Voice of The Count Dies: Favorite 'Sesame Street' Character?
Count von Count
Count von Count
Vun, two, three peanut butter and jelly sandwiches! Sound familiar? You probably grew up watching Count von Count on "Sesame Street."
Oscar the Grouch
From his trash can home, Oscar has taught generations of kids that it's OK to be a little bit cranky.
"Me … want … COOKIE!" Most of us can relate to Cookie Monster's cravings, but since 2006, he has also enjoyed healthy snacks.
Elmo dates back to 1979, but today's little ones are still totally obsessed with him -- perhaps because he is meant to be precisely three-and-a-half years old.
Bert and Ernie
Jokes aside, Ernie and Bert are best friends. Ernie has a weakness for eating cookies in bed, and Bert collects paper clips.
He may be more than 8 feet tall, but Big Bird was created to represent your average 6-year-old.
Zoe was introduced in 1993 to increase the number of strong female characters on "Sesame Street."
"Every description of his characters describes Jerry as well," "Sesame Street" executive producer Carol-Lynn Parente told the AP. "Silly, funny, vulnerable, passionate and musical, for sure. That voice of his was superb." She continued, "We're having a rough day on the Street."
Here's a little piece of trivia for you: The Count is a vampire modeled after Bela Lugosi's interpretation of Count Dracula (hence that famous laugh). Whether you ... want ... Cookie or prefer collecting paper clips, click through our slideshow and let us know: Who's your favorite "Sesame Street" character?
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