Peg + Cat, The multiple Emmy-awarding series from The Fred Rogers Company, will celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month with an all new exciting episode titled “The Mariachi Problem.” The episode will feature internationally-acclaimed Latin Grammy-nominated musicians Mariachi Flor de Toloache, an amaaaaazing all-women mariachi band, as guest stars.
In the new episode, which will premiere on PBS Kids, the seven members of Mariachi Flor de Toloache play themselves in their first-ever animated appearance and sing original counting songs as they help Cat serenade his lady love, Rosana, on a fun road trip to Mexico.
Previous guest stars include prima ballerina Misty Copeland made a guest appearance on the show and Sandra Oh (Grey’s Anatomy), who played the President of the United States. The educational show featured animated versions of icons including Billie Holiday, Beethoven, Emily Dickinson, Einstein, George Washington, Marie Curie and more.
For those who may not be familiar with the premise of the show, here’s a brief synopsis:
Peg + Cat follows the adorable, spirited Peg and her loyal sidekick Cat as they embark on a host of hilarious, musical adventures, learning foundational math concepts along the way. Each episode features engaging stories in which Peg and Cat encounter a problem that requires them to use math and problem-solving skills to move the story forward. The series provides young viewers with a new way to experience math and highlights its importance in a variety of everyday situations. Music is used as a teaching tool throughout the show, and each episode features an original song.
“The Mariachi Problem,” the newest episode Peg + Cat, will debut on PBS Kids on September 15, 2017.