Sesame Street
The Count counts stars
Air date January 23, 1991
Season Season 22 (1990-1991)
Written by Sonia Manzano
Directed by Jon Stone
Production November 19, 1990
Sponsors I, K, 10
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Picture Segment Description
Muppets "Forty Blocks From My Home"
(First: Episode 2614)
Cartoon A baby and father illustrate up and down.
(First: Episode 2687)
Muppets Caveperson Days
Caveman Bert reminds Caveman Ernie (his son) to take out the trash. Ernie realizes that his drum can also be used as a wastebasket, and is able to take several pieces of garbage to the dump at once instead of one at a time.
(First: Episode 2667)
Animation Cecille sings "I Want to Be Me."
(First: Episode 2791)
Film Kids shout "empty" and "full" to describe a subway car.
(First: Episode 0415)
Muppets Gina introduces Bruno and the Trashmen, who sing a doo-wop song, "Put It in the Trash Can."
(First: Episode 2595)
Cartoon Willie Wimple went a-boatin' and polluted the river.
Artist: Abe Levitow
(EKA: Episode 0590)
Muppets Forgetful Jones invites a cowpoke to lunch, not realizing it's his own reflection in the mirror.
Cartoon The dot gets on top of the lowercase letter i.
Artist: Fred Garbers
(First: Episode 0462)
Insert Three of These Kids are playing policeman, but the other one is playing fireman.
(First: Episode 0408)
Cartoon Three scribbles exercise.
Artist: Fred Garbers
(First: Episode 1579)
Muppets A Muppet inchworm and a bug sing "The Inch Worm" in a field of flowers.
(First: Episode 0168)
Cartoon K is for Karate
(First: Episode 0489)
Muppets / Celebrity Elmo learns how an interview is conducted by giving one to Candice Bergen.
(First: Episode 2726)
Cartoon "Ten Turtles"
Artist: Bud Luckey
(First: Episode 0425)
Film A man (voice of Jim Thurman) finds a magic remote control that makes things go up and down. He tests it on various objects. When he presses "down" for a bridge, it crumbles and falls into the river below, prompting him to abandon the remote and slink away. A girl then finds it and makes the bridge go back up.
(First: Episode 2614)
Muppets Harvey Kneeslapper asks a man, "Do you want me to keep an eye on your hat?" The man says yes. Harvey then puts a letter I on top of the man's hat, crushing it in the process.
(First: Episode 0288)
Cartoon Capital I, he's quite a guy
(First: Episode 0368)
Film Fay Ray subtracts three balls.
(First: Episode 2608)
Muppets The Bicuspids sing "Kids Just Love to Brush."
(First: Episode 2060)
Animation Sand K/k
(First: Episode 0645)
SCENE 1 Telly passes by the Count, who invites Telly to join him in a special activity, but they must wait until it's dark out. The Count suspects Telly is a little afraid of the dark and tells him a special story - the sequel to "The City Mouse and the Country Mouse." The City Mouse heads home to the city, but because it's a long trip, it becomes very dark as he walks. He fears he'll be lost, when a wise old bat in a tree shows him that the city lights can help him find his way home. By the time he's finished with the story, night has fallen and the two start counting all the stars in the sky.
Cartoon Jerry Nelson sings "Moonshine."
(First: Episode 2775)
Muppets At night, Grover thinks he hears noises in the dark. When he sees a shadow on the wall, he cowers under the covers - but the shadow turns out to be his Mommy.
(First: Episode 0397)
Cartoon The Bellhop must take 10 terriers for a walk.
(First: Episode 2507)
Film A man takes two kids on a boat ride through the Louisiana bayou.
(First: Episode 2520)
Cartoon Letter I (Beep Beep)
(First: Episode 0427)
SCENE 2 Gordon suspects that Big Bird doesn't want to go to sleep when he requests a fourth bedtime story. Big Bird wants to know about all the things that grown-ups stay up late to see, suggesting clowns or a goat from the zoo. Gordon tells him that typically, he'll read the paper and watch the news before going to sleep. Big Bird considers going to sleep a lot more enjoyable than that.
Cartoon Gerald's dog Sparky likes to pretend he's an alligator.
(First: Episode 1519)
Muppets How Now Brown and the Moo Wave perform the song "Danger's No Stranger."
(First: Episode 2030)
Cartoon A girl talks about preparing to play with her new sled.
Artist: Jim Simon
(First: Episode 0413)
Film A variety of cat-shaped objects walk in front of the screen.
(First: Episode 1802)
Muppets 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 A man counts 40 stars at night.
(First: Episode 2243)
SCENE 3 The Count has now counted over five billion stars and invites Oscar to join in Telly's place (he gave up after his first million). Oscar declines, instead preferring to do his nighttime activity - stumbling around in the dark and wrecking his furnishings. The Count agrees that they'll enjoy the night in their own ways and starts counting all over again, having lost his place.

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