Sesame Street
The Count is left in charge of Hooper's Store
Air date December 13, 1977
Season Season 9 (1977-1978)
Production September 15, 1977
Sponsors A, C, 6
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Picture Segment Description
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SCENE 1 The Count has been placed in charge of Hooper's Store, grateful for the opportunity as there are so many things he can count. He comes to realize that if products are sold off, they will no longer be around for him to count. Big Bird comes in to buy a beachball, but the Count persuades him to instead dig sand at the beach with a bucket from the local hardware store.
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Cartoon A magician tries to make six circles disappear.
(First: Episode 0783)
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SCENE 2 Olivia comes into the store to buy a pencil. The Count offers the use of the store pencil tied to the soda spigot, but she wants one she can take home, pointing to the container holding six pencils. The Count claims he's already bought them all and sends a suspicious Olivia out.
Pinball 06.jpg Cartoon "Pinball Number Count" #6
Artist: Jeff Hale
(First: Episode 0983)
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SCENE 3 Gordon comes to Hooper's for an apple, but again the Count isn't willing to part with anything. Big Bird and Olivia return and the three ask the Count what the matter is. He admits he's been tricking them into not buying anything, when Big Bird gives him a great idea - count all the items he sells. The Count loves the idea and starts hawking many more items they could all buy.
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Cartoon A guru counts to twenty. (Spanish version)
(First: Episode 0276)
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SCENE 4 David returns just in time to see his friends carrying large bundles of items out of the store. The Count tells him about the wonderful things he sold to his friends.
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Film Milk! (From Farm To Market To Home)
(First: Episode 0795)
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Muppets The Anything Muppets sing "Brush Your Teeth."
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Cartoon Speech Balloon: C for carrot
(First: Episode 0203)
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Muppets Ernie & Bert — At the movies, Ernie makes some loud noises while he eats his candy bar and peanuts and drinks his soda. Bert loses his temper and shouts at Ernie to be quiet, at which point the usher enters and throws Bert out.
(First: Episode 0536)
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Cartoon A for Ape (who crashes into a tree and forms a SHAPE)
(First: Episode 0602)
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Muppets / Cast Bob sings "The People in Your Neighborhood" with the oilman and street cleaner.
(First: Episode 0817)
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Cartoon Animals walk.
(First: Episode 0926)
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Film The WALK sign flashes in a montage of people (and even dogs) walking in the city.
(First: Episode 0498)
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Film Slide puzzle - truck
(First: Episode 0403)
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Muppets The Martians examine a grandfather clock.
(First: Episode 0407)
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Song "Cooperation" - Kids cooperate to move a wooden structure.
(First: Episode 0933)
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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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Cartoon On a snowy day, a cold man desires firewood. He carries a huge log up the hill multiple times, but it rolls down each time. Using his "wits", he pushes his house down to the bottom of the hill to be closer to the giant log.
(First: Episode 0799)
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Muppets Ernie & BertErnie purchases a straw hat for Bert, and asks Cookie Monster which box the hat will go in.
(First: Episode 0438)
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Cartoon A girl draws her version of a (stick-figure) man. A boy draws his version of a woman - the Mona Lisa.
(First: Episode 0780)
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Muppets / Celebrity Judy Collins and Mr. Snuffleupagus sing a madrigal rendition of the alphabet.
(First: Episode 1051)
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Cartoon "The Story of A": A witch tells bored kids a story about the letter A involving an ant's apple getting stolen by an archer.
(First: Episode 0130)
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Film Ten hats on a hatrack
(First: Episode 0439)
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Film A Stool For Me
(First: Episode 0513)
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Muppets "Frazzle" with Frazzle and The Frazzletones
(First: Episode 0846)
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Insert Stevie Wonder teaches Grover how to sing loud and soft.
(First: Episode 0514)
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Song Joe Raposo sings "I'm an Aardvark."
(First: Episode 0425)
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Muppets Kermit the Frog counts six happy little Twiddlebugs, and when he is finished, the Twiddlebugs have a party.
(First: Episode 0280)
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Cartoon In rhyme, a man points out animals who stole and/or ruined his clothing.
(First: Episode 0778)
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SCENE 5 David and the kids discuss the way two cats are the same and different.
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Muppets Kermit the Frog interviews John-John, asking him to make dog and cat sounds, and making them louder.
(First: Episode 1016)
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Cartoon Speech Balloon: C - Cap
(First: Episode 0154)
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Muppets Harvey Kneeslapper looks inside a paper bag and laughs and asks his next victim, "Wanna see?" The man says yes, so Harvey puts a letter C on him.
(First: Episode 0294)
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Cartoon C for cat (impostor)
(First: Episode 0029)
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Cast On a desert island, a parched Luis finds a coconut, which has a letter C inside.
(First: Episode 0703)
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Cartoon "Cracks"
A girl lying in bed imagines seeing cracks in the wall turning into animals and a monster.
vocals: Dorothy Moskowitz
(First: Episode 0818)
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SCENE 6 Goodbye


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