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Maya & Miguel Previous Broadcasts

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

KQED Kids: Sun, Mar 31, 2013 -- 6:30 AM

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: Sun, Mar 31, 2013 -- 8:30 PM

The Bet (Episode #125)

KQED Kids: Sat, Mar 30, 2013 -- 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: Sun, Mar 31, 2013 -- 2:30 AM

A Little Culture (Episode #124)

KQED Kids: Sat, Mar 30, 2013 -- 6:30 AM

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.

Friends Forever? (Episode #128)

KQED Kids: Fri, Mar 29, 2013 -- 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, Mar 30, 2013 -- 2:30 AM

Team Santos (Episode #127)

KQED Kids: Thu, Mar 28, 2013 -- 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, Mar 29, 2013 -- 6:30 AM
  • KQED Kids: Fri, Mar 29, 2013 -- 2:30 AM

The Cheery Chipper Cupid Sisters (Episode #126)

KQED Kids: Wed, Mar 27, 2013 -- 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, Mar 28, 2013 -- 6:30 AM
  • KQED Kids: Thu, Mar 28, 2013 -- 2:30 AM

The Wrestler Next Door (Episode #123)

KQED Kids: Wed, Mar 27, 2013 -- 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!

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

KQED Kids: Tue, Mar 26, 2013 -- 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: Sun, Mar 31, 2013 -- 8:30 PM
  • KQED Kids: Wed, Mar 27, 2013 -- 2:30 AM

The Bet (Episode #125)

KQED Kids: Mon, Mar 25, 2013 -- 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: Sun, Mar 31, 2013 -- 2:30 AM
  • KQED Kids: Tue, Mar 26, 2013 -- 6:30 AM
  • KQED Kids: Tue, Mar 26, 2013 -- 2:30 AM

A Little Culture (Episode #124)

KQED Kids: Mon, Mar 25, 2013 -- 6:30 AM

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.

Soccer Mom (Episode #120)

KQED Kids: Sun, Mar 24, 2013 -- 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.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Kids: Mon, Mar 25, 2013 -- 2:30 AM
  • KQED Kids: Sun, Mar 24, 2013 -- 8:30 PM

The Slump (Episode #129)

KQED Kids: Sat, Mar 23, 2013 -- 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, Mar 24, 2013 -- 2:30 AM

I've Got to Be Mi-Guel (Episode #119K)

KQED Kids: Sat, Mar 23, 2013 -- 6:30 AM

Tito really admires his big cousin Miguel. So much so, in fact, that he begins to feel bad about himself - after all, Miguel does everything so well, it's sometimes hard to measure up. But at Maya's inadvertent suggestion, Tito realizes there is one way to be just as cool as Miguel: to imitate everything Miguel says, does, and wears, from his sneakers to his haircut. Miguel is flattered by this new "mini-Miguel," but Maya gradually finds the whole thing annoying, and even more so because the flattery is clearly going to Miguel's head. It's only when Tito - in helping Maya and Miguel in an emergency - discovers some of his own talents that he goes back to being just plain Tito. Everyone is thrilled to have him back.
Goals: Represent immigrant experiences; Represent experiences of much more recent immigrants, including the challenges and needs of children and families for whom English is a second language and U.S. culture is still new; Demonstrate and encourage imitation of English language patterns; Present the idea that English language speakers can learn from English language learners; Present the idea that non-native speakers have diverse experiences and perspectives that can contribute to society. Vocabulary - Opposites: big/small, open/close, short/tall

A Little Culture (Episode #124)

KQED Kids: Fri, Mar 22, 2013 -- 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: Sat, Mar 23, 2013 -- 2:30 AM

The Wrestler Next Door (Episode #123)

KQED Kids: Thu, Mar 21, 2013 -- 8:30 PM

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!

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Kids: Fri, Mar 22, 2013 -- 6:30 AM
  • KQED Kids: Fri, Mar 22, 2013 -- 2:30 AM

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

KQED Kids: Wed, Mar 20, 2013 -- 8:30 PM

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.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Kids: Thu, Mar 21, 2013 -- 6:30 AM
  • KQED Kids: Thu, Mar 21, 2013 -- 2:30 AM

Chrissy's Big Move (Episode #117)

KQED Kids: Wed, Mar 20, 2013 -- 6:30 AM

Maya's friend Chrissy discovers that her father has been transferred and is moving the whole family to Hong Kong. Chrissy is so distraught that she doesn't want to go. Eager to help her friend adjust to a very different culture, Maya enlists Miguel and the gang to " introduce" Chrissy to Hong Kong. They stage an imaginative (and homemade) "voyage" to show her a variety of interesting places: a restaurant that serves dim sum, a pink dolphin-watching cruise, and the dragon boat races. By the end, Chrissy is so enchanted that she can't wait to move to Hong Kong. Unfortunately, the transfer falls through...and Chrissy doesn't move. But at least "las tres amigas" get to stay together!

Soccer Mom (Episode #120)

KQED Kids: Tue, Mar 19, 2013 -- 8:30 PM

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.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Kids: Mon, Mar 25, 2013 -- 2:30 AM
  • KQED Kids: Sun, Mar 24, 2013 -- 8:30 PM
  • KQED Kids: Wed, Mar 20, 2013 -- 2:30 AM

The Slump (Episode #129)

KQED Kids: Mon, Mar 18, 2013 -- 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, Mar 24, 2013 -- 2:30 AM
  • KQED Kids: Tue, Mar 19, 2013 -- 6:30 AM
  • KQED Kids: Tue, Mar 19, 2013 -- 2:30 AM

I've Got to Be Mi-Guel (Episode #119K)

KQED Kids: Mon, Mar 18, 2013 -- 6:30 AM

Tito really admires his big cousin Miguel. So much so, in fact, that he begins to feel bad about himself - after all, Miguel does everything so well, it's sometimes hard to measure up. But at Maya's inadvertent suggestion, Tito realizes there is one way to be just as cool as Miguel: to imitate everything Miguel says, does, and wears, from his sneakers to his haircut. Miguel is flattered by this new "mini-Miguel," but Maya gradually finds the whole thing annoying, and even more so because the flattery is clearly going to Miguel's head. It's only when Tito - in helping Maya and Miguel in an emergency - discovers some of his own talents that he goes back to being just plain Tito. Everyone is thrilled to have him back.
Goals: Represent immigrant experiences; Represent experiences of much more recent immigrants, including the challenges and needs of children and families for whom English is a second language and U.S. culture is still new; Demonstrate and encourage imitation of English language patterns; Present the idea that English language speakers can learn from English language learners; Present the idea that non-native speakers have diverse experiences and perspectives that can contribute to society. Vocabulary - Opposites: big/small, open/close, short/tall

Surprise, Surprise (Episode #115)

KQED Kids: Sun, Mar 17, 2013 -- 6:30 AM

Chrissy is down in the dumps because the pop star Enrique has not answered the hundreds of fan letters she has sent. So Maya decides to cheer her up with a surprise birthday party. When all the party preparations - from the cake to the decor to the entertainment - go awry, Maya reasons there's only one way to salvage things: get Enrique himself to show up! With Miguel and Abuelita at her side, Maya braves hordes of Enrique-maniacs in an effort to convince the megastar to make an appearance at her friend's birthday.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Kids: Mon, Mar 18, 2013 -- 2:30 AM
  • KQED Kids: Sun, Mar 17, 2013 -- 8:30 PM

An Okri-Dokey Day (Episode #116)

KQED Kids: Sat, Mar 16, 2013 -- 8:30 PM

When Maya realizes that their neighbors Greg and Isoka Okri don't have any children of their own, she concludes that their life must be horribly empty - after all, her parents are always saying how Maya and Miguel are the light of their lives. So Maya engineers things so she and Miguel spend the better part of a weekend with the Okris. However, between roller coaster rides, kid-friendly restaurants, homemade facial treatments, and breakfast in bed, the Okris get a lot more than they bargained for.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Kids: Sun, Mar 17, 2013 -- 2:30 AM

Family Time (Episode #114)

KQED Kids: Sat, Mar 16, 2013 -- 6:30 AM

Noticing that everyone in her family is overworked, overtired, and overstressed, Maya concludes that they all have been missing "family time" - quality time spent alone as a family. Maya and Miguel plan a camping trip to a state park - and do all the planning and packing themselves to make things easier on their very busy parents and grandmother. But when they arrive at their campsite, the kids have forgotten some essentials - and rain, wildlife, and a capsized boat threaten to make their escape a disaster. In the end, however, la familia Santos discovers the only thing they really need is time together.

I've Got to Be Mi-Guel (Episode #119K)

KQED Kids: Fri, Mar 15, 2013 -- 8:30 PM

Tito really admires his big cousin Miguel. So much so, in fact, that he begins to feel bad about himself - after all, Miguel does everything so well, it's sometimes hard to measure up. But at Maya's inadvertent suggestion, Tito realizes there is one way to be just as cool as Miguel: to imitate everything Miguel says, does, and wears, from his sneakers to his haircut. Miguel is flattered by this new "mini-Miguel," but Maya gradually finds the whole thing annoying, and even more so because the flattery is clearly going to Miguel's head. It's only when Tito - in helping Maya and Miguel in an emergency - discovers some of his own talents that he goes back to being just plain Tito. Everyone is thrilled to have him back.
Goals: Represent immigrant experiences; Represent experiences of much more recent immigrants, including the challenges and needs of children and families for whom English is a second language and U.S. culture is still new; Demonstrate and encourage imitation of English language patterns; Present the idea that English language speakers can learn from English language learners; Present the idea that non-native speakers have diverse experiences and perspectives that can contribute to society. Vocabulary - Opposites: big/small, open/close, short/tall

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Kids: Sat, Mar 16, 2013 -- 2:30 AM

Chrissy's Big Move (Episode #117)

KQED Kids: Thu, Mar 14, 2013 -- 8:30 PM

Maya's friend Chrissy discovers that her father has been transferred and is moving the whole family to Hong Kong. Chrissy is so distraught that she doesn't want to go. Eager to help her friend adjust to a very different culture, Maya enlists Miguel and the gang to " introduce" Chrissy to Hong Kong. They stage an imaginative (and homemade) "voyage" to show her a variety of interesting places: a restaurant that serves dim sum, a pink dolphin-watching cruise, and the dragon boat races. By the end, Chrissy is so enchanted that she can't wait to move to Hong Kong. Unfortunately, the transfer falls through...and Chrissy doesn't move. But at least "las tres amigas" get to stay together!

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Kids: Fri, Mar 15, 2013 -- 6:30 AM
  • KQED Kids: Fri, Mar 15, 2013 -- 2:30 AM

Career Day (Episode #118K)

KQED Kids: Wed, Mar 13, 2013 -- 8:30 PM

It's Career Day in Maya and Miguel's class, and each kid gets to spend a whole day with a classmate's parent or grandparent as a "mentor." While Miguel lucks into spending the day with an astronaut, Maya ends up with Mort, an insurance salesman who has lost his belief in himself. Maya takes it upon herself to find Mort a new career, but ultimately discovers that what he really needs is simply some help restoring his confidence.
Goals: Present economic interdependence; Use authentic, natural language. Vocabulary - job, career, astronaut, salesman

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Kids: Thu, Mar 14, 2013 -- 6:30 AM
  • KQED Kids: Thu, Mar 14, 2013 -- 2:30 AM

The Bully and the Bunny (Episode #113)

KQED Kids: Wed, Mar 13, 2013 -- 6:30 AM

A hulking new kid named Jimmy McCorkle moves in across the street and - at least it seems to Miguel and his friends - begins to bully everyone around. He kicks Miguel's soccer ball over the building, rips apart Maya's favorite video game, and commands Theo to remember his name...or else. Maya, however, is not so sure; she thinks maybe Jimmy's not so bad. When Jimmy buys Maya and Miguel's favorite bunny rabbit from the pet store, Maya decides they have to find out once and for all whether Jimmy really is a bully, or just misunderstood.

Surprise, Surprise (Episode #115)

KQED Kids: Tue, Mar 12, 2013 -- 8:30 PM

Chrissy is down in the dumps because the pop star Enrique has not answered the hundreds of fan letters she has sent. So Maya decides to cheer her up with a surprise birthday party. When all the party preparations - from the cake to the decor to the entertainment - go awry, Maya reasons there's only one way to salvage things: get Enrique himself to show up! With Miguel and Abuelita at her side, Maya braves hordes of Enrique-maniacs in an effort to convince the megastar to make an appearance at her friend's birthday.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Kids: Mon, Mar 18, 2013 -- 2:30 AM
  • KQED Kids: Sun, Mar 17, 2013 -- 8:30 PM
  • KQED Kids: Wed, Mar 13, 2013 -- 2:30 AM

An Okri-Dokey Day (Episode #116)

KQED Kids: Mon, Mar 11, 2013 -- 8:30 PM

When Maya realizes that their neighbors Greg and Isoka Okri don't have any children of their own, she concludes that their life must be horribly empty - after all, her parents are always saying how Maya and Miguel are the light of their lives. So Maya engineers things so she and Miguel spend the better part of a weekend with the Okris. However, between roller coaster rides, kid-friendly restaurants, homemade facial treatments, and breakfast in bed, the Okris get a lot more than they bargained for.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Kids: Sun, Mar 17, 2013 -- 2:30 AM
  • KQED Kids: Tue, Mar 12, 2013 -- 6:30 AM
  • KQED Kids: Tue, Mar 12, 2013 -- 2:30 AM

Family Time (Episode #114)

KQED Kids: Mon, Mar 11, 2013 -- 6:30 AM

Noticing that everyone in her family is overworked, overtired, and overstressed, Maya concludes that they all have been missing "family time" - quality time spent alone as a family. Maya and Miguel plan a camping trip to a state park - and do all the planning and packing themselves to make things easier on their very busy parents and grandmother. But when they arrive at their campsite, the kids have forgotten some essentials - and rain, wildlife, and a capsized boat threaten to make their escape a disaster. In the end, however, la familia Santos discovers the only thing they really need is time together.

Mala Suerte (Episode #101)

KQED Kids: Sun, Mar 10, 2013 -- 6:30 AM

When the usually meticulous Rosa scorches the family breakfast, Maya thinks the apartment is cursed with bad luck. Using Maggie's grandmother's Guide to Feng Shui (which they don't really have time to read thoroughly), Maya, Miguel and the gang redecorate the entire place in an effort to restore positive energy before Santiago brings home an important supplier for dinner that evening. But at dinner that night, the kids' freshly painted walls, makeshift Asian fountains, and rearranged furniture cause a lot more harm than good.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Kids: Mon, Mar 11, 2013 -- 2:30 AM
  • KQED Kids: Sun, Mar 10, 2013 -- 8:30 PM

Teacher's Pet (Episode #108)

KQED Kids: Sat, Mar 9, 2013 -- 8:30 PM

When Paco stops speaking, Maya and Santiago take him to the vet, who tells them that the poor parrot is simply lonely staying at home all day. Maya solves the problem by taking Paco to school with her. But when Paco gives wrong answers in front of the class, accidentally insults kids in the hall, and eventually flies off somewhere in the school, Maya has a lot of problems to solve all at once.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Kids: Sun, Mar 10, 2013 -- 3:30 AM

The Letter (Episode #107)

KQED Kids: Sat, Mar 9, 2013 -- 6:30 AM

Maya finds an abandoned letter on Miguel's desk, written to a pretty girl in their class named Esperanza. Thinking that her brother might need a little help in making friends, Maya (with the eager assistance of Maggie and Chrissy) tells Esperanza how wonderful Miguel is. No sooner does Esperanza decide that Miguel is the coolest boy in the fifth grade than Maya learns that the real author of the letter wasn'tMiguel, but Andy! Suddenly, the Tres Amigas have a lot of explaining to do.

Family Time (Episode #114)

KQED Kids: Fri, Mar 8, 2013 -- 8:30 PM

Noticing that everyone in her family is overworked, overtired, and overstressed, Maya concludes that they all have been missing "family time" - quality time spent alone as a family. Maya and Miguel plan a camping trip to a state park - and do all the planning and packing themselves to make things easier on their very busy parents and grandmother. But when they arrive at their campsite, the kids have forgotten some essentials - and rain, wildlife, and a capsized boat threaten to make their escape a disaster. In the end, however, la familia Santos discovers the only thing they really need is time together.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Kids: Sat, Mar 9, 2013 -- 2:30 AM

The Bully and the Bunny (Episode #113)

KQED Kids: Thu, Mar 7, 2013 -- 8:30 PM

A hulking new kid named Jimmy McCorkle moves in across the street and - at least it seems to Miguel and his friends - begins to bully everyone around. He kicks Miguel's soccer ball over the building, rips apart Maya's favorite video game, and commands Theo to remember his name...or else. Maya, however, is not so sure; she thinks maybe Jimmy's not so bad. When Jimmy buys Maya and Miguel's favorite bunny rabbit from the pet store, Maya decides they have to find out once and for all whether Jimmy really is a bully, or just misunderstood.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Kids: Fri, Mar 8, 2013 -- 6:30 AM
  • KQED Kids: Fri, Mar 8, 2013 -- 2:30 AM

Tito's Mexican Vacation (Episode #111K)

KQED Kids: Wed, Mar 6, 2013 -- 8:30 PM

Maya notices something's wrong with Tito. He's not interested in playing soccer or eating ice cream. Is he sick? It turns out he's homesick. It all starts when Tito gets a postcard from his cousins in Mexico. Tito misses them and misses his former home. Maya, eager to help her cousin feel better, decides that if they can't take Tito back to Mexico, they'll bring Mexico to Tito! Maya ropes the rest of the gang into helping her with the research and acquisition of Mexican objects, foods, and information. Events escalate with typically Maya-esque results, and pretty soon the Community Center is packed with all things Mexican. Unfortunately, one thing leads to another, and the entire display is destroyed right before Tito gets to the Center. Maya is mortified, but Tito is happy. Seeing how much everyone cared about him helped to lift his homesickness. After all, he is home with Maya, too. Just then the big surprise appears: Tito's cousins, brought from Mexico!
Goals: Present a variety of authentic cultural experiences; Represent immigrant experiences; Present the idea that English language speakers can learn from English language learners. Vocabulary - family, cousins, aunt, uncle

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Kids: Thu, Mar 7, 2013 -- 6:30 AM
  • KQED Kids: Thu, Mar 7, 2013 -- 2:30 AM

Prince Tito (Episode #112)

KQED Kids: Wed, Mar 6, 2013 -- 6:30 AM

To help Tito overcome his stage fright, Maya convinces him to audition for a community theater performance called "Prince Tito." Maya promises Tito that she'll get the female lead and be right with him onstage the whole time. But when the director casts Tito in the lead and Maya in a bit part, Tito is bound for stardom - but only if Maya can find a way to keep him from freezing up in front of the audience on opening night.

Mala Suerte (Episode #101)

KQED Kids: Tue, Mar 5, 2013 -- 8:30 PM

When the usually meticulous Rosa scorches the family breakfast, Maya thinks the apartment is cursed with bad luck. Using Maggie's grandmother's Guide to Feng Shui (which they don't really have time to read thoroughly), Maya, Miguel and the gang redecorate the entire place in an effort to restore positive energy before Santiago brings home an important supplier for dinner that evening. But at dinner that night, the kids' freshly painted walls, makeshift Asian fountains, and rearranged furniture cause a lot more harm than good.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Kids: Mon, Mar 11, 2013 -- 2:30 AM
  • KQED Kids: Sun, Mar 10, 2013 -- 8:30 PM
  • KQED Kids: Wed, Mar 6, 2013 -- 2:30 AM

Teacher's Pet (Episode #108)

KQED Kids: Mon, Mar 4, 2013 -- 8:30 PM

When Paco stops speaking, Maya and Santiago take him to the vet, who tells them that the poor parrot is simply lonely staying at home all day. Maya solves the problem by taking Paco to school with her. But when Paco gives wrong answers in front of the class, accidentally insults kids in the hall, and eventually flies off somewhere in the school, Maya has a lot of problems to solve all at once.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Kids: Sun, Mar 10, 2013 -- 3:30 AM
  • KQED Kids: Tue, Mar 5, 2013 -- 6:30 AM
  • KQED Kids: Tue, Mar 5, 2013 -- 2:30 AM

The Letter (Episode #107)

KQED Kids: Mon, Mar 4, 2013 -- 6:30 AM

Maya finds an abandoned letter on Miguel's desk, written to a pretty girl in their class named Esperanza. Thinking that her brother might need a little help in making friends, Maya (with the eager assistance of Maggie and Chrissy) tells Esperanza how wonderful Miguel is. No sooner does Esperanza decide that Miguel is the coolest boy in the fifth grade than Maya learns that the real author of the letter wasn'tMiguel, but Andy! Suddenly, the Tres Amigas have a lot of explaining to do.

Rhymes with "Gato" (Episode #105)

KQED Kids: Sun, Mar 3, 2013 -- 6:30 AM

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: Mon, Mar 4, 2013 -- 2:30 AM
  • KQED Kids: Sun, Mar 3, 2013 -- 8:30 PM

I Love Maya (Episode #165)

KQED Kids: Sat, Mar 2, 2013 -- 8:30 PM

Maya learns that Fabian's new play centers around a 10-year-old girl. Maya is determined to get the part... it's perfect for her! After all, she's a 10-year-old girl! She goes all out to convince Fabian that he should pick her, which he finally does. Maya's thrilled... until she learns that the main character sleeps through the whole play! She switches gears, trying to get others to swap roles with her, but fails. Finally she decides that sleeping in a bed is not her idea of acting, and quits the play. Rosa counsels her to see her commitments through, and a guilty Maya goes back to the auditorium, just in time to crawl into bed and be the "star" of the play. Despite the fact that she has no lines, Maya has fun, and learns the value of keeping her promises.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Kids: Sun, Mar 3, 2013 -- 2:30 AM

The Autograph (Episode #104)

KQED Kids: Sat, Mar 2, 2013 -- 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.

The Letter (Episode #107)

KQED Kids: Fri, Mar 1, 2013 -- 8:30 PM

Maya finds an abandoned letter on Miguel's desk, written to a pretty girl in their class named Esperanza. Thinking that her brother might need a little help in making friends, Maya (with the eager assistance of Maggie and Chrissy) tells Esperanza how wonderful Miguel is. No sooner does Esperanza decide that Miguel is the coolest boy in the fifth grade than Maya learns that the real author of the letter wasn'tMiguel, but Andy! Suddenly, the Tres Amigas have a lot of explaining to do.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Kids: Sat, Mar 2, 2013 -- 2:30 AM

Prince Tito (Episode #112)

KQED Kids: Fri, Mar 1, 2013 -- 2:30 AM

To help Tito overcome his stage fright, Maya convinces him to audition for a community theater performance called "Prince Tito." Maya promises Tito that she'll get the female lead and be right with him onstage the whole time. But when the director casts Tito in the lead and Maya in a bit part, Tito is bound for stardom - but only if Maya can find a way to keep him from freezing up in front of the audience on opening night.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Kids: Fri, Mar 1, 2013 -- 6:30 AM
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