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.
In an interview on Leslie Mostly's show, the Count revealed his castle has 41 rooms, 27 chandeliers, 91 doors, 31 closets, 126 windows (most of which are broken), 14 stairways with a total of 301 stairs, 32 sofas, 27 easy chairs, 72,000 bathroom tiles, 22 soap dishes, 7 hair brushes and one fangbrush.
Television, film and home video
- See also: Count von Count Sketches: 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. (First: Episode 2528)
The 1997 home video Elmo Says Boo! takes place at the castle.
The location was re-visited in the 2017 home video Trick or Treat on Sesame Street, where the castle (now rendered in CGI) is shown to be located in a park in the city. It is also given the house number 456. This version of the castle has been used in a pre-taped segment for the Sesame Street Live show Let's Party!, and the 2018 web video "The Cookie Monster Nosh."
The castle and its garden appear as a level in the video game, Elmo's Number Journey. A section of Elmo's Musical Monsterpiece also takes place there. The castle also is seen in some episodes of Kinect Sesame Street TV, where the Count hosts interactive games.
Castillo del Conde Contar is the centerpiece of Parque Plaza Sésamo, 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.
- "The Count's Castle" appears as a property on the Monopoly: Sesame Street Edition game board, in place of Kentucky Avenue.
- Welcome to My Castle (1978)
- The Count Counts a Party (1980)
- There's No Place Like Home (1983)
- Big Bird Brings Spring to Sesame Street (1985)
- The Count's Castle (2001)
- The Count's Colorforms Castle (1977 Colorforms playset)
- The Count's Castle (1989 book in the "Big Bird Beep Books" series)
- The Count's Castle (2001 book in the "Elmo's Neighborhood" series)