**Episode 17: Maru-chan Really Wants a Bird!/Maru-chan Has a Birthday Party!**
**Original Airdate: April 29th, 1990**
Maruko has sparrow fever and begs her parents non-stop to buy one for her. Then, Maruko's dreams of a grand birthday party are dashed when her mother exercises her executive authority over the guest list.
Timing help provided by Mr. Manager.