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I want to know more about the Count von Count

Discussion in 'Classic Sesame Street' started by core, Mar 7, 2004.

  1. core

    core New Member

    I've looking on the forum for the information about the Count, but it's a lot of work. I think it's more easy to start a topic about him.

    I have many questions about him.

    _I know onley the Dutch voice of him, but how sounds his original voyce by Jerry Nelson?
    _I've read when Kami apears, he doesn't want to believe there is HIV on Sesamstreet: http://www.thesodajerks.com/jerks/muppet.html
    But does he ever accept there exist HIV? (I hope so).
    _But here I suppose he has got the realizes the concept of AIDS.

    _And this text isn't clear for me. Is this the truth or is it a fanfic? Because I've understand Sesamstreet censured treats about sex.
    (mebe he's very straight on about sex) http://www.dailyhog.com/sesame.html
  2. Censored

    Censored Well-Known Member

    He enjoys counting too much to have Obsessive Compulsive Disorder.
  3. core

    core New Member

    Yes, but probbabley he has got more hobby's?
  4. muppet_dk

    muppet_dk Active Member

    First of check out the Sesame Street Encylopedia http://www.angelfire.com/super2/sesameak/SesameC/TheCount.html

    First of all if you have done a little more investigation you would know that the site that you have found are a comedy site. So this has nothing to do with anykind of fact.
    The HIV puppet Kami are only used in the Sesame Street version in South Africa.

    Again a comedy site.
  5. core

    core New Member

    Ah I see stupid from me. You've right.

    Yes I know this site it's fantastic!
    :cool: I have put it by my favourites for a long time ago.
    But I don't still know how sounds the voice from Jerry Nelson when he speaks as the Count. Unfortunatly I haven't got the right program to listen about some songs of the Count on internet. :cry:
    So how sounds his voice?

    I'm not finished with my questions but I wait for a moment to put a big list.
  6. muppet_dk

    muppet_dk Active Member

  7. Have you ever seen someone do a Bela Lugosi/Dracula impersonation in English (and I don't mean Grandpa Munster)? Basically, a more excitable version of that.
  8. core

    core New Member

    No, I'm afraid I've ever hear it.

    Well I have try to listen, but I get this message.

    But Ihave fount concreet details about him.
    Aha! mebe he isn't mariëd. These wimen/(girls?) are just good friends, are they?
  9. The Count

    The Count Moderator Staff Member

    Glad to see that other more knowledgeable forum members than me have helped you sort out the untruths surrounding my namesake's legend.
    The article about the character being/having OCD is a bit of a stretch frankly, and some health nut will probably make erroneous assumptions based solely on that.
    Anyone remember the report on the Daily Show with Jon Stewart about the nutrinist who blamed Cookie Monster for appetite problems?

    Anyway, Countess von Backwards and Countess Dahling van Dahling were brought in as two different girlfriends for the Count at two different points in SS's story arc.
    Countess von Backwards has a necklace with the numbers 10 through to 0 hanging from it with the numbers streaming in backwards order from her right to her left shoulders.
    Countess Dahling van Dahling is a more aristocratic character and has the numbers streaming in ascending order from 1 to 10 from her right to left shoulders.
    The Count von Count has many pets, not just bats. There are five of them that have been named: Batty Bat as his most famous bat, Lubba from the storybook the Count Counts a Party!, Grischa and Mischa and Sascha from the segment where he counts bats with his counting organ, and Tattiana from another such segment.
    He also has a pet cat named Fatatatita, some spiders, and some other castle-bound animals seen/heard of in a sweet lullaby sung by the Count himself.
    I'd suggest you contact Justin Faulknor and try to get at least a sound sampling of the Count's voice to help you out. If he can't, then try BlueFrackle or ssetta or other forum members with access to links to sound sampling websites.
    Hope this helps and have a vonderful veekend!
  10. muppet_dk

    muppet_dk Active Member


    If you did what I said you should not get that message.
    If you want to get the sound file then DON'T left click on the link. Right click and select "Save as" or OPEN a new browser window. Copy the url and paste it into the new window.
  11. core

    core New Member

    I have hear him!
    Well, his voice is totaly differend than I thought. :eek:

    (In context):

    I've listen on a fragment of "The Song Of The Count" and I saw a singing Faramir in my mind. I don't know why I associate The Count with Faramir, but that's just the way it is. http://home.hetnet.nl/~advkntvdeijk/faramirsinging.jpg
    It is just my personality experience.

    I see he is 1,832,652 years old. In fact he is born in the prehistoric time.
    Probbably he isn't a homosapiens.
    Er.... :rolleyes:

    Have his girlfriends got also an own personality? Or loves he only them for tair necklaces?

    I see he drive his car by himsef, I believe he is ritch enough to pay a chauffeur. Mebe in fact he has got more hobbies? (ride by car)

    And this:
    I see he has got an interest of achitecture. When I look to his sand castle. I see a comby of roman architecure and an oriantal-orthodox style.(thair gates are diferend decorated. Its typical Roman, whem gates and pillars have a different decaration in a same building).

    Thanks. I try to look first by my self, but if I find nothing, I'll tray to ask them.
  12. The Count

    The Count Moderator Staff Member

    Yes, both Countesses have personalities of their own.
    Countess von Backwards has her numbered necklace because she prefers to count down instead of up, hence the subtractive quality of her demeanor.
    Countess Dahling van Dahling is more of an aristocratic character, she would often join the Count for some sort of get-togethers, like when they were both at his castle watching an episode of twenty-something. This was a spoof of the popular TV show thirty-something, where the Count accepted the sometimes applicable inexactitude of general numberings.
    Hope this helps and have a good day.
  13. core

    core New Member

    Thank you very much about these info.

    I know how looks like the Countess Dahling von Dahling but I don't know how looks like the Countess von Backwards.
    I've made a gamble how she looks like
    I know onley now she wears a necklace with backwards numbers, but for the rest I don't know
    Is her face looks like this? :
  14. The Count

    The Count Moderator Staff Member

    I'm not the best person to ask for visual confirmation, since I'm partially blind and can't see images posted on a computer nor TV screen.
    However, my memory of Countess von Backwards from when my sight was better is that she had brown hair flowing down to the ground in a swept-back style, and she wore this sort of dark yellow shirt/dress that resembled gypsy garb.
    Hope this helps, and hope you find someone who can give you a better pic descript than this.
    Mayhaps this would be a perfect time to contact some of the other forumers who have access to screen grab technology like Justin or Boober_Gorg.
  15. core

    core New Member

    All right, I know this topic is old, but I don't like to start a new one with a same thema.

    I have got a new question.
    What's the given name of the Count?
    (To prevent any misunderstandings, I mean the muppet Count and not the member of course). ;)

    I think: Kim, Ole, and Kjell are given names wich sounds by him very good.
    I know he is an Transivanian, but mebe he has got Norwaygian parents? :sympathy:

    But how is he called real?
  16. Censored

    Censored Well-Known Member

    As far as I know, his only names are "Count" or "Count von Count".
  17. The Count

    The Count Moderator Staff Member

    The given name of the character in question, my namesake, has changed. From his first appearance up to Season 15, his token name was simply "The Count". But then, in 1985/1986 for the time of Season 16, I remember an article being published in the English newspaper here in PR saying two main things about changes to the show for Season 16.
    1 The adoption of Miles.
    2 The producers wanted to give my namesake a more complete name, with proper nobilitary title. So they changed his name to the Count von Count. And that's how he's been listed in my massive Muppet Listings.
    Hope this helps and have a good day.
  18. core

    core New Member

    Alright I understand.
    In my opinion Ole sounds also nice, but I'm glad to know sure what's his real names.
    His given name sounds exakley as his sur name.

  19. Censored

    Censored Well-Known Member

    I think the article was off on the dates about the Count's name. I remember him being called the "Count von Count" on his record album in the 70's.
  20. The Count

    The Count Moderator Staff Member

    Rully? Which one? As far as I understood it, the one main record from back in the day was "The Count's Countdown". But then again, I may be wrong and there may be some information that I don't know about. Well, in any case, hope this helps and have a good weekend.

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