Sesame Street
The Count counts things in Oscar's trash can
Air date November 21, 1974
Season Season 6 (1974-1975)
Sponsors B, V, 4
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Picture Segment Description
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Muppets Sesame Street News Flash: Kermit interviews Christopher Columbus before he begins his voyage to discover America. Kermit tries to tell him that the third ship is tied to the dock, but it's too late -- the dock breaks free, and takes Kermit along with the ship.
(First: Episode 0578)
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SCENE 1 Oscar invites Bob and Maria to fish in his can so he can illustrate heavy and light. Bob gets the light fish, while Maria gets the heavy fish that pulls her into the can.
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Cartoon Elephants have 4 legs.
(First: Episode 0560)
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Film Kids paint pictures of things that start with B.
(First: Episode 0008)
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Cartoon What if an anteater had the features of a giraffe?
Artist: Cliff Roberts
(First: Episode 0422)
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Muppets Ernie & BertErnie is thirsty, and imagines that he's drinking nice cold water. Irritated, Bert tells him to go get a real glass of water. Ernie does, but then he annoys Bert by saying that now he's hungry. He then proceeds to eat an imaginary peanut butter and banana sandwich.
(First: Episode 0459)
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Cartoon At the beach, the Bee Bee and the Barker family greet each other while saying their names that begin with the letter B.
Artist: Bruce Cayard
(First: Episode 0627)
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Cast David and Luis prepare to hang clothes on a high clothesline using a ladder. However, they each climb it to hang one article at a time. A voiceover instructs them to cooperate, so David climbs the ladder as Luis hands him clothes to hang up.
(First: Episode 0438)
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Cartoon Four construction workers build a number 4.
(First: Episode 0507)
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Muppets Western: Four Anything Muppet cowboys put up a Wanted poster for "the Great Cookie Thief", who's been stealing cookies from all the bakeries in these here parts. Cookie Monster is standing in front of the poster, and the others suspect that he's the Great Cookie Thief -- he has the same googly eyes, the same blue fur, and the same Western hat. They confront Cookie Monster, but he denies the charge: "Not have same mustache!" He shouts, "Look over there!" -- and while they're distracted, he draws a mustache on the poster. They apologize -- but then Cookie Monster takes off his hat, and cookies fall out. The Great Cookie Thief makes his escape.
(First: Episode 0276)
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Cartoon Big Daniel Boone looks for a bear.
Artist: Bruce Cayard
(First: Episode 0627)
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SCENE 2 Big Bird introduces Poco Loco, the parrot, who repeats everything he says. He whispers the alphabet so that the parrot will not repeat it.
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Cartoon Tiger likes going to school.
(First: Episode 0549)
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Muppets Kermit's Lectures: Kermit tries to present a lecture about the letter B, but Cookie Monster eats the bottom of the B and turns it into an R. Kermit talks about the R, but then Cookie Monster snacks some more, and makes it a P. Kermit tries to go on, but the monster keeps eating, making it into an F, and then an I, and then nothing at all. Kermit chides Cookie Monster for ruining his lesson. Cookie Monster gives Kermit a kiss, then exits.
(First: Episode 0006)
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Animation Shape organization, part 1
(First: Episode 0419)
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Film A look at the life of Colleen, who lives in Arizona.
Music: Joe Raposo
(First: Episode 0504)
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Animation Shape organization, part 2
(First: Episode 0419)
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Cartoon Speech Balloon: B for Butterfly
(First: Episode 0006)
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Animation Shape organization, part 3
(First: Episode 0419)
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Muppets Grover demonstrates heavy and light. First, he picks up a heavy barbell. Then he tries to pick up a light feather, but he can't move it. It turns out that the feather is attached to the top of Big Bird's head.
(First: Episode 0406)
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Animation Shape organization (all formations review), part 4
(First: Episode 0419)
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SCENE 3 Bob, Big Bird and the Kids touch things on the Street while Bob sings "Go Ahead and Touch".
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Cartoon Two men, one named Virgil Veep, discuss the letter V as they stand atop a capital V.
(First: Episode 0110)
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Film Sesame Street Animal Films: A kid recites a poem about adding penguins.
Music: Joe Raposo
(First: Episode 0255)
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Animation Sand B/b
(First: Episode 0627)
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Song Joe Raposo asks the musical question, "Which Comes First, the Chicken or the Egg?"
(First: Episode 0276)
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Cartoon I Thought a Thought ... about small things. A man thinks about small things, and lists them. A sea monster thinks it is small, especially when compared to its father!
Artist: Cliff Roberts
(First: Episode 0241)
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Muppets Muppet & Kid MomentErnie, Bert and Shola discuss the difference between "heavy" and "light".
(First: Episode 0549)
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Cartoon Jack-in-the-Box School
(First: Episode 0284)
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Insert Some musicians play a musical bridge in close-up shots of guitars, an organ, and drums.
(First: Episode 0637)
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Cartoon Elephants have 4 legs. (repeat)
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SCENE 4 Big Bird encounters Sam the Robot, who feels so slow that when he talks, he splits the words. Bob gives him some oil, which makes him all better. They ask how Bob's doing. Bob says he's "taking it slow", and Sam gives him some oil as well.
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Cartoon A bee looks for a flower.
Artist: Bruce Cayard
(First: Episode 0616)
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Film A girl narrates a film of her grandpa putting a horseshoe on their horse.
(First: Episode 0505)
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Cartoon Vitamins give vim, vigor and vitality to a droopy V
Artists: The Hubleys
(First: Episode 0311)
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Muppets Muppet & Kid MomentJohn-John wants to count backwards. Grover tells him to count backwards from 10, but he has a little trouble.
(First: Episode 0547)
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Cartoon Two guys row their oars in different directions, until they decide to cooperate and row together.
(First: Episode 0510)
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SCENE 5 Maria encounters The Count, who needs something to count. She suggests he could count all the things inside Oscar's trash can, an idea which Oscar doesn't like, until Maria tells him he can list the trash he won't let The Count count. Thus, The Count begins counting the things Oscar won't let him count.
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Film Hands - Wall (2:32)
(First: Episode 0649)
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Cartoon At the beach, the Bee Bee and the Barker family greet each other while saying their names that begin with the letter B. (repeat)
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Film Sesame Street Animal Films: Lemurs rest on tree branches.
Music: Joe Raposo
(First: Episode 0390)
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Cartoon A girl wonders what it would be like if elephants were as easily frightened as bugs.
(First: Episode 0595)
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Film Animals fight.
Music: Joe Raposo
(First: Episode 0567)
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Cartoon Big Daniel Boone looks for a bear. (repeat)
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Cartoon Four construction workers build a number 4. (repeat)
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SCENE 6 The Count continues counting the things Oscar won't let him count, as the sponsors are announced.


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