Count von Count Twitter account.

Screengrab via YouTube/PBS, Twitter/@countvoncount

Count von Count’s Twitter account is one you need to follow, ah ah ah!

He just tweets numbers. That's it.


Tiffany Kelly


Posted on Mar 1, 2018   Updated on May 21, 2021, 11:11 pm CDT

Do you remember Count von Count? He’s the vampire Sesame Street puppet whose goal is to teach kids about math. His name is a combined joke about Count Dracula and his love for counting everything. If it’s been a while since you watched an episode of Sesame Street, you might wonder what the Count is up to. Luckily, he has an active Twitter account. What does he tweet about? Take a look at his recent tweets:

Yes, the Count is counting on Twitter, and it’s comedic gold. He doesn’t tweet about anything else. He just continues to tweet out the next number, sometimes adding an “ah ah ah!” at the end.

According to his Twitter page, the Count joined the website in 2012. But it looks like whoever is running his very on-brand account at PBS didn’t start this long-running joke until 2016. The first number tweet was in 2016. The Count started with 817:

Other Sesame Street characters are also using their Twitter accounts regularly—and replying to one another.

All of the accounts are pretty amusing, but the Count von Count one is clearly the best one. How long will he tweet out numbers in succession? We hope it’s for a very long time. And because tweets can now be 250 characters, he won’t run out of space anytime soon.

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*First Published: Mar 1, 2018, 9:10 am CST