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The Count counts children at daycare
Air date December 27, 1982
Season Season 14 (1982-1983)
Written by Sara Compton
Sponsors C, Q, 4
This episode guide has been compiled from script materials provided by a trusted source.


Picture Segment Description
SCENE 1 At Hooper's Store, David points out to the Two-Headed Monster that they only have enough money for one ice cream cone. The monster decides to share it, with one head eating the cone and the other head eating the ice cream scoop.
Cartoon The Typewriter: "Q", Quiet
(First: Episode 0768)
Song Luis sings "Three of These Kids" -- three kids are playing basketball, and one is playing baseball.
(First: Episode 0418)
Cartoon Q for Quiet
Artist: John Korty
(First: Episode 0441)
Muppets Prairie Dawn presents a pageant about feelings. Bert dresses as Cupid to represent love, but his lines don't ring true. Instead, he sings his own song β€” "That's Love" β€” expressing that, to him, love means pigeons, oatmeal... and Ernie.
Cartoon A man assembles the word LOVE, and a bird pecks the O into the shape of a heart.
(First: Episode 0791)
Song "Brothers Song"
(First: Episode 1476)
Cartoon In Spanish, a man makes everything in the room cerrada, and considers making the basket abierto if only for the guitar band inside.
(First: Episode 0771)
Insert Various things in a kitchen become CERRADO. (Luis voice-over)
(First: Episode 1343)
Cast At City Island, Maria and Bob ask Oscar to take their photo. He tells them all to step back further and further until they all fall off the dock.
(First: Episode 0932)
Cartoon "Crocodile Smiles Song": A crocodile sings about good oral hygiene.
Artist: Michael Sporn
Film Kids narrate a tortilla contest in English and Spanish.
(First: Episode 0456)
Letter C toon.jpg
Cartoon A man gets a letter C in the mail.
(First: Episode 0294)
Song Joe Raposo sings "Everybody Run."
(First: Episode 0372)
SCENE 2 As Olivia supervises at daycare, The Count stops by (with his lunchbox) to spend the day there. He counts groups of children doing different activities. Olivia tells him to stop, because she has a headache. The Count briefly ducks out to get the cure …
Cast Mass Communication (Maria, Olivia, Susan and Linda) perform their hit song "1-2-3-4-5-6-7-8-9-10."
(First: Episode 1401)
Toon wiseman.jpg
Cartoon The weary traveler seeks advice from the Wise Man on the difference between heavy and light.
(First: Episode 0945)
Muppets Ernie & Bert β€” Ernie pretends to be a dog and a duck. Bert then pretends to be a train, and does it so well that a train conductor and passengers come through the apartment.
(First: Episode 0645)
Song "Paying Attention Song" (Charlie Tyson)
(First: Episode 0934)
SCENE 3 Olivia tries to read to the kids, but The Count returns with a violin, and starts playing it to cure Olivia's headache. Olivia says it's not working, so The Count briefly leaves again …
Cartoon Four elephants at the circus
Artist: Owe Gustafson
(First: Episode 1489)
Muppets Grover is astonished to find that he's multiplied into four Grovers.
(First: Episode 0718)
Cartoon Four Carpenters
(First: Episode 1616)
Song "Hello, Scale," a film about measuring weight.
(First: Episode 0578)
Cartoon Different ways to use a string
Artist: Paul Fierlinger
(First: Episode 0916)
SCENE 4 During lunch break, The Count counts four children who are still eating their lunch, then continues to look for a headache cure.
Insert David (in voice-over) spots shapes in and around the Fix-It Shop.
(First: Episode 0481)
Muppets Kermit sings "A Song from Kermit."
(First: Episode 0992)
Film Finding round things in a supermarket (David voiceover)
(First: Episode 0434)
SCENE 5 Olivia says goodbye to the kids as they go home, then realizes her headache is gone. The Count is sad that there are no more children to count, but he perks up when Olivia tells him they'll be going to the park tomorrow, and immediately thinks out loud about what he'll count tomorrow.
Cartoon Donnie Budd counts four lions.
Artist: Bud Luckey
(First: Episode 0300)
Muppets The Twiddlebugs try to get to the zoo.
(First: Episode 0603)
Owlbirdcompromise.jpg Cartoon An owl and a bluebird work out a compromise.
(First: Episode 1493)
Cast Maria as Chaplin finds a HAT sign near a hatrack with a new hat. He tries replacing his crummy, worn-out one with it, but the sign falls apart each time.
(First: Episode 1580)
Cartoon C - Cake
(First: Episode 0153)
SCENE 6 Big Bird and Snuffy are having a contest to see who can find the most vegetables that begin with C. Big Bird has found a carrot, a cucumber, a corn and a cauliflower. He is disappointed when he sees that Snuffy has found forty-two "C" vegetables β€” all cabbages.
Cat toon2.jpg
Cartoon Speech Balloon: C for cat (impostor)
(First: Episode 0029)
Film A piece of construction equipment and a giraffe are shown side-by-side.
(First: Episode 1550)
Toon heavylight.jpg
Cartoon Heavy and light characters are weighed on a scale.
(First: Episode 0843)
Muppets Muppet & Kid Moment β€” Ernie, Bert, and Shola discuss the difference between heavy and light.
(First: Episode 0549)
Cartoon Light and heavy (bird falls on man)
(First: Episode 0785)
Film Sesame Street Animal Films: Animals have tails.
(First: Episode 0017)
Cartoon C for Candle (blows man away)
(First: Episode 0703)
SCENE 7 Big Bird looks for Snuffy. A kid hands him a note from Snuffy, which says he has to go home because his mommy has something else beginning with C β€” a cold. Big Bird announces the sponsors after reading the note.

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