Sesame Street
Plot The Count counts and sorts items at Hooper's Store
repeat of 1201
Air date February 26, 1981
Season Season 12 (1980-1981)
Sponsors L, W, 6
This episode guide has been compiled from materials at the CTW Archives.


Picture Segment Description
SCENE 1 Oscar shows Bob and Susan his tape recorder, which he's used to record some of the "lovely" sounds of Sesame Street, including a car stalling, crying baby and jackhammering. He also picked up some dialogue from Big Bird talking to Mr. Snuffleupagus. Bob and Susan have a laugh, until they hear a mysterious voice on the recording reply, "Oh dear..."
SCENE 2 Biff is teaching Big Bird about carpentry. Big Bird's brought his tools, but since he wasn't sure what he needed, he brought 4 hammers. As Biff leaves to get his tools, David, Maria and the kids pass by and borrow them all. Biff returns, lacking a hammer of his own, but aware of Big Bird's stock. Big Bird points out they're all gone, but he knows where to borrow one.
SCENE 3 David has to make a delivery and leaves The Count in Hooper's Store to prepare the next order. He also grants the Count permission to count the objects before putting them away. Because there's so many items, the Count isn't sure where to begin, so he decides to group similar items together and then count them. He begins with the fresh vegetables, then the cans, then the boxes.
SCENE 3 cont'd Now, the Count begins counting things aren't aren't foods.
SCENE 3 cont'd Next, the Count counts the items that crunch.
SCENE 3 cont'd The Count slides a box off the counter and counts items that can roll down the counter and fall into the box.

SCENE 4 The Count starts counting upside-down things, when David returns, confused as to why the Count is still working on the first order. The Count describes the different ways he can count the items, as Big Bird announces the sponsors.

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