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Encyclopedia > Count von Count
The Count in public.
The Count in public.
1972 Count.
1972 Count.
The Count counting snowflakes.
The Count counting snowflakes.

Count von Count (born October 9, 1,830,653 BC? [1,832,652 years old according to Sesame Street Unpaved]), often known as simply The Count, is one of the Muppet characters on Sesame Street, performed by Jerry Nelson. The Count is a vampire obviously modeled after Béla Lugosi's interpretation of Count Dracula. Image File history File links User:Saurav Bhowmik with the Count. ... Image File history File links User:Saurav Bhowmik with the Count. ... Image File history File links Lovetocount. ... Image File history File links Countvoncount. ... Image File history File links Countvoncount. ... October 9 is the 282nd day of the year (283rd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Sesame Street Unpaved was a nationwide tour of ten United States colleges to mark the thirtieth anniversary of childrens television show Sesame Street. ... A count is a nobleman in most European countries, equivalent in rank to a British earl, whose wife is also still a countess (for lack of an Anglo-Saxon term). ... John Denver and the Muppets: A Christmas Together The Muppets are a group of puppets and costume characters created by Jim Henson and the company he created. ... Sesame Street is an American educational childrens television series for preschoolers and is a pioneer of the contemporary educational television standard, combining both education and entertainment. ... Jerry Nelson (born July 10, 1934) is a Muppet puppeteer. ... Philip Burne-Jones, The Vampire, 1897 This article deals with vampires in folklore and legends. ... Bela Lugosi as Dracula United States stamp Béla Lugosi was the stage name of actor Béla Ferenc DezsÅ‘ Blaskó (October 20, 1882–August 16, 1956). ... Alternate meaning: Dracula (orchid genus) Dracula is a fictional character, arguably the most famous vampire in fiction. ...


The Count's main purpose is educating children on simple mathematics concepts, most notably counting. The Count has an obsessive love of counting (arithmomania); he will count anything and everything, regardless of size, amount, or how much annoyance he is causing the other Muppets. Euclid, Greek mathematician, 3rd century BC, known today as the father of geometry; shown here in a detail of The School of Athens by Raphael. ... This article cites its sources but does not provide page references. ... Arithmomania is a mental disorder that may be seen as an expression of obsessive-compulsive disorder. ...


Some traditional vampire myths depict vampires as having a similar obsession with counting small objects, providing a means of distracting them by tossing a handful of seeds or salt on the ground. This is seen as a protection from the vampire, such as the use of garlic. The Count's own arithmomania may simply be a coincidence, however, inspired by the pun on his title of nobility. According to his theme song, The Song of the Count: "When I'm alone, I count myself. One count!" The word tradition, comes from the Latin word traditio which means to hand down or to hand over. ... Philip Burne-Jones, The Vampire, 1897 This article deals with vampires in folklore and legends. ... // For the Derek Sherinian album, see Mythology (Derek Sherinian album). ... This article is about the term salt as referred to in chemistry. ...


Originally in the early 1970s, following a counting session, the Count would laugh maniacally, "AH HA HA HA HA!" as thunder roared overhead and lightning flashed, and as the total of the number appeared on screen. He also possessed hypnotic powers and could stun people, and he wouldn't let anything get in his way of counting. This practice, however, has been discontinued in the mid-1970s because children watching the show might be frightened by it. From the mid-70s to the present, the Count became friendlier, did not have hypnotic powers, and interacted more with the characters (both live actors and Muppets), and appeared in at least one Muppet-Kid moment. His laugh was also changed from maniacal laughter to a more triumphant, stereotypical Dracula-style laugh, but the thunder and lightning stayed until the early 2000s, and from then on was only used for special sequences. Mania is a medical condition characterized by severely elevated mood. ... Thunder is the sound of the shockwave caused when lightning instantly heats the air around it to up to 30 000 °C (54 000 °F). ... Lightning is an atmospheric discharge of electricity, usually, but not always, during a rain storm. ...


When the Count sings, the background music resembles Roma music, no matter what the song. 19th century print of Roma musicians Roma music is highly varied among the diverse communities of the Roma (aka Gypsies). ...


The Count bears a noticeable resemblance to Bela Lugosi as Count Dracula, including a similar accent and oversized, pointed eye-teeth, but it would appear that he is different from other vampires. For example, most vampires wither in direct sunlight; the Count does not and in fact enjoys being outside, plus he doesn't suck blood, doesn't sleep in a coffin, usually sleeps at night, and never changes into a bat. In some ways, he's just like a regular human. Bela Lugosi as Dracula United States stamp. ... Alternate meaning: Dracula (orchid genus) Dracula is a fictional character, arguably the most famous vampire in fiction. ... Incisors are the first kind of tooth in heterodont mammals. ... The Sun is the star at the centre of the Solar System[]. The Earth and other matter (including other planets, asteroids, meteoroids, comets and dust) orbit the Sun, which by itself accounts for more than 99% of the solar systems mass[]. Energy from the Sun—in the form of...


The Count lives in an old, cobweb-infested castle which he shares with many bats. Sometimes he counts them. Some of the pet bats are named, including Grisha, Misha, Sasha, and Tatiana. He has a cat, Fatatatita, as well. Caernarfon Castle, Wales. ... Suborders Megachiroptera Microchiroptera See text for families. ... Trinomial name Felis silvestris catus (Linnaeus, 1758) The cat (or domestic cat, house cat) is a small carnivorous mammal. ...


The Count's former girlfriend, Countess von Backwards, was known for counting backwards. More recently he has been seen with a new girlfriend, Countess Dahling Von Dahling. His brother and mother have made appearances on the show. His grandparents also made an appearance. When Grandma Count laughs, it rains. When Grandpa Count laughs, it snows. The Countess Dahling Von Dahling is the Count von Counts girlfriend on Sesame Street. ...

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History of the character on Sesame Street

The Count debuted on Sesame Street in Season 4 (1972-73), was conceived by Writer Norman Stiles, who wrote the first script. The Count was performed by Jerry Nelson, who brought the character to life. Jerry Nelson (born July 10, 1934) is a Muppet puppeteer. ...


The Count was originally made out of the Large Lavender Live Hand Anything Muppet pattern. Anything Muppets are empty Muppet heads. ...


He made an appearance in The Muppets Take Manhattan, then in the Sesame Street movies Follow That Bird and Elmo in Grouchland. The Muppets Take Manhattan DVD cover The Muppets Take Manhattan is the third of a series of live-action musical feature films starring Jim Hensons Muppets. ... It has been suggested that this article or section be merged with Sesame Street presents Follow That Bird. ... The Adventures of Elmo in Grouchland (1999) is the second movie based on the characters of the childrens television series Sesame Street (after Follow that Bird). ...


In Season 33, the Count got a daily segment on Sesame Street, simply called The Number of the Day. Number of the Day is a segment on Sesame Street when Count von Count introduces the number of the day. ...


Internationally

  • In the Mexican show Plaza Sésamo, the Count's name is El Conde Contar.
  • In the Spanish Show, Barrio Sésamo, The Count's name is Conde Draco.
  • In the Hebrew show רחוב סומסום, the Count's name is מר סופר.
  • In the Dutch show Sesamstraat, the Count's name is Graaf Tel.
  • In the German show Sesamstraße, the Count's name is Graf Zahl.
  • In the Portuguese show Rua Sésamo, the Count's name is Conde de Contar.
  • In the Russian show Ulitsa Sezam, the Count's name is Znak (Знак).
  • In the Turkish show Susam Sokağı, the Count's name is Sayıların Kontu (literally translates as 'The Count of Numbers')

Plaza Sésamo is the Mexican spin-off series of Sesame Street. ... Sesamstraat is a childrens television show in the Netherlands, spun-off American program Sesame Street. ... A large brown bear, Samson, is one of Sesamstraßes original creations . ... Rua Sésamo is the Portuguese co-production of Sesame Street. ... Ulitsa Sezam (Russian: ) is a regional version of the childrens television program Sesame Street, for Russia. ... Susam Sokağı is the Turkish adaptation of childrens television program Sesame Street. ...

Trivia

  • Once, he hypnotized Bert and Ernie.
  • In one episode, his sheep went on strike because he would not stop counting them. In another, he stays for the night at Bert and Ernie's house, but counts all night, preventing Ernie from falling asleep.
  • The Count is one of the few Sesame Street muppets that owns a car. The Count's New York license plate number (as seen in Follow That Bird) is 12345678910.
  • The Count appeared on a video package aired on the first episode of The Late Show with David Letterman that was shown after Letterman's emergency quintuple bypass operation. He appeared as a surgeon in an operating theatre, counting "One bypass... AH AH AH! Two bypass...".
  • In the episode "Family Guy Viewer Mail #1" of Family Guy, Peter wondered about the Count's status as a vampire:
Peter: You know, the Count has fangs like a vampire. Have they ever shown him doing somebody in and then feeding on him?
Brian: You—you're asking if they've ever done an episode of Sesame Street in which the Count kills somebody and then drinks their blood for sustenance?
Peter: Yeah.
Brian: No, they've never done that.
  • On the short-lived FOX sitcom Greg the Bunny, Count Blah claimed adamantly that the Count stole his act.
  • The Count is the subject of one of Dave Chappelle's comedy routines. Chapelle cites his cape as one of the primary reasons he feels that the Count is a pimp. "You could just see him pimping. 'Bitch, where is my money? You've been late four times, I've been counting! How many times must I smack you before you act right? *smack* One *smack* two! Two smacks! AH! AH! AH!'"
  • In an episode of Buffy: The Vampire Slayer where they meet the original Count Dracula, the character Xander Harris believes the vampire is simply a goth poseur, and accuses him of having a "Count von Count accent", and actually does a counting impression of the Sesame Street character ("One, two, three—three victims! Ah ha ha!"). He is subsequently turned into Dracula's slave.
  • On Animaniacs, The Warner Siblings go to Transylvania and meet Count Dracula, Yakko asks him "Don't you teach math on Sesame Street?"
  • In The Simpsons episode "The Girl Who Slept Too Little," Maggie watches Sesame Street, and the Count is featured counting coconuts. Marge remarks about how spooky he is and says "Go back to your own country!" to the TV.
  • In the video game Gex 3: Deep Cover Gecko, one of the phrases Gex says as DracuGex is... "For some reason I feel like... counting! Haha! One, two, three!"
  • In the Will & Grace episode "All About Christmas Eve", when Will wants to meet Grace at The Nutcracker showing at the theater, Jack and Karen will only forgive Will for running out on them a second time if he sings The Twelve Days of Christmas like The Count. Will then sings, "On the first day of Christmas, my true love gave to me... that's one, one day! Ha ha ha!" When Will shows up and finds out she is going with Leo instead, he then says, "You've already called me back two, two times! Ha ha ha! That's gonna be stuck in my head until New Years!"
  • In the Onion's American Voices October 31, 2006 topic, "Science Disproves Vampires," it stated: "Florida physics professor Costas Efthimiou has devised a simple mathematical proof stating that vampires cannot exist. What do you think?" The final response was: "This news will likely hit The Count the hardest. Destroyed by the very numbers he loves.”

Professor Charcot was well-known for showing, during his lessons at the Salpêtrière hospital, hysterical woman patients – here, his favorite patient, Blanche (Marie) Wittman, supported by Joseph Babiński. ... Ernie and his rubber duckie with Bert in Sesame Street Bert and Ernie are two Muppets on the long-running PBS childrens television show Sesame Street. ... Species See text. ... NY redirects here. ... // Introduction A license plate, number plate or registration plate (often referred to simply as a plate, or colloquially tag) is a small metal or plastic plate attached to a motor vehicle for official identification purposes. ... It has been suggested that this article or section be merged with Sesame Street presents Follow That Bird. ... Late Show with David Letterman is an hour-long weeknight comedy and talk show broadcast by CBS from the Ed Sullivan Theater on Broadway in New York City. ... The correct title of this article is Family Guy Viewer Mail #1. ... Family Guy is an United States animated comedy about a nuclear family in the suburb of Quahog (IPA or ), Rhode Island. ... Peter Lowenbrau Griffin is a fictional character in the American animated television series Family Guy. ... Brian Griffin is a cartoon character on the FOX animated television series Family Guy, and is voiced by show creator, Seth McFarlane. ... Greg the Bunny was a sitcom that aired on the American television network Fox in 2002. ... Not to be confused with David LaChapelle, the photographer. ... Alternate meaning: Dracula (orchid genus) Dracula is a fictional character, arguably the most famous vampire in fiction. ... Alexander Xander LaVelle Harris (born 1981 in Sunnydale, California) is a fictional character in the cult television program Buffy the Vampire Slayer. ... NYC goth band The Naked and the Dead (1985). ... Steven Spielberg Presents Animaniacs was a popular American animated television series, distributed by Warner Bros. ... Map of Romania with Transylvania in yellow Transylvania (Romanian: or Transilvania; Hungarian: ; German: ; Serbian: / Transilvanija or Ердељ / Erdelj) is a historical region in central and western Romania. ... Alternate meaning: Dracula (orchid genus) Dracula is a fictional character, arguably the most famous vampire in fiction. ... Simpsons redirects here. ... The Girl Who Slept Too Little is the second episode of The Simpsons seventeenth season. ... Margaret Maggie Simpson is a fictional character featured in the animated television series The Simpsons. ... Sesame Street is an American educational childrens television series for preschoolers and is a pioneer of the contemporary educational television standard, combining both education and entertainment. ... Marjorie Marge Simpson (née Bouvier, approximately age 34), is a fictional character featured in the animated television series The Simpsons and is voiced by Julie Kavner. ... Will & Grace was a popular Emmy Award-winning American television situation comedy that focused on Will Truman, a gay lawyer and his best friend Grace Adler, a straight Jewish woman who runs her own interior design firm, as well as Karen Walker, a very rich socialite and Jack McFarland, an... (left to right)Sergei Legat, as the Nutcracker, an unidentified child as a gingerbread soldier, and Lydia Rubtsova as Marianna in Vsevolozhskys costumes for the Ivanov/Petipa/Tchaikovsky The Nutcracker, St. ... Twelve Days of Christmas is a traditional Christmas song, or Christmas carol. ... The Onion is a parody newspaper published weekly in print and on the Internet. ... October 31 is the 304th day of the year (305th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar, with 61 days remaining. ... 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ...

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