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Sesame Street
Big Bird is jealous of the Count
Air date March 8, 1976
Season Season 7 (1975-1976)
Sponsors C, S, 2
This episode guide has been compiled from script materials provided by a trusted source.


Picture Segment Description
SCENE 1 Mr. Hooper and Susan talk to the kids about what rhyming is. Sam the Robot finds endless words that rhyme with whatever they end their sentences with, to their annoyance.
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 Donnie Budd sings a two-step for pairs of animals.
Artist: Bud Luckey
(First: Episode 0342)
Film A baby chick hatches from an egg. (Music: Joe Raposo)
(First: Episode 0690)
Alphabet Bates S.jpg
SCENE 2 Simon Soundman talks to Crystal about different modes of transportation, making the sounds of a car and a train. They hear the sound of a plane, which is Alphabet Bates writing the letter S in the sky (First: Episode 0063).
Cartoon A sprightly seal tells the story of six silly sailors who split up on a see-saw.
Artist: Tee Collins
(First: Episode 0002)

Film Two glasses are filled with fluid, but one glass overflows as a hand keeps pouring into it. The same thing happens using salt shakers and bowls of nuts. Finally, the glasses are filled again, only one glass barely fills up as fluid is poured into it. The camera pulls out, revealing the glass is filling into another one below, which overflows as before.
(First: Episode 0576)
Muppets The Amazing Mumford waves his magic wand over a transparent glass cookie jar and makes the jar become full of cookies and then empty (over and over) as an anxious Cookie Monster watches.
(First: Episode 0287)
Film George the Farmer demonstrates empty and full.
(First: Episode 0257)
Cartoon S for sing
(First: Episode 0824)
Muppets "Sammy the Snake"
(First: Episode 0278)
Cartoon Typewriter: S for Spring
(First: Episode 0792)
Film Time-lapse of seeds growing.
Music: Joe Raposo
(First: Episode 0416)
Celebrity Whitman Mayo recites the alphabet.
C- Cap.JPG
Cartoon Speech Balloon: C - Cap
(First: Episode 0154)
Muppets Ernie & Bert — Bert urges Ernie to go to sleep, but Ernie won't go to sleep until the person living upstairs drops his other shoe. When the shoe finally drops, Ernie wakes Bert up to tell him about it.
(First: Episode 0176)
Cartoon An owl flies, carrying a sign that says "PELIGRO."
(First: Episode 0787)
Muppets Muppet & Kid MomentGrover and John-John count to 20.
(First: Episode 0476)
Cartoon 5s go through a space-shredder and produce 5 objects.
(First: Episode 0864)
SCENE 3 At Hooper's Store, Susan and Bob want to buy some softballs, but Mr. Hooper says he’s all out because someone already bought all of them from his distributor. They soon learn the culprit was the Count, who bought all the softballs so he could … wait for it … count them. Susan invites the Count to be a scorekeeper in their game, which involves counting hits and strikes, so he agrees to join, letting them use his softballs.
Cartoon A bully won't give the kids' baseball back. The boy imagines a few scenarios before ultimately calling for his dog.
Artist: John and Faith Hubley
(First: Episode 0215)
Spilled milk film.jpg
Film A woman asks a boy how a glass of milk was spilled on the table, so the boy offers several outlandish scenarios before telling her the truth: it was him.
(First: Episode 0212)
Cartoon Julius and Jasper: "Why are you holding one leg up in the air, Jasper?" "Because if I hold two legs up in the air, I fall down!"
Animation by Cliff Roberts
(First: Episode 0406)
Muppets Harvey Kneeslapper is bouncing on a pogo stick. He asks a man if he'd like to try it, and the man replies, "I'd love to!" Harvey then slaps a big number 2 on the man's chest.
(First: Episode 0417)
C Clipper.jpg
Cartoon C is for clipper... and captain, crew, cargo, cookies, cantaloupe, cabbage, candy, cake, and corks that the crew eats (some by mistake).
(First: Episode 0253)
SCENE 4 Bob leads the kids in a “Here Are Some Things” game, classifying by function using baseball equipment and a banana bunch.
Muppets Story: "The Geefle and the Gonk"
The Geefle and the Gonk, two aliens, learn how to cooperate and gather nectarines together.
(First: Episode 0452)
Cartoon A red PELI and an explosive green GRO form the word PELIGRO.
(First: Episode 0787)
Mandrill carry.jpg
Film Sesame Street Animal Films: A mandrill carries her young.
Music: Joe Raposo
(First: Episode 0039)
Cartoon A caveman finds a rock on the ground, and visualizes the invention of the wheel and the car, ultimately deciding to toss the rock away: "Who needs it?"
(First: Episode 0558)
Muppets / Cast "The People in Your Neighborhood": A butcher and a zookeeper.
(First: Episode 0696)
Cartoon A bee looks for a flower.
Artist: Bruce Cayard
(First: Episode 0616)
Film Luis announces "And now, the octopus!"
Music: "Pomp and Circumstance"
(First: Episode 0291)
Muppets Muppet & Kid MomentKermit the Frog, Shola and Fannie have just finished watching the previous film. Shola hugs Kermit, and he comments, "She learned a lot from the octopus ... how to squeeze!"
(First: Episode 0534)
Cartoon A girl talks about imagination.
(First: Episode 0353)
SCENE 5 Big Bird is jealous of the Count, because he doesn't get lightning and thunder when he counts things. He tries counting Bob’s hands, but doesn’t get an enthusiastic response.
Cartoon What if I looked like George Washington...
(First: Episode 0586)
As it starts to look like rain, Big Bird tries counting his toes, but nothing happens. He then tries counting the windows, again, nothing. Then he sees some raindrops and starts counting them. When he counts seven, a (natural) crash of thunder and lightning occurs, making him think he caused it. He runs into Hooper’s and tells everyone the news, but it never dawns on him that there’s a real storm going on.
Superman S.jpg
Cartoon Superman demonstrates the letter S and some of the words it stands for.
(First: Episode 0136)
Film Marching band cymbal crash #2
(First: Episode 0527)
Cartoon Uncle Al tells his nephew a story about a dog he had, but gets mixed up with the details.
Artist: Marv Newland
(First: Episode 0510)
Muppets Ernie & BertErnie and Bert sing "Imagination".
(First: Episode 0493)
Cartoon S is for snow, Santa, and sleigh.
(First: Episode 0134)
Film Ten zebras walk slow, while 10 other zebras walk fast.
(First: Episode 0367)
SCENE 6 Big Bird continues counting raindrops outside in the rain, waiting for another crash of thunder. The sponsors are announced.


  • Scene 3 is written with the lesson concept “Bicentennial - Cornering the market (also reciprocity)”.

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