Sesame Street
The Count's paintings
Air date January 26, 1988
Season Season 19 (1987-1988)
Written by Nancy Sans
Sponsors R, W, 8


Picture Segment Description

SCENE 1 Bob welcomes the viewer as The Count finishes up his latest painting, Five Beautiful Bats. Bob doesn't understand; the painting is of several cats. With the help of the kids, they find the 5 bats hidden within the painting. The Count shows off another painting from his "bat period" - Five Hundred Bats at Midnight (though none of the bats are visible because the whole piece is black).
Cartoon W is for Worm
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Muppets In a Dragnet parody, Sergeant Thursday and Ben hunt for a wanted W.
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Cartoon A boy listens to his surroundings by the ocean, until his mom calls him for lunch.
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Muppets A shark sings "Pearl White Teeth."
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Film A little girl gets herself a glass of AGUA.
(First: Episode 0929)
Herryedithannproud Muppets / Celebrity Edith Ann tells Herry about feeling proud.
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Cartoon Two circles demonstrate "next to" and "away from".
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Insert Olivia sings "Children of the World."
(First: Episode 1012)
Cartoon The rabbit and the turtle race to the top of a building. The rabbit goes up 40 steps, but the turtle takes the elevator.
(First: Episode 2258)
Muppets In the kitchen, Ernie bakes some cookies of different shapes, which he lets Cookie Monster eat after he finishes displaying each one to the viewer.
(First: Episode 1158)
Song "Song of Eight"
(First: Episode 0016)
Cartoon "¡Ella juega ténis!"
"Did you say she's playing tennis?"
"¡Sí, ella juega ténis!"
(First: Episode 2111)
Muppets Muppet & Kid MomentGrover and Tanya talk about the word "HELP."
(First: Episode 1435)
Song "Garbageman's Blues Song"
(First: Episode 1875)
Cartoon W for witch
Artist: Jeff Hale
(First: Episode 1182)
SCENE 2 Mumford is in the courtyard trying his darnedest to pull a rabbit from his hat without any luck. In fact, he's never been able to achieve the feat. Along happens Professor D. Rabbit who agrees to help him out so long as the two may reverse roles afterward.
Film A Latino boy gets up, gets dressed, and goes to school as Spanish music plays (A la luna no voy yo).
(First: Episode 0429)
Cartoon Todo el mundo necesita agua
(First: Episode 0780)
Song Joe Raposo sings George Gershwin's "Funny Face."
(First: Episode 0006)

Cast Gordon hosts "What Happens Next," in which the viewer has to guess what kind of humiliation Maria as Chaplin is going to face before Gordon rings the Dinger's ding-dong bell. First, the tramp slips on a banana peel, then collapses when sitting on a three-legged bench. Finally, when a rain cloud is about to rain on him, he shifts the cloud over to the left of the screen so it rains on Gordon instead.
(First: Episode 2328)
Cartoon Gerald’s dog Sparky likes to pretend he’s an alligator.
(First: Episode 1519)
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)
Cartoon Ten brightly-beaked birds land on a statue.
(First: Episode 1524)
Insert Don Music is playing some music at Hooper's Store, but David isn't so sure about it. Don plays a medley of soft songs, then a loud one. Don realizes that the music he plays should make the customers think of food and brings in the Cooking Choir, a bunch of kids who sing about David cooking, then the customers eating.
(First: Episode 2325)
Cartoon R is for Rooster, Robber, and Rake...
Artist: Fred Calvert
(First: Episode 0011)
Muppets The Two-Headed Monster drives a car, but puts on the seat belt first.
(First: Episode 1966)
Cartoon A concert pianist shows up in a construction worker's lunchbox, singing the alphabet.
(First: Episode 0449)
Muppets In the park, Harvey Kneeslapper comes up behind a man, asks him, "Wanna see something funny?" and then holds a mirror up. The man sees nothing funny...until he looks at Harvey!
(First: Episode 0283)
Notababy Song "I'm Not a Baby Anymore"
(First: Episode 0652)
Cartoon Eight buttons are counted on a monkey's shirt.
Artist: Owe Gustafson
(First: Episode 1452)
SCENE 3 At night, Gina and her pal Sam (Aram Delgado) practice dancing for a contest, but their tape player breaks on them. Hoots is woken up and offers to cooperate with them; he'll play his saxophone while they dance.
Film A man spins in circles while riding in his kayak.
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Cartoon A wizard turns into R things.
(First: Episode 0369)
Film Kids compete in a speed skating competition (version three).
(First: Episode 0460)
Muppets Ernie & Bert — Ernie and Bert are camping. It's time for them to sleep, but Ernie keeps distracting Bert by pointing out the various sounds that they hear.
(First: Episode 1808)
Cartoon The moon listens to everyone say "Good night" in different languages.
(First: Episode 2243)
SCENE 4 The Count and Meryl Sheep admire the night sky; the Count likes to count the stars, while Meryl likes to "baa" at them.

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