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Sesame Street - April 19, 2010
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Wait, there are 3 bushes there! ;) (They are to *his* right though...)

There really ARE 3 bushes: 0,1,2,3

Mike, you should at least make it 5 instead of 3. Gotta love the off-by-one errors.

Of course, we don't see what's on his left so we must believe you that "three" is wrong.

Actually there might be really three to his left... Why what we see is our left and Count's right :)

Count can't count right to his left as he's left with a pic showing his right... so he must be right. Right??? Yeah right whatever!!! :P

So he's directionally AND mathematically confused!

Wait, was that maybe the whole joke? :P

The name should've been "Count Dyscounta" :P


Well if there are four, then there must be three, too! 8-)

I think maybe Adam was being Captain Picard (in the episode Chain of Command) . . . or perhaps I'm just a nerd.

There are three kinds of Counts, those who can count and those who can't.

One, Two, Three, Five...no, that's [Boom!]...

And the Lord spake, saying, 'First shalt thou take out the Holy Pin. Then, shalt thou count to three. No more. No less. Three shalt be the number thou shalt count, and the number of the counting shall be three. Four shalt thou not count, nor either count thou two, excepting that thou then proceed to three. Five is right out. Once the number three, being the third number, be reached, then, lobbest thou thy Holy Hand Grenade of Antioch towards thy foe, who, being naughty in My sight, shall snuff it.'
KA: One, two, five!
Galahad: Three sir
KA: Three!

The football starter was having trouble in his remedial Math class, so the coach met with the teacher and the starter to discuss what could be done.

The teacher began by saying, "Well, I've done all I can. If he hasn't learned it by now, I can't help. But, tell you what. I'll ask one simple question, and if he answers it correctly, I'll pass him. OK?" The other two agree. So the teacher asks, "What's 7 + 9?"

After a minute or two, the student replies, "16"

"Oh, give him another chance!" the coach shouts.

Sorry, but I keep having another thought. B.C. today has a quasi-math theme: http://www.gocomics.com/bc


...I mean bushes!

hm. Assuming the count can't tell his left from his right and he meant to indicate the bushes shown: There ARE three bushes in the picture. There's another one next to them, that's all. He doesn't say he's counting ALL the bushes!

I just thought of it some more: if his world is round, the bushes depicted could be both to his left and to his right.

Well, technically, the bushes to his left are off screen. Who's to say there aren't three bushes there behind the black? (or more, or fewer...)

I don't really get it

There ARE three bushes. There are also two bushes, and four bushes, and one bush. Of course, unless he's an owl who can turn his head 18- degrees, the bushes are on his right. Or there are unseen bushes really to his left.

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