Plot OSCAR THE GROUCH installs a swimming pool in his TRASH CAN
Air date December 4th, 1975
Season Season 7
Sponsors N, 5
This episode guide has been compiled from materials at the CTW Archives.
Count it Higher
  • Mr. Snuffleupagus sneezes after putting pepper on a cabbage dinner served at BIG BIRDs NEST. The sneeze is so strong that doors fly open & a gust of wind sweeps down the STREET. Everybody thinks theyre in the middle of a storm.
  • Rodeo Rosie saves the day. She wants to take OSCAR to the Sheriff after seeing him "robbing" a stagecoach. OSCAR claims that he & some kids have set up chairs as an imaginary stagecoach & staged an imaginary robbery.
  • Luis hears the sound of water splashing inside OSCARs TRASH CAN. OSCAR explains that hes built an Olympic-size swimming pool in his TRASH CAN, & hes having a swimming party.
  • In the desert, Luis desperately searches for AGUA , but all the pumps are dry.
  • Little Chrissy & the Alphabeats sing "Count it Higher".
  • SESAME STREET News Flash - KERMITs interview with the 3 little Pigs is interrupted by the Count, who wants to count them. Every time the Count counts, thunder & lightning crash, & the Pigs refuse to be interviewed if its about to RAIN. When the Counts counting puts an end to the interview, KERMIT goes to interview the residents of the next house...the Seven Dwarfs.
  • Herry Monster chooses to play with a doll when he decides that hes not in the mood to play rough & tough.
  • ERNIE & BERT - ERNIE wants to buy a chocolate - strawberry - peach - vanilla - BANANA - pistachio - peppermint - lemon - orange - butterscotch ice cream cone, but the ice cream vendor instead gives him a butterscotch - orange - LEMON - peppermint - pistachio - BANANA - vanilla - peach - strawberry - chocolate ice cream cone.
  • The Count counts all the things that He loves to do, such as riding a car, playing the guitar, & being outside on a nice day. He asks OSCAR to mention the things he loves to do, but OSCARs answer is a simple "NO". He simply loves saying NO.
  • BIG BIRD is sick, so HE decides to stay in HIS NEST for the day. Everybody ends up coming to visit. They got worried when HE failed to show up at the usual places. Realizing that HE has good friends makes BIG BIRD very happy.
  • Body Parts vs. Heavy Equipment - 3 boys (including BRIAN HENSON) pretend to be steam shovels, playing in the dirt. This segues into footage of real construction vehicles. A parallel is drawn between the machinery & how the boys' arms & mouths work.
  • Film - Sea Horse
  • Film - Snow in the city
  • ERNIE & BERT - At the movies, ERNIE reacts to a sad, funny, scary movie, to BERTs embarrassment & the annoyance of the other viewers.

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