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Sesame Street
Big Bird counts for the Count
Air date April 5, 1977
Season Season 8 (1976-1977)
Sponsors O, V, 5


Picture Segment Description
SCENE 1 Hooper's Store now has a "Se Habla EspaΓ±ol" 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.
Film "La Maldita Iguana" (mariachi song)
(First: Episode 0047)
Cartoon A girl counts her 5 cats using ribbon to keep track.
(First: Episode 1001)
Muppets Ernie & Bert β€” Bert 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)
Cartoon The Typewriter: O for Owl
(EKA: Episode 0837)
Celebrity The New York Mets make 3 hits in a row, but miss on the 4th.
(First: Episode 0136)
Cartoon A chair displays the word SIT, and a beast sits on him.
(First: Episode 0399)
Cast A king (David) and his knights (Luis, Bob and Maria) assemble for their meeting at the round table, but discover their table is actually a square. They fetch a triangle, then rectangle table before finally getting a round one, which they eat their lunches off of.
(First: Episode 0952)
Cartoon Two kids argue over whose chair it is, until the dog suggests they share the chair.
(First: Episode 0369)
Ice cream factory.jpg
Film Kids narrate a film about where you get ice cream: from the cow, to the factory, to the ice cream shoppe.
(First: Episode 0168)
Cartoon Two men, one named Virgil Veep, discuss the letter V as they stand atop a capital V.
(First: Episode 0110)
Film Some clowns, more clowns
(First: Episode 0563)
Cartoon A woman serves milk to her cat. Several other cats join him, including a lion.
Artist: Bruce Cayard

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. Five children then 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.
Muppets Hippie Anything Muppets sing "Surprise."
(First: Episode 0173)
Cartoon man weighs scale.jpg
Cartoon A man weighs himself to demonstrate how a scale works.
(First: Episode 0572)
Film Kids watch as construction workers paint a number 5 on the street using a stencil.
(First: Episode 0497)
Muppets The Count's bats are upset because the Count always gets to count, but the bats don't. The Count decides to let the bats count all of the Counts, while the Count counts all the bats...but there is only one Count.
(First: Episode 0625)
Song Joe Raposo sings "Weaver Bird."
(First: Episode 0372)
Cartoon A song about a rolling O
Animation by John and Faith Hubley
(First: Episode 0011)
Muppets / Cast Bob sings "The People in Your Neighborhood" with the oil man and street cleaner.
(First: Episode 0817)
Cartoon O limerick
(First: Episode 0146)
Muppets Ernie plays a game of "Touch Your Face" with the viewer.
(First: Episode 0869)
Cartoon I have all, I have none (men w/ grapes)
Artist: Bruce Cayard
(First: Episode 0624)
0846 packed Hooper's.jpg
Insert A narrator (Jerry Nelson) narrates as some, more and most people inhabit Hooper's Store. When Big Bird tries to go in, everyone comes bursting out of the store.
(First: Episode 0846)
Film Old paper, new paper
Music: "Blue Nosed Gopher" by Graham Preskett
(First: Episode 0972)
Animation A puzzle of a turtle is put together.
(First: Episode 0625)
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 0859)
Cartoon 5 song (twinkles, candles, diamonds, horses)
(First: Episode 0973)
Chicken Five.jpg
Film A woman holds a painting of five chickens.
(EKA: Episode 0769)
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.
Celebrity The New York Mets make 4 hits in a row, but miss on the 5th.
(First: Episode 0161)
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.
Mets hit 10 miss on 11.jpg
Celebrity The New York Mets make 10 hits in a row, but miss on the 11th.
(First: Episode 0135)
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.
Cartoon Two men work at a manhole; one is tired of the same day-in-day-out routine of it. The other says the boss has planned a surprise for them. A jack-in-the-box pops from the manhole.
(First: Episode 0780)
I'm a macaw, Myrtle.jpg
Film A male voiceover and his friend Myrtle observe a macaw in a tree.
(First: Episode 0409)
Cartoon La letra O - opera, oeste, orquidea, ojos, ocho, y el orquestra de orangutanes.
(First: Episode 0338)
Cartoon Gloria, a rambunctious little girl, sings the alphabet song while an adult gives her instructions.
(First: Episode 0010)
SCENE 6 David sings "Three of These Things" using hats and a glove.
Cartoon The Typewriter: V for Vacuum
(First: Episode 0774)
SCENE 7 Big Bird shows Snuffy the list he made earlier, as the Count announces the sponsors.

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