The Count (Count von Count) - Sesame Street Character

The Count (Count von Count)

Inspired from Count Dracula, but a friendly vampire Count von Count is on Sesame Street till 1972 (season 4). His first act was counting blocks with Bert and Ernie.

Count von Count is a real fan of counting. He counts everything around him. He counts and counts and then he laughs and announces his total. This is accompanied by a crash of thunder. Count’s laugh is also accompanied from a thundercloud.

He sings song in Roma music as "Counting Is Wonderful" and "The Batty Bat".

The Count live in an old castle with a lot of bats and sure he counts them too J. Except his bats Grisha, Misha, Sasha and Tattiana, he has also a cat Fatatita and an octopus Octavia. He plays violin and a pipe organ. In many episodes he announced the Number oft he Day.

Sesame Street Count on Sports

Count Family

While we occasionally see the Count in a romantic way with Contess, we can also see that she courts guests like Lady Two and Susan Sarandon. While his cousin countess dahling von dahling, she can streak lightning by counting. Other members of his family are grandmother, grandfather, brother, mother and uncle Uno.

He speaks in an Eastern European accent and he waves his hands to exercise hypnotic power over other Muppets and people. He is inspired from Count Dracula but he is not a real vampire. He is a friendly Muppet figure.

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Except the Sesame Street, he was in the Muppet Movie, The Muppets Take Manhattan, Follow That Bird, The Adventures of Elmo in Grouchland, A Celebration of 30 Years and A Muppet Family Christmas. He has also a special appearance on episode 518. By the show with MeryƟ Sheep on 14. November 1988, he was the co-host.


The Count has a car named Countmobile.
He was the DJ fort he album The Count’s Countdown.
As he introduces himself, he says: "Oh hello, it is I, The Count. I’m called the Count because I love to count. Err, that, and I inherited my father’s royal title"
One of his favorite song is  "Count it Higher". Other favorite songs are "Born to Add" "Count on Me" and "99 Red Balloons"
Count von Count says that he is 6523728 years old.

Count von Count Performers

Jerry Nelson 1972-2012
Matt Vogel 2013-present

Sesame Street Character The Count Books 

The Count (Sesame Street Friends)
Count All the Way to Sesame Street
Count-Along Songs
The Count Counts a Party
The Count Counts Scary Things
The Count Presents Create a Creature
Count with Me (2004 book)
Count with the Count
The Count's Castle (book)
The Count's Counting Book
The Count's Hanukkah Countdown
The Count's Number Parade
The Count's Poem
The Counting Carnival
The Day the Count Stopped Counting
Happy Halloween!
I See 1, 2, 3
Welcome to My Castle

Sesame Street Books with Count von Count

The Sesame Street 1, 2, 3 Storybook (1973)
The Sesame Street ABC Storybook (1974)
The Sesame Street Book of Fairy Tales (1975)
Big Bird's Busy Book (1975)
See No Evil, Hear No Evil, Smell No Evil (1975)
Bert's Big Band Paint-with-Water Book (1976)
The Sesame Street Postcard Book (1976)
Cookie Monster and the Cookie Tree (1977)
The Sesame Street Block Party Coloring Book (1977)
Sesame Street Goes West (1977)
The Sesame Street Mystery Coloring Book (1977)
Who's Who on Sesame Street (1977)
The Sesame Street Bedtime Storybook (1978)
The Exciting Adventures of Super Grover (1978)
A Day on Sesame Street (1979)
Down on the Farm with Grover (1980)
Early Bird on Sesame Street (1980)
Look What I Found! (1980)
Molly Moves to Sesame Street (1980)
The Sesame Street Dictionary (1980)
The Sesame Street Pet Show (1980)
Special Delivery (1980)
The Tool Box Book (1980)
What Did You Bring? (1980)
Oscar's Rotten Birthday (1981)
Prairie Dawn's Upside-Down Poem (1981)
The Sesame Street Circus of Opposites (1981)
The Sesame Street Sun (1981)
What Do You Do? (1981)
City (1982)
A Day at School (1982)
A Sesame Street Christmas (1982)
The Little Red Hen (1983)
There's No Place Like Home (1983)
Big Bird's Copycat Day (1984)
Big Bird Brings Spring to Sesame Street (1985)
Big Bird's Book of Rhymes (1985)
Ernie's Finish the Picture (1985)
Count All the Way to Sesame Street (1985)
Follow That Bird Activity Book (1985)
Follow That Bird coloring book (1985)
Grover's Book of Colors (1985)
I Can Count to Ten and Back Again (1985)
Sign Language ABC (1985)
The House of Seven Colors (1985)
Count to Ten (1986)
Find the Shapes (1986)
Through the Year (1986)
Colors (1987)
Ernie's Neighborhood (1987)
A Rainy Day on Sesame Street (1987)
The Day Snuffy Had the Sniffles (1988)
A New Playground on Sesame Street (1988)
A My Name Is Alice (1989)
Come As You Are (1989)
I Can't Wait Until Christmas (1989)
Grover's Bad Dream (1990)
Museum of Monster Art (1990)
Big Bird Plays the Violin (1991)
Halloween Party (1991)
Sleep Tight! (1991)
What's in Oscar's Trash Can? and Other Good-Night Stories (1991)
Grover's 10 Terrific Ways to Help Our Wonderful World (1992)
We're Different, We're the Same (1992)
Sesame Street's Mother Goose Rhymes (1993)
Big Bird Meets the Orchestra (1993)
Around the Corner on Sesame Street (1994)
Elmo's Big Lift-and-Look Book (1994)
Sesame Street Stays Up Late (1995)
B is for Books! (1996)
Rise and Shine! (1996; reworked as Up, Up, Up! in 2011)
Christmas Songs (1997)
Elmo Loves You (1997)
Pumpkin Patch Party (1997)
Slimey in Space (1998)
Where Is Elmo's Blanket? (1999)
Elmo's ABC Book (2000)
Clap Your Hands! (2002)
Look and Find Elmo (2002)
Elmo Pops In! (2003)
Brought to You by... Sesame Street! (2004)
Boo! (2005)
Elmo's Easy As ABC (2005)
Elmo's Delicious Christmas (2005)
Red or Blue, I Like You! (2005)
Know Your Numbers (2006)
Learn About Counting with the Count (2006)
Elmo Visits the Dentist (2007)
Elmo's Favorite Places (2007)
Elmo's World Super Sticker Book (2007)
Friendly, Frosty Monsters (2007)
Let's Match (2007)
Music Player Storybook (2007)
Storybook ABCs (2008)
Count to 10 (2009)
Love, Elmo (2009)
Healthy Monster Triathlon (2010)
Murray's First Book of Words (2010)
Over on Sesame Street (2012)

Some people call it Count Dracula, others call it a vampire. But the name of this Sesame Street character is The Count. (Count von Count)

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