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This page is great, but I question whether or not it's really a rumor. The evidence all points to the Count being a vampire (Sesame Workshop even officially says so), they just don't say the actual word on the show. I think the information is better handled on the Count von Count article; I propose a merge. — scarecroe 14:42, October 27, 2010 (UTC)
- The 2001 Sesame Street Muppets Drawing Guide insists "The Count is not a vampire." -- Brad D. (talk) 14:51, October 27, 2010 (UTC)
- Ah, found it. The context of the statement is this: "Teeth are rounded at ends and slightly angled inwards. The Count is not a vampire." They're using the opportunity to expressly state to artists and licensors that the Count is not to be drawn as a vampire with sharp teeth. They need to protect their character from over-excited t-shirt companies turning him into a sharp-fanged monsterous image. This fleeting mention hardly stands up the evidence to the contrary, and is almost contradicted not one inch away on the page in another caption that reads, "The Count has NO grey hair. He's only a few hundred years old!"
- So while the statement "The Count is not a vampire" is worth noting with context, I don't think it's worth creating another page for this when it could be included on the main article.
- However, if we had other occurances where SW has gone on record to specifically say that he's not a vampire, we might be able to start building a case. Additionally, if we had letters from parents of protest to there being a vampire on Sesame Street, that would be another way to make this article worthy of standing on its own, IMO. — scarecroe 15:09, October 27, 2010 (UTC)