Sesame Street
The Count loses his thunder
(repeat of 0974)
Air date March 29, 1979
Season Season 10 (1978-1979)
Sponsors S, V, 9
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StreetScenes
Picture Segment Description
SSseason10
COLD OPEN 10th Season Intro Still
0974 01
SCENE 1 Luis finds Oscar using an old CB radio, which Oscar has repurposed as a GB radio (GB for Grouch Band). Using the nickname "Bum Steer," he communicates with fellow Grouch "Rotten Egg" about trading some trash. "Rotten Egg" turns out to be radioing him from right behind his can.
DucklingDress
Cartoon A duckling dresses itself, naming all the parts of its coat.
Artist: Cathryn Aison
(First: Episode 1195)
E&Bdoyoulikeme
Muppets Ernie asks Bert, "Do You Like Me?"
(First: Episode 1234)
1220-CarWash
Film A dirty car gets cleaned at the car wash.
(First: Episode 1114)
3164v
Cartoon An old man recites a poem about the time he had the flu.
Artist: Bruce Cayard
FullandEmptyRoom
Muppets An Anything Muppet demonstrates empty by leaving his room, soon Grover and his friends, including Cookie Monster, occupy the room making it full. The Anything Muppet comes in and scares the monsters away leaving it empty.
(First: Episode 0148)
FullChickens
Cartoon Three chickens eat grain, and become full, fuller and fullest.
Artist: Cliff Roberts
(First: Episode 0506)
1091-18
Film Empty / full cafeteria (time-lapse)
(First: Episode 0415)
Mushymuddy
Muppets Oscar sings "Swamp Mushy Muddy."
(First: Episode 1038)
Hubley.stop
Cartoon S is for subway, sailboat, sled, scooter, skates, skis, and stop.
Artists: The Hubleys
(First: Episode 0279)
Mup&kid-groverS
Muppets Muppet & Kid Moment —: Grover and his friend Debo notice the letter "S" sitting on a brick wall. He exclaims that the letter is an old friend, and shouts, "Hey, S, babyyyy!" and slaps it off the wall. He remarks, "I hope he did not take that personally."
(First: Episode 0544)
2096v
Cartoon A girl inflates a balloon in the shape of an S.
(First: Episode 0414)
I'mpretty-original
Song David sings "I'm Pretty" over a film of fish and other sea creatures.
(First: Episode 0389)
Ssnfalphabet
Muppets Sesame Street News Flash: Don Music successfully "writes" the Alphabet Song, with help from his surroundings.
(First: Episode 1227)
Cartoon-signhand
Cartoon Sign Cartoons: Hand
(First: Episode 1179)
Noimage
Insert Bob sings "Face on the Fist."
(First: Episode 0562)
2059d
Cartoon They'd play with me if I had...
(First: Episode 0815)
2293s
Film Kids have a lost-dog poster made using an old-style printing press.
(First: Episode 1222)
PaddleballCount
Cartoon A boy tries to count to twenty while playing with a paddleball, but gets interrupted by a bird.
(First: Episode 0152)
CMT
Muppets The Amazing Mumford waves his magic wand over a transparent glass cookie jar and makes the jar become full of cookies and then empty (over and over) as an anxious Cookie Monster watches.
(First: Episode 0287)
EmptyFullClassroom
Film Empty / full classroom (time-lapse)
(First: Episode 0475)
Noimage
Cartoon Triangle Ariel (0:52)
1079c
Insert Snuffy does a tap dance dressed as Shirley Temple.
(First: Episode 1079)
Gurucountsto20
Cartoon A guru counts to twenty.
Producer: Ken Snyder; Music: Billy Taylor
(First: Episode 0276)
1092-08
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)
S-sing
Cartoon S for sing
(First: Episode 0824)
2795r
Film Parts of a clown are shown in close-up as kids guess what it is.
Music: Joe Raposo
(First: Episode 0428)
Hubley.snake
Cartoon A voice asks a face if it's aware of the letter S, and it is revealed that the face belongs to a snake.
Artists: The Hubleys
(First: Episode 0278)
1707c
Celebrity Richard Pryor plays all the parts in a scenario of two kids meeting a new kid who wants to play.
(First: Episode 0779)
Ostrichfilm
Film Ostriches walk and run. (piano music)
(First: Episode 0339)
HubleyV02
Cartoon Vitamins give vim, vigor and vitality to a droopy V
Artist: John Hubley
(First: Episode 0311)
0974 02
SCENE 2 The Count mopes to Maria that when he woke up this morning, he no longer had any thunder accompanying him when he counted. Shockingly, Mr. Hooper, Luis, and Big Bird receive the sounds of thunder when they do some counting. The Count resolves the only way to fix his problem is with magic.
Bearsinthebed
Cartoon "Five Bears in the Bed" get subtracted as they fall off the bed.
(First: Episode 1231)
V-van
Cartoon V for Van (live-action/animation hybrid)
Artist: Paul Fierlinger
(First: Episode 1181)
0974 03
SCENE 3 The Count borrows a book from the Amazing Mumford - "The Transylvanian Manual of Magic and Auto Repair." He has a cauldron and four items needed to restore his thunder. However, the spell only restores a tiny, faint bit of his thunder back. He throws in even more ingredients, which results in a thunder so loud, it starts raining.
Noimage
Cartoon Airplanes (0:45)
Ernie Bert umbrella
Muppets Ernie & Bert — During the rain, Ernie stands under an umbrella explaining how the weather makes him feel happy, sad, and mad. Bert has been trying to get under the umbrella with him, telling Ernie that all it has made him feel is wet. Ernie wonders why he doesn't have his umbrella; Bert explains that it's because Ernie is using it. Ernie thanks him and leaves Bert sneezing in the rain.
(First: Episode 0137)
400021
Cartoon Cat / fat / hat / sat / rat / bat / scat / splat / flat / pat
(First: Episode 0770)
Painter9
Film The Mad Painter #9
(First: Episode 0338)
Pinball 09
Cartoon Pinball Number Count #9
Animation by Jeff Hale
(First: Episode 1032)
KermitHerryCookie.bicycle
Muppets Cookie Monster and Herry Monster are fighting over a bicycle, when Kermit suggests they share it. The two monsters cooperate, and devour the bicycle together.
(First: Episode 0978)
Noimage
Transition Bridge #4 - 4 Corner Bridge (0:39)
0974 04
SCENE 4 Everyone has heard the Count has his thunder back. Maria warns of what will happen, but the Count shows off anyhow by counting the kids: John-John and Leslie. When he starts counting, there's loud thunder, followed by more rain, which causes everyone to seek shelter elsewhere. Big Bird announces the sponsors: S, V, 9


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