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Maya and Miguel chronicles the adventures and misadventures of 10 year-old siblings Maya and Miguel Santos. The show revolves around Maya’s well-intended meddling in the lives of her family, relatives and a richly diverse neighborhood of friends, while presenting culture and language learning as fun and rewarding for all children.

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Description

Maya and Miguel chronicles the adventures and misadventures of 10 year-old siblings Maya and Miguel Santos. The show revolves around Maya’s well-intended meddling in the lives of her family, relatives and a richly diverse neighborhood of friends, while presenting culture and language learning as fun and rewarding for all children.

    • EPISODE 1

    The Wrestler Next Door

    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!

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    • 23 Minutes

    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!

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    • 23 Minutes
    • EPISODE 2

    A Little Culture

    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.

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    • 23 Minutes

    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.

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    • 23 Minutes
    • EPISODE 3

    The Bet

    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.

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    • 23 Minutes

    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.

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    • 23 Minutes
    • EPISODE 4

    The Cheery Chipper Cupid Sisters

    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.

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    • 23 Minutes

    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.

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    • 23 Minutes
    • EPISODE 5

    Team Santos

    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!

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    • 23 Minutes

    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!

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    • 23 Minutes
    • EPISODE 6

    Friends Forever?

    "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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    • 23 Minutes

    "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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    • 23 Minutes
    • EPISODE 7

    The Slump

    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.

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    • 23 Minutes

    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.

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    • 23 Minutes
    • EPISODE 8

    The Dogwalkers

    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.

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    • 23 Minutes

    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.

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    • 23 Minutes
    • EPISODE 9

    Recipe for Disaster

    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.

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    • 23 Minutes

    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.

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    • 23 Minutes
    • EPISODE 10

    The Pen-Pal

    For school, Miguel is assigned an electronic pen-pal from Puerto Rico. When they start corresponding, Miguel thinks his pen-pal, Román, has a much more glamorous life than he does. So, with a little prompting from Paco, Miguel slowly starts embellishing the details of his life. Then, to his horror, Román writes that he is coming to visit. What will Román think when he discovers how ordinary Miguel’s life really is?

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    • 23 Minutes

    For school, Miguel is assigned an electronic pen-pal from Puerto Rico. When they start corresponding, Miguel thinks his pen-pal, Román, has a much more glamorous life than he does. So, with a little prompting from Paco, Miguel slowly starts embellishing the details of his life. Then, to his horror, Román writes that he is coming to visit. What will Román think when he discovers how ordinary Miguel’s life really is?

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    • 23 Minutes
    • EPISODE 11

    Abuela Upmanship

    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.

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    • 23 Minutes

    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.

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    • 23 Minutes
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