Monday, October 23, 2006

Sesame Street: The Count

Tomorrow SONY will release Sesame Street: Old School. It's a 3 dvd set collecting the best from 1969-1974 but I hope they don't include this. Here's the first appearance of the Count which, at the age of three, scared the living shit out of me. I liked the Count but thanks to this sketch, I had recurring nightmares about him biting the other muppets and counting new vampires.

Looking back, it's not terrifying but man is it creepy. Just look at the way he hypnotizes Bert and Ernie.


Renee said...

I am glad you are able to still love Dracula and Batman even after your harsh experience....this experience, however, is how you are able to relate to your niece's fear of Gonzo's inital appearance on the Muppet Show...
What does not kill us, makes us stronger.

Dave said...

Ahhh, those were the days of good television. When networks weren't afraid to scare a little kid from Queens. Nowadays, everyones gotta' love each other and everythings ok - bullshit! Scare these damn kids! Scare'em I say!!!