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He's the happiest, friendliest vampire ever.

I think I've delineated my feelings about children's television pretty clearly on this blog.  The short version is that I am in love with PBS and all it delightfully educational and adorable programming.  And one of the powerhouses in both adorability and educationality is Sesame Street.  Seriously, is there a better way to teach children to count than with a purple vampire-type guy with a sweet Eastern European accent?  I submit that there is not.

Plus he has pet bats named Grisha, Misha, Sasha, and Tattiana. Yes.

Plus he has pet bats named Grisha, Misha, Sasha, and Tattiana. Yes.

 

That's why today, October 9th, is so important!  It's the birthday of Count von Count!  Aka The Count!  Ah ah ah!  The Count was always one of my favorite characters on Sesame Street as a kid.  For one thing, he had a cape, which obviously enhanced his awesomeness.  Plus, he had a sweet accent!  What's not to love?

 

 

 

I still love all those things about the Count, plus I also love that all his songs have this great Roma vibe that is totally rockin'.  Basically the Count is a guy to celebrate.  So make sure you keep careful count of your celebratory drinks in his honor tonight!  (Thirteen!  Thirteen shots!  Ah ah ah!)

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