Maya & Miguel

Season 1 Episode 8

Teacher's Pet

Aired Weekdays 4:00 PM Oct 20, 2004 on PBS
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Episode Summary

When Paco stops talking Maya worries and thinks that he is sick. They take him to the vet and the vet tells Maya that Paco is lonely. Maya decides to take Paco to school. While playing soccer she looses Paco as well as her teacher's parrot Min. The two parrots become friends and they talk to each other when they are lonely.moreless

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Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (3)

  • QUOTES (15)

    • Paco: Adios!
      Min: Macaroni!

    • Mr. Nguyen: (notices Paco, Min, and Maya) Is that...?
      Maya: Paquito! It's me, Maya! I have sunflower seeds for you! Paquito!
      Miguel: (to teacher) Um, don't you want to talk about history?

    • Maya: Okay. While Miguel is distracting Mr. Nguyen, we need to search every nook and cranny, every closet, everything that squawks.

    • Maya: (sees chicken on someone's tray) No. No. No! Oh no! Paco's been served for lunch!
      (Paco's head appears on chicken)
      Paco: (squawk) Quiero hablar! I wanna talk!
      (Maya gasps as head disappears)
      Mr. Nguyen: Are you okay, Maya?
      Maya: Huh? What? Me? Yeah. Sure. (eyes Mr. Nguyen's lunch)
      Mr. Nguyen: They're serving Cornish game hen today.
      Maya: Cuh-Cornish game hen?
      Mr. Nguyen: Yes. It's like chicken. Really, really small chicken.
      Maya: (ecstatic) Cornish game hen! (chuckles nervously) Oh, yes! Thank you, Mr. Nguyen! Thank you, thank you, thank you, Mr. Nguyen!

    • Paco: Macaroni! Macaroni! Paco likes macaroni!

    • Theo: (about finding Paco) We use what we know. Elementary deduction.
      Maya: Well, how do we do that?
      Theo: First put yourself in Paco's shoes. I mean, if you were a bird, where would you go?
      Miguel: The arcade!
      Maya: No, Miguel. Not where would "you" go. Where would Paco go?
      Miguel: Oh! I gotcha! Hmm... If I were Paco...I'd go to where there's food!
      Theo: Right, so, what does a parrot eat?
      Miguel: Hmm...double-sausage pizza, chocolate, tacos...
      Theo: Paco eats tacos?
      Miguel: I would eat a taco if I were Paco.

    • Football Coach: (to Jensen) I noticed you were favoring your right leg a little. So I think you should sit out practice tomorrow until you're better.
      Paco: Oh no!
      Coach: You don't have to take it so hard, son. I mean, it's not the end of the world. It's only until...
      Paco: Be quiet!
      (Jensen eyes bag)
      Coach: Really, Jensen. That was uncalled for.
      Jensen: Wh-no. It wasn't me. My backpack said it.
      Coach: Right. The backpack. Maybe you'll sit out more than just practice.
      Paco: Be quiet!
      Jensen: Uh...but coach! Look! See?!
      Paco: (squawks and pops out) It's me, Paco! (leaves) I'm outta here!

    • Girl: Excuse me. May I get into my locker? I have a class.
      Paco: (squawk) Be quiet!
      Girl: (gets the wrong idea) Oh! Okay. (walks off)

    • Mr. Nguyen: I couldn't help but notice that you were very, uh, distracted during class. Is there something you'd like to talk about?
      (Maya shakes head no)
      Paco: I wanna talk! Quiero hablar!
      Mr. Nguyen: Uh, go ahead, I'm all ears.
      Paco: I wanna talk!
      Maya: Uh, I'm sorry. I meant to say, uh, I-I-I don't wanna talk. But I was in such a hurry that I forgot to say "don't".

    • Mr. Nguyen: Who can tell me who issued the Emancipation Proclamation?
      (Maya raises hand)
      Mr. Nguyen: Maya?
      Paco: (squawk) Quiero hablar. I wanna talk.
      Mr. Nguyen: (to Maya) Ah, great. Talk. Tell us the answer.
      Paco: Quiero hablar. I want to talk.
      (Everyone gives funny looks)
      Maya: A-!
      Paco: I rock!
      Maya: -bra-!
      Paco: Eso es!
      Maya: -ham!
      Paco: Goal!
      (More funny looks, and Maya blushes)
      Mr. Nguyen: Uh, perhaps someone else would like to answer the question.

    • Maya: (about her idea) You see? It's working. He's happy.
      Miguel: Yeah. Maybe you were right. (mutters) Can't believe I'm saying that.

    • Miguel: Maya. We can't take Paco to school. He's a pet.
      Maya: I cannot believe you just said that in front of Paco! He's part of our flock. Our family. He's a Santos.
      Miguel: Okay, okay, he's family. But Maya, you can't just walk into school with Paco on your shoulder like you're a pirate. Though, that would be pretty cool.

    • Paco: Brawk, pretty bird! Brawk, pretty bird!

    • Miguel: (whispering; about Maya) If she says "Eso es", run!

    • Miguel: And then, Andy passed the ball to me, and goal! You should've seen me. I rocked.
      Rosa: That's wonderful, Miguelito. And how did you do on your math quiz? Did you rock?
      Miguel: Ah...well...(pulls out quiz with perfect mark) He shoots! He scores!

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