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DEBUT 1971

Donnie Budd was a hillbilly fiddler who fiddled and sang songs about numbers from 2 through 6. He was voiced by Bud Luckey, who created and animated his segments for season 3 of Sesame Street.

Some of his songs were re-recorded for The Count Counts. On this album, the singer was identified as the Amazing Slim and was voiced by Jim Henson.

He can be seen in the credits of Sesame Street's 50th Anniversary Celebration, fiddling while Ernie and Bert dance.


Picture Segment / First Appearance Description
Country #2
Episode 0342
Two toucans do a two step.

In the song listing on the back cover of The Great Numbers Game, this song is called "Country Two." This song was also featured in the Sesame Street Live show Out of This World, sung by The Count.

Country #3
Episode 0299
Three boars, Pekingese dogs, and snapping turtles get together on a fat woman's lap.

On The Count Counts, the singer was identified as "the Amazing Slim and His Counting Fools, with 'Red' Sales and His Son Seth" and the song was titled "The '3' Song."

Country #4
Episode 0300
Donnie sings about the number four when he is suddenly visited by four lions.

The Count Counts gives the title as "Four Big Lions." Appears in the Shalom Sesame episode "Kibbutz (dubbed in Hebrew)."

Country #5
Episode 0323
Dogs, hens, cats, frogs, and cows make the wrong sounds.

Appears in the Shalom Sesame episode "The People of Israel (dubbed in Hebrew)."

Country #6
Episode 0324
The eponymous half-dozen snails leave silvery trails in their wake. These trails become other things, like nails (the tips of which turn into sails on boats).

The Count Counts titles this song "Country Six."