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Sesame Street
Sam the Robot demonstrates near and far; The Count counts in his sleep
Air date December 11, 1973
Season Season 5 (1973-1974)
Sponsors F, H, 7
This episode guide has been compiled from script materials provided by a trusted source.


Picture Segment Description
SCENE 1 Sam the Robot demonstrates near by mechanizing towards the steps, the tree, then the newsstand. Sam also moves near David, who starts to get annoyed. David suggests that Sam demonstrate far, by getting far away from him. Sam does so, but then calls David on the phone.
Cartoon H for hello (voice of Gary Owens)
(First: Episode 0020)
Film Letter H hoist
Music: Joe Raposo
(First: Episode 0336)
Cartoon The Alligator King
Artist: Bud Luckey
(First: Episode 0411)
Cookie Counter.jpg
Muppets Cookie Monster presents to Ernie his new device “The Cookie Counter” which will notify him of the quantity of cookies inside the box. Cookie Monster points “The Cookie Counter” rod to the box of cookies, which rings five times representing the amount of cookies inside the box. Ernie is impressed by Cookie Monster's device and talks about the benefits the device provides to the audience, simultaneously Cookie Monster eats Ernie's box of cookies. Ernie tests the Cookie Counter by pointing the rod at the box of cookies, the box doesn't ring. Cookie Monster asks Ernie to face the Cookie Counter rod to his stomach; it rings five times as proof of the location of the five cookies.
(First: Episode 0481)
Cartoon H is for horseshoe.
(First: Episode 0020)
Cast Wally and Ralph: Wally brings home a new waste basket inside a paper bag, but doesn't know how to discard the paper bag once he's removed the waste basket from it.
(First: Episode 0318)
F for Factory.jpg
Film F for Factory
(First: Episode 0447)
Cast Maria and Gordon add three tricycles.
(First: Episode 0477)
Cartoon A big elephant and a small elephant make lowercase Hs come out of their trunks.
Artist: John and Faith Hubley
(First: Episode 0162)
Muppets Grover demonstrates the difference between "near" and "far" by running away from the camera and back, eventually fainting from exhaustion.
(First: Episode 0057)
SCENE 2 Susan sings “Believe in Yourself” to the kids.
Cartoon Jazz #7 (Spanish)
(First: Episode 0281)
George nearfar.jpg
Film George the Farmer is near when he's on a barrel; he's far when he's on the porch.
(First: Episode 0235)
Cartoon "That's About the Size of It"
Artist: Bud Luckey
(First: Episode 0279)
Muppets Two Anything Muppets sing "As I Was Going to St. Ives."
(First: Episode 0045)
Cartoon F for Football
Artist: John and Faith Hubley
(First: Episode 0135)
Song Joe Raposo sings "Take a Breath."
(First: Episode 0347)
Animation Counting six red balls
(First: Episode 0278)
Cartoon "I've Got a Mind" -- bouncing a ball
(First: Episode 0279)
SCENE 3 Luis plays a “Three of These Things” game with pictures of three cutting tools and a flower pot.
Cartoon Speech Balloon: H is for hole
(First: Episode 0080)
Muppets Beat the Time with Grover.
(First: Episode 0423)
Film Kids narrate a visit to an automobile factory, and watch a taxi being made.
(First: Episode 0186)
Muppets Fran Brill narrates two Anything Muppet hands who argue over a piece of cake before they decide to share it.
(First: Episode 0189)
Cast In limbo, David reads a piece of paper, furious at what it says. Luis asks him why he’s angry. David tears up the paper, points to it, and storms off, confusing Luis.
Film A gymnast demonstrates close to and away from.
(First: Episode 0513)
Muppets OPEN the Door: Part 1: Harvey Kneeslapper hangs an "OPEN" sign on a closet and has filled it with so many toys that when somebody opens it, all of the toys in the closet will fall on that person. A girl opens the closet, but none of the toys fall out. When Harvey opens it after she leaves, they fall all over him.
CT Wordsworth store.jpg
Cartoon A drummer introduces C.T. Wordsworth who challenges a contestant to guess the secret word: store.
(First: Episode 0443)
Muppets OPEN the Door: Part 2: Harvey has refilled the closet. A boy tries to open it, but the door is stuck. When the boy has left, Harvey opens the closet, and the toys land on him again.
Film Sesame Street Animal Films: The walrus
(First: Episode 0296)
Muppets OPEN the Door: Part 3: Harvey has refilled the closet again. The boy and girl come by again and open the door. Instead of toys falling, the closet leads to another place. After the two of them have gone through and closed the door behind them, Harvey opens the closet, and the toys fall on him.
SCENE 4 Luis, Susan, David and a kid all walk by Oscar’s can, when Oscar asks if he can count them. He counts the four of them, then tells each of them to go away.
Song Luis sings "Three of These Things" with three kids with umbrellas and one unlucky kid without one.
(First: Episode 0408)
Cartoon A big elephant and a small elephant make lowercase Hs come out of their trunks. (repeat)
Alphabet Kid old west sketch.jpg
Muppets Old West sketches: A couple of cowboy Muppets meet the Alphabet Kid, who claims that he can write the alphabet faster than any man alive. To prove it, he quickly draws his crayon and speedily writes out the whole alphabet.
(First: Episode 0307)
Film The Mad Painter #7
(First: Episode 0314)
Cast fractured letter H.jpg
Cast Maria, Susan, Luis and David put together a fractured letter H.
(First: Episode 0422)
Film Footage of a city neighborhood; includes shots of a sno-cone vendor.
Singer: "¡Linda paloma!"
(First: Episode 0426)
SCENE 5 As The Count sleeps, he dreams about the numbers 1-20.
Cartoon H for hola (Spanish soundtrack).
(First: Episode 0362)
The Count counts even higher in his sleep as the sponsors are announced.

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