$2.99 on iTunes
As you can probably tell, I'm in a Count mood today, since I've just spent the past ten minutes or so playing around on "Count TV," another of the new iPhone applications from Sesame Street and IDEO Toy Lab. This new application features, you guessed it, Count von Count and his remote control.
On the remote there are nine different buttons (conveniently labeled 1-9) which you can press to see nine different classic Sesame Street clips that correspond to the number you pressed. For instance, by pressing the number 1, you see the Monsterpiece Theater sketch, "One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest." But you don't just get to watch the clips, midway through the Count pauses the video and asks you to count an object by touching it.
This app is one that transcends age barriers. Youngsters will enjoy counting the objects while older fans can enjoy the nostalgic fun of some classic Sesame Street shorts. The list of clips included in the app are as follows:
- Monsterpiece Theatre: One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest
- "The Song of Two"
- Grover counts three blocks with Herbert Birdsfoot
- Four friends with Elmo, Telly, Grover, and Zoe
- "Five People in My Family"
- The Queen of Six
- Cookie Monster eats Ernie's seven cupcakes
- Eight apples grow on a tree
- Martian Beauty
Besides, how can you pass up the opportunity to see 1 fly over the cuckoo's nest?
The Muppet Mindset by Ryan Dosier