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The Counting Booth Counters
(repeat of 4208)
Air date February 11, 2021 (HBO Max)
October 18, 2021 (PBS)
Season Season 51 (2020-2021)
Sponsors C, 13


Picture Segment Description
COLD OPEN Count von Count sets up today's theme of counting by counting some sentient hats that stop by.
(First: Episode 4718)
SCENE 1 In the arbor, the Count is running his counting booth when he receives an urgent call asking him to make an emergency re-count in Minneapolis. But, he needs someone to watch his booth while he’s gone. He asks Maria, but she is too busy making a scrapbook for Gabi. Elmo and Abby play their game near the booth and are asked to watch it. The Count lays down how his booth works – when people need things counted, you count them. He gives them their capes and swoops away.
SCENE 1 cont'd Suddenly, Old MacDonald arrives with a troop of chickens he needs counting for. They begin counting them, but MacDonald stops them, since the Count always counts his chickens in pairs. However, the duo doesn’t know how to count like that. They call over Maria, who shows them how to count by 2s and they count the chickens.
SCENE 1 cont'd Baby Bear visits the counting booth with some boxes of crayons and needs to count how many crayons he has. Since each box has five crayons in it, Maria shows them how to count them by 5s. They count his thirty crayons by 5s. Maria tries leaving to get back to her scrapbook, but…
SCENE 1 cont'd Big Bird, Snuffy and the Birdketeers arrive with a counting problem, forcing Maria to stay. They need the total amount of fingers the Birdketeers have. She shows them how to count by 10s, counting each Birdketeer by their number of fingers, totaling to 80 fingers. As the Birdketeers head off, Maria goes back to her memories.
SCENE 1 cont'd The Count returns and compliments Abby and Elmo on the fine counting they've done.
Insert I Wonder, What If, Let's Try
Elmo rides his trike down the block and hears a song coming on...
(First: Episode 5104)

Muppets Abby Cadabby leads the gang in a song to introduce the letter of the day - C.
(First: Episode 4718)
Cartoon C is for Counting: A girl and her mother count as they plant carrots in their garden.
Celebrity Hailee Steinfeld sings "I Wonder, What If, Let's Try."
(First: Episode 5103)
Muppets Elmo and Big Bird segue to "Abby's Amazing Adventures..."
(First: Episode 5107)
Cartoon Abby's Amazing Adventures
Basket turns Abby and Rudy into sheep ranchers, where their mission is to keep track of the six sheep on the premises.
(First: Episode 4930)
Muppets Cookie Monster and friends sing as they wait for the number of the day, which is how many cookies are being baked for him (to eat). Today's number is 13.
(First: Episode 4704)
Muppets Elmo's World: Counting
(First: Episode 4718)
SCENE 2 Elmo and Abby, still in their capes, do some more counting by counting six penguins by 2s.

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