Sesame Street
Plot Big Bird counts for the Count
Air date April 5, 1977
Season Season 8 (1976-1977)
Sponsors O, V, 5
This episode guide has been compiled from materials at the CTW Archives.


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SCENE 1 Hooper's Store now has a "Se Habla Español" sign in their window, as Mr. Hooper has been taking Spanish language lessons at night school. Big Bird wants to try this new policy out and constantly runs back and forth between the store and Maria to have a Spanish conversation with David.
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SCENE 2 Olivia finds the Count waiting outside Oscar's trash can. The Count explains that Oscar invited some kids over and he's waiting to count them as they leave. Olivia doesn't think many kids could fit in the tiny can, but the Count wants to take advantage of the counting, no matter how little there may be. After Olivia leaves, seven children emerge from Oscar's can, to the Count's delight. Once the Count is gone, another guest appears to be exiting the can - Mr. Snuffleupagus.
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SCENE 3 The Count has to tend to something downtown and needs someone to handle the counting on Sesame Street. Big Bird volunteers and is instructed to count people on the street. Big Bird starts with counting one Count walking away.
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SCENE 4 There's nobody else around on the block for Big Bird to count, until Snuffy shows up. Big Bird counts him and Snuffy heads off to lunch. Big Bird doesn't think this is enough counting to satisfy the Count, however.
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SCENE 5 The Count returns and Big Bird has a list of all the things he's counted. The list consists of all things relating to Snuffy, such has his feet, eyelashes, etc. The Count scans the list and comes up with his own figure - one wonderful imagination Big Bird has.
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SCENE 6 David sings "Three of These Things" using hats and a glove.
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SCENE 7 Goodbye

Known edits

Picture Segment Description
EBFan
Muppets Ernie & BertBert is trying to write a letter to Mr. Rogers, but finds it difficult when Ernie operates his electric fan right next to him. Bert blows up at Ernie and says he is "hot and bothered," and Ernie has just the thing for that: more cool air!
(First: Episode 0544)
SSSurpriseSong
Muppets Hippie Anything Muppets sing "Surprise."
(First: Episode 0173)
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Muppets / Cast "The People in Your Neighborhood": Oil Man and Street Cleaner.
Ssnews.chooseprince
Muppets News Flash
A princess claims that the man she intends to marry has small ears, bulgy eyes, and a funny voice, wears a hat and coat, and is a frog. Kermit is the only one who fits that description, so she kisses him and, in a puff of smoke, she turns into a frog. Kermit invites her to "the hop", and she accepts.
(First: Episode 0843)
500025
Film "La Maldita Iguana" (mariachi song)
(First: Episode 0047)
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Film Ice Cream Factory (3:00)
(EKA: Episode 0202)
Cartoon man weighs scale
Cartoon A man weighs himself to demonstrate how a scale works.
(First: Episode 0572)
Someclowns
Film Some clowns, more clowns
(EKA: Episode 0594)
Littlegirlsalphabet
Cartoon Gloria, a rambunctious little girl, sings the alphabet song while an adult gives her instructions.
(First: Episode 0010)
1563m
Film Old paper, new paper
Music: "Blue Nosed Gopher" by Graham Preskett
(First: Episode 0972)
Cayard.kittykitty
Cartoon A woman serves milk to her cat. Several other cats join him, including a lion.
Artist: Bruce Cayard


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