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Countess von Backwards
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The Countess is the title held by Count von Count's lady friend on Sesame Street. In keeping with his numbers obsession, however, and as one of the only Sesame Street Muppets with an active love life, the Count has been involved with multiple countesses. The fact that each Countess uses the same pattern and resembles a feminized Count, and is generally listed as simply "The Countess" on albums, has generated confusion. However, at least three of them can be individualized -- "the Countess", Countess Dahling von Dahling and Countess von Backwards.


"The Countess"

Countess Dahling von Dahling with Masha.

The earliest known appearance of a Countess was in Episode 0953. The Count is noted as having fallen in love with a "Countess" who loves to count. She reappears in episode 1015 as the Count's fiancee, and the couple count the number of times he's asked her to marry him. Here the Count addresses her as Natasha.[1]

An unnamed Countess also appears in the song "Transylvania Love Call." Recorded in 1979, the album Love cites her name simply as "The Countess." Performed by Richard Hunt, she has been designated in subsequent albums as "A Great and Good Friend," suggestive of both their romantic relationship but perhaps also the Count's desire to keep her identity a secret, to avoid arousing jealousy from whichever Countess happens to be the current incumbent.

A Countess appeared in the song "Don't Take Your Ones to Town," lip-synching to Johnny Cash's narration (only speaking briefly in her own voice at the end). She has the lighter hair of Countess von Backwards, but the style of Countess Dahling von Dahling.

Countess Dahling von Dahling

The Count with Countess von Backwards and her mother.

Countess Dahling von Dahling debuted in Season 12,[2] and was performed by Fran Brill. This Countess had a pet dog named Masha and spouted a Marlene Dietrich-esque accent and allure.

Countess von Backwards

The blonde Countess von Backwards first appeared on Sesame Street in the early 1990s performed by Fran Brill, and later by Camille Bonora in Season 28. As indicated by her name, her own obsession lies in counting backwards. When she's finished counting, the howl of a wolf can be heard, in contrast to the Count's thunder and lightning.

She started appearing regularly in "The Number of the Day" sketches with the Count beginning in Season 36.[3]

Her mother appeared on the show (also performed by Fran Brill), and the two performed "I Could Have Counted All Night" with the Count. For that one number she was performed by Louise Gold. When the song was included on The Count's Countdown CD, she was identified simply as "The Countess."

Illustrated Countess

The Count and Countess count snowflakes in Friendly, Frosty Monsters.

A pink-haired Countess appeared in the 2007 book Friendly, Frosty Monsters, counting snowflakes with the Count.

Book appearances


  1. Children's Television Workshop Script Highlights. CTW archives, Box 52.
  2. Season 12 Press Kit, CTW Archives
  3.'s character page

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Up to date as of February 01, 2010

From EQ2i, the EverQuest II wiki

A Title available only to female characters in level 60+ guilds. Eligible characters can purchase it from Freeport/Qeynos/Kelethin city merchants.

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From Wookieepedia, the Star Wars wiki.

Dooku, Count of Serenno
"It is not our way. The Counts of Serenno do not complain or cry. We are born to take care of others. We don't expect others to take care of us."

Count or female Countess was a noble title.

The planet Serenno was ruled by counts. The most famous was Dooku, who reclaimed his ancestral title when he left the Jedi Order in 32 BBY. Perhaps because of this, Count was chosen to be the title of the Head of State of the Confederacy of Independent Systems.


Notable Counts

See also


  • Any story in which Count Dooku appears.
  • Star Wars: The Rise and Fall of Darth Vader
  • LEGO Star Wars: The Video Game (Non-canonical appearance)
  • LEGO Star Wars: The Complete Saga (Non-canonical appearance)
  • Star Wars: Battlefront
  • Star Wars: Jedi Starfighter (Appears in hologram)
  • Star Wars Episode II: Attack of the Clones (First mentioned)
  • Star Wars Episode II: Attack of the Clones junior novel
  • Star Wars: The Clone Wars video game
  •  "No Way Out" - Clone Wars Adventures: Volume 9
  • Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of the Sith junior novel
  • Coruscant Nights II: Street of Shadows (Mentioned only)


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