764: One Two
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The comic parodies Sesame Street, an American children's TV show. The Count is a character in Sesame Street who teaches counting to viewers. The Count usually laughs after counting numbers, an innocent version of the sinister laugh that is a stereotype of old Hollywood horror films. In the book One, Two, Three, Infinity, the writer describes African tribes that only have words for numbers up to three and their inability to distinguish or comprehend larger numbers.
The title text mocks anthropology majors for what is considered a widespread myth among current anthropology majors about primitive tribes and their ability to count. Randall makes a jab at the anthropologists saying they would have time to write letters to complain about things because they don't have to spend time doing real science and thus real research.
- [A television set with The Count from 'Sesame Street'.]
- The Count: One! Ah ah ah... Two! Ah ah ah... ...Many! ah ah ah...
- Primitive cultures develop Sesame Street.