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An exterior view of the Count's castle.


The Count watches TV at home in Follow that Bird.


In "Who Stole the Count's Thunder?" from The Sesame Street Bedtime Storybook, it was revealed that Count von Count and the Amazing Mumford lived next to each other.

Count Von Count's castle is the home of Count von Count, location of many sketches with the character. A Gothic dwelling with stained glass windows, castle furnishings include the pipe organ and a sumptuous canopy bed, where the Count counts sheep. Other residents include the cat Fatatita and two thousand and twelve bats. [1]

Some outdoor views of the castle were shot on location at Belvedere Castle in New York City's Central Park.


See also: Count von Count Sketches: Castle The Count is seen watching TV at home in the 1985 film Follow That Bird. Sesame Street: 20 and Still Counting has a number of scenes taking place on the balcony of the castle.

In a late 1980s Sesame Street sketch, Susan Sarandon and the Count take shelter in a storm at the front door of an imposing castle. The Count knocks several times, counting the knocks as he goes. When it's clear that nobody will answer, Sarandon urges the Count to stop knocking. The Count says that he knows nobody will answer -- it's his castle. He was just knocking so that he could count the knocks. He then proceeds to count the numerous locks on the door as he lets them in. (EKA: Episode 2551)

The Count's pipe organ is featured in the "Number of the Day" segments which were a regular part of Sesame Street starting in Season 33 (2002).

The home video Elmo Says Boo! takes place at the castle.

Theme park


Castillo del Conde Contar, in Mexico's Parque Plaza Sesamo.

The Neighborhood Street Party parade at Sesame Place includes a float of the Count's castle.

Castillo del Conde Contar is the centerpiece of Parque Plaza Sesamo, the Mexican version of the Sesame Place theme park. The walk-through attraction is surrounded by a lake and large topiary numbers; visitors can explore the castle and look out at the rest of the theme park. Two rides are connected to the Castle -- Crazy Tower, a thrill ride, and Lago Contar, a water ride that brings visitors into the underground area of the Castle.


Book appearances


Elmo, Zoe, Big Bird, and Grover help the Count clean out his castle in an illustration by Ernie Kwiat.


  1. There's No Place Like Home, 1983.

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