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Sesame Street
Plot The Count's Australian friend
Air date May 4, 1994
Season Season 25 (1993-1994)
Sponsors I, O, 2

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Picture Segment Description
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SCENE 1
An exhausted letter carrier delivers six bags of mail from Australia to the Count at Hooper's Store. He explains to Mr. Handford that they all come from one of his oldest and dearest friends, Matilda. Each piece of mail tells him she'll be visiting today and to meet her at the bus stop at 10 o'clock.
Australiamap
Cartoon
A map of Australia morphs into the shape of animals that are found there.
(EKA: Episode 3021)
3144i
Film
"We have a nice school"... with ducks.
(First: Episode 3144)
Cat.Telephone.Hubley
Cartoon
A cat catches a TELEPHONE and eats it.
Artists: The Hubleys
(EKA: Episode 0172)
WatermelonsCheese
Muppets
Monty sings "Watermelons and Cheese," the improper way to answer the phone.
(EKA: Episode 3214)
NavajoBlanket
Animation
Kids narrate how a Navajo blanket is weaved.
(EKA: Episode 3006)
3976zn
Cartoon
Gerald's dog Sparky likes to pretend he's an alligator.
(EKA: Episode 1563)
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SCENE 2
Big Bird wonders why the Count is waiting at the bus stop and he's filled in. The Count counts the passing buses, until one stops and an elderly woman steps off. She's not Matilda, but has a message from her - she'll call the Hooper's Store phone at 11.
10.Chinese
Animation
Counting to 10 (Chinese imagery)
(EKA: Episode 3217)
ErnieHumming
Muppets
Ernie and Bert: In order not to disturb Bert while reading, Ernie wears headphones to listen to the radio. Now Bert can't hear anything... except Ernie singing along very loudly.
(EKA: Episode 3193)
3187k
Cartoon
"In My Book" (sung by Jerry Nelson)
(EKA: Episode 3018)
1710j
Cast
Maria as Charlie Chaplin -Long, Longer, Longest
(EKA: Episode 1460)
Prideday
Cartoon
At the Pride Day Ceremony, Donald is waiting to describe his proudest accomplishment, and is initially unsure of himself next to other impressive students. He finally proudly acclaims his achievement, tying his shoes all by himself.
Artist: John Korty
(EKA: Episode 2254)
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SCENE 3
The Count waits at the phone, when a construction worker needs to use it. She agrees to wait, until he starts counting the rings instead of answering. Mr. Handford angrily hands him the phone and Matilda responds, telling him she will be there soon. The Count uses Mr. Handford's watch to count the seconds.
Countto10.KHaring
Cartoon
Counting to 10
Artist: Keith Haring
(EKA: Episode 3104)
GymnastsUnderOverThroughAround
Film
People go under, over, through and around a hoop. (Luis voice-over)
(First: Episode 3140)
I-candles
Animation
I / i candles
(EKA: Episode 3107)
Istandup
Muppets
Grover sings "I Stand Up Straight and Tall" while using some fast cutting camera trickery.
(EKA: Episode 0926)
Speechballoon.Island
Cartoon
Speech Balloon: I for Island.
(EKA: Episode 0340)
Tellycookie01
Muppets
Telly Monster demonstrates "Fast" and "Slow" to Cookie Monster by using a plate of cookies. To demonstrate slow, Telly eats one of the cookies in slow bites. After finishing eating, he asks Cookie Monster to eat a cookie slowly. Cookie Monster gives it a try, but ends up gobbling all the cookies on the plate. Telly considers it to be fast rather than slow, but Cookie Monster says it was slow in his opinion.
YoureMyBaby
Song
"Beautiful Baby" song, over footage of various babies and their parents.
(EKA: Episode 2226)
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SCENE 4
Matilda finally arrives at Hooper's and the two friends share a "Hello," before saying goodbye immediately after. The Count explains to a confused Big Bird and Mr. Handford that he and Matilda were the best of friends, but as kids she and her family moved to Melbourne. Since then, they've gotten back together 103 times, counting each "hello" as a precious moment. They know that the sooner they say "goodbye," the sooner they can say "hello" again. They begin counting the different ways to say goodbye.
Deadfish
Cartoon
A girl narrates a poem about the sad time when her goldfish died.
Artist: Bruce Cayard
(EKA: Episode 2228)
1091-29
Muppets
Muppet & Kid Moments: Bert tells John-John that he's lost his paper clips, and he feels sad. He asks John-John to show how he looks when he feels sad. Then Bert feels angry about losing his paper clips, and John-John acts out that emotion. Bert remembers where he left his collection, and John-John acts happy, too.
(EKA: Episode 0729)
2257zf
Cartoon
What if I looked like George Washington...
(EKA: Episode 2257)
2485za
Song
Joe Raposo sings "I Believe in Little Things."
(EKA: Episode 2485)
Fan-O
Animation
Fans reveal the letter O.
(EKA: Episode 3021)
ThatsLetterO
Muppets / Celebrity
"That's the Letter O"
(EKA: Episode 3066)
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Cartoon
O for open, off, owl, ocean
(EKA: Episode 3091)
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Snowgrouch3
Muppets
Oscar reads Irvine the story of "Snow Grouch."
(First: Episode 2630)
400016
Cartoon
A man tells a confused boy that he saw a bird on a tree, with both of their thoughts appearing on the screen.
(EKA: Episode 0814)
1845n
Film
A man and a little girl perform small aerobic workouts.
(EKA: Episode 1845)
3962d
Song
Holy cow, it's number 2!
(First: Episode 3193)
Howmanygame1

Howmanygame2
Muppets
Game Show: The How Many Game??
Guy Smiley tells The Two-Headed Monster to find two things in 30 seconds. They bring one bowling ball, four sheep and three cows, all of which don't count. Suddenly, they realize they have two heads, which means they win! Little Bo Peep appears looking for her sheep, a train appears out of nowhere, and the scene ends in chaos.
(EKA: Episode 2503)
McDoubles.2s
Film
The McDouble twins display pairs of things.
(EKA: Episode 3217)
TSD.mailman
Cartoon
The secret drawing is a mailman.
(EKA: Episode 0265)
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SCENE 5
The Count finishes writing a letter for the letter carrier to bring to Matilda. She's relieved it's only a single letter, but faints when the Count shows her six more bags. The Count begins listing things he can count while he waits for the mail to reach Matilda, and Matilda announces the sponsors (in voice-over).


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