco. Maya's plan is unraveling; there's no way they can win against the other team. But Abuela Elena points out that there's more to competing than just winning. It's also important to have fun! It turns out that Abuela was a ringer all along, and with her help, they win the carnival competition. But, more importantly, they also have a great time!

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Kids: Fri, Oct 5, 2012 -- 6:30 AM
  • KQED Kids: Fri, Oct 5, 2012 -- 2:30 AM

The Cheery Chipper Cupid Sisters (Episode #126)

KQED Kids: Wed, Oct 3, 2012 -- 8:30 PM

Maya and her friends are in love with the new girls action cartoon, "The Cheery Chipper Cupid Sisters". They join the fan club, wear the t-shirts, chant the chants, and begin to drive their friends and families up a wall. Things only get worse when their efforts to spread sweetness, happiness and love in the manner of their two- dimensional idols seem to backfire. Only a very surreal experience of trying to find a bird-napped Paco makes Maya realize that perhaps she's taken this latest fad a bit too far.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Kids: Thu, Oct 4, 2012 -- 6:30 AM
  • KQED Kids: Thu, Oct 4, 2012 -- 2:30 AM

Maya and Miguel, Come On Down! (Episode #122)

KQED Kids: Wed, Oct 3, 2012 -- 6:30 AM

Maya and Miguel seem to have an aptitude for their favorite TV game show. But when they decide to audition, they discover that they have very different approaches to training. As they move from one stage to the next -- preparing for the audition, passing the trial, training for the show -- their own rivalry grows more intense, and they lose the knack of working together. Only when they are on live TV, confronted by an unscrupulous contestant who will do anything to win, are they able to put aside their little differences and work together as sister and brother.

The Bet (Episode #125K)

KQED Kids: Tue, Oct 2, 2012 -- 8:30 PM

When Maya comes to believe that Miguel has grown overly obsessed with playing videogames, she challenges him to go cold turkey. He agrees --on the condition that she refrain from meddling in other people's business. Whoever gives in first will do the other's chores for two weeks. Miguel has to summon all his strength to resist the lure of electronic games, while Maya is going batty trying to keep herself from offering advice to friends in need. Finally, Maggie has a problem that's just too much for Miguel to solve by himself, so he gives up on the bet in order to enlist Maya's help to find one more big idea.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Kids: Mon, Oct 8, 2012 -- 2:30 AM
  • KQED Kids: Sun, Oct 7, 2012 -- 8:30 PM
  • KQED Kids: Wed, Oct 3, 2012 -- 2:30 AM

A Little Culture (Episode #124)

KQED Kids: Mon, Oct 1, 2012 -- 8:30 PM

When Maya forgets to buy tickets for the summer blockbuster movie all her friends are eagerly awaiting, she desperately suggests that they go instead to the Natural History Museum. Maggie and Theo aren't quick to forgive her, and mope about the museum while Maya and Miguel rummage in the gift shop for peace offerings. But before they know it, Theo and Maggie find themselves enraptured by exhibits on ancient African and Chinese cultures. In Theo and Maggie's parallel fantasies, we see the enactment of age-old stories -- of course, with Theo and Maggie providing a contemporary twist. In the end, the kids find everything in the exhibit that they had hoped for in the big summer movie, and all is forgiven among the friends.

Repeat Broadcasts:

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

The Wrestler Next Door (Episode #123)

KQED Kids: Mon, Oct 1, 2012 -- 6:30 AM

A new neighbor moves into the apartment building: Sr. Lopez, who is opening a new bakery in town. Tito is certain that Sr. Lopez is actually "El Guamazo Lopez," a famous Mexican masked wrestler! He tries to prove it to a skeptical Maya and Miguel... but when they see some intriguing evidence, they decide to help Tito find out the truth. The three of them, along with Abuela Elena's help, try to uncover Sr. Lopez' secret past... but even putting him face-to-face with the masked wrestler's arch-nemesis doesn't manage to reveal him. Finally, when an old piece of baking equipment goes on the fritz, Sr. Lopez must fight the mechanical beast using "El Guamazo Lopez'" signature wrestling move. Tito is vindicated! Sr. Lopez finally admits to having been the famous wrestler in the past. But it's more important for him to be known as a good baker from now on. His secret is safe with them!

Soccer Mom (Episode #120)

KQED Kids: Mon, Oct 1, 2012 -- 2:30 AM

When Maya and Miguel's soccer coach leaves to become a professional player, the gang is left without a coach. A frantic search for a new coach is unsuccessful. Finally, Maya notices that her mom is a fairly adept player. perhaps she should be the new coach! Rosa is talked into the idea. Rosa turns out to be an excellent coach, and all the kids love her. except Maya and Miguel don't like the two parts of their lives crossing over like this. Rosa keeps telling stories about them and calling them cute names that are embarrassing! They ask Rosa to step down as coach, which she agrees to do. But when they realize that they don't play as well without her, Maya and Miguel beg her to come back and help them before a big game. Rosa declines. During the game, Maya and Miguel's team is losing badly. so the new coach turns to Rosa for a little inspiration. Rosa gives the team a pep talk and some coaching from the sidelines. and the gang wins! In the end, Maya and Miguel learn to be proud of their mom. and to occasionally let her embarrass them.

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