Can you count all the way to 40? 40 years, that is, of Sesame Street being on air? This year the popular children's television show is blowing out forty candles, and of course they are going to count them all while singing a song. Don't laugh. You know you enjoyed some Ernie crooning to his rubber ducky about being "the one" (and who made bath time lots of fun), and you embraced Oscar the Grouch's love for trash. Before Michael Jackson, the gang from Sesame Street were my rock stars as their songs helped me learn how to count, spell and learn about the health benefits of vegetables. Still laughing? It's been a slow news day. If I can't convince you gigglers any further, you might be interested in the fact that some sage musical favorites have made appearances on the show, singing right along side Elmo, the Cookie Monster and that schizo-piano player Prairie Dawn. Let's take a look at some of the musical moments that Sesame Street has graced us with. There are more after the cut if you feel like being nostalgic....
Grover fails at scatting...Stevie Wonder secretly laughs
Smokey Robinson teaches us that the letter "U" is a stalker
Gloria Estefan disturbs the peace with her conga
Sesame Street gets indie with Feist and 1,2,3,4
Patti LaBelle takes the kiddos and the ABC's to church
And for kicks...Madonna's "Material Girl"...made into "Cereal Girl"