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Sesame Street
Plot The Countketeers
Air date December 1, 1998
Season Season 30 (1998-1999)
Sponsors K, 15
Syndication 123 Sesame Street, PBS Sprout
Releases

3797

Picture Segment Description
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3797b
SCENE 1
Big Bird and the Birdketeers welcome the viewer and announce the sponsors. He also mentions they’ll be counting, which cues the Count to show up. He begins counting the Birdketeers. Just when the Count is about to leave, Big Bird gets an idea to make a Countketeers club. The Count loves the idea and the “future Countketeers” go off to get proper costumes.
Babychick
Film
What sound does a baby chick make?
(EKA: Episode 3475)
Song.intheair
Muppets
Elmo sings about "The Sound That's in the Air."
(EKA: Episode 3079)
KforKarate
Cartoon
K is for Karate
(EKA: Episode 1094)
KarateKids
Film
Kids in a park do karate kicks.
(EKA: Episode 3554)
KforKitten.Oldschool
Cartoon
K is for kitten.
Catclouds
Animation
Cats appear in the clouds as Vivaldi music plays.
(EKA: Episode 3711)
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3797d

3797e
SCENE 2
The Countketeers arrive wearing the Count’s cape and dickey. They even have a club song prepared. The Count counts his club members, totaling to four. Telly comes along and sees what fun it is being a Countketeer and becomes a member. The Count adds him to the total.
20shells
Animation
Counting 20 shells
(EKA: Episode 3714)
FaceFacts
Song
Lillian sings "Face Facts."
(EKA: Episode 2938)
1736f
Cartoon
A baby climbs up the stairs all by himself.
(EKA: Episode 1736)
3797f
SCENE 3
The club looks for things to count when the Count points out the stair case is just waiting to be counted. They send Megan to walk up them as they count each step, which turns out to be the same amount up and down.
Mpiece.39stairs
Muppets
Monsterpiece Theater: "The 39 Stairs"
The library intro is used in this airing
(EKA: Episode 2342)
ToddlersEyeView
Film
A mom takes her son for a walk in the stroller, and he sees all he can see.
(EKA: Episode 3656)
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SCENE 4
The Count tells the club he must briefly leave to feed his bats and leaves them one duty – to count. They look around for things to count and Telly spots the fruit stand at Hooper’s. They begin counting the apples and oranges as Alan watches.
FayTired
Film
Farmer McFay is very sleepy because she only slept for 5 hours.
(EKA: Episode 3215)
4112zi
Cartoon
An animated number 15 sings "How Hard It Is to Be 15" to a child who is trying to count from 1 to 20, but can't remember 15.
(EKA: Episode 2754)
3797-15count1
SCENE 5
The Countketeers have just counted one film about 15.
15space
Animation
15 in space
(EKA: Episode 3740)
3797-15count2
SCENE 5
cont'd
The Countketeers have just counted two films about 15.
RubberStamp15
Animation
Rubber Stamp #15
(EKA: Episode 2945)
3797-15count3
SCENE 5
cont'd
The Countketeers have just counted three films about 15. They go off to look for other things to count.
4109y
Song
"Count Me In"
(EKA: Episode 3777)
2head.Hiccups
Muppets
The Two-Headed Monster tries to cure itself of hiccups.
(EKA: Episode 2367)
2963-B4
Cartoon
Wilma Wiggins makes the very best of a very silly situation by hiccoughing her way through an opera.
(EKA: Episode 2963)
3797i
SCENE 6
The club now arrives at Oscar's trash can where they count the trash can and Oscar. He tells them he’ll count to 10, and when he reaches 10, they should scram. The Countketeers count with him and leave, but assure Oscar they’ll be back later.
PhotoRhythm
Film
A rhythm is made of breaking eggs, door slams, cans dropping, ice, and feet stepping.
(EKA: Episode 3682)
Oatmealbox
Muppets
Bert sings about his love for making music from hitting an “Oatmeal Box”.
(EKA: Episode 3614)
Mind.Box
Cartoon
I've got a mind: squares make a box.
Artist: Cliff Roberts
(EKA: Episode 1286)
Celeb.liamneeson
Muppets / Celebrity
Ernie and Rubber Duckie direct Liam Neeson in a stirring rendition of the alphabet.
DucksSwim
Film
Ducks fly and swim (piano music)
(EKA: Episode 2614)
Jjapple
Cartoon
Jasper and Julius: Jasper describes an apple as he eats it..
Artist: Cliff Roberts
(EKA: Episode 0833)
3979g
Film
The letter K dances at the beach.
(EKA: Episode 3703)
1041pinkpanther
Cartoon
The Pink Panther - K For Karate
(EKA: Episode 1041)
3979zda
Film
Ornate Ks fly through the air to a song.
(EKA: Episode 2945)
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3797k
SCENE 7
The Countketeers all gather in Big Bird’s nest area, pooped from counting. The Count arrives back and they tell him they don't feel like counting anymore. The Count doesn't mind, as he believes one should only count when they feel like it and he always feels like counting. They decide to be Birdketeers again and the Count joins them, but ends up counting the feathers on his outfit.
Ewhats-interview
Muppets
Elmo's World: Hats
(First: Episode 3796)
3797l
SCENE 8
Telly, Big Bird and the rest of the Birdketeers sleep as the Count continues to count his feathers. The sponsors are announced by Liam.

Notes

  • When this episode was shown on Comcast's on-demand service, the PBS "Viewers Like You" tag is shown, after Big Bird says "Toodle-oo!" at the end of the episode, before cutting to the 2000 Sesame Workshop logo. Usually on Sprout, the funding credits are not shown.


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