Count Von Count - In 1972, the children's program
SESAME STREET/PBS/1969+ introduced their muppet version of Dracula called Count
Von Count who was fashioned after the classic Bela Lugosi characterization
complete with a Transylvanian accent.
The Count's obsession wasn't sucking blood but rather counting
numbers. As he often said "I love to count! 1,2,3,4,..."
The Count once went to his bank and withdrew his entire account asking the
teller to give him only one dollar bills. After all of the money had been
counted, he re-deposited the money, gleefully counting the money over again in
front of the perplexed bank teller. Count Von Count counted only to 20 at first.
In 1986, The Count took viewers up to 40 to find the cookbook page with a
recipe for peanut butter and jelly sandwiches.
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