Sesame Street
Plot 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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Picture Segment Description
COLD OPEN 10th Season Intro Still
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.
Cartoon A duckling dresses itself, naming all the parts of its coat.
Artist: Cathryn Aison
(First: Episode 1195)
Muppets Ernie asks Bert, "Do You Like Me?"
(First: Episode 1234)
Film A dirty car gets cleaned at the car wash.
(First: Episode 1114)
Cartoon An old man recites a poem about the time he had the flu.
Artist: Bruce Cayard
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)
Cartoon Three chickens eat grain, and become full, fuller and fullest.
Artist: Cliff Roberts
(First: Episode 0506)
Film Empty / full cafeteria (time-lapse)
(First: Episode 0415)
Muppets Oscar sings "Swamp Mushy Muddy."
(First: Episode 1038)
Cartoon S is for subway, sailboat, sled, scooter, skates, skis, and stop.
Artists: The Hubleys
(First: Episode 0279)
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)
Cartoon A girl inflates a balloon in the shape of an S.
(First: Episode 0414)
Song David sings "I'm Pretty" over a film of fish and other sea creatures.
(First: Episode 0389)
Muppets Sesame Street News Flash: Don Music successfully "writes" the Alphabet Song, with help from his surroundings.
(First: Episode 1227)
Cartoon Sign Cartoons: Hand
(First: Episode 1179)
Insert Bob sings "Face on the Fist."
(First: Episode 0562)
Cartoon They'd play with me if I had...
(First: Episode 0815)
Film Kids have a lost-dog poster made using an old-style printing press.
(First: Episode 1222)
Cartoon A boy tries to count to twenty while playing with a paddleball, but gets interrupted by a bird.
(First: Episode 0152)
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)
Film Empty / full classroom (time-lapse)
(First: Episode 0475)
Cartoon Triangle Ariel (0:52)
Insert Quiz Show II - Snuffy's Dance Number
(First: Episode 1079)
Cartoon A guru counts to twenty.
Producer: Ken Snyder; Music: Billy Taylor
(First: Episode 0276)
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)
Cartoon S for sing
(First: Episode 0824)
Film Parts of a clown are shown in close-up as kids guess what it is.
Music: Joe Raposo
(First: Episode 0428)
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 0279)
Celebrity Richard Pryor plays all the parts in a scenario of two kids meeting a new kid who wants to play.
(First: Episode 0779)
Film Ostriches walk and run. (piano music)
(First: Episode 0339)
Cartoon Vitamins give vim, vigor and vitality to a droopy V
Artist: John Hubley
(First: Episode 0311)
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.
Cartoon "Five Bears in the Bed" get subtracted as they fall off the bed.
(First: Episode 1231)
Cartoon V for Van (live-action/animation hybrid)
Artist: Paul Fierlinger
(First: Episode 1181)
SCENE 3 The Count borrows a book from the Amazing Mumford - "The Transylvanian Manual of Magic and Auto Repair." He has a cauldron and five 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.
Cartoon Airplanes (0:45)
Muppets Ernie & BertBert attempts to go under Ernie's umbrella while it's raining however; Ernie pushes Bert away from the umbrella every time he explains how the rain can make him feel happy, sad, and angry. Bert agrees with Ernie when he mentions angry because it turns out Ernie has Bert’s umbrella. Ernie leaves holding Bert’s umbrella without Bert who is left soaking in the rain.
(First: Episode 0137)
Cartoon Cat / fat / hat / sat / rat / bat / scat / splat / flat / pat
(First: Episode 0770)
Film The Mad Painter #9
(First: Episode 0338)
Pinball 09
Cartoon Pinball Number Count #9
Animation by Jeff Hale
(First: Episode 1032)
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)
Transition Bridge #4 - 4 Corner Bridge (0:39)
SCENE 4 Everyone has heard the Count has his thunder back. Maria warns of what will happen, but the Count shows off anyhow. When he starts counting, there's loud thunder, followed by more rain, which causes everyone to seek shelter elsewhere.

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