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Maya & Miguel Previous Broadcasts

Paging Dr. Maya (Episode #159)

KQED Kids: Wed, Jul 31, 2013 -- 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.

Crushed (Episode #155)

KQED Kids: Wed, Jul 31, 2013 -- 6:30 AM

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

Good Luck Paco (Episode #158)

KQED Kids: Tue, Jul 30, 2013 -- 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: Wed, Jul 31, 2013 -- 2:30 AM

Maya The Mascot (Episode #157)

KQED Kids: Mon, Jul 29, 2013 -- 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: Tue, Jul 30, 2013 -- 6:30 AM
  • KQED Kids: Tue, Jul 30, 2013 -- 2:30 AM

The Red Jacket (Episode #156)

KQED Kids: Mon, Jul 29, 2013 -- 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!

Puppy Love (Episode #149)

KQED Kids: Sun, Jul 28, 2013 -- 6:30 AM

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

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Kids: Mon, Jul 29, 2013 -- 2:30 AM
  • KQED Kids: Sun, Jul 28, 2013 -- 8:30 PM

The Wedding (Episode #148)

KQED Kids: Sat, Jul 27, 2013 -- 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: Sun, Jul 28, 2013 -- 2:30 AM

After School (Episode #147)

KQED Kids: Sat, Jul 27, 2013 -- 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.

The Red Jacket (Episode #156)

KQED Kids: Fri, Jul 26, 2013 -- 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: Sat, Jul 27, 2013 -- 2:30 AM

Crushed (Episode #155)

KQED Kids: Thu, Jul 25, 2013 -- 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: Fri, Jul 26, 2013 -- 6:30 AM
  • KQED Kids: Fri, Jul 26, 2013 -- 2:30 AM

The Big Fight (Episode #151)

KQED Kids: Wed, Jul 24, 2013 -- 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: Thu, Jul 25, 2013 -- 6:30 AM
  • KQED Kids: Thu, Jul 25, 2013 -- 2:30 AM

Role Reversal (Episode #146)

KQED Kids: Wed, Jul 24, 2013 -- 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.

Puppy Love (Episode #149)

KQED Kids: Tue, Jul 23, 2013 -- 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: Mon, Jul 29, 2013 -- 2:30 AM
  • KQED Kids: Sun, Jul 28, 2013 -- 8:30 PM
  • KQED Kids: Wed, Jul 24, 2013 -- 2:30 AM

The Wedding (Episode #148)

KQED Kids: Mon, Jul 22, 2013 -- 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: Sun, Jul 28, 2013 -- 2:30 AM
  • KQED Kids: Tue, Jul 23, 2013 -- 6:30 AM
  • KQED Kids: Tue, Jul 23, 2013 -- 2:30 AM

After School (Episode #147)

KQED Kids: Mon, Jul 22, 2013 -- 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.

Decisions, Decisions (Episode #144)

KQED Kids: Sun, Jul 21, 2013 -- 6:30 AM

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

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Kids: Mon, Jul 22, 2013 -- 2:30 AM
  • KQED Kids: Sun, Jul 21, 2013 -- 8:30 PM

The Video (Episode #143)

KQED Kids: Sat, Jul 20, 2013 -- 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: Sun, Jul 21, 2013 -- 2:30 AM

Paper Girl (Episode #141)

KQED Kids: Sat, Jul 20, 2013 -- 6:30 AM

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.

After School (Episode #147)

KQED Kids: Fri, Jul 19, 2013 -- 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, Jul 20, 2013 -- 2:30 AM

Role Reversal (Episode #146)

KQED Kids: Thu, Jul 18, 2013 -- 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, Jul 19, 2013 -- 6:30 AM
  • KQED Kids: Fri, Jul 19, 2013 -- 2:30 AM

A Rose Is Still A Rose (Episode #145)

KQED Kids: Wed, Jul 17, 2013 -- 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: Thu, Jul 18, 2013 -- 6:30 AM
  • KQED Kids: Thu, Jul 18, 2013 -- 2:30 AM

A Star Is Born (Episode #140)

KQED Kids: Wed, Jul 17, 2013 -- 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.

Decisions, Decisions (Episode #144)

KQED Kids: Tue, Jul 16, 2013 -- 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: Mon, Jul 22, 2013 -- 2:30 AM
  • KQED Kids: Sun, Jul 21, 2013 -- 8:30 PM
  • KQED Kids: Wed, Jul 17, 2013 -- 2:30 AM

The Video (Episode #143)

KQED Kids: Mon, Jul 15, 2013 -- 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: Sun, Jul 21, 2013 -- 2:30 AM
  • KQED Kids: Tue, Jul 16, 2013 -- 6:30 AM
  • KQED Kids: Tue, Jul 16, 2013 -- 2:30 AM

Paper Girl (Episode #141)

KQED Kids: Mon, Jul 15, 2013 -- 6:30 AM

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.

Real Twins (Episode #138)

KQED Kids: Sun, Jul 14, 2013 -- 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.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Kids: Mon, Jul 15, 2013 -- 2:30 AM
  • KQED Kids: Sun, Jul 14, 2013 -- 8:30 PM

Tito's Pet (Episode #137)

KQED Kids: Sat, Jul 13, 2013 -- 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: Sun, Jul 14, 2013 -- 2:30 AM

The Taming of Mr. Shue (Episode #136)

KQED Kids: Sat, Jul 13, 2013 -- 6:30 AM

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.

Paper Girl (Episode #141)

KQED Kids: Fri, Jul 12, 2013 -- 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: Sat, Jul 13, 2013 -- 2:30 AM

A Star Is Born (Episode #140)

KQED Kids: Thu, Jul 11, 2013 -- 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: Fri, Jul 12, 2013 -- 6:30 AM
  • KQED Kids: Fri, Jul 12, 2013 -- 2:30 AM

Give Me A Little Sign (Episode #139)

KQED Kids: Wed, Jul 10, 2013 -- 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: Thu, Jul 11, 2013 -- 6:30 AM
  • KQED Kids: Thu, Jul 11, 2013 -- 2:30 AM

Maya Quixote and Miguel Panza (Episode #135)

KQED Kids: Wed, Jul 10, 2013 -- 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.

Real Twins (Episode #138)

KQED Kids: Tue, Jul 9, 2013 -- 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: Mon, Jul 15, 2013 -- 2:30 AM
  • KQED Kids: Sun, Jul 14, 2013 -- 8:30 PM
  • KQED Kids: Wed, Jul 10, 2013 -- 2:30 AM

Tito's Pet (Episode #137)

KQED Kids: Mon, Jul 8, 2013 -- 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: Sun, Jul 14, 2013 -- 2:30 AM
  • KQED Kids: Tue, Jul 9, 2013 -- 6:30 AM
  • KQED Kids: Tue, Jul 9, 2013 -- 2:30 AM

The Taming of Mr. Shue (Episode #136)

KQED Kids: Mon, Jul 8, 2013 -- 6:30 AM

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.

Abuela Upmanship (Episode #133)

KQED Kids: Sun, Jul 7, 2013 -- 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.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Kids: Mon, Jul 8, 2013 -- 2:30 AM
  • KQED Kids: Sun, Jul 7, 2013 -- 8:30 PM

The Pen-Pal (Episode #132)

KQED Kids: Sat, Jul 6, 2013 -- 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: Sun, Jul 7, 2013 -- 2:30 AM

Recipe for Disaster (Episode #131)

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

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.

The Taming of Mr. Shue (Episode #136)

KQED Kids: Fri, Jul 5, 2013 -- 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: Sat, Jul 6, 2013 -- 2:30 AM

Maya Quixote and Miguel Panza (Episode #135)

KQED Kids: Thu, Jul 4, 2013 -- 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: Fri, Jul 5, 2013 -- 6:30 AM
  • KQED Kids: Fri, Jul 5, 2013 -- 2:30 AM

Fashionistas (Episode #134)

KQED Kids: Wed, Jul 3, 2013 -- 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: Thu, Jul 4, 2013 -- 6:30 AM
  • KQED Kids: Thu, Jul 4, 2013 -- 2:30 AM

The Dogwalkers (Episode #130)

KQED Kids: Wed, Jul 3, 2013 -- 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.

Abuela Upmanship (Episode #133)

KQED Kids: Tue, Jul 2, 2013 -- 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: Mon, Jul 8, 2013 -- 2:30 AM
  • KQED Kids: Sun, Jul 7, 2013 -- 8:30 PM
  • KQED Kids: Wed, Jul 3, 2013 -- 2:30 AM

The Pen-Pal (Episode #132)

KQED Kids: Mon, Jul 1, 2013 -- 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: Sun, Jul 7, 2013 -- 2:30 AM
  • KQED Kids: Tue, Jul 2, 2013 -- 6:30 AM
  • KQED Kids: Tue, Jul 2, 2013 -- 2:30 AM

Recipe for Disaster (Episode #131)

KQED Kids: Mon, Jul 1, 2013 -- 6:30 AM

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.

Friends Forever? (Episode #128)

KQED Kids: Mon, Jul 1, 2013 -- 2:30 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.

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    • KQET Off Air Sun 8/03 morning

      (DT25.1, 25.2, 25.3) KQET DT25 was off the air for a portion of Sunday morning, due to the transmitter taking a power hit. The signal has been restored. Most receivers should have re-acquired our signal once it returned, but a few Over the Air viewers may need to do a rescan in order to restore […]

    • KQED DT9s Over the Air: beginning Wed 7/09

      (DT9.1, 9.2, 9.3) The PSIP Info part of our Over the Air (OTA) signal for KQED DT9.1, 9.2, 9.3 dropped out of our overall signal early Wednesday 7/09. Once PSIP was restored most OTA receivers moved our signal back to the correct channel locations. However, for some viewers, it appears as if they have lost […]

    • KQED FM 88.1 translator off air Tues 6/03

      The Martinez translator for KQED-FM will be off the air all day Tuesday June 3rd. We are rebuilding the 25 year old site with all new antennas and cabling. This should only affect people listening on 88.1MHz in the Martinez/Benicia area.

To view previous issues and how they were resolved, go to our TV Technical Issues page.

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