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Sesame Street
The Count loses his voice
Air date December 3, 1975
Season Season 7 (1975-1976)
Sponsors A, L, 4

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Picture Segment Description
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SCENE 1 On her way home from work, Susan encounters The Count who's having trouble speaking. She inspects his throat and reiterates what his doctor has already told him, but figures out that without his voice, he's also having trouble counting. Susan offers him her notebook, which he uses to write down numbers, one on each page which he tears out for her.
Cartoon A bee looks for a flower.
Artist: Bruce Cayard
(First: Episode 0616)
Muppets Ernie & Bert β€” Ernie pretends to be a dog and a duck. Bert then pretends to be a train, and does it so well that a train conductor and passengers come through the apartment.
(First: Episode 0645)
Film Animals fight.
Music: Joe Raposo
(First: Episode 0567)
Animation Scanimate Films #4
(First: Episode 0132)
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SCENE 2 Susan has counted 895 of The Count's notes... which she is now covered in on the steps of 123 Sesame Street.
Cast Maria and David find two sets of sacks, which have incorrect numerical labels.
(First: Episode 0505)
Video Scanimate kids intro
Muppets Muppet & Kid Moment β€” Bert and Ernie ask the Kids which music is better -- march or dance music. The kids end up marching off with Bert, while Ernie dances alone.
Cartoon Balls fall through a moving hole onto a man who demonstrates up and down.
Artist: Bruce Cayard
Film Mad Painter #4
(First: Episode 0344)
Cartoon A boy imagines staying in the jungle at night when he goes to sleep.
Artist: Bruce Cayard
Muppets Kermit the Frog uses his "magic finger" to make triangles.
Film A kid recites a poem about adding penguins.
Music: Joe Raposo
(First: Episode 0255)
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SCENE 3 Sam the Robot sings "Three of These Things" with his friends Ricky Radio, Tommy Toaster, and Brenda Blender. Sam hears from the audience that he doesn't belong with his three friends because he's a large machine. He senses an error with that readout and says he should go to the factory for a checkup, a checkup, a checkup....
Cartoon Boy and the UP balloons
(First: Episode 0364)
Muppets Roosevelt Franklin Elementary School: Roosevelt Franklin has his students stand up and sit down to learn about the opposites.
(First: Episode 0518)
Cartoon Four people cooperate building a table.
(First: Episode 0537)
Cartoon A man jumps into a poster of Lake Lillian.
(First: Episode 0347)
Muppets Alphabet Chat: Lord Chatterly's poem on the letter L ends in chaos as usual.
(First: Episode 0762)
1041dangertheater.jpg Film Children in a movie theater tell a man on the screen not to open a door that says "DANGER" on it. He opens it, and there's an explosion.
(First: Episode 0526)
Muppets Ernie & Bert β€” Ernie gets Bert to participate in a rhyme game, but ends the game just as Bert is starting to enjoy it.
Cartoon Four firetrucks, telephones, ships and men file into a large contraption that produces 4s.
LittleJerryDanger.jpg Muppets Little Jerry and the Monotones sing "Danger."
(First: Episode 0704)
Film Counting 1-20 (planes taking off)
Muppets Muppet & Kid Moment β€” Herry Monster and John-John on up and down.
(First: Episode 0565)
Cartoon An old woman goads a man into guessing who she met today. Through the clues she gives, he soon finds out she's referring to him.
Artist: Bruce Cayard
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SCENE 4 Simon Soundman tells David and the kids about the trip he took, making sounds for each of the vehicles. He explains that he had trouble with all of them, so ultimately decided to travel by horse. David and the kids are shocked to learn that there are horses on Sesame Street as Simon rides away on Papa's Choice. They all watch in amazement as Simon and the horse depart.
Film A young baboon sits on the back of their parent as they cross the plain.
Music: Joe Raposo
(First: Episode 0299)
Cartoon Kids hear an L poem.
(First: Episode 0198)
Muppets Sesame Street News Flash
Instead of a bone, Old Mother Hubbard brings her dog various objects which rhyme with "bone", including a stone, a throne, and finally a phone (which the dog uses to order take-out from a Chinese restaurant).
(First: Episode 0642)
Cartoon Speech Balloon: L--Loud
(First: Episode 0783)
Song Joe Raposo sings "Families."
(First: Episode 0454)
Cartoon L for Lion
Cartoon Speech Balloon: L for Light
(First: Episode 0147)
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SCENE 5 Maria is sitting on the steps in the dark trying to finish her book for night school, so Herry Monster tries to find some light for her. He brings over the street lamp from the corner and the fender headlight from someone's car, but Maria asks him to put them back. When he mentions Hooper's Store as his next idea, she quickly grabs David who's passing by to warn him, but Herry only returns with a simple flashlight. She explains that she got worried because Herry might try to lift up and bring the entire store over to her. When David says he's not strong enough for that, Herry takes it as a challenge and rushes off.
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Cartoon A for Ape (who crashes into a tree and forms a SHAPE)
(First: Episode 0602)
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Animation Sand L/l
(First: Episode 0632)
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Muppets Muppet & Kid Moment β€” Kermit and Joey sing "The Alphabet Song."
(First: Episode 0426)
Film Counting 20 boxes
Music: Joe Raposo
(First: Episode 0510)
Cartoon A for Acrobats
(First: Episode 0797)
1041train.jpg 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 L is for Ladder
(First: Episode 0036)
Cartoon Speech Balloon: L--Loud (repeat)
(First: Episode 0783)
Film Baby pigs run in a field, and drink their mother's milk.
(First: Episode 0169)
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SCENE 6 David desperately and frantically tries to stop Herry from lifting up Hooper's Store, but Herry won't stop as he's just now got it lifted up out of the foundation.

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