Count Von Count. He Was Vampire When Vampire Wasn’t Cool.Posted: August 24, 2012
Count Von Count is dead.
Some might argue that, as a vampire, The Count has been dead for as long as any of us have known him. I’m telling you that this time it seems as if the dead has taken hold. If you checked his pulse, you would not count as high as 5 or 4 or even 3,2, or 1.
He will count no more.
No one really knows when The Count was born. His early years are a dark mystery, which seems appropriate for a counting vampire. He caught our attention on Sesame Street, was somehow unaffected by the bright light of fame, and never looked back into that darkness.
Von Count spent his last few decades passing on his love of counting to generations of children, but he remained a vampire at heart.
He never gave in to the temptation to become one of the fashionable “vampires” popularized in recent film and literature. In his twilight years, he looked down his prominent nose at these pretenders. Von Count remained a traditional vampire, in the classic style of Dracula and Nosferatu.
Not just any man can wear a cape. Tonight, heaven has Two! Two men who can wear capes! Bela Lugosi and Count Von Count! Let’s count them! One man in a cape! Two men in capes! Two!
Rest well, Count Von Count.
Rest well, Jerry Nelson