Sesame Street
The Count disguises himself
Air date April 12, 1979
Season Season 10 (1978-1979)
Sponsors D, I, 12
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Picture Segment Description
COLD OPEN 10th Season Intro Still
SCENE 1 Big Bird roller skates around the street, eventually falling down.
Cartoon I idea
Cartoon I for idea
(EKA: Episode 1077)
Film Sesame Street Animal Films: A widow bird flies from one tree to another.
(First: Episode 0391)
Cartoon Letter I (Beep Beep)
(First: Episode 0427)
Muppets Sesame Street News Flash: Don Music successfully writes "Old MacDonald," with the help of Kermit and several barnyard animals.
(First: Episode 0923)
Film A boy narrates a film of cows being fed hay during winter.
Music: Robert Dennis
(First: Episode 0787)
Cartoon What if a frog and a fly switched bodies? What do you think would happen?
Artist: Cliff Roberts
(EKA: Episode 0406)
Daellenbach tuba Oscar
Celebrity Charles Daellenbach of the Canadian Brass shows the kids how a tuba works. Oscar, attracted to the noise, sits in with his trombone.
Muppets Cookie Monster and Ernie: Ernie tells the viewer to watch and listen for Cookie Monster, so he won't take the cookie which Ernie just got from Hooper's Store. Ernie encounters a machine that reads "Your Fortune Told. Insert One Cookie." Not realizing that Cookie Monster is inside the machine, he inserts the cookie. Some munching noises are heard, and a card comes out that says, "You will soon be kissed by a grateful Cookie Monster."
(First: Episode 0756)
Film An I-beam is molded at a steel factory as heavy industrial-type music underscores the action. The segment ends on a video freeze of the finished beam, which is shaped like the letter "I."
(First: Episode 1077)
Cartoon A boy and girl fight over the word YO. Luckily, he has a spare.
(First: Episode 0486)
Film The Flashettes track team trains for an upcoming race.
(First: Episode 1151)
Cartoon I - ice cream.
(First: Episode 0033)
Muppets The Two-Headed Monster learns how to use a toothbrush.
(First: Episode 1189)
Cartoon I-Ink (Angry Bird)
(First: Episode 0462)
SCENE 2 Gordon sings "I'm Happy I Grew Up to Be Me" to a young girl (played by Roscoe Orman's own daughter Rashida).
Cartoon A mother bird brings her babies a huge number 12.
(First: Episode 0493)
Muppets Grover sings "I Stand Up Straight and Tall" while using some fast cutting camera trickery.
(First: Episode 0916)
Film A turtle swims in a tank.
Music: Joe Raposo
(First: Episode 0283)
Cartoon "Ladybugs' Picnic"
(First: Episode 0416)
Cast Bob, dressed as a clown, sounds out the word ENTER by grouping two doors together.
(First: Episode 0939)
Film Hands build things out of triangles and squares while off-screen voices try to figure out what the constructions will be. (re-recorded music)
(First: Episode 0004)
Animation First leaf, last leaf
(First: Episode 0794)
Muppets Ernie & BertBert is sitting in his chair and reading the paper, when Ernie comes along and starts reading over Bert's shoulder. They decide to share the paper. Ernie rips it in half, which seems to work until Bert starts reading over Ernie's shoulder.
(First: Episode 1193)
SCENE 3 Big Bird and Mr. Snuffleupagus color together, but Snuffy has broken all of Big Bird's crayons. Big Bird gets angry and yells at Snuffy, who runs out. The two realize how important their friendship is and make up.
Cartoon Billy Jo Jive and Smart Susie Sunset solve the case of the midnight voices.
Artist: Ray Favata
(First: Episode 1183)
Muppets Biff asks Sully to recite the alphabet, but recites the whole thing without giving him a chance to speak.
(First: Episode 0873)
Cartoon Letter i (0:50)
Film A trip to the chewing gum factory
(First: Episode 0498)
Cartoon D - dig, deep, dinosaur
(First: Episode 1148)
Richard Pryor plays with cars
Celebrity Richard Pryor uses his hat to participate in playing cars with kids.
(First: Episode 0779)
Film A pair of hands deal cards marked with the numbers 12 to 1.
(First: Episode 0433)
SCENE 4 The Count dons a white beard and wig, hoping he can count the people who won't recognize him in his disguise. Instead, everyone instantly sees through it. He resolves to count people who do recognize him, when Big Bird appears and greets the mysterious stranger.
Cartoon D-dart
(First: Episode 0292)
Cups and Saucers
Muppets Ernie & BertErnie stacks cups and saucers in order to count them, making Bert quite nervous. Luckily, they're glued together.
(First: Episode 0586)
Cartoon Consonant Sound Limerick: D—Dog
Artist: Jeff Hale
(First: Episode 1149)
SCENE 5 The Count sadly tells Mr. Hooper about how his plan backfire and he has had nothing to count today. Mr. Hooper helps him realize something he can count - one sad Count.

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