The Count from ‘Sesame Street’ is the perfect election meme
When people talk about their favorite Sesame Street characters, so often people forget about Count von Count, better known as just the Count. The puppet who taught kids to count since 1972, The Count has remained a consistent part of the Sesame Street lineup. Heck, The Count has his own Twitter account where he tweets the number of tweets he’s up to daily!
The Count is back, and this time, he’s linked to the U.S. Presidential election. “Counting” is controversial in 2020 due to a tight, nerve-shattering race – because mail-in ballots increased substantially this year, counting votes is taking forever! Though many are urging for every vote to be counted, people like U.S. President Donald Trump are demanding states stop counting votes and call the election.
Specifically, Trump’s “STOP THE COUNT!” tweet has many people tying it directly to the character The Count. Thus, another election meme trend has been born! Enjoy these The Count memes as we await the final count of the U.S. Presidential election.
Bad day for those of us who were terrified of the Count from Sesame Street til were like 15
— Mara “Get Rid of the Nazis” Wilson (@MaraWilson) November 5, 2020
Your childhood nightmare gone viral
Apologies to anyone who was actually scared of The Count due to his villainous appearance.
“STOP THE COUNT!” https://t.co/PoSKsOrZzD pic.twitter.com/webiwg8wGo
— Resist Programming 🛰 (@RzstProgramming) November 5, 2020
An essential part of voting
Counting every vote is key to having a fair election, according to The Count.
He’s a vampire who’s been allowed to roam free on Sesame Street for decades, clearly draining the blood of residents, children, and muppets without consequence.
He must be stopped! pic.twitter.com/1yw39PB1uF
— McKenna Mess (@MckennaMess) November 5, 2020
Maybe we should in fact stop The Count. He’s terrorized Sesame Street for far too long.
Cast your vote:
Which count do we need to stop:
1. Count Dracula
2. The Count from Sesame Street
3. Count Chocula#STOPTHECOUNT pic.twitter.com/C8CqrHmTzQ
— D. Plai (@d2plai) November 5, 2020
Too many counts to stop
There’s also The Count of Monte Cristo, Count Olaf of A Series of Unfortunate Events, and Count Paris in Romeo and Juliet, among others.
When one of the Sesame Street muppets ran off with your wallet pic.twitter.com/SADXo1trpW
— Horses Aren't Real (@ChrisMESA96) November 5, 2020
Get my wallet back!
The tweet does sound like something you yell at the pickpocket robbing you on the street.
I want to watch the Sesame Street skit based on this Atlantic article. pic.twitter.com/2zamnKwyhi
— Maggie Koerth (@maggiekb1) November 5, 2020
Too powerful for Trump
We want to see Trump fight The Count now.
Extra cartoon: Count Every Vote! With apologies to Sesame Street and thanks to @sohmer for the idea :) Enjoy! Share! Comment as you see fit :) pic.twitter.com/xWHmMp4OBN
— Lar (@lartist) November 5, 2020
A true political icon
The Count for President in 2024 guys, we’re calling it now!
Desperate Times Call For Desperate Measures: Sesame Street’s ‘The Count’ Flown To Nevada
— The Kumquat (@SUKumquat) November 5, 2020
The truth is close
With The Count on the scene, we know we’ll know the truth about Nevada by the end of the day.