It was probably one of the best and sweetest songs ever recorded on the show.
Jimmy Fallon and his house band The Roots collaborated with Big Bird, Elmo, Cookie Monster, Count von Count, and several others to sing “Can You Tell Me How to Get to Sesame Street” to celebrate the 44th season of the show which aired on September 16, 2013.
Tariq Trotter of The Roots, better-known as Black Thought, had some additional lyrics prepared as a tribute for the Sesame Street muppets.
“Big Bird is out, he's in the house / He's turnin' up, with Snuffleup / They're really gettin' their hustle up / They stick together like Velcro / There Grover go, there's Elmo / And Cookie Monster there, look he likes / To take selfies with his cell phone…”
If you are a regular ‘Late Night’ viewer as well as a Sesame Street fan, you’re going to love this video.
Sesame Street is the longest running children’s program in the United States. In 2008, it was estimated that 77 million Americans had watched the series as children. As of 2009, the series has won 8 Grammy Awards and 153 Emmy Awards. No other children’s show holds that record.
Cookie Monster and Elmo were brilliant in the act. After all, we already know they are great performers. Here’s the proof:
And here’s Cookie Monster: