Sesame Street
Plot The Count counts stars
Air date January 23, 1991
Season Season 22 (1990-1991)
Written by Sonia Manzano
Sponsors I, K, 10
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Picture Segment Description
Farleypurple
Muppets "Forty Blocks From My Home"
(First: Episode 2614)
3816v
Cartoon A baby and father illustrate up and down.
(First: Episode 2687)
4113zo
Muppets Caveperson Days
Caveman Bert reminds Caveman Ernie (his son) to take out the trash. Ernie realizes that his drum can also be used as a wastebasket, and is able to take several pieces of garbage to the dump at once instead of one at a time.
(First: Episode 2667)
4125s
Animation Cecille sings "I Want to Be Me."
(First: Episode 2791)
Film-fullsubway
Film Kids shout "empty" and "full" to describe a subway car.
(EKA: Episode 0897)
Song.Trashcan
Muppets Gina introduces Bruno and the Trashmen, who sing a doo-wop song, "Put It in the Trash Can."
(First: Episode 2595)
WillyWimpleWater
Cartoon Willie Wimple went a-boatin' and polluted the river.
Artist: Abe Levitow
(EKA: Episode 0857)
ForgetfulMirror
Muppets Forgetful Jones invites a cowpoke to lunch, not realizing it's his own reflection in the mirror.
Lowercasei.yellow
Cartoon The dot gets on top of the lowercase letter i.
Artist: Fred Garbers
(EKA: Episode 0815)
3Kids.policeman
Insert Three of These Kids are playing policeman, but the other one is playing fireman.
(EKA: Episode 1057)
Eeh,arh,erh,EXERCISE
Cartoon Three scribbles exercise.
Artist: Fred Garbers
(First: Episode 1579)
SS.InchWorm
Muppets A Muppet inchworm and a bug sing "The Inch Worm" in a field of flowers.
(First: Episode 0168)
KforKarate
Cartoon K is for Karate
(First: Episode 0489)
Elmo.CandiceBergen
Muppets / Celebrity Elmo learns how an interview is conducted by giving one to Candice Bergen.
(First: Episode 2726)
2040e
Cartoon "Ten Turtles"
Artist: Bud Luckey
(EKA: Episode 0425)
3144y
Film A man (voice of Jim Thurman) finds a magic remote control that makes things go up and down. He tests it on various objects. When he presses "down" for a bridge, it crumbles and falls into the river below, prompting him to abandon the remote and slink away. A girl then finds it and makes the bridge go back up.
(First: Episode 2614)
500018
Muppets Harvey Kneeslapper asks a man, "Do you want me to keep an eye on your hat?" The man says yes. Harvey then puts a letter I on top of the man's hat, crushing it in the process.
(EKA: Episode 0288)
0926d
Cartoon Capital I, he's quite a guy
(EKA: Episode 0815)
FaySubtract
Film Fay Ray subtracts three balls.
(First: Episode 2608)
KidsLovetoBrush
Muppets The Bicuspids sing "Kids Just Love to Brush."
(EKA: Episode 2565)
Sandk
Animation Sand K/k
(EKA: Episode 0810)
Noimage
SCENE 1 Telly passes by the Count, who invites Telly to join him in a special activity, but they must wait until it's dark out. The Count suspects Telly is a little afraid of the dark and tells him a special story - the sequel to "The City Mouse and the Country Mouse." The City Mouse heads home to the city, but because it's a long trip, it becomes very dark as he walks. He fears he'll be lost, when a wise old bat in a tree shows him that the city lights can help him find his way home. By the time he's finished with the story, night has fallen and the two start counting all the stars in the sky.
Song.moonshine
Cartoon Jerry Nelson sings "Moonshine."
(First: Episode 2775)
Grover-InTheDark
Muppets At night, Grover thinks he hears noises in the dark. When he sees a shadow on the wall, he cowers under the covers - but the shadow turns out to be his Mommy.
(EKA: Episode 0397)
Bellhop10
Cartoon The Bellhop must take 10 terriers for a walk.
(First: Episode 2507)
2609-Bayou
Film A man takes two kids on a boat ride through the Louisiana bayou.
(First: Episode 2520)
LetterI.BeepBeep
Cartoon Letter I (Beep Beep)
(EKA: Episode 0514)
Noimage
SCENE 2 Gordon suspects that Big Bird doesn't want to go to sleep when he requests a fourth bedtime story. Big Bird wants to know about all the things that grown-ups stay up late to see, suggesting clowns or a goat from the zoo. Gordon tells him that typically, he'll read the paper and watch the news before going to sleep. Big Bird considers going to sleep a lot more enjoyable than that.
3976zn
Cartoon Gerald's dog Sparky likes to pretend he's an alligator.
(First: Episode 1519)
HowNowBrown
Muppets How Now Brown and the Moo Wave perform the song "Danger's No Stranger."
(EKA: Episode 2201)
3958s1
Cartoon A girl talks about preparing to play with her new sled.
(EKA: Episode 0543)
1845q
Film A variety of cat-shaped objects walk in front of the screen.
(EKA: Episode 1845)
Bae2
Muppets Ernie and Bert are camping. It's time for them to sleep, but Ernie keeps distracting Bert by pointing out the various sounds that they hear.
(EKA: Episode 2029)
2356-30
Cartoon A man counts 40 stars at night.
(EKA: Episode 2243)
Noimage
SCENE 3 The Count has now counted over five billion stars and invites Oscar to join in Telly's place (he gave up after his first million). Oscar declines, instead preferring to do his nighttime activity - stumbling around in the dark and wrecking his furnishings. The Count agrees that they'll enjoy the night in their own ways and starts counting all over again, having lost his place.


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