Sesame Street
The Count counts hellos and Barkley gets a name
Air date November 27, 1978
(season premiere)
Season Season 10 (1978-1979)
Written by Judy Freudberg
Production September 19, 1978
Sponsors D, 2
Syndication Sesame Street Unpaved
Releases Old School: Volume 2
Sesame Street Classics
HBO Kids
Paley Center Archive


Picture Segment Description
COLD OPEN 10th Season Intro Still
cut from the Noggin version, cut from the HBO version

SCENE 1 Count von Count counts eleven hellos from the cast.
Cartoon I Love You, in American Sign Language
Artist: Steve Finkin
(First: Episode 1170)
Muppets Three polyester-clad Anything Muppets sing "Disco D."
(First: Episode 1148)
Cartoon D - dig, deep, dinosaur
(First: Episode 1148)
cut from the Noggin version
Film Future jobs: footage of a kid playing with a certain toy, followed by an adult using "the real thing." Includes a girl singing the "Sesame Street Theme" and another watching a sketch with Cookie Monster and Kermit the Frog.
(First: Episode 0796)
Celebrity Victor Borge demonstrates high and low notes.
Cartoon Consonant Sound Limerick: D—Dog
Artist: Jeff Hale
(First: Episode 1149)
SCENE 2 Susan and the kids sing "My Little Game," a song with loud and soft parts.
cut from the HBO version
Cartoon Dogs cheer D-O-G and fight with cats.
(First: Episode 1148)
Muppets Muppet & Kid MomentCookie Monster shows Jason that D is for Doggie.
(First: Episode 1148)
Cartoon Small b is a boy with a belly who walks a small d, a dog with a belly turned around.
Artist: Paul Fierlinger
Muppets Ernie & BertErnie tries to figure out what time it is at night. It's too dark to see the clock, so Ernie has a new solution: he pokes his head out the window and sings some loud, off-key opera ("O SOLE MIO, O SOLE YOU-OH") which causes everyone to wake up and yell at him to stop singing, and even mention what time it is. It's 3:00 AM.
(First: Episode 1153)
Film Footage of birds swimming, including flamingos, swans and ducks.
(First: Episode 0981)
cut from the Noggin version
Muppets Muppet & Kid Moment — Herry asks John-John if he knows the difference between up and down.
(First: Episode 0565)
Cartoon Sign Sounds: A man unscrambles the letters in a sign which reads BURP.
(First: Episode 1119)

SCENE 3 Maria helps Herry brush his fur. Herry plans to help someone else brush their hair, but Gordon walks by.
Cartoon A witch turns a little girl into a variety of things, but the girl insists "I'm still ME!"
(First: Episode 0793)
Celebrity Madeline Kahn sings "Me-me-me-me...."
(First: Episode 1172)
Film Silent film: Two men (played by Richard Belzer and Brian Doyle-Murray) are about to share a picnic lunch, but first decide to try rowing a boat on the lake. A brown dog arrives and starts to eat the sandwiches. Panicking, the men try to steer the rowboat back to the shore but they can't direct the boat. Eventually, they realize that to return they must cooperate. They get back just in time to take back the last wrapped sandwich out of the dog's mouth.
(First: Episode 1120)
cut from the Noggin version
Film D is a very useful letter -- there are animals, jobs, and hobbies that begin with D.
(First: Episode 0367)
cut from the HBO version
Film Kids use a magnet to retrieve a jack.
(First: Episode 0968)
Cartoon Cherries fall through a moving hole onto a man who demonstrates up and down.
Artist: Bruce Cayard
(First: Episode 0798)
SCENE 4 David thinks he hears Big Bird talking to Mr. Snuffleupagus about going to the movies. He convinces the other adults to examine the nest area. When they get there, Snuffy is gone, and they decide that David must have been hearing things.
Muppets Grover demonstrates the number 2: Part 1
Counting to 2 is not very exciting.
(First: Episode 1156)
Film I hab a cauld ib by dose.
Artist: Bruce Cayard
(First: Episode 1170)
Muppets Grover demonstrates the number 2: Part 2
Nobody's favorite number is 2.
(First: Episode 1156)
Cartoon He, She and It show how a faucet works.
(First: Episode 1161)
Muppets Grover demonstrates the number 2: Part 3
The huge visual aid falls on Grover.
(First: Episode 1156)
Cast The disco song "Bicycling" is played over footage of the Sesame adult cast riding bicycles.
cut from the Noggin version
Muppets Ernie & BertErnie buys a newspaper after hearing the newsboy yell out the headline: "Four People Fooled!" Ernie reads the paper, but finds no such news in the paper, making him the fifth person fooled.
(First: Episode 1164)
cut from the HBO version
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Cartoon Pinball Number Count #2
(First: Episode 0987)
Muppets Baby Rocky performs "Cry" from his crib.
(First: Episode 1107)
Cartoon Train #2
(First: Episode 0353)
Film A man bounces a ball up the steps, and then it falls down the steps.
Music: Joe Raposo
(First: Episode 0435)


SCENE 5 The gang decides whether to name the large Muppet dog Barkley or Woof-Woof. Bob leads the Woof-Woof supporters, while Gordon leads the Barkley supporters. However, both teams have the same number of people, but Gordon's team eventually wins.
Film A warthog runs around. This same film appeared in Episode 0406, but now has narration by Oscar.
Music: Joe Raposo
cut from the HBO version
Cast Maria as Chaplin looks in a mirror and sees "ME." Maria's reflection is played by Linda.
(First: Episode 1032)
The DVD release adds a musical score to this segment.
Film A girl puts on her coat all by herself.
Music: Joe Raposo
(First: Episode 0622)
cut from the HBO version
Cartoon Billy Jo Jive and Susie solve the wig robbery.
SCENE 6 Oscar tries to make the Count go away as The Count counts good-byes.

Bob announces the sponsors.


CLOSING SIGNS Olivia holds up the Sesame Street sign, while Bob and Linda hold up the CTW sign at the end.

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