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The Top 50 Best Sesame Street Moments

  • Things That I Remember

    A tearjerking love song about Bert and Ernie’s friendship, this was also Sesame Street songwriter Jeff Moss’s farewell to the show.

  • Monsterpiece Theater: The Sound of Music

    There’s a rumor that vintage Monsterpiece Theater episodes were eliminated from the Sesame Street: Old School DVDs because they show Cookie Monster (as Allistaire Cookie) with an unlit tobacco pipe. This is a travesty, as it deprives a new generation of Chariots of Fur, The 39 Stairs, and this very funny take on The Sound of Music.

  • Monsterpiece Theater: Twin Beaks

    Luckily, some of the best Monsterpiece Theater episodes are nicotine-free – like this awesome Twin Peaks satire.

  • Bruce Stringbean Sings Born to Add

    “There’s a lot of us adders on the Jersey shore…”

  • Elmo and Robert De Niro try method acting

    “I can imagine I’m a New York City taxi driver, or an out-of-shape boxer. Or a cabbage.”

  • The Count Gets The Mail

    In the ’70s, The Count was more creepy than cuddly. We think it suits him.

  • Chrissy and the Alphabeats – “You’re Alive!”

    “Breathe in, breathe out, breathe in…”

  • Would You Like to Buy an O?

    Featuring the shadiest Sesame Street resident of all: Lefty the Letter Salesman.

  • Women Can Be

    Sesame Street‘s contribution to the feminist movement.

  • Johnny Cash and Oscar the Grouch sing Nasty Dan

    This is a duo you don’t want to mess with.

  • Teeny Little Superguy: School

    “You can’t tell a hero by his size…”

  • Grover and John-John Count Backwards

    John-John was two years old when he started appearing on the show, and he quickly became a recurring character. (Wanna feel old? He’s now approaching 40.)

  • I Don’t Want to Live on the Moon

    Why hasn’t every indie band covered this song?

  • Ladybug Picnic

    “They talked about the high price of furniture and rugs, and fire insurance for ladybugs…”


    Big Bird is learning to read, but there’s one word that stumps him: the alphabet.

  • I Love Trash

    They just don’t make TV characters like Oscar anymore. Here’s his signature song.

  • The Yip-Yip Martians Find a Telephone

    The Yip-Yip monsters proved that there are only two words you really need to know in the English language: Yip and Nope.

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