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Sesame Street
The Count counts early in the morning
Air date January 12, 1976
Season Season 7 (1975-1976)
Sponsors H, P, 10
This episode guide has been compiled from script materials provided by a trusted source.


Picture Segment Description
SCENE 1 The Count counts early in the morning. Gordon and Maria both warn him not to wake everyone up, so he tries counting more quietly … but his thunderclaps wake everybody up.
Cartoon A letter "P" sits on an island before a rotating sunset. The ridges of the letter "P" moves along the letter and flash in different colors.
(First: Episode 0452)
Film A boy paints a picture of a porcupine on glass.
(First: Episode 0064)
Cartoon P is for Pillow
(First: Episode 0374)
Bugs GW Stamp.JPG
Muppets The Twiddlebugs get a new postage stamp portrait of George Washington, but have trouble getting it to stick to the wall. They finally get it to work, but it is upside down.
(First: Episode 0776)
Cartoon A stubborn hippo sits on a girl's ball, and she tries to figure out how to get it back.
(First: Episode 0765)
Littlethings orig.jpg
Song Joe Raposo sings "Little Things."
(First: Episode 0655)
SCENE 2 The Count sings β€œCounting to Ten” to cheer himself up. Gordon reassures him that no one’s mad at him, so now he can count people who aren’t mad at him.
Film Five bugs are counted, until one bug engulfs the other four.
Artist: Etienne Delessert
(First: Episode 0628)
Muppets OPEN the Door: Part 1: Harvey Kneeslapper hangs an "OPEN" sign on a closet and has filled it with so many toys that when somebody opens it, all of the toys in the closet will fall on that person. A girl opens the closet, but none of the toys fall out. When Harvey opens it after she leaves, they fall all over him.
(First: Episode 0552)
Film Various objects become OPEN.
(First: Episode 0442)
Muppets OPEN the Door: Part 2: Harvey has refilled the closet. A boy tries to open it, but the door is stuck. When the boy has left, Harvey opens the closet, and the toys land on him again.
(First: Episode 0552)
Cartoon Picnic with P foods (carried away by ants)
Artist: Cliff Roberts
(First: Episode 0773)
Muppets OPEN the Door: Part 3: Harvey has refilled the closet again. The boy and girl come by again and open the door. Instead of toys falling, the closet leads to another place. After the two of them have gone through and closed the door behind them, Harvey opens the closet, and the toys fall on him.
(First: Episode 0552)
Cartoon P is for Puddle
(First: Episode 0452)
Muppets The Count extinguishes electric candles by counting them with his finger. As he heads up the stairs for bed, he steps on Fatatita. He also tells his wolf Yuba to run and play with his friends.
(First: Episode 0545)
Song "Octopus One-Man Band"
(First: Episode 0004)
Film "Ten Song (Song of Ten)" (revised version)
(First: Episode 0021)
Cartoon "Ten Turtles"
Artist: Bud Luckey
(First: Episode 0425)
SCENE 3 Gordon and the kids play a β€œThree of These Things” game, sorting lights and a mirror.
Cartoon P for Pack
(First: Episode 0504)
Song Joe Raposo sings "Me."
(First: Episode 0421)
Cartoon A girl imagines she's a rock, which becomes a statue.
(First: Episode 0513)
Song Joe Raposo sings "New Life."
(First: Episode 0281)
P pirate pistol.jpg
Cartoon A short poem about a pirate and his puppy demonstrate the letter P.
(First: Episode 0057)
Muppets Luis reads "The King Banishes the Letter P."
(First: Episode 0712)
Cartoon Speech Balloon: P - pin
(First: Episode 0054)
Film Some kids watch a film of a man working in a greenhouse, and try to guess what his job is.
(First: Episode 0772)
Muppets Sesame Street News Flash
Kermit meets Little Miss Muffet, who sits on her water bed, eats crunchy granola, and is not afraid of the spider, who ends up frightening Kermit away.
(First: Episode 0601)
SCENE 4 Gordon and Maria talk with the kids about what they’d like to be when they grow up.
Cartoon Speech Balloon: N - Nail
(First: Episode 0040)
Cartoon A man demonstrates front and back using his sneakers.
Muppets Roosevelt Franklin Elementary School: Baby Breeze trips and slams into a desk. Instead of crying, he claims that he's fine, opening him up to be mocked by his classmates. Roosevelt Franklin states that even if he thinks he's "too cool to cry," he should cry because it lets people know that he's not okay.
(First: Episode 0781)
Cartoon Dr. Frankenstein makes sure his monster knows about front and back. (Voices: Rick Cimino)
(First: Episode 0782)
SCENE 5 Gordon and Luis demonstrate front and back with a tandem bicycle.
Cartoon The front and back of a costumed horse follow an ice cream truck.
(First: Episode 0782)
Film Sesame Street Animal Films: Lions walk down a trail.
Music: Joe Raposo
(First: Episode 0367)
Muppets Cookie Monster and Ernie: During Ernie's naptime, Cookie Monster tries to steal and eat Ernie's pillow by distracting him with a bell.
(First: Episode 0035)
Cartoon Jazz #10
(First: Episode 0193)
Animation Sand N / n
(First: Episode 0633)
Cartoon An N-terview with an N
Artist: John Paratore
(First: Episode 0131)
SCENE 6 Maria, Gordon, Luis, Sam the Robot and three Kids play a rhyming game. They choose a word, and each takes a turn to rhyme that word. The first one to miss loses the round. Sam spouts endless rhyming words as the sponsors are announced.

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