Sesame Street
Telly learns to count like the Count
Air date May 20, 1983
(season finale)
Season Season 14 (1982-1983)
Sponsors A, B, 12
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Picture Segment Description
SCENE 1 Telly Monster dresses up like Count von Count to help learn to count like him. The Count arrives for their lesson and they try counting chairs. Telly isn't as enthusiastic at first, but as they keep counting, he gains his confidence and even summons the Count's thunder and lightning.
Cartoon A baby bird falls from a tree. A boy puts him back, and in return, the mother bird saves the boy from embarrassment.
(First: Episode 0550)
Muppets "Honk Around the Clock"
(First: Episode 1631)
Cartoon "The Story of Princess Twelvia".
Artist: Irra Verbitsky
(First: Episode 1676)
Film A film shows parts of an elephant.
Music: Joe Raposo
(First: Episode 0034)
Muppets Sesame Street News Flash
Kermit explores the lab of Professor Nucleus Von Fission, who has just built a robot called the Six Dollar Man, out of parts which cost him six dollars total. The robot destroys the lab, while Von Fission laughs. Kermit is horrified, but Von Fission explains, "What do you expect for six dollars?"
(First: Episode 0933)
Film A clown (Dennis Allen) takes off his make-up. Which face do you like better?
(First: Episode 0461)
SCENE 2 The Count and his furry protégé bother Maria with their incessant counting. She encourages them to try something new, like saying the alphabet. They recite the alphabet together, while counting each letter. All three of them laugh and cause thunder and lightning.
Cartoon The Alphabet Song (country, gospel, Mexican)
Artist: Paul Fierlinger
(First: Episode 1576)
Muppets The Two-Headed Monster tries to cure itself of hiccups.
(First: Episode 1318)
Film Kids paint pictures of things that start with B. (edited)
Producer: Ken Snyder Enterprises
(First: Episode 0008)
Animation Sand B / b
(First: Episode 0627)
Muppets Muppet & Kid MomentErnie and Jennifer talk about the ways in which they are same and different.
(First: Episode 1515)
Cartoon A vaudeville act of two SAME people ends when one of them falls off the stage.
(First: Episode 0778)
SCENE 3 Herry Monster has developed a crush on David's niece, Akim, but he freezes up whenever she comes by. David helps him learn how to break the ice by having him offer to make deliveries with her.
Film A boy talks about what his little sister can do now that she's not a baby anymore.
(First: Episode 1402)
Celebrity Madeline Kahn plays a pair of twins that take turns counting to 20.
(First: Episode 1139)
Cartoon Roxanne and Violet Gorflatch are alike in many ways, but different in others.
(First: Episode 1480)
Muppets Muppet & Kid MomentGrover and Christopher talk about what love is.
(First: Episode 1484)
Muppets A barbershop quartet sings a song about the letter B.
(First: Episode 1394)
Cartoon The Typewriter: B for Ball
(First: Episode 0829)
SCENE 4 David and the viewers at home draw shapes on screen (using a telestrator). The Two-Headed Monster happens by and David asks them to draw something too. The monster makes a series of wild lines; they can't explain what they've made, but they know it was fun.
Cartoon Find the Circle quiz
(First: Episode 1594)
Cast David sings "Mary Had a Little Lamb" while Linda signs it.
(First: Episode 1157)
Film A young baboon sits on the back of their parent as they cross the plain.
Music: Joe Raposo
(First: Episode 0299)
Cartoon A man tries to figure out where a squeaky sound is coming from; it turns out to be a giant's squeaky shoes. "Surprise!"
(First: Episode 0770)
Muppets Muppet & Kid Moment — Grover and Erik surprise each other.
(First: Episode 1689)
Cartoon Fruta Manzana sings about being happy and healthy.
Artist: Don Duga and Irra Verbitsky
(First: Episode 1231)
Song "Come into the Garden"
(First: Episode 1357)
SCENE 5 The Two-Headed Monster substitutes in Grundgetta's Grouch band as they rehearse for the Tournament of Mud parade tomorrow. As they play "The Washington Pest March," Grundgetta gives the monster their cue, but they miss the cymbals going together. Once they get the idea, they continue crashing them over and over, to Grundgetta's approval.
Film Megan goes to the doctor and gets a cast on her arm so it can heal.
(First: Episode 1205)
Cartoon A showcase of things that begin with A, ending with avalanche and ambulance.
Artist: Cliff Roberts
(First: Episode 0132)
Muppets Muppet & Kid MomentKermit asks Grover and Debo to identify his letter A. Grover has no idea. When Dabo says "A," Kermit says "Ay" to someone offscreen.
(First: Episode 0629)
Cartoon A photographer tries to look for some animals quietly, but they all end up secretly following him.
(First: Episode 0799)
SCENE 6 Grundgetta calls Maria over so they can have an audience. Maria is sure she won't like their music and is surprised to hear the band playing in tune. After Maria compliments them, Grundgetta is certain they need more practice. They then play a ratty version of the closing theme as the sponsors are announced. So ends the 14th season of Sesame Street.

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