Sesame Street
The Count counts at day care
Air date January 19, 1990
Season Season 21 (1989-1990)
Written by Sara Compton
Sponsors A, N, 4
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SCENE 1 Elmo shows in, on and under by being under a blanket while inside a box. Maria helps him show on by putting him on her lap.
Cartoon An ant is pressured by his peers to finish the anthill all by himself, until he enlists the cooperation of the others.
(First: Episode 1478)
Song Joe Raposo sings "Pretty Baby."
(First: Episode 0040)
Cartoon Lazy Wanda's knees converse with each other.
Artist: Bruce Cayard
(First: Episode 1075)
Muppets Ernie & BertErnie has a licorice whip that he offers to share with Bert. He divides it in half with a pair of scissors, but then discovers that Bert's half is longer than his. He cuts off a little bit of Bert's half, and eats it. Then he discovers that his own half is longer than Bert's, and that's not fair, so he cuts a bit off of his own, and eats it. Ernie goes back and forth, cutting off more and more, until the licorice whip is gone.
(First: Episode 0461)
Cartoon An ape escapes from the A train and heads over to a birthday party.
(First: Episode 0293)
SCENE 2 Maria spies Forgetful Jones out in the yard, moving his hand in the air as if he's writing. She points out that he's forgotten some paper and a pencil to use. He finally writes himself a letter, reminding him to return the paper to Maria. He then starts painting a picture of Clementine in the same fashion.
Animation Sand N / n
(First: Episode 0633)
Film Two Navajo children visit their grandparents who live on a ranch.
Cartoon A man finds and eats five apples, counting the number left after each one.
(First: Episode 1578)
Muppets Teacher Little Chrissy sings about how important it is to "Raise Your Hand."
(First: Episode 1959)
Cartoon The Funny Four tickles all the people and animals he sees.
(First: Episode 1653)
SCENE 3 Maria is nearly driven mad as the Count counts every action she takes at the Fix-It Shop. When he realizes how angry she's become, he decides to stop. He instead accompanies Gordon and Miles to day care, where he will even more counting.
Cartoon Actor demonstrates anger towards casting director - literally!
(First: Episode 2061)
Muppets Monsterpiece Theater: "Gone With the Wind"
(First: Episode 2410)
Cartoon Slot-machine legs: Cowboy & horse
(First: Episode 1702)
Cast Bob and Luis put together two halves of a painting of a train tunnel. When they fit the parts together, a train goes through the tunnel and zooms to take up the entire screen, frightening Bob and Luis so much, they take down the tunnel again.
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Cartoon A for Acorn
(First: Episode 1626)
Muppets Muppet & Kid MomentErnie, Bert and Shola observe a letter A. Ernie calls out, "A, Bert!"
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Song Sesame Street Creature Feature: The Sloth
(First: Episode 2500)
SCENE 4 After counting the 658 steps it takes to get to the day care center, the Count begins counting things happening around the center. A Muppet girl named Caroline introduces herself and recognizes the Count from Miles' stories. She too enjoys counting and impresses him by helping count the activities in the room.
Cartoon A man talks about how much he loves his bones.
Artist: Bruce Cayard
(First: Episode 2628)
Film Pizza is made.
Music: Joe Raposo
(First: Episode 0416)
Muppets Grover goes to the doctor for a check-up, and describes to the viewer what the doctor is doing. Grover gets scared when it's time for a booster shot, but is so scared that he doesn't notice when he gets it.
(First: Episode 1968)
Cartoon A man shows the viewers his "YES" machine.
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Film Lobster fisherman
(First: Episode 0966)
Cartoon Kids see animals in their alphabet soup.
Artist: Michael Sporn
(First: Episode 1976)
SCENE 5 The segment is cut off by "Monster on the Spot," where Telly is assigned to interview someone who lives on the Earth. Assembled are Big Bird, Forgetful Jones, Oscar (inside his can) and a goldfish in their bowl. They are point out their respective homes, none of which they consider the Earth. Gordon overhears this and brings them a globe to show how they all live on the Earth. The "regularly scheduled alphabet" resumes.
Muppets Ernie sings about "The Insects in Your Neighborhood."
(First: Episode 1887)
Cartoon I've got a mind: squares make a box.
Artist: Cliff Roberts
(EKA: Episode 0271)
Film A silent film about an automobile that can be either long or short.
(First: Episode 0520)
Cartoon Speech Balloon: N - Nail
(First: Episode 0040)
Muppets "Bein' Green," with Lena Horne and Kermit.
(First: Episode 0637)
Animation A montage of boys, all of whom are named Joe, saying what their favorite sports are. The last one turns out to be a girl named Joanne.
Artist: John Korty
(First: Episode 1871)
SCENE 6 Gordon comes to pick up Miles. The Count intends to come back tomorrow and continue counting, when Caroline points out that soon, she and Miles will be moving to kindergarten. She invites him to visit them there, where he'll have even more things to count. Maria announces the sponsors.

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