|Written by||Joe Raposo|
|Publisher|| Instructional Children's Music Inc.,|
Sesame Street Inc.,
Jonico Music Inc.
"The Batty Bat" is a Sesame Street song. The waltz is performed by The Count with Ftatateeta and the Bats. The Count sings about his life as a boy. He was living with his family in an old, drafty castle. They learned to be happy by doing the title dance.
An instrumental version of the song is used in the DVD special Count on Elmo during a montage of the Count. Instrumental snippets of the song are used in Trick or Treat on Sesame Street during exterior shots of Count von Count's castle. In the same video, Elmo, Abby Cadabby and the bats perform a version of the song. The Count also performed the song in the stage show Trick or Treat with Sesame Street.
The Count mentions in the 1990 home video Dance Along! that the song is the Transylvanian national dance, traditionally done on "Bat Day."
- Noel MacNeal assisted in performing the Count for this number. Martin P. Robinson performed the upside-down bat.
- Jon Stone directed this segment.
- Put Down the Duckie! (1990)
- Silly Songs (1996)
- The Count's Countdown (1997)
- Elmo Says BOO! (1998)
- Big Bird's Sunny Day Camp Out (2000)
- Songs from the Street: 35 Years of Music (2003)
- Elmo's Dance Party (2012)
- Halloween Collection (2012)
- Dance Along! (1990, first verse cut)
- Sesame Street: 25 Wonderful Years (1993, beginning edited)
- Elmo Says BOO! (1997)
- 40 Years of Sunny Days (2009)
- Trick or Treat on Sesame Street (2017, "curtain" frames added)
- The Sesame Street Songbook (1992 edition only)