Sesame Street
The Count's newspapers
Air date May 1, 1987
Season Season 18 (1986-1987)
Written by Belinda Ward
Production January 8, 1987
Sponsors I, J, 5


Picture Segment Description

SCENE 1 Susan welcomes the viewer, when she hears The Count yelling, "EXTRA! EXTRA!" He's delivering copies of The Daily Count, a newspaper of his own creation. He promises there's an interesting front page story today. The article accurately predicts Susan will be given a copy, allowing the Count to count his remaining copies, then again. He reveals he's written "...and again" 5,000 times, but Susan doesn't wish to read such a long article. The Count reads it instead, allowing him to count his 5 remaining newspapers over and over.
Animation Five ghosts carry the number 5 into a haunted house.
Artist: Ishu Patel
(EKA: Episode 2255)
Muppets Ernie sings "Rubber Duckie."
(First: Episode 0136)
Cartoon Two men go birdwatching, while one of them tries to alert the other about the closed bridge.
(First: Episode 1972)
Film Bus trip around town (guitar soundtrack)
(First: Episode 0926)
SCENE 2 Dr. Nobel Price shows Gordon and a child his latest invention - the Sky Finder! He acknowledges it's a mere balloon, but he's found another use for it - finding the sky if you've forgotten where it is. They inflate a balloon and let it soar up into the air until it "finds" the sky. Dr. Price wishes to give the two their own sky finders, but can't figure out where any of his went. Gordon suggests he invent a "Sky Finder Finder."
Jenny Jeff Jacket
Cartoon A disobedient jacket illustrating words that begin with the letter J annoys an off-screen narrator, which reveals two kids named Jenny and Jeff inside of it.
(First: Episode 0527)
Muppets / Celebrity Sesame Street News Flash
Kermit points out the different parts of ballet dancer Suzanne Farrell's body, and watches her use them to drink a glass of milk.
(First: Episode 1387)
Cartoon A boy and his dog demonstrate addition and subtraction with balancing hamburgers.
Artist: Bill Davis
Film A mom and her son comment on a film of various animal babies and their moms.
Music: Joe Raposo
(First: Episode 0096)
Muppets An Anything Muppet girl reads the word "hug" with Herry.
(First: Episode 1084)
Cartoon "Song of the Inuit Child"
(First: Episode 2112)
Insert David names some J words, which Linda then acts out with her hands.
(First: Episode 1410)
Cartoon Two monkeys argue over what to watch on TV, growing bigger the angrier they get.
(First: Episode 0762)
Film George the Farmer demonstrates "short" and "tall."
(First: Episode 0254)
Muppets The American Revolution: The Declaration of Independence
Thomas Jefferson (Don Music) has trouble getting a replacement quill to finish the Declaration when Mr. Grover misinterprets what he needs, bringing a drill, and a chicken named Phil.
Film A boy compares the growth of the sunflowers to his own height.
Music: Joe Raposo
(First: Episode 0589)
Muppets Tony tends to an Anything Muppet shopping for a fur coat who ends up wearing a monster (Cookie Monster, to be exact).
(First: Episode 0145)
1041triangles Cartoon Triangles are found in various things such as a see-saw, ice cream cone, etc. (red background)
(First: Episode 0544)
Cast Maria, Luis, David and Forgetful Jones rap about the hip new way to remember things - "Write it Down."
Cartoon A little man misplaces his J under his hat.
(First: Episode 0231)
Muppets The Two-Headed Monster finds a cardboard cut-out of themselves, but find they don’t have hats like it does. They run off to get some.
(First: Episode 1880)
Song Letter I (Beep Beep)
(First: Episode 0427)
Muppets The monster returns wearing football helmets, but they still don’t match the cut-out. They dash off again to change.
(First: Episode 1880)
Cartoon Shooting stars form the letter I/i.
(First: Episode 2218)
Muppets The monster returns, now with cowboy hats that match the cut-out. Their image falls over and they follow.
(First: Episode 1880)
Cartoon "All right, now that you've eaten everything in sight, would you mind telling me what you plan to have for dessert?"
(First: Episode 0006)
Muppets / Celebrity Celia Cruz and the Anything Muppets sing "Numero Comparsa."
(First: Episode 2318)
Animation A boy adds his crayons, then uses them to draw a number 5.
Cast Maria and Luis play castaways on an island, when Bob shows up as a new friend.
(First: Episode 1476)
Animation Blue, red and yellow ovals play "Old MacDonald."
(EKA: Episode 2002)
Film A girl wants to learn a playground rhyme after watching some other girls do it, so one of them teaches her.
(First: Episode 2284)
SCENE 3 Elmo has written a new song, the "Me Song." He sings Gordon the song, which consists of nothing but the word "me" set to the tune of "Twinkle Twinkle Little Star." He asks Gordon to sing along, but doesn't think Gordon can sing "me" since the song is about Elmo, nor can he sing "you" since it's the "Me Song." Elmo creates the "Me and You" song that they can sing together.
Cartoon What if we celebrate Valentine's Day with chickens instead of hearts?
(First: Episode 0488)
Muppets Here is Your Life: A loaf of bread is profiled.
(First: Episode 0709)
Film City alphabet (Joe Raposo instrumental with kid voiceover)
(First: Episode 0132)
SCENE 4 Gordon and Elmo have sung the "Me and You" song ten times now and Gordon is tired of it. Elmo has made up other, similar songs about doorknobs and hopscotch, but Gordon suggests something Elmo hasn't made up. Elmo wants to sing his favorite song, "Twinkle Twinkle Little Star." The two start singing as Susan announces the sponsors.

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