Sesame Street
Count von Count falls in love with a Countess who loves to count
(repeat of 0953)
Air date February 7, 1979
Season Season 10 (1978-1979)
Sponsors G, K, 7
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SCENE 1 Big Bird sings "Wonderful Me."
Gnomes flower vase
Cartoon Three little men climb up the three flower stems.
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Muppets Grover asks The Amazing Mumford if he could make his carrot disappear, provided that some smoke appears. Mumford performs the trick and Grover is impressed by the puff of smoke, however he fails to notice Mumford chomping on his carrot. When Grover asks Mumford to make the carrot reappear, he replies that he can't because he ate it ("You didn't say anything about magic!").
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Pinball 07
Cartoon Pinball Number Count #7
Artist: Jeff Hale
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Song "Cow Dog Song"
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Video Scanimate kids intro
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Muppets Ernie & BertBert and Ernie ask the Kids which music is better -- march or dance music. The kids end up marching off with Bert, while Ernie dances alone.
(First: Episode 0798)
Film / Cast Gordon and some kids use hula-hoops for many things.
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Muppets Muppet & Kid MomentHerry Monster and Christopher explore the ways they're the same and different.
(First: Episode 1200)
Cartoon A man wants a hat, but the hat shop owner's hats are all the same - except for a ten-gallon hat, which complements the customer's horseback riding nicely.
(First: Episode 0781)
Film Two box-beings make each other look same and different by piling different objects on each other.
(First: Episode 0226)
Herbert and Grover 2
Muppets Grover the Assistant: Herbert Birdsfoot arranges three blocks for Grover to count. No matter how the blocks are arranged, they still add up to three. Herbert asks Grover to count some oranges as well. Grover confesses that he's good at counting blocks -- but he doesn't know how to count oranges!
(First: Episode 0192)
Cartoon Rocket countdown: The rocket blows up in a shower of soot.
(First: Episode 0018)
Film The kids form a triangle and a square.
(First: Episode 0300)
Countdown launch success
Cartoon Rocket countdown: Unlike previous segments, the rocket successfully launches at the right time as everyone celebrates, and the director grins at the camera.
(First: Episode 0042)
Film Counting the circus clowns
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Cartoon G For Giggle (voice of Allen Swift)
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Muppets Anything Muppets sing "Oh, G" in praise of the letter G.
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Animation Sand G/g
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Insert Professor Grover teaches Luis, Mr. Hooper, and some children how to breathe.
(First: Episode 1188)
Cartoon Jazz #7
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Film The walrus
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Cartoon Jazz #7 (Spanish version)
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Film Two kids cooperate on putting on smocks for painting.
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Cartoon A man blows 7 bubbles.
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Film A wheel rolls away from a junkyard. A boy captures it to complete his wagon.
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1041kkick Cartoon K-kick
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Muppets Muppets cheer on a rocket launch.
(First: Episode 0567)
Cartoon glasses vs glasses
Cartoon A man uses drinking glasses on his eyes and pours water over his seeing glasses.
(First: Episode 0485)
Celebrity Paul Simon sings "El Condor Pasa."
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Muppets Ernie & BertBert 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)
Cartoon "Poverty K" - Karen the Kangaroo talks about words that start with the letter K. Featuring the sped-up voice of Gene Moss.
(First: Episode 0142)
Film Fireworks Alphabet
(First: Episode 1104)
Cartoon "K" - Kangaroo - A man (voiced by Gary Owens) explains what a kangaroo is, and ends up in the pouch of one.
(First: Episode 0141)
0953 02a
SCENE 2 The Count sits alone on Sesame Street counting his own sad sighs, each of which is followed by a faint peal of thunder. When Maria asks him what's wrong, he explains that he's in love with the Countess von Numeral who lives above the drug store: she's Transylvanian, and she loves to count. However, he's sad because she hasn't sent him any signals about her own feelings. Maria suggests that he tells her how he feels because women like the direct approach these days, but the Count is old fashioned, and insists on wooing her. Maria recommends bringing her flowers...
0953 02b
SCENE 2 cont'd Down the street, the Count approaches the Countess von Numeral. She wears a monocle and a tiara, and she has "small pointy ears," and "delicate little fangs." She sits alone counting her fingers, each count followed by a bell tone. As he begins to make his advance, he emphasizes his intention to get a kiss from her in exchange for flowers. He greets her — "You are beuatiful when you are counting!" — and bends down to kiss her fingers. They count them together with each kiss, each followed by thunder and a bell tone. She giggles as she accepts a dozen roses that the Count says he has counted. She begins to count them herself, tossing each one aside as she counts them. The Count hangs his head in defeat, "Curses! This is not what I had in mind."
Cartoon A man shows the viewers his "YES" machine.
(First: Episode 0822)
0953 03a
SCENE 3 Maria finds the Count counting sad sighs again; he's up to over one hundred when he sobs into Maria's shoulder. The Count explains his failure, and she again suggests the direct approach: tell her that you love her. But the Count is insistent on wooing her, and remembers that in courtship, if flowers don't work, you bring a woman candies. With a flourish of his cape, he heads on down the street again...
0953 03b
SCENE 3, cont'd The Countess is counting her fingers again when the Count steels himself to getting a "tumble" in exchange for his box of bat-shaped chocolates. She accepts the gift, and prepares to tell him what she's going to do. As the Count begins to pucker up, she proceeds to count the chocolates. The Count sobs and sulks away.
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Cartoon The word "YES" follows a man.
(EKA: Episode 0947)
0953 04a
SCENE 4 Now the Count is counting sobs, while Maria consoles him. He explains that the Countess only likes counting things, but she doesn't like the Count. She'll count anything: she counted the flowers, and she counted the candies. This gives Maria an idea, which she shares with the Count in a whisper. He makes his way down the street again to give it a try...
0953 04b
SCENE 4, cont'd The Count announces himself to the Countess, and declares that he has one more thing for her to Count. He gives her a kiss, which is followed by a moment of silence... until she counts it: "one kiss!" The bell chimes and thunder sounds as she asks for more. The Count obliges and she continues to count his kisses. The Count provides his own commentary — "I hope she can count to a hundred!" — and the scene ends with a swell of romantic music.
Dot Bridge 01 straight
Cartoon Dot Bridge #1: Dots appear uniformly
(First: Episode 0001)
0953 05
SCENE 5 Maria plays duck-duck-goose with the kids in the arbor while the Count announces the sponsors: G, K, 7

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