Sesame Street
The Count's binoculars
Air date February 12, 1991
Season Season 22 (1990-1991)
Written by Cathi Rosenberg-Turow
Directed by Emily Squires
Production November 26, 1990
Sponsors B, H, 2


Picture Segment Description
SCENE 1 Telly Monster, Monster on the Spot reporter, is on the scene where Oscar will demonstrate anger. Oscar unwittingly helps out with the report.
Cartoon "Mad Goat Song"
Artist: Derek Lamb
(First: Episode 0771)
Muppets Fashion Report
Ernie gives a report on what the well-dressed trees are wearing each season.
(First: Episode 2417)
Song Sesame Street Creature Feature: Joe Raposo sings "Goats."
(First: Episode 2366)
Cartoon B for boats, bouquet, baby, bonnet, etc.
(First: Episode 1703)
Muppets Caribbean Anything Muppets sing about "Caribbean Air."
(First: Episode 2688)
Superguy pet.jpg
Cartoon Teeny Little Super Guy
RW wants a pet spoon, so TLSG teaches him the importance of being responsible with a pet.
Artist: Paul Fierlinger
(First: Episode 1986)
Cartoon A boy narrates a poem about how he met Eleanor, the monster under his bed.
Artist: ArtistMike
(First: Episode 2773)

SCENE 2 Telly now reports that Oscar is about receive an H-word gift from Preston Rabbit - a hug.
Cartoon A runner leaps over letter H hurdles.
(First: Episode 2519)
Chicken Soup Needs a Spoon.JPG
Muppets Waiter Grover: Grover serves Mr. Johnson a bowl of chicken soup. Johnson says that he can't eat the soup, and Grover can't guess why. "That settles it," Johnson sighs. "From now on, I'm bringing my lunch to work in a paper sack." He finally explains to Grover that he can't eat the soup because he doesn't have a spoon.
(First: Episode 0358)
Cartoon Gloria Globe sings "I Am the World."
(First: Episode 2744)
Film A man makes a shadow puppet of a rabbit.
(First: Episode 0630)
Cast / Celebrity Maria interviews Martina Navratilova about her victory against Luis, but the replay tapes show she had trouble going over the net to shake hands.
(First: Episode 2610)
Muppets Teacher Little Chrissy sings about how important it is to "Raise Your Hand."
(First: Episode 1959)
Cartoon Two flies land on a man's nose and take a bite.
Artist: Cordell Barker
(First: Episode 2364)

SCENE 3 Big Bird comes over to Lillian's day care, where a young Dinger has joined for her first day. She doesn't seem to want to play with anything in the room, until Big Bird shows her a tricycle and the Dinger starts playing with its bell.
Animation "We Are Kids From Far and Wide" - Colombia
(First: Episode 2769)
Film A young girl talks about her friend, Joe, who's training to be a fireman.
(First: Episode 1859)
Film Colored sand forms the letter B and a buffalo.
(First: Episode 2427)
Muppets "Wet and Dry": the sailors on the Good Ship Wet love when it rains, but the Arabs like living in the dry desert.
(First: Episode 2745)
Film Kids with special needs do gymnastics at the Mamaroneck Co-Op Camp.
(First: Episode 0953)
Cartoon A cartoon man (voiced by Bob Arbogast) is irritated to find that he has a succession of animal noses.
(First: Episode 0769)

SCENE 4 Count von Count visits day care now, bringing a gift send by his Aunt Sasha. The card tells him the gift begins with the letter B and wonders what it could be, hoping it comes in a large quantity. He is disappointed to find a pair of binoculars, which he can only count one of. He begins to cry and believes this was the reason his Aunt Sasha sent them - to count his tears.
Cartoon Letter B becomes a banana and broccoli
(First: Episode 2513)
1041E&Bcookiesinbed.jpg Muppets Ernie & BertBert tells Ernie not to eat cookies in bed, because he might get crumbs in the bed. Ernie decides to eat cookies in Bert's bed instead.
(First: Episode 0282)
Film Gilberto, who lives in Central America, learns how bricks are made.
(First: Episode 2744)
Cartoon Jasper thinks that he has lost his elbow, but Julius shows him his elbow by bending his arm.
Artist: Cliff Roberts
(First: Episode 0410)
Muppets Sesame Street News Flash
Kermit, using a pull-down map, tries to give everyone directions to Little Red Riding Hood's grandmother's house. No one listens to Kermit. In the end, Red joins her grandmother, the Big Bad Wolf, and a cab driver for a picnic.
(First: Episode 1955)
Cartoon A boy shares his bubbles with some kids dancing in a field.
(First: Episode 1926)

SCENE 5 Lillian sings a song to the Count, showing him how he can use the binoculars to count things from far away. The Count is so happy, he begins counting tears of joy.
Cartoon Two Farm Animals (Gordon voice-over added)
Artist: Owe Gustafson
(First: Episode 1447)
Muppets Cookie Monster is about to eat a cookie, when a sad-looking girl approaches and stares at him. He tries to eat the cookie, but can't do it. He breaks the cookie in half and shares the cookie with the girl. He eats his half of the cookie. When the girl eats her half, she eats it just like Cookie Monster.
(First: Episode 0623)
Animation Pieces of fruit make their way out of a basket and arrange themselves into groups.
(First: Episode 1464)
Film Alphaquest: H
Heading over the hills in a helicopter to a hippo's house.
(First: Episode 2741)
Cast Gordon, Bob, Maria and Gina sing a song about exploring in the courtyard. Bob is transported to the beach, Gordon to the farm, Maria to the top of a mountain and Gina to the bottom of the ocean.
(First: Episode 2744)
Muppets The Two-Headed Monster reads "SAD."
(First: Episode 1422)
Cartoon Kids guess what two circles drawn onscreen will become. They turn out to be the eye of a friendly monster.
(First: Episode 0248)
SCENE 6 The Count spots today's sponsors using his binoculars.

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