Sesame Street
The Knights of Count-A-Lot
Air date December 23, 1997
Season Season 29 (1997-1998)
Written by Annie Evans
Sponsors Z, 3


Picture Segment Description

Insert A woman and her daughter are thinking of moving to Sesame Street and wish to know about the area, so Big Bird sings about the different "Places in Our Neighborhood." He brings them to the Fix-It Shop, Hooper's Store, 123 Sesame Street and the Bus Stop.
(First: Episode 3661)
Cartoon Orville the mouse (voice of Joey Mazzarino) feels proud of his new job as a lab rat for Dr. Igor. His job is to find a piece of cheese at the end of a maze, which proves to be difficult.
Artist: ArtistMike
(First: Episode 3655)
Song "See Like a Bird" (Robin)
(First: Episode 3670)
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Cartoon I've Got a Mind: Bird
Artist: Cliff Roberts
(First: Episode 0269)
Animation Portraits of kids display the alphabet.
Artist: Lisa Crafts
(First: Episode 3203)
Muppets Elmo sings "Right in the Middle of My Face" while walking through an animated art gallery.
(First: Episode 3130)
Cartoon A female head is drawn as its voice-over lists its parts, ending with earrings that "do nothing" ...
(First: Episode 0821)
Film A rhythm is made of breaking eggs, door slams, cans dropping, ice, and feet stepping.
Muppets Baby Tooth and the Fuzzy Funk: "Follow the leader" dance with Mark Morris
Part 1
(First: Episode 3615)
Animation Sand Z/z
(First: Episode 0614)
Muppets An Anything Muppet boy plays hide-and-seek with three letter Zs, who blend into his porch.
(First: Episode 0200)
Animation Z / z Gregorian chant
(First: Episode 3332)
Muppets Baby Tooth and the Fuzzy Funk: "Follow the leader" dance with Mark Morris
Part 2
(First: Episode 3615)
Muppets Baby Bear and Papa Bear visit the Museum of Modern Art, and observe a Piet Mondrian painting full of rectangles, squares and colors. Baby Bear is reminded of the rectangles and squares that are all around us.
(First: Episode 3569)
Song "I'm Holdin' Your Hand" (while crossing the street)
(First: Episode 3658)
Muppets The Two-Headed Monster drives a car, but puts on the seat belt first.
(First: Episode 1966)
Cartoon Car stuck on tar (new music and sound effects added)
(First: Episode 1732)
Muppets Ernie sings "Imagine That" about things that he sometimes imagines to be: first a knight in shining armor who battles a dragon, then a sailor, and finally, himself.
(First: Episode 2142)
Film Wegman’s dogs: Old King Cole
(First: Episode 3448)
Animation The Letter Z in various typefaces.
(First: Episode 2855)
Film Kid jungle explorers sight a wild Letter Z.
(First: Episode 3496)
Cartoon An alien lands on Earth, looking for a Z to eat. He snatches one off a policeman's uniform, eats it, and rests.
(First: Episode 1481)
Muppets Baby Tooth and the Fuzzy Funk: "Follow the leader" dance
Part 3
(First: Episode 3615)
SCENE 1 Telly, Baby Bear and Zoe gather to hear The Count read "Sir Count-A-Lot and his Round Table," all about the Count's favorite counting knight.

SCENE 1 cont'd As the story begins, Sir Count-A-Lot, the bravest and most magnificent knight in the kingdom, sings about his brave counting skills. He then wants to count his fellow knights, but they are all spread out doing other things. So, he assembles them at his round table, making them easy to count.
SCENE 1 cont'd When the story ends, Telly and Baby Bear muse about Sir Count-A-Lot visiting the street and going on adventures. The Count whispers to the viewer that he could make such a thing happen...
Animation "Animal Books"
Artist: Steve Segal
(First: Episode 3396)
SCENE 2 The Count comes back, disguised as Sir Count-A-Lot and appoints the kids as knights of his round table. They head to Finders Keepers to get some armor.
Cartoon A little girl counts the reasons why she likes the number 3.
(First: Episode 3532)
Film Three kids dance for the number 3.
(First: Episode 3167)
Cartoon In Egypt, three lemons make lemonade.
(First: Episode 3285)
SCENE 3 The knights head to Hooper's Store for lunch, where they want a round table. Mr. Handford only has a square one, so they decide to be the knights of the square table. Sir Baby Bear hopes to chase some dragons, but there aren't any on the street...except for one Lexine spotted in the park.
Cartoon The Four Squares sing "It's Hip To Be a Square."
Artists: Vincent Cafarelli & Candy Kugel
(First: Episode 2615)
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SCENE 4 They all find the dragon in the park, wearing a crown. She claims she's actually a princess put under a spell by an evil wizard, which can only be broken if she counts to 40. With the help of the knights, she's turned back to normal and heads for the subway.
Cartoon Counting 40 pigs
Artist: Keith Haring
(First: Episode 3084)
Song "Let's Go Tubbin' Today"
(First: Episode 3024)

SCENE 5 Sir Count-A-Lot must leave, but requests (in song) that the knights keep his memory alive by counting. As they announce the sponsors, the Count returns, wishing he could've gone on their quest.
COMING SOON Coming Soon on Sesame Street: Big Bird picks a new name to be called - Roy.

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