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The latest "Sesame Street" music video features the wondrous Janelle Monáe, and it's just what you need on a Friday afternoon. Bert's bumming, Cookie Monster is burning his snacks, Big Bird can't dunk a basketball, and the Two-Headed Monster can't seem to find the beat. It's easy to be discouraged, but just as they're all about to toss in the towel, Monáe appears in a stylin' tuxedo to teach them about "The Power of Yet." It's catchy, groovy, and completely adorable - and the perfect song to go with the 45th anniversary of the long-running show!
Monáe isn't the first musician to visit Sesame Street, and she surely won't be the last. Check out some of the other stand-out appearances from years past, »
- Jenni Miller
It's a rite of passage for every rock star … an appearance on Sesame Street. Photos One Direction's Take Me Home Tour in Pictures The Backstreet Boys sang "One Small Voice" with Elmo, while Justin Bieber (as a Muppet) joined Elmo to croon "Measure" in a recording studio. Other musical artists to guest-star on the show include Johnny Cash (singing "Nasty Dan" with Oscar), Ray Charles (on the alphabet song), Feist (singing her "1234"), the Goo Goo Dolls (performing "Pride"), India.Arie (singing the ABCs with Elmo), Bruno Mars, R.E.M. (singing the song "Funny, Happy Monsters") and Stevie Wonder, among
- Tyler Bradley, Billboard
David Letterman had a sketch in 1983 called "They Took My Show Away" — an after-school special where Dave helps coach a little kid to be a more responsible TV watcher. ("Jimmy, are you gonna do homework all night? Don't you think you ought to watch a little TV?") But when NBC cancels little Jimmy's favorite show, Voyagers, Dave takes him for a walk in the park to break the tragic news. Heartbroken, the kid sobs, "I don't think I'll ever watch TV again!"
Dave takes off his shades and frowns. »
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