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Sesame Street
The Count loses his thunder
Air date February 3, 1977
Season Season 8 (1976-1977)
Sponsors S, V, 9

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Picture Segment Description
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SCENE 1 Luis finds Oscar using an old CB radio, which Oscar has repurposed as a GB radio (GB for Grouch Band). Using the nickname "Bum Steer," he communicates with fellow Grouch "Rotten Egg" about trading some trash. "Rotten Egg" turns out to be radioing him from right behind his can.
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Cartoon S is for snow, Santa, and sleigh.
(First: Episode 0134)
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Film Body part shout-out
(First: Episode 0264)
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Cartoon Superman demonstrates the letter S and some of the words it stands for.
(First: Episode 0136)
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Muppets Ernie & Bert β€” Bert complains that he can't sleep, because Ernie left the faucet dripping. Ernie drowns out the sound of the water dripping with louder noises.
(First: Episode 0131)
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Cartoon The Fox and the Grapes
In the classic fable, a famished fox can't reach the grapes, and eventually gives up, assuming they're sour anyway.
(First: Episode 0784)
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Muppets "Sammy the Snake"
(First: Episode 0278)
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Cartoon S - Serpiente
(First: Episode 0382)
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Cast "Dandy David" adds flowers and flower pots.
(First: Episode 0454)
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Film How a steel drum is made
(First: Episode 0828)
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Muppets Charlie is lost and finds a policeman. It's his Uncle Louie, but he doesn't recognize him in uniform. Without the uniform on, Charlie asks Uncle Louie to find him a policeman.
(First: Episode 0135)
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Cartoon Typewriter: S for spring
(First: Episode 0792)
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Cast Buffy and Fred the Wonder Horse sing "Country Song".
(First: Episode 0842)
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Film Apes play at the zoo. (edited)
(First: Episode 0045)
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Muppets Sesame Street News Flash: Kermit the Frog helps Don Music finish the "Yankee Doodle" song, then because Don finds the idea of calling feathers macaroni ridiculous, they rewrite it to be a song in which Yankee Doodle stays at home cooking for his pony, puts "fat spaghetti" in a pot and calls it macaroni. Little Chrissy and the Alphabeats then come in and perform the song with Don.
(First: Episode 0876)
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Cartoon This is a big letter V poem
(First: Episode 0507)
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Film Empty / full playground (time-lapse)
(First: Episode 0415)
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Cartoon Violet climbs a vine with V words.
(First: Episode 0389)
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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)
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Cast Bob plays an explorer named Faversham Svedwick who spends twenty years searching all over the globe for Kermit the Hermit, the Wisest Man in the World. When he finds him, he challenges him to a game of tag.
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Cartoon "Martian Beauty" has nine hairs, nine bows, nine eyes, nine nostrils, nine arms, and nine toes.
Artist: Bud Luckey
(First: Episode 0316)
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Song Joe Raposo sings "Look a Little Closer." (tomato)
(First: Episode 0147)
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Cartoon "Bumble Ardy #9" -- Young Bumble Ardy invites nine pigs to his birthday party while his mother, Sweet Adeline, is away.
(First: Episode 0305)
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Film George the Farmer demonstrates empty and full.
(First: Episode 0257)
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Muppets Grover demonstrates how a phone booth is used, but it becomes crowded when he receives a call asking for "Monderporg."
(First: Episode 0654)
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Film Empty / full subway car (time-lapse)
(First: Episode 0415)
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SCENE 2 The Count mopes to Maria that when he woke up this morning, he no longer had any thunder accompanying him when he counted. Shockingly, Mr. Hooper, Luis, and Big Bird receive the sounds of thunder when they do some counting. The Count resolves the only way to fix his problem is with magic.
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Cartoon A kid names his own body parts.
(First: Episode 0809)
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Muppets Muppet & Kid Moment β€” Kermit, Shola, and Fannie count legs and heads.
(First: Episode 0619)
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SCENE 3 The Count borrows a book from the Amazing Mumford - "The Transylvanian Manual of Magic and Auto Repair." He has a cauldron and four items needed to restore his thunder. However, the spell only restores a tiny, faint bit of his thunder back. He throws in even more ingredients, which results in a thunder so loud, it starts raining.
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Film "Nine Song (Song of Nine)."
(First: Episode 0016)
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Insert Three of These Kids (upside-down girl)
(First: Episode 0413)
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Song Joe Raposo sings "Take a Breath."
(First: Episode 0347)
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Cartoon The head of a chicken finds its place on top of a chicken's body.
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Film SALIDA (word spins around)
(First: Episode 0967)
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Cartoon A real Indian boy tells two boys who are playing Cowboy and Indian that Indians don't say "ugh", despite what the other boys have heard on TV.
(First: Episode 0771)
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Muppets Little Jerry and the Monotones sing "Proud."
(First: Episode 0408)
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Cartoon Superman demonstrates the letter S and some of the words it stands for. (repeat)
(First: Episode 0136)
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SCENE 4 Everyone has heard the Count has his thunder back. Maria warns of what will happen, but the Count shows off anyhow by counting the kids: John-John and Leslie. When he starts counting, there's loud thunder, followed by more rain, which causes everyone to seek shelter elsewhere. Big Bird announces the sponsors: S, V, 9


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