Sesame Street
Count von Count falls in love with a Countess who loves to count
Air date January 5, 1977
Season Season 8 (1976-1977)
Sponsors G, K, 7
Releases HBO Max

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Picture Segment Description
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SCENE 1 Big Bird sings "Wonderful Me."
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Cartoon Two cavemen argue, each chanting "Me!" A large monolith bearing the word ME puts fear in both of them.
(First: Episode 0793)
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Film A man writes the word ME in the snow.
Music: Joe Raposo
(First: Episode 0294)
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Animation Sand G/g
(First: Episode 0643)
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Muppets Game Show: The Remembering Game — Guy Smiley hosts Cookie Monster and Bill Smith who have to match two pictures.
(First: Episode 0310)
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Cartoon Speech Balloon: G-Gorilla
(First: Episode 0085)
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Film A trio of clowns from Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus illustrate tall and small.
(First: Episode 0519)
cut from the HBO Max version
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Cartoon A mouse tries looking for his pet, describing to his friend what they did yesterday.'
(First: Episode 0764)
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Muppets Grover talks about the letter G, as it slowly grows.
(First: Episode 0210)
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Video Scanimate kids intro
(First: Episode 0798)
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Film Kids with special needs do gymnastics at the Mamaroneck Co-Op Camp.
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Cartoon The Typewriter gets stuck in a spot of glue, and types "G: Glue".
(First: Episode 0775)
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Muppets Ernie & BertBert refuses to share his cookie with Ernie, who tells Bert that if the cookie was his, he wouldn't mind sharing. Ernie takes the cookie, and asks Bert to ask him if he would share it.
(First: Episode 0472)
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Cartoon What kind of print does a hand make?
(First: Episode 0776)
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Film A boy pretends a wagon is a bus. His friend tells him it's not a bus, and explains what her father, a real bus driver, does.
(First: Episode 0181)
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Cartoon The Pink Panther - K For Karate
(First: Episode 0241)
cut from the HBO Max version
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Cast Bob and Mr. Hooper have a dispute over using a sole coat hanger for their coats. They eventually cooperate and put both their coats on the one hanger.
(First: Episode 0282)
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Song David sings "Who You Looking At, Tiger?"
(First: Episode 0371)
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Muppets Cheers: The Anything Muppets cheer for the letter K. (version #2)
(First: Episode 0101)
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Cartoon A witch turns a little girl into a variety of things, but the girl insists "I'm still ME!"
(First: Episode 0793)
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Muppets Ernie & BertErnie is tall, Bert taller, and Big Bird is the tallest (and he also breaks the ceiling).
(First: Episode 0284)
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Cartoon K is for Karate
(First: Episode 0489)
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Film Mad Painter #7
(First: Episode 0314)
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Muppets Sesame Street News Flash: The Count ruins Kermit's opportunities to interview The Three Little Pigs and the Seven Dwarves by counting them.
(First: Episode 0569)
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Cartoon The Alligator King
Artist: Bud Luckey
(First: Episode 0411)
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SCENE 2 The Count sits alone on Sesame Street counting his own sad sighs, each of which is followed by a faint peal of thunder. When Maria asks him what's wrong, he explains that he's in love with the Countess von Numeral who lives above the drug store: she's Transylvanian, and she loves to count. However, he's sad because she hasn't sent him any signals about her own feelings. Maria suggests that he tells her how he feels because women like the direct approach these days, but the Count is old fashioned, and insists on wooing her. Maria recommends bringing her flowers...
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SCENE 2 cont'd Down the street, the Count approaches the Countess von Numeral. She wears a monocle and a tiara, and she has "small pointy ears," and "delicate little fangs." She sits alone counting her fingers, each count followed by a bell tone. As he begins to make his advance, he emphasizes his intention to get a kiss from her in exchange for flowers. He greets her — "You are beautiful when you are counting!" — and bends down to kiss her fingers. They count them together with each kiss, each followed by thunder and a bell tone. She giggles as she accepts a dozen roses that the Count says he has counted. She begins to count them herself, tossing each one aside as she counts them. The Count hangs his head in defeat, "Curses! That's not what I wanted."
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Cartoon A cat chases a mouse into a mouse hole. The cat and mouse make music as they hit the wall, until the cat breaks through the mouse hole.
Artist: The Hubleys
(First: Episode 0244)
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SCENE 3 Maria finds the Count counting sad sighs again; he's up to over one hundred when he sobs into Maria's shoulder. The Count explains his failure, and she again suggests the direct approach: tell her that you love her. But the Count is insistent on wooing her, and remembers that in courtship, if flowers don't work, you bring a woman candies. With a flourish of his cape, he heads on down the street again...
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SCENE 3
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The Countess is counting her fingers again when the Count steels himself to getting a "tumble" in exchange for his box of bat-shaped chocolates. She accepts the gift, and prepares to tell him what she's going to do. As the Count begins to pucker up, she proceeds to count the chocolates. The Count sobs and sulks away.
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Animation Five bugs are counted, until one bug engulfs the other four.
Artist: Etienne Delessert
(First: Episode 0628)
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SCENE 4 Now the Count is counting sobs, while Maria consoles him. He explains that the Countess only likes counting things, but she doesn't like the Count. She'll count anything: she counted the flowers, and she counted the candies. This gives Maria an idea, which she shares with the Count in a whisper. He makes his way down the street again to give it a try...
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SCENE 4
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The Count announces himself to the Countess, and declares that he has one more thing for her to Count. He gives her a kiss, which is followed by a moment of silence... until she counts it: "one kiss!" The bell chimes and thunder sounds as she asks for more. The Count obliges and she continues to count his kisses. The Count provides his own commentary — "I hope she can count to a hundred!" — and the scene ends with a swell of romantic music.
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Cartoon A bee looks for a flower.
Artist: Bruce Cayard
(First: Episode 0616)
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Muppets Tony tends to an Anything Muppet shopping for a fur coat who ends up wearing a monster (Cookie Monster, to be exact).
(First: Episode 0145)
cut from the HBO Max version
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Film Baby pigs run in a field, and drink their mother's milk.
(First: Episode 0169)
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Cartoon A goat discusses the letter "G". A man comes by to also talk about G, but rather than point out that "goat" is a G word, he observes the grass. Disgusted, the goat butts the man out of the way.
(First: Episode 0085)
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Muppets Grover the Assistant: Grover volunteers to assist the Amazing Mumford in his suspension act. Grover will get on top of a platform, and Mumford will pull the pillar off from underneath, and the platform will not fall. The trick works, so Grover decides to try it himself, with Herry Monster as his assistant. Grover can't pull it off, and Herry falls.
(First: Episode 0292)
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Film George the Farmer demonstrates short and tall.
(First: Episode 0254)
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Cartoon Imagination (Boy Imagines Being Zoo Animals)
(First: Episode 0383)
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Muppets Ernie & BertErnie lies in bed and starts talking about what a square looks like and how many lines it has, then goes on to compare a square with a triangle. He then starts to ponder how many sides a circle has, and goes to sleep. Bert is about to attempt to answer the question, but ends up not being able to sleep.
(First: Episode 0132)
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SCENE 5 Maria plays duck-duck-goose with the kids in the arbor while the Count announces the sponsors: G, K, 7


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