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Sesame Street remains the gold standard for children's television, but it also boasts some of the best original music and parodies of the past 43 years. It's garnered more Emmys than can fit in Hooper's Store, and it's phalanx of celebrity guests is staggering. Last week writer Judy Freudberg, who wrote for the show for 35 seasons, died of a brain tumor at age 62, which got me thinking about the show's wonderful past. Today, let's revisit the show's 10 greatest (and arguably, in many cases, gayest) musical moments. Those hyperlinks within the subheads link to the original video. Jamming yet, fellow Cookie Monsters?
1. Neil Patrick Harris finally admits that he's the Shoe Fairy
Yep, that's Neil Patrick Harris adorned in wings and a creamy suit (with some nutty Charles Nelson Reilly neckwear!) singin' about shoes. He's like Telly's personal shopper here, which is nothing short of spectacular. If he were an official pop star, »
Judy Freudberg, a writer who helped bring the sweet bright-red monster Elmo to life during a nearly 40-year career on the landmark PBS series Sesame Street, died June 10 of a brain tumor. She was 63. Freudberg, who collected 17 Emmy Awards for her work on the kids series, also collaborated with Tony Geiss on Sesame Street’s first feature film, Sesame Street Presents: Follow That Bird (1985), and on two animated movies for executive producer Steven Spielberg: The Land Before Time (1985) and An American Tail (1986). Soon after graduating from Syracuse University, Freudberg joined Sesame Street for
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