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Maya & Miguel Previous Broadcasts

La Nueva Cocinita (Episode #106)

KQED Kids: Fri, Nov 30, 2012 -- 8:30 PM

While Maya and Miguel are searching with their Abuela Elena for treasures through her seemingly bottomless trunk of memories, they happen upon an old menu from her defunct restaurant "La Cocinita." She rhapsodizes dreamily about the menu - summoning magical concoctions with mystical powers that can cure an ill-tempered grouch. After a walk around the neighborhood, they see grumpiness and general disharmony everywhere, and Maya quickly decides that not only Abuela Elena, but the whole neighborhood is in need of a New Cocinita to bring happiness and harmony to everyone with the magic of the old recipes. Enlisting her friends to be the kitchen and wait staff, Maya prepares for the big opening night over Miguel's steady stream of protests and warnings. Of course, Maya and her crew soon get in over their heads...

Rhymes with "Gato" (Episode #105)

KQED Kids: Thu, Nov 29, 2012 -- 8:30 PM

When Chrissy's kitten runs away, Maya and her friends put up signs and spread the word about the lost "gato." Unfortunately, Maggie's Spanish is terrible, and she tells people they're missing a "pato" - a duck. Soon Maya is stuck with a disgruntled and irascible duck in her apartment, on the same afternoon, it turns out, that the landlord is coming by to make some repairs. And she still has to find the lost kitty.

Repeat Broadcasts:

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

The Autograph (Episode #104)

KQED Kids: Wed, Nov 28, 2012 -- 8:30 PM

When Paco unwittingly destroys Miguel's favorite Orlando Cruz baseball card, Maya decides to fix the situation by getting an autograph from Orlando himself, who is coming to town that weekend with his team. What ensues is a Naked Gun-like series of escapades where the kids try to get ever closer to the star by impersonating a boy-band, hot dog vendors, and a big furry mascot.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Kids: Thu, Nov 29, 2012 -- 6:30 AM
  • KQED Kids: Thu, Nov 29, 2012 -- 2:30 AM

The Best Thanksgiving Ever (Episode #152)

KQED Kids: Wed, Nov 28, 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.

When Maya Met Andy (Episode #103)

KQED Kids: Tue, Nov 27, 2012 -- 8:30 PM

Miguel recalls the time that a new kid moved into the neighborhood: Andy. As we all know, Andy's missing an arm. Maya, eager to make Andy feel comfortable in their group, tries to steer the boys away from playing sports because she assumes that Andy won't be able to participate. This results in the proverbial unstoppable force (Maya) meeting the immovable object (Miguel and his boys trying to play ball). And besides, the boys don't seem to have any problem with playing ball with Andy. In the end, Maya learns that true sensitivity means treating others as equals.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Kids: Wed, Nov 28, 2012 -- 2:30 AM

The Matchmaker (Episode #102)

KQED Kids: Mon, Nov 26, 2012 -- 8:30 PM

One evening, after Maya sees Abuela Elena dancing alone after dinner, she decides that her grandmother's cheery exterior is masking a deep loneliness - and that Abuela Elena needs to be fixed up on a date. Maya's big idea launches a quest for an eligible sixty-something bachelor, the mother of all makeovers, and a blind date that doesn't go as planned.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Kids: Tue, Nov 27, 2012 -- 6:30 AM
  • KQED Kids: Tue, Nov 27, 2012 -- 2:30 AM

The Autograph (Episode #104)

KQED Kids: Mon, Nov 26, 2012 -- 6:30 AM

When Paco unwittingly destroys Miguel's favorite Orlando Cruz baseball card, Maya decides to fix the situation by getting an autograph from Orlando himself, who is coming to town that weekend with his team. What ensues is a Naked Gun-like series of escapades where the kids try to get ever closer to the star by impersonating a boy-band, hot dog vendors, and a big furry mascot.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Kids: Thu, Nov 29, 2012 -- 6:30 AM
  • KQED Kids: Thu, Nov 29, 2012 -- 2:30 AM

The Best Thanksgiving Ever (Episode #152)

KQED Kids: Sun, Nov 25, 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, Nov 26, 2012 -- 2:30 AM
  • KQED Kids: Sun, Nov 25, 2012 -- 8:30 PM

Battle of the Birthdays (Episode #160)

KQED Kids: Sat, Nov 24, 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.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Kids: Sun, Nov 25, 2012 -- 2:30 AM

Paging Dr. Maya (Episode #159)

KQED Kids: Sat, Nov 24, 2012 -- 6:30 AM

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.

The Best Thanksgiving Ever (Episode #152)

KQED Kids: Fri, Nov 23, 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, Nov 26, 2012 -- 2:30 AM
  • KQED Kids: Sun, Nov 25, 2012 -- 8:30 PM

The Adventures of Rabbit-Bird Man (Episode #121)

KQED Kids: Thu, Nov 22, 2012 -- 8:30 PM

Miguel enters a comic book contest. Before he can finish his original comic book loosely based on Aztec mythology entitled, "The Adventures of Rabbit-Bird Man," Miguel comes down with a bad cold. Miguel has left the hero in grave jeopardy, and he implores Maya to finish the comic book and save him. Maya rounds up the gang to help her think of a way to save the hero from the bad guy. In a series of vignettes, we see each kid's proposed ending: Tito imagines a heroic soccer player (who looks just like him) saving the day, Theo pitches a robot boy (who looks just like him) saving the day, and Maggie and Chrissy imagine a fantastic singing duo (who look just like them) saving the day. With the clock ticking and no clear ending, Maya decides that they should combine all of their endings together, and make one grand finale. In the end, Maya's cooperative ending nets Miguel a prize for "Most Creative."

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Kids: Fri, Nov 23, 2012 -- 2:30 AM

Soccer Mom (Episode #120)

KQED Kids: Thu, Nov 22, 2012 -- 6:30 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.

Good Luck Paco (Episode #158)

KQED Kids: Wed, Nov 21, 2012 -- 6:30 AM

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.

The Best Thanksgiving Ever (Episode #152)

KQED Kids: Tue, Nov 20, 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, Nov 26, 2012 -- 2:30 AM
  • KQED Kids: Sun, Nov 25, 2012 -- 8:30 PM
  • KQED Kids: Wed, Nov 21, 2012 -- 2:30 AM

Battle of the Birthdays (Episode #160)

KQED Kids: Mon, Nov 19, 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.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Kids: Sun, Nov 25, 2012 -- 2:30 AM
  • KQED Kids: Tue, Nov 20, 2012 -- 6:30 AM
  • KQED Kids: Tue, Nov 20, 2012 -- 2:30 AM

Paging Dr. Maya (Episode #159)

KQED Kids: Mon, Nov 19, 2012 -- 6:30 AM

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.

The Red Jacket (Episode #156)

KQED Kids: Sun, Nov 18, 2012 -- 6:30 AM

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: Mon, Nov 19, 2012 -- 2:30 AM
  • KQED Kids: Sun, Nov 18, 2012 -- 8:30 PM

Crushed (Episode #155)

KQED Kids: Sat, Nov 17, 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: Sun, Nov 18, 2012 -- 2:30 AM

Papi Joins The Band (Episode #154)

KQED Kids: Sat, Nov 17, 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.

Paging Dr. Maya (Episode #159)

KQED Kids: Fri, Nov 16, 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: Sat, Nov 17, 2012 -- 2:30 AM

Good Luck Paco (Episode #158)

KQED Kids: Thu, Nov 15, 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: Fri, Nov 16, 2012 -- 6:30 AM
  • KQED Kids: Fri, Nov 16, 2012 -- 2:30 AM

Maya The Mascot (Episode #157)

KQED Kids: Wed, Nov 14, 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: Thu, Nov 15, 2012 -- 6:30 AM
  • KQED Kids: Thu, Nov 15, 2012 -- 2:30 AM

The Big Fight (Episode #151)

KQED Kids: Wed, Nov 14, 2012 -- 6:30 AM

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.

The Red Jacket (Episode #156)

KQED Kids: Tue, Nov 13, 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: Mon, Nov 19, 2012 -- 2:30 AM
  • KQED Kids: Sun, Nov 18, 2012 -- 8:30 PM
  • KQED Kids: Wed, Nov 14, 2012 -- 2:30 AM

Crushed (Episode #155)

KQED Kids: Mon, Nov 12, 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: Sun, Nov 18, 2012 -- 2:30 AM
  • KQED Kids: Tue, Nov 13, 2012 -- 6:30 AM
  • KQED Kids: Tue, Nov 13, 2012 -- 2:30 AM

Papi Joins The Band (Episode #154)

KQED Kids: Mon, Nov 12, 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.

The Wedding (Episode #148)

KQED Kids: Sun, Nov 11, 2012 -- 6:30 AM

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: Mon, Nov 12, 2012 -- 2:30 AM
  • KQED Kids: Sun, Nov 11, 2012 -- 8:30 PM

Politics Unusual (Episode #110)

KQED Kids: Sat, Nov 10, 2012 -- 8:30 PM

Maggie wants to star in the upcoming School Assembly Day show. Her teacher, Mrs. Langley, recognizes her talent and assigns her the starring role, which she must share with non-dancer Miguel. Horrified, Miguel wants to have nothing to do with this show, but Mrs. Langley won't let him out of the deal. The only person who could do that is the Class President. Maya has a bright idea: Maggie will run for Class President. She's popular, and nobody else is running! Then she can change the show to suit both her and Miguel. Unfortunately, someone else decides to run, an unassuming kid named Simon. Maya and Maggie try to out-glitz Simon, by sponsoring makeovers and re- decorating the cafeteria, with comically disastrous results. Simon, meanwhile, takes the time to listen to the concerns of the other students. In the end, Maggie comes to realize that Simon cares about what the other students want, while she was only running for selfish reasons... and so she announces at the presidential debate that she is supporting Simon. Simon wins by a landslide... and his first act as President is to appoint Maggie to be director of School Assembly Day, to change the show however she wants.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Kids: Sun, Nov 11, 2012 -- 2:30 AM

After School (Episode #147)

KQED Kids: Sat, Nov 10, 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.

Papi Joins The Band (Episode #154)

KQED Kids: Fri, Nov 9, 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: Sat, Nov 10, 2012 -- 2:30 AM

The Big Fight (Episode #151)

KQED Kids: Thu, Nov 8, 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: Fri, Nov 9, 2012 -- 6:30 AM
  • KQED Kids: Fri, Nov 9, 2012 -- 2:30 AM

Puppy Love (Episode #149)

KQED Kids: Wed, Nov 7, 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: Thu, Nov 8, 2012 -- 6:30 AM
  • KQED Kids: Thu, Nov 8, 2012 -- 2:30 AM

Role Reversal (Episode #146)

KQED Kids: Wed, Nov 7, 2012 -- 6:30 AM

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.

The Wedding (Episode #148)

KQED Kids: Tue, Nov 6, 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: Mon, Nov 12, 2012 -- 2:30 AM
  • KQED Kids: Sun, Nov 11, 2012 -- 8:30 PM
  • KQED Kids: Wed, Nov 7, 2012 -- 2:30 AM

Politics Unusual (Episode #110)

KQED Kids: Mon, Nov 5, 2012 -- 8:30 PM

Maggie wants to star in the upcoming School Assembly Day show. Her teacher, Mrs. Langley, recognizes her talent and assigns her the starring role, which she must share with non-dancer Miguel. Horrified, Miguel wants to have nothing to do with this show, but Mrs. Langley won't let him out of the deal. The only person who could do that is the Class President. Maya has a bright idea: Maggie will run for Class President. She's popular, and nobody else is running! Then she can change the show to suit both her and Miguel. Unfortunately, someone else decides to run, an unassuming kid named Simon. Maya and Maggie try to out-glitz Simon, by sponsoring makeovers and re- decorating the cafeteria, with comically disastrous results. Simon, meanwhile, takes the time to listen to the concerns of the other students. In the end, Maggie comes to realize that Simon cares about what the other students want, while she was only running for selfish reasons... and so she announces at the presidential debate that she is supporting Simon. Simon wins by a landslide... and his first act as President is to appoint Maggie to be director of School Assembly Day, to change the show however she wants.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Kids: Sun, Nov 11, 2012 -- 2:30 AM
  • KQED Kids: Tue, Nov 6, 2012 -- 6:30 AM
  • KQED Kids: Tue, Nov 6, 2012 -- 2:30 AM

After School (Episode #147)

KQED Kids: Mon, Nov 5, 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.

A Rose Is Still A Rose (Episode #145)

KQED Kids: Sun, Nov 4, 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.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Kids: Mon, Nov 5, 2012 -- 2:30 AM
  • KQED Kids: Sun, Nov 4, 2012 -- 8:30 PM

Decisions, Decisions (Episode #144)

KQED Kids: Sat, Nov 3, 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: Sun, Nov 4, 2012 -- 2:30 AM

The Video (Episode #143)

KQED Kids: Sat, Nov 3, 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.

After School (Episode #147)

KQED Kids: Fri, Nov 2, 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: Sat, Nov 3, 2012 -- 2:30 AM

Role Reversal (Episode #146)

KQED Kids: Thu, Nov 1, 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: Fri, Nov 2, 2012 -- 6:30 AM
  • KQED Kids: Fri, Nov 2, 2012 -- 2:30 AM

La Calavera (Episode #109)

KQED Kids: Thu, Nov 1, 2012 -- 2:30 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: Thu, Nov 1, 2012 -- 6:30 AM
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