Sesame Street
A visit from Cowboy X
(repeat of 1447)
Air date January 25, 1983
Season Season 14 (1982-1983)
Written by Sara Compton
Sponsors X, 2
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SCENE 1 Big Bird finds no one but him is around on the street to welcome the viewer. In song, he counts himself and soon finds he's joined by 19 more friends, making a total of 20 to say hello!
Geometry of Circles 3 - Six Colored Circles
Cartoon Geometry of Circles #3 "Six Colored Circles"
(First: Episode 1395)
Muppets Muppet & Kid MomentJohn-John wants to count backwards. Grover tells him to count backwards from 10, but he has a little trouble.
(First: Episode 0547)
Film Alone Song
(First: Episode 0921)
Cartoon A man goes to the grocery store to buy apples, but he can't decide how many to get. This frustrates the grocer, who has to keep adding and subtracting the amount of apples on his scale.
Artist: Cliff Roberts
(First: Episode 0132)

Muppets The Twiddlebugs don't understand why they are getting all wet, while Mommy Twiddlebug isn't. They soon learn it's because she's inside the house. After they all huddle inside, Ernie finishes watering his plants.
(First: Episode 1650)
Cartoon A cat, bird and worm illustrate small, smaller and smallest.
(First: Episode 0834)

SCENE 2 The adults in Hooper's Store are introduced to the Countess Dahling von Dahling and her dog Masha. Much like her 5th cousin Count von Count, she also loves to count. She's even brought gifts for everyone - umbrellas, which she counts as she passes them around. They come in handy when her trademark, post-counting rain beings pouring inside the store. She stops it by counting backwards.
Animation It's a giraffe
Artist: Ishu Patel
Muppets Caveman Days: EXIT sign
(First: Episode 0300)
(First: Episode 0935)
Cartoon A girl sorts everything she finds which is alive and not alive.
(First: Episode 1526)
Muppets The Two-Headed Monster learns how to use a toothbrush.
(First: Episode 1189)
Cartoon A man finds many ways to "EXIT", which slowly irritates him.
(First: Episode 1301)
Film Kids count 5 racehorses.
(First: Episode 0433)
Cartoon The Story of Cowboy X, with the voices of Jean Shepherd
(First: Episode 0325)

SCENE 3 Olivia and Maria find there are Xs all over Sesame Street, on the doors, walls and even Barkley! The culprit turns out to be none other than Cowboy X, who assumes the street residents will make him stop just like the folks back at the gulch. Luis and Gordon tell him he's quite welcome, as they'll be discussing the letter X today. Cowboy X is unaware that X is a letter of the "al-fee-bet," having never learned to read or write.
SCENE 3 cont'd Big Bird introduces Cowboy X to the alphabet. Big Bird recites the alphabet so Cowboy X will know where the missing letter X goes.
Animation Sand Alphabet: X / x
(First: Episode 0638)
Muppets Sherlock Hemlock sings "X Marks the Spot!"
(First: Episode 0351)
Song Joe Raposo sings "Frog Struggle Song."
(First: Episode 0492)
Cartoon "Three Waltzing Chickens"
Artist: Bruce Cayard
(First: Episode 1183)
Muppets Sesame Street News Flash: Kermit the Frog reports on the story of Jack and Jill. Jack needs someone to go up the hill with him. First he chooses Mervin, then Francine and Gladys the Cow. Finally Jack chooses Jill, who refuses go up the hill with him again, so he asks Kermit to fill in.
(First: Episode 1071)
Fall Song
Song "Fall Song"
(First: Episode 1286)
SCENE 4 Luis shows Cowboy X a word with the letter X in it - OX, which he then turns into BOX. Cowboy X is proud for reading the word, he declares himself "Cowboy Box."
Pinball 02
Cartoon Pinball Number Count #2
Artist: Jeff Hale
(First: Episode 0987)
Muppets Harry Belafonte and The Count sing "Coconut Counting Man."
(First: Episode 1692)
Cartoon A boy chases a butterfly, and watches the clouds form into different objects.
Artist: Irra Verbitsky
(First: Episode 1736)
Muppets An Anything Muppet boy and girl have a conversation using the letters of the alphabet.
(First: Episode 0273)
Film Two birds
Music: Joe Raposo
(First: Episode 0295)
Cartoon Two Farm Animals
Artist: Owe Gustafson
(First: Episode 1447)
Ernie and Bert welcome you
Muppets Ernie & BertBert asks who Ernie is decorating the room for. It turns out to be the viewer at home.
(First: Episode 0352)
Song "Spanish Foods Song"
(First: Episode 1111)
SCENE 5 At Hooper's Store, Mr. Hooper teaches Cowboy X another word with X in it - EXIT. He decides to give it a try, not realizing he has to open the door first.
Cartoon Everything you need to know about cats.
Artist: Bruce Cayard
(First: Episode 1179)
Muppets "The Dirtiest Town in the West"
(First: Episode 1461)
Song "Cow Dog Song"
(First: Episode 0783)
Cartoon The letter X
(First: Episode 0482)
Muppets Muppet & Kid Moment — Ernie, Bert and Shola talk about the letter X.
(First: Episode 0560)
SCENE 6 Cowboy X has to mosey on out, but not before giving Big Bird his autograph. Big Bird begins to announce the sponsors, when...

SCENE 6 cont'd ...Oscar cuts him off, wishing to give a grouchier goodbye. He assembles Gordon, Olivia, Maria and Katherine and begins singing an off-key version of the "Big Hello" song as they leave one-by-one. The viewer, however, won't leave (to Oscar's dismay). Bob re-announces the sponsors.

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