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Sesame Street
The Count threatens to give up counting
Air date January 10, 1975
Season Season 6 (1974-1975)
Sponsors T, V, 7
This episode guide has been compiled from script materials provided by a trusted source.


Picture Segment Description
SCENE 1 The Count is looking up as if he's counting something in the sky, but what he's really counting is the people standing and staring at the sky, trying to figure out what he's counting.
Cartoon A horse is drawn as kids guess what it is.
(First: Episode 0377)
Film A girl narrates a film of her grandpa putting a horseshoe on their horse.
(First: Episode 0505)
Cartoon Small v ... for voom, voice, violin, etc.
Artist: The Hubleys
(First: Episode 0167)
Muppets Muppet & Kid Moment β€” Cookie Monster and Genelle say the alphabet.
(First: Episode 0320)
Cartoon Vitamins give vim, vigor and vitality to a droopy V
Artists: The Hubleys
(First: Episode 0311)
Muppets Cookie Monster and Ernie: Ernie tries to teach Cookie Monster to use his knife, fork, and spoon.
(First: Episode 0134)
Cartoon Jazz #7
(First: Episode 0136)
Muppets Kermit's Lectures: Kermit gives a lecture about rectangles. Cookie Monster smashes the shape, but says it'll still work out: "It's a wreck -- and it's a tangle!"
(First: Episode 0017)
Cartoon The word BUS
(First: Episode 0277)
Film Grasshopper (harpsichord 50s-style music)
(First: Episode 0084)
Animation Sand V/v
(First: Episode 0637)
Muppets The Story of The Girl, the Tree, and the Terrible Troll (part 1)
A mother sends her young daughter into the forest to chop down a tree to use for wood. When she finds one, a terrible troll encourages her to chop it down. However, a bird above protests, as the tree is her home. The girl wonders what she should do...
(First: Episode 0307)
Cartoon This is a big letter V poem
(First: Episode 0507)
Muppets The Story of The Girl, the Tree, and the Terrible Troll (part 2)
The girl resolves to not chop down the tree, allowing the bird to keep her home. She finds another tree, when an old man objects - he thinks it's the most beautiful tree in the forest and gives him shade on hot days. The troll wants to cut it down, so the girl starts thinking again...
(First: Episode 0307)
T for Tunnel.jpg
Film A letter T drives through a tunnel.
(First: Episode 0454)
Muppets The Story of The Girl, the Tree, and the Terrible Troll (part 3)
The girl again choses to not chop down the tree and happens upon a third. She decides that this tree is perfect to cut down, as it is not being used by any birds or people. The troll reveals himself to be a handsome prince, who will grant her any wish. She asks him to cut down the tree and bring it to her house.
(First: Episode 0307)
Film Sesame Street Animal Films: Animals with tails.
(First: Episode 0017)
Cartoon "Poverty T”
(First: Episode 0020)
SCENE 2 The Count plays with a toy merry-go-round, counting the same horses over and over. When Susan and Bob point this out to him, he gets so upset that he vows to never count again.
Muppets Bip Bippadotta and friends show none, some and all.
(First: Episode 0615)
Film The Mad Painter #7
(First: Episode 0314)
SCENE 3 The Count is still ashamed of his mistake. David gets him counting again by pretending to be bad at counting newspapers and cookies.
Cartoon "Imagination V" -- A surreal segment involving the Venus de Milo statue, a violin, a vampire, and vigilantes.
Artist: Jeff Hale
(First: Episode 0050)
Animation A small ball discovers a mirror, which shows visions of various other balls.
(First: Episode 0645)
Cartoon The Villain in the Panama Hat (V)
(First: Episode 0507)
Flying Fingers.jpg
Muppets Ernie & Bert β€” Ernie says that he has "flying fingers," and tries to find ten different things that his fingers can do.
(First: Episode 0617)
Song Joe Raposo sings "J Jump."
(First: Episode 0131)
Cartoon Kids on a bench wait for the bus: "Here comes the bus!"
(First: Episode 0632)
Film Time-lapse of seeds growing.
Music: Joe Raposo
(First: Episode 0416)
SCENE 4 Big Bird plays a β€œHere Are Some Things” game, sorting by function using some hats and a soup pot. A man keeps interrupting him, because he needs one of the hats, which is a party hat.
Beat The Time.JPG
Muppets Guy Smiley hosts "Beat the Time". In order to win a cookie, Cookie Monster has to bring in three things that rhyme with the word "rain" before the hand goes around the clock. They turn out to be an old man's "cane", a "chain" (to which Frazzle is attached), and finally a "train" which destroys the set.
(First: Episode 0446)
V in space.JPG
Cartoon V in space
(First: Episode 0481)
Film Baby animals nurse.
Music: Joe Raposo
(First: Episode 0546)
Muppets Ernie & Bert β€” Bert is reading a book when Ernie startles him by asking if he wants to play checkers. Bert says, "I thought maybe you weren't here!" Ernie starts to search to see if he can find himself.
(First: Episode 0171)
Cartoon Violet climbs a vine with V words.
(First: Episode 0389)
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)
SCENE 5 The Count is back in his counting groove, counting everyone he sees (and hears announcing the sponsors). The credits roll.

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