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Sesame Street
The Count plays "Blind Man's Bluff"
Air date March 28, 1974
Season Season 5 (1973-1974)
Sponsors A, F, 7
This episode guide has been compiled from script materials provided by a trusted source.


Picture Segment Description
SCENE 1 A happy Maria says hi to a grouchy Oscar, who points out that she seems happy all the time - doesnโ€™t anything make her angry? He continues to push her buttons until she yells at him and storms off, accidentally forgetting her books. โ€œI think Iโ€™m in love,โ€ says Oscar.
Cartoon Frances Fairy displays several F words.
(First: Episode 0335)
Muppets Jerry Nelson narrates a story about a green Muppet hand that learns to spin a top.
(First: Episode 0362)
Cartoon "Poverty Fโ€
(First: Episode 0128)
Film "Seven Song (Song of Seven)"
(First: Episode 0011)
Cartoon Simple Simon meets some strange-looking animals, all of whom have their parts switched around.
Artist: Jeff Hale
(First: Episode 0540)
Muppets Marshal Grover asks Fred the Wonder Horse why he's walking backwards -- he can only see where he's been, and not where he's going. He also wants to know what happened to Fred's head. Fred explains that Marshal Grover doesn't know the difference between front and back. "That is a terrible, mean, cruel thing to say to me, Fred!" Marshal Grover exclaims. "It is true, but..." Fred tells Grover that he's facing backward, and if he turns around, he'll see Fred's head. Grover turns around, and cries: "Oh, Fred! I've missed you! Oh, it's good to see you!" Fred says that if he stays turned around, he'll be able to see where he's going. Grover tries it, and he's proud to know the difference between front and back. Unfortunately, now his head is resting on the saddle, with his feet in the air.
Cartoon Jazz #7
(First: Episode 0136)
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Film F for Factory
(First: Episode 0447)
Animation Sand F/f
SCENE 2 Jay leads Big Bird and the kids in a game of Blind Manโ€™s Bluff, when The Count asks to join. The Count wants to be โ€œitโ€ so heโ€™ll get to count to 10 (while the others run around), but Big Bird is โ€œitโ€ right now. Eventually, The Count gets his turn to be blindfolded, but he counts past 10.
Cartoon Monster in the dark (finding a light switch)
(First: Episode 0493)
Insert The Alphabet Dancers make the form of the letter F.
(First: Episode 0446)
The Count continues counting into the 10,000s.
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Cartoon A for Ape (who crashes into a tree and forms a SHAPE)
(First: Episode 0602)

Muppets Ernie & Bert โ€” Bert says that he and Ernie are looking at the "Mysterious Nose-Snatcher." Ernie, disagreeing, walks closer and closer to the camera to see. His face begins to black out the screen...but when he moves back into view, his nose is missing!
(First: Episode 0005)
The Count reaches 17,000,656, then starts feeling around for the other players. He touches himself, meaning heโ€™s โ€œitโ€ again, and starts counting up from 1.
Cartoon "Nelly 1-10 / 10-1": Kids count numbers in a parade, which are interrupted by other participants.
Artist: Harvey Kurtzman
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Muppets Ernie (playing Robin Hood) auditions Anything Muppets to be his Merry Men. After screening two individuals who don't meet the requirements, Harvey Kneeslapper is sent in laughing. Ernie thinks he's found a merry man and hires him immediately, but following a string of incessant jokes, decides he's too merry after all and fires him.
(First: Episode 0480)
Cartoon Fleas have fun in fur!
Artist: Bruce Cayard
Film There Once Was a Hand: Skip Hinnant narrates the story of an unhappy hand that wishes he could make a noise.
(First: Episode 0007)
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Cartoon A man carves a YES and puts it on display.
(First: Episode 0366)
Muppets Herry Monster demonstrates "back" and "front" with three kids. First, he points out that the viewer can see the children's fronts, then (after scaring the kids) they see their backs as they run away.
(First: Episode 0365)
Cast Wally and Ralph: Wally figures out to properly sleep in his new sleeping bag.
(First: Episode 0364)
Film A gorilla sits on a park bench with a lunchbox full of bananas. Noticing the woman seated beside him, he decides to share his bananas with her. She keeps answering "YES" every time the gorilla offers one until he runs out of bananas.
(First: Episode 0524)
Muppets Game Show: "Dialing for Prizes Movie": Guy Smiley gives the lucky caller a group of monsters as a prize.
Cartoon Speech Balloon: A for Ape
(First: Episode 0006)
Cast Bob and Luis put together two halves of a painting of a train tunnel. When they fit the parts together, a train goes through the tunnel and zooms to take up the entire screen, frightening Bob and Luis so much, they take down the tunnel again.
(First: Episode 0549)
Cartoon Willie Wimple: Tree Destruction
Artist: Abe Levitow
(First: Episode 0516)
Muppets Ernie & Bert โ€” Ernie asks Bert to go play in the park with him. When Bert says no, Ernie wonders if he isn't feeling well and starts to examine him.
(First: Episode 0124)
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Celebrity Listen My Brother sings their own version of "The Alphabet Song."
(First: Episode 0228)
Cartoon Jazz #7 (repeat)
Film Sesame Street Animal Films: What do birds eat?
(First: Episode 0495)
Muppets The Count counts seven flowers, and then explains that he loves to count flowers because then he gets to count sneezes.
(First: Episode 0433)
Cartoon "Poverty Fโ€ (repeat)
SCENE 3 As Maria reads the paper, Big Bird and Mr. Snuffleupagus read over her shoulder. Maria doesnโ€™t notice Snuffy because A) he stays silent, and B) she never takes her eyes off the paper.
Cartoon F for Football
Artist: John and Faith Hubley
(First: Episode 0135)
Film Lizard!
Music: Joe Raposo (same as "birds")
(First: Episode 0407)
Muppets Cookie Monster goes to the carnival and plays the "test your strength" game. Unbeknownst to him, the carnival barker rigged the game so nobody can win -- until Cookie finds out what the prize is.
(First: Episode 0449)
Animation Sand F/f (repeat)
Song Joe Raposo sings "I'm an Aardvark."
(First: Episode 0425)
Transition Bridge #12 - Glass smashes
(First: Episode 0276)
Muppets Muppet & Kid Moment โ€” Kermit asks Grover and Debo to identify his letter A. Grover has no idea. When Debo says "A," Kermit says "Ay" to someone offscreen.
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Transition Bridge #13 - Leaf Drop Bridge
(First: Episode 0309)
SCENE 4 The sponsors are announced.

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