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Sesame Street
The Count counts streetlights
Air date November 4, 1974
(season premiere)
Season Season 6 (1974-1975)
Production August 29, 1974
Sponsors E, 2
Syndication Sesame Street Unpaved
Releases Old School: Volume 2, HBO Max


Picture Segment Description
SCENE 1 The Count greets the viewers perched on top of the Sesame Street lamppost so he can count all the lights on the street as they come on for the evening. He counts the various lights as they are turned on by Luis, Mr. Hooper, Bob, David, Maria, Gordon and Susan, Bert and Ernie, Oscar, and Big Bird. The tenth light is on the lamppost, surprising the Count and making him fall off.
Muppets Little Chrissy and the Alphabeats sing "Exit" as the audience leaves the room.
Cartoon A man explains that the letter E begins both Enter and Exit. Another man named Roy runs through the doors.
(First: Episode 0406)
Song Joe Raposo sings "Touch and Feel."
(First: Episode 0252)
Cartoon Three children are being chased by a giant mutant rabbit as fast rock music accompanies the chase. They outsmart him by hiding behind three trees.
Artist: Etienne Delessert
(First: Episode 0655)
Muppets Game Show: "Dialing for Prizes Movie": Guy Smiley gives the lucky caller a group of monsters as a prize.
(First: Episode 0629)
cut from the DVD version
Film Marching band cymbal crash #2
(First: Episode 0527)
Umm... butterfly.JPG
Cartoon A caterpillar escapes a hungry bird by turning into a butterfly.
Artist: Etienne Delessert
(First: Episode 0639)
Muppets Pageant: Ernie plays the role of Bart, a farm boy who plants a flower. Herry Monster plays the sun, and a nervous Cookie Monster plays a cloud. Bert reluctantly plays the flower. When it is said that Bert made the leaves for his costume out of lettuce leaves, Cookie and Herry proceed to eat the leaves and rip the costume apart.
(First: Episode 0578)
Cartoon A man saws a letter E through the wall.
(First: Episode 0370)
cut from the Noggin version
SCENE 2 The grown-ups converse at Hooper's Store when they hear a wild bronco outside. They soon meet a cowgirl, Rodeo Rosie, who brags about how big everything is where she comes from. The others reassure Rosie that she doesn't have to tell tall tales just to be impressive; they like her just the way she is. Rosie promises to tell the truth, but begins exaggerating again after meeting Big Bird.
Film Baby pigs run in a field, and drink their mother's milk.
(First: Episode 0169)
cut from the Noggin version
Muppets Roosevelt Franklin Elementary School: Roosevelt Franklin talks to his class about Africa. Smart Tina thinks that Africa is just a big jungle, because she's seen it that way in Tarzan movies. Roosevelt corrects her; only a small portion of Africa is a jungle. Africa also has cities and deserts and lakes. Hard Head Henry Harris compares Africa to Smart Tina.
Cartoon Jazz Alphabet: male vocalists shout each letter.
(First: Episode 0619)
Cast Maria sings "Three Whipped Cream Pies on the Wall" (which she eventually gets pelted with).
(First: Episode 0637)
Film A mailman on horseback delivers mail in the Appalachian mountains of Kentucky.
(First: Episode 0493)
SCENE 3 The cast sings "What's the Name of That Song?"
Cartoon King Minus and the Disappearing Dragons
(First: Episode 0345)
Muppets Ernie & Bert β€” At the movies, Ernie reacts to a sad, funny, scary movie, to Bert's embarrassment and the annoyance of the other viewers.
(First: Episode 0627)
Cartoon Beetle Bailey wants to be first in the chow line, but he ends up last.
Muppets Kermit, Farmer Grover and a horse show how a horse-and-cart works.
(First: Episode 0590)
SCENE 4 Oscar has gathered everyone to demonstrate "none," "some," and "all." None of the people are happy at first, but David and Maria start to smile and giggle. Laughter breaks out among more of the group until finally everyone is happy. Even Oscar starts to laugh from inside his trash can!
Cartoon Rumba pencils (first, last, Crazy Melvin)
(First: Episode 0638)
Muppets Ernie & Bert β€” Ernie explains to the audience how people have two of everything: "Let's see, we've got two eyes, and two ears, and two noses..." "Hey, you ding-a-ling!" Bert interrupts. "You've only got one nose." Ernie promptly pulls Bert's nose off, sticks it to his own face, and keeps counting. "Two noses, and two eyes, and two ears ... too bad!"
(First: Episode 0061)
cut from the HBO Max version
Film Building a log cabin
(First: Episode 0602)
cut from the Noggin version
Fox and crow.JPG
Cartoon A minstrel sings about a fox who outsmarts a crow.
Artist: Etienne Delessert
(First: Episode 0631)
Cartoon E for Erase
(First: Episode 0486)
Song Joe Raposo sings "Frog Struggle Song."
(First: Episode 0492)
Animation Sand E/e
(First: Episode 0642)

SCENE 5 The Count is back up on the lamppost sign. It's now dark, and the Count watches as everyone turns out their lights. After counting 9 lights, he waits for the street light to turn off. However, when Luis tells him that it doesn't turn off until daylight, the Count decides to sleep there.

A sleepy Bert announces the sponsors.


CLOSING SIGNS Maria and Luis hold up the Sesame Street sign while Mr. Hooper, the Count, and Susan hold up the CTW sign at the end.


Picture Segment Description
Muppets Beat the Time with Grover.
(First: Episode 0423)
On the DVD release of this episode, this segment replaces the "Dialing for Prizes" game show segment.

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