Sesame Street
Plot Big Bird counts for the Count
repeat of 1017
Air date January 31, 1979
Season Season 10 (1978-1979)
Sponsors O, V, 5
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Picture Segment Description
SSseason10
COLD OPEN 10th Season Intro Still
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SCENE 1 Hooper's Store now has a "Se Habla Español" sign in their window, as Mr. Hooper has been taking Spanish language lessons at night school. Big Bird wants to try this new policy out and constantly runs back and forth between the store and Maria to have a Spanish conversation with David.
DucklingDress
Cartoon A duckling dresses itself, naming all the parts of its coat.
Artist: Cathryn Aison
(First: Episode 1195)
Surpriseformarshallearp
Muppets Bad Bart is looking for Marshal Earp.
(First: Episode 0537)
2529-Turtle
Film A turtle swims in a tank.
Music: Joe Raposo
(EKA: Episode 0372)
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SCENE 2 Olivia finds the Count waiting outside Oscar's trash can. The Count explains that Oscar invited some kids over and he's waiting to count them as they leave. Olivia doesn't think many kids could fit in the tiny can, but the Count wants to take advantage of the counting, no matter how little there may be. After Olivia leaves, seven children emerge from Oscar's can, to the Count's delight. Once the Count is gone, another guest appears to be exiting the can - Mr. Snuffleupagus.
1199-Hotel
Cartoon A man discovers the letter O has fallen off a HOTEL sign.
(EKA: Episode 1199)
2341z
Muppets Alphabet Chat: O
Mr. Chatterly tries to deliver a lecture about the letter O, but is distracted by several things that don't begin with O, like a rabbit walking with a cow. The Anything Muppet producers decide to cancel the show and take down the set.
(First: Episode 0837)
Opencartoon
Cartoon Speech Balloon: O for Open
(First: Episode 0014)
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Film A gymnast shows close to and away from by swinging on rings.
(EKA: Episode 0883)
Sesame Street 2 Near and Far
Muppets Grover demonstrates near and far.
(First: Episode 0787)
Film.Jackrabbit
Film Jack Rabbit
Music: Joe Raposo
(First: Episode 0390)
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SCENE 3 The Count has to tend to something downtown and needs someone to handle the counting on Sesame Street. Big Bird volunteers and is instructed to count people on the street. Big Bird starts with counting one Count walking away.
JoJive-Landmarks
Cartoon Billy Jo Jive and Susie Sunset help Wrong Way Willie find four landmarks for a school assignment.
Ssnews.slipper
Muppets Sesame Street News Flash: Kermit interviews Prince Charming, who is looking for Cinderella. The prince tries to see whose foot matches the glass slipper. However, the shoe fits someone unexpected. (Kermit: "Boy, these fairy tales are starting to get me down.")
V-van
Cartoon V for Van (live-action/animation hybrid)
Artist: Paul Fierlinger
(First: Episode 1181)
FollowLeader-S7
Cast Bob sings "Follow the Leader" to the kids.
(First: Episode 0903)
Overandoverhorse
Cartoon An O rolls over and over a horse. The horse eats the O.
Artist: John Paratore
(First: Episode 0173)
Makincheese
Film A boy narrates a film about how cheese is made.
(First: Episode 1124)
Lost5cartoon
Cartoon A lost number 5 looks for his brother.
(EKA: Episode 1094)
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SCENE 4 There's nobody else around on the block for Big Bird to count, until Snuffy shows up. Big Bird counts him and Snuffy heads off to lunch. Big Bird doesn't think this is enough counting to satisfy the Count, however.
4construction
Cartoon Four construction workers build a number 4.
(First: Episode 0507)
KermitMonsterTest--5
Muppets Kermit tests two blindfolded monsters and asks them which number they're feeling. Herry Monster minus his blindfold describes how he knew the number was a five and in the process breaks the five into pieces. Cookie Monster attempts to feel the number and Kermit tells him that he can't since its broken. Cookie Monster devours the pieces and tells Kermit it tastes like a five.
(First: Episode 1200)
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Film Widow birds
(First: Episode 0391)
1257-5
Cartoon 5s go through a space-shredder and produce 5 objects.
(EKA: Episode 0864)
Anthhipster65
Muppets Same Sound Brown shows Farley that "That's What Reading's All About."
(First: Episode 1088)
1449-Legs
Cartoon Five feet stick out from a barrel, all belonging to a strange five-legged being.
(First: Episode 0859)
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SCENE 5 The Count returns and Big Bird has a list of all the things he's counted. The list consists of all things relating to Snuffy, such has his feet, eyelashes, etc. The Count scans the list and comes up with his own figure - one wonderful imagination Big Bird has.
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Cartoon Eyes (1:06)
400032
Film A kid marching band forms a triangle.
(First: Episode 0531)
PointerSis-Hush
Celebrity The Pointer Sisters sing "Hush Little Baby."
(First: Episode 0793)
1396e
Cartoon Consonant Sound: V, violin
(First: Episode 1157)
Grover and Polly sing Alphabet
Muppets Muppet & Kid MomentGrover and Polly say the alphabet.
(First: Episode 0281)
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SCENE 6 David sings "Three of These Things" using hats and a glove.
Toon.Stop.dog
Cartoon A dog pulls its master, who keeps begging "STOP!" until they reach the word STOP.
(EKA: Episode 0838)
Secretplaces.between
Muppets "I'm Between"
Toon.Orange
Cartoon O for orange
Artist: Bruce Cayard
(First: Episode 0673)
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SCENE 7 Goodbye


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