Count von Count, often known simply as The Count, is one of the Muppet characters on Sesame Street, performed by Jerry Nelson. The Count is a vampire modeled after Béla Lugosi’s interpretation of Count Dracula.
The Count has a love of counting (arithmomania); he will count anything and everything, regardless of size, amount, or how much he annoys everyone around him.
Following a counting session, the Count has been known to laugh maniacally, “AH AH AH AH AH!”. He wouldn’t let anything interrupt his counting, and uses his hypnotic powers to temporarily stun people with a wave of his hands.
The Count lives in an old castle which he shares with many bats, which he has named Grisha, Misha, Sasha, and Tatiana. He also has a cat, Fatatita. He also drives a special car designed in the features of a bat, named the Countmobile.
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.