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:
One thousand six hundred nineteen! Ah ah ah!— Count von Count (@CountVonCount) February 14, 2018
One thousand six hundred twenty!— Count von Count (@CountVonCount) February 28, 2018
One thousand six hundred twenty one!— Count von Count (@CountVonCount) February 28, 2018
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:
Eight hundred seventeen!— Count von Count (@CountVonCount) April 5, 2016
Other Sesame Street characters are also using their Twitter accounts regularly—and replying to one another.
Time to practice my bugle!— Ernie (@SesameErnie) February 28, 2018
Ernie!!!! I am trying to sleep! https://t.co/JHouIqJzAq— Bert (@bertsesame) February 28, 2018
Back to rainy, rotten weather… MY FAVORITE! He he he.— Oscar the Grouch (@OscarTheGrouch) February 22, 2018
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.