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The Count counts all the suggestions he gives to Maria about resting
Air date January 7, 1977
Season Season 8 (1976-1977)
Written by David Korr
Directed by Jon Stone[1]
Sponsors Q, T, 9

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Picture Segment Description
SCENE 1 At the Fix-it Shop, Maria has a headache while studying. The Count gives her a few helpful tips, counting each one as he lists them off. Maria believes the Count is only doing this so he has something to count and doesn't care about her issue at all. She tells him to leave, stating it might make her feel better.
Cartoon Q for Quiet
Artist: John Korty
(First: Episode 0441)
Muppets Muppet & Kid Moment β€” Kermit asks Trey if he's seen a letter Q before. At first Trey denies it, but eventually draws one in the air with his finger.
(First: Episode 0440)
Cartoon Hypnotic "Q" rainbow
(First: Episode 0440)
SCENE 2 Outside, the Count monologues that he does care about Maria's headache; he simply got carried away again. He sulks, not feeling much like counting now. Maria, now feeling better, apologizes, thanks him for his advice and rewards him with a "thank you" kiss for him to count.
Cartoon A black cat chases after a white one, until a white lion steps in.
Artists: The Hubleys
(First: Episode 0255)
Film A rhino and her baby
(First: Episode 0408)
Cups and Saucers.jpg
Muppets Ernie & Bert β€” Ernie stacks cups and saucers in order to count them, making Bert quite nervous. Luckily, they're glued together.
(First: Episode 0586)
Cartoon In rhyme, a man points out animals who stole and/or ruined his clothing.
(First: Episode 0778)
Lena Horne ABC song.jpg
Muppets / Celebrity Lena Horne and the Anything Muppets sing an upbeat version of "The Alphabet Song."
(First: Episode 0575)
Cartoon "Bumble Ardy #9" -- Young Bumble Ardy invites nine pigs to his birthday party while his mother, Sweet Adeline, is away.
(First: Episode 0283)
Cast No matter how you arrange these nine people, they're still nine people.
(First: Episode 0413)
Cartoon Jazz #9
(First: Episode 0137)
Cartoon A story of a man who hates frogs (voiced by Daws Butler), until his swamp becomes infested with flies.
(First: Episode 0387)
Film Folk song: Have You Ever Been To The Farm?
(First: Episode 0138)
Cartoon The long rattlesnake thinks he's better than the short one, until the short one outsmarts him by making him bite his own tail. "Wanna borrow my snakebite kit?"
Artists: Bud Luckey and Rudy Zamora
Film A silent film about an automobile that can be either long or short.
(First: Episode 0521)
Cast Maria as Chaplin gets their suspenders stuck on a wall while reaching for the door, demonstrating long, longer, and longest.
(First: Episode 0786)
Cartoon music hall.jpg
Cartoon A cleaning lady (reminiscent of Carol Burnett's character) wanders into a music rehearsal room, plays each instrument, and puts all the sounds back into the wrong instruments.
(First: Episode 0774)
Cast Two kids cooperate on putting on smocks for painting.
(First: Episode 0284)
Cartoon Speech Balloon: T for train
(First: Episode 0022)
Film Joe Raposo: What Babies Are Called
(First: Episode 0116)
Cartoon T for typewriter and toe
Artist: John Korty
(First: Episode 0506)
Muppets Ernie & Bert β€” At the movies, Ernie reacts to a sad, funny, scary movie, to Bert's embarrassment and the annoyance of the other viewers.
(First: Episode 0627)
SCENE 3 Maria asks Big Bird and the kids what frightens them.
Cartoon Do you know what it's like to be scared?
(First: Episode 0547)
Muppets Simon Soundman sings a song about finding a (MEOW!) stuck in a tree.
(First: Episode 0406)
Cartoon La t minuscula
(First: Episode 0376)
Film The sign CLOSED spins around.
Cartoon T for top
Artist: Cliff Roberts
(First: Episode 0298)
Film A man makes a shadow puppet of a rabbit.
(First: Episode 0614)
Muppets Sesame Street News Flash: Kermit the Frog reports from Gepetto's workshop, the home of the world-famous wooden toy Pinocchio. Pinocchio demonstrates how he can make his nose grow longer by telling lies. He tells so many crazy stories that his nose pushes Kermit through the wall.
(First: Episode 0910)
SCENE 4 While David builds a shelf for his friend's dog, Biff takes the opportunity to demonstrate long and short with pieces of wood.
Cartoon Building a dog house is easy if you have a ruler.
(First: Episode 0630)
Sully joins Biff in his short/long demonstration, further irritating David.
Cartoon Children describe how to draw an elephant.
(First: Episode 0052)
Film A man makes a shadow puppet of an elephant.
(First: Episode 0593)
Muppets Sesame Street pageants: Prairie Dawn directs the cast in a pageant about the face. Ernie talks about eyes, Cookie Monster talks about the mouth, Bert and Grover talk about ears, and Herry Monster talks about the nose. At the end of the pageant, they assemble a picture of a face.
(First: Episode 0711)
SCENE 5 At Hooper's Store, Big Bird wipes off his feet after stepping in a mud puddle. Outside, he encounters Sherlock Hemlock trying to solve the mystery of the β€œmud puddle monster”, who left some strange footprints. Big Bird doesn’t realize that they’re his footprints, so he assumes the monster went to Hooper’s, since the tracks lead there. David fills him in, and Sherlock thinks he has solved the case. Big Bird now proudly thinks he’s the monster, but David disagrees.
Cartoon Ralph asks Marvin what would happen if he didn't have a mouth, a nose and ears.
(First: Episode 0468)
SCENE 5 As Big Bird and David continue arguing, Sherlock announces the sponsors and the credits roll.

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