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SS-Matilda
PERFORMER Louise Gold
DEBUT 1994
PATTERN Orange Gold

Matilda is the oldest and dearest friend of Count von Count, as seen in episode 3253 of Sesame Street.

As young children, the two were the best of friends. Together, the attended Counting School, Counting Camp and were partners in the Counting Scouts. But, she and her parents moved to Melbourne, Australia, separating her and the Count. Over the years, they have reunited, treating each "Hello" as a precious moment in their friendship (and another thing for them to count). They then immediately exchange goodbyes (in a variety of languages), knowing that the sooner they depart, they sooner they can get together again. The episode shows their 103rd time performing this ritual.

Her name is a reference to the Australian song "Waltzing Matilda."

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