Sesame Street
The Count's watermelon
Air date December 21, 1992
Season Season 24 (1992-1993)
Written by Cathi Rosenberg-Turow
Sponsors A, G, 5


Picture Segment Description
SCENE 1 Oscar puts up a DO NOT DISTURB sign on his trash can so he can listen to his Grouch classical music without anyone bothering him. However, Merry Monster sees the sign, and loudly calls Oscar's attention to ask him what the sign says, and what it means. Once she gets the hint, Oscar decides to take down the sign, but then she asks him why he took it down.
Cartoon All the instruments in Sousaville love Mr. Tuba's music, but when he plays with them, he doesn't play the same music they're playing.
Artist: ArtistMike
(First: Episode 2829)
Film A boy draws a picture of his friend, Kerry.
(First: Episode 2776)
Muppets Hammy Swinette sings "Stand By Your Can."
(First: Episode 2796)
Cartoon An ape takes a bite out of a yellow A.
(First: Episode 2813)
Film A group of kids pick apples in an orchard, and take them into the cider mill to make apple cider.
(First: Episode 1585)
Muppets Muppet & Kid MomentGrover asks a girl to hug him and scratch his tummy.
(First: Episode 1653)
Cartoon Hortense sees 5 waltzing brooms in her room.
Artist: Michael Sporn
(First: Episode 2508)
SCENE 2 Maria introduces the bovine diva, Mariah Cowey, who sings her hit song "Some Hay."
Cartoon A goose and gander visit the land of the G's.
Artist: Jeff Hale
(First: Episode 1141)
Film Looking for triangles in the city (Maria voiceover)
(First: Episode 2696)
Muppets Ernie & BertErnie wants to play a game with Bert about heavy and light. Bert surprisingly wants to play. Ernie shows the audience all the light objects including a tissue, cotton candy, and a feather. Bert has to bring in all the heavy objects including a barbell, a boulder, and the piano.
(First: Episode 2650)
Film A Caucasian boy narrates a film of himself hanging out with his African American friend Jamal.
(First: Episode 2787)
Cartoon Which legs belong on the man?
(First: Episode 1691)

SCENE 3 Herry Monster reads some kids a poem he wrote and illustrated about his mommy. His mommy used to carry him, but now he's strong enough to carry her.
Mandrill carry
Film A mandrill carries her young.
Music: Joe Raposo
(First: Episode 0039)
Animation Planet G / g
(First: Episode 2844)
Muppets / Celebrity At Birdland, Hoots the Owl and Branford Marsalis (as Forrest Wimbledon) perform "Listen and Bounce it Back."
(First: Episode 2834)
Cartoon Don't cross the street alone.
(EKA: Episode 1942)
Song "Fixin' My Hair"
(First: Episode 2734)

Muppets Spaceship Surprise
The crew lands on the Planet CH, where they are greeted by Chunky Cheese.
(First: Episode 2414)
Cartoon I am dry, they are wet (man laying on the beach)
Artist: Cliff Roberts
(First: Episode 0309)
SCENE 4 The Count has received a package from his Aunt Sasha, and is curious about what's inside. Mr. Handford opens the package, and finds one watermelon. The Count isn't too thrilled about it - after all, it's only one watermelon, and his aunt usually sends him more things to count. Mr. Handford assumes she sent it to him so he could count how many pounds it weighs. He retrieves his scale, and finds that the watermelon weighs 10 pounds. The Count then discovers something else to count: how many times he falls over when Mr. Handford hands him the watermelon.
Animation A/a (Gordon voice-over)
(EKA: Episode 2240)
Muppets "One Banana"
(First: Episode 1941)
Cartoon Are you the monster that ate the television?
(First: Episode 1970)
Film Pizza is made.
Music: Joe Raposo
(First: Episode 0416)
Bugs GW Stamp
Muppets The Twiddlebugs get a new postage stamp portrait of George Washington, but have trouble getting it to stick to the wall. They finally get it to work, but it is upside down.
(First: Episode 0776)
Animation "Five Waltzing Chairs"
Artist: Jane Aaron
(First: Episode 2983)
SCENE 5 The Count tells Mr. Handford about another use he found for his watermelon: earlier, he grew bored counting his watermelon, so he decided to give it to a hungry little girl. She came back, having finished the watermelon, and brought him back the seeds to count! He reflects on what he learned: "Sometimes, when you give something away, you get something back that is even better."
Animation An owl is formed out of seeds.
(First: Episode 2368)
Muppets In song, a boy wanders into the Animal Lost and Found, looking for his pet named Homer. The shopkeeper says, "Describe Your Pet to Me."
(First: Episode 2967)
Cartoon The Typewriter: A for airplane
Artist: Jeff Hale
(First: Episode 0770)
Muppets The Two-Headed Monster sounds out the word "hop" and starts hopping.
(First: Episode 1482)
Film Shapes vibrate as girls beat on their drums.
(First: Episode 2873)
Muppets Kermit's Lectures: Kermit the Frog demonstrates to the viewer how your neck moves to different positions without moving your body, and how you'd have to move your body at different positions without your neck. In the process, he falls off his mushroom. "All in all, I'd say it's a good thing we have our necks," he says.
(First: Episode 1956)
Cartoon "Young MacDonald Went to Town"
(First: Episode 0787)

SCENE 6 Maria comes in to Hooper's for lunch, and asks for a slice of pizza. Suddenly, Sonny Friendly, host of "The Triangle Game," barges in and makes Maria his contestant, telling her to look for something that's shaped like a triangle. She tells him off, but he notices her triangular lunch, and crowns her the winner of his triangle. By "mistake," he leaves with Maria's pizza, and she chases after him. The Count announces the sponsors.

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