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(Today)   Top 10 list of Sesame Street musical guests. List already failed without R.E.M.'s Furry Happy Monsters   (today.com) divider line 36
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2013-08-08 05:20:38 PM
No Lena Horne signing it's not easy being green?
 
2013-08-08 05:39:20 PM

lokis_mentor: No Lena Horne signing it's not easy being green?


Yeah, that is a classic as well.

I think the point here might be, they really needed a Top 25 list.
 
2013-08-08 05:58:09 PM

dletter: I think the point here might be, they really needed a Top 25 list.


Yup definitely needed Victor Borge arguing with Oscar.
 
2013-08-08 06:03:49 PM
i.huffpost.com

Top guests, number 4 and number 5?

Also, it's not as touching and lovely as some of their picks, but I really have enjoyed Ricky Gervais's celebrity lullaby appearance. Will put that one when the little one is being a punk about nap time. If I know she's not nearing sleep yet, but needs to be, it's a good way to vent.
 
2013-08-08 06:03:53 PM
 
2013-08-08 06:05:45 PM
I think I caught the diabeetus watching the Ray Charles/Elmo clip.
 
2013-08-08 06:08:39 PM
Thank goodness for Youtube, or you'd actually have to watch Sesame Street to see these clips.

My toddler loves the show when the characters are onscreen, but she gets antsy any time the show goes into a trippy cartoon, a live-action piece or a stop-motion animation. It's really hard for her to sit through the classic episodes because they're at least 50% filler.

Sesame Street has had some classic moments, but they are few and far between a lot of barely-watchable stuff.

I will give them props for parodying Sons of Anarchy this season, however. That, combined with Birdwalk Empire their Mad Men parody, at least acknowledges that adults have to watch this show too.
 
2013-08-08 06:08:57 PM
Just watched the Paul Simon Clip, Watch for the kid doing the robot around 1:15 HA.
 
2013-08-08 06:16:08 PM
the list is blocked but there's a phenomenal mid 70s clip of Stevie Wonder with a fantastically funky jam which I'll call "Sesame Street", with him using a vocoder to say something like, "one two three, dance with me, one two three, sesame street".

also Los Lobos did a cool "Elmo and the Lavender Moon" off of their "Kiko And the Lavender Moon" which was cool.

Also, I want to bone Feist.  she is the epitome of nerd hot.  Feist.  baby.  c'mere.  i want to be close to you.  let me get just a slice of that stuff, shorty.
 
2013-08-08 06:17:04 PM

suziequzie: List is FAIL...


There we go.
 
2013-08-08 06:25:33 PM
No Goo Goo Dolls Pride?
 
2013-08-08 06:27:26 PM

WhyteRaven74: No Goo Goo Dolls Pride?



Hey.  This thread is Liters only, you filthy totalfar -- oh....nevermind.
 
2013-08-08 07:12:18 PM

suziequzie: List is FAIL...

 
2013-08-08 07:15:37 PM

suziequzie: List is FAIL...


they didn't include stevie? for real?

that is a major fail. that song kicks ass with or without mr. hooper funking to that jive ass beat
 
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2013-08-08 07:23:28 PM
I always liked this one I'm the Letter T
 
2013-08-08 08:53:35 PM
The 10 they choose, FYI...

Ray Charles
Paul Simon
Billy Joel
Feist
Cab Calloway
Johnny Cash
Garth Brooks
Yo Yo Ma
Jason Mraz
Wynton Marsalis


IMO, drop Brooks, Mraz and Simon for R.E.M. , Lena Horne and Stevie Wonder.
 
2013-08-08 08:54:41 PM
How could they miss this collection musical awesomeness?!

Put down the duckie!
 
2013-08-08 08:57:59 PM

Nope.


The Pointer Sisters with Eleven Twelve

 
2013-08-08 09:10:53 PM
How about Ladysmith Black Mambazo doing an incredible version of the alphabet?
 
2013-08-08 09:25:46 PM
No RHCP?
 
2013-08-08 10:17:43 PM
My daughter's favorite is that Feist song that counts to the number 4. Her face lights up every time we watch it. Her second favorite seems to be India Arie doing a very groovy version of the ABC song with Elmo.
 
2013-08-08 10:25:16 PM
Swap the Cash piece for "Dirty Dan" (with Oscar)

And seriously, no Superstition?  Really?
 
2013-08-08 10:33:02 PM
Considering how long Sesame Street has been around, I don't think they went back far enough on this list. And not mentioning Stevie Wonder is a crime.

I know my favorite moment with a musical guest, but I don't think anything was performed.

It was Itzhak Perlman with a young child. He played a few bars of Bach (or Mozart, doesn't matter).

The child said, "I wish I could do that," and stood up and began to walk away.

And then Itzhak said, "I wish I could do that," and reached down for his crutches as he could not simply walk away as the child could.

I get choked up just thinking about it and that TV moment was easily 30 years ago, as I was a stay at home mom to my daughter at the time and she is now 33.

/doubt youtube would have a link for verification
 
2013-08-08 10:37:53 PM

rickythepenguin: phenomenal mid 70s clip of Stevie Wonder with a fantastically funky jam which I'll call "Sesame Street", with him using a vocoder to say something like, "one two three, dance with me, one two three, sesame street".


Link

that shiat is so farking good you don't even know how good it is.


Yeah, Sesame Street once aired Superstition, and yeah, it rules your mom's face


Los Lobos, Elmo and the Lavender Moon

that is farking cool.
 
2013-08-08 10:45:09 PM

catzies: Considering how long Sesame Street has been around, I don't think they went back far enough on this list. And not mentioning Stevie Wonder is a crime.

I know my favorite moment with a musical guest, but I don't think anything was performed.

It was Itzhak Perlman with a young child. He played a few bars of Bach (or Mozart, doesn't matter).

The child said, "I wish I could do that," and stood up and began to walk away.

And then Itzhak said, "I wish I could do that," and reached down for his crutches as he could not simply walk away as the child could.

I get choked up just thinking about it and that TV moment was easily 30 years ago, as I was a stay at home mom to my daughter at the time and she is now 33.

/doubt youtube would have a link for verification


http://youtu.be/z3richcoCUI

YouTube-Fu.
 
2013-08-09 01:07:41 AM

suziequzie: List is FAIL...


I don't remember seeing that before. That really made my evening. Thanks, suziequzie.
 
2013-08-09 01:22:44 AM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KxardpB ReQc

Best musical performance on Sesame Street, hands down.
 
2013-08-09 02:14:47 AM
No James Taylor doing Jelly Man Kelly = fail.
 
2013-08-09 08:03:34 AM

Tom_Slick: dletter: I think the point here might be, they really needed a Top 25 list.

Yup definitely needed Victor Borge arguing with Oscar.


I've never seen that. Thank you.
 
2013-08-09 08:15:50 AM
It's been referenced above, but bears repeating...http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_ul7X5js1vE
 
2013-08-09 01:26:24 PM
dletter has already pointed out that this list should be top 25.  I'm not even sure that would be enough...
 
2013-08-09 01:30:06 PM

Aquapope: dletter has already pointed out that this list should be top 25.  I'm not even sure that would be enough...


Well, at some point, someone can still say what their "Top 10" is... so, we are all just greatly disagreeing with Today's "Top 10".
 
2013-08-09 01:45:07 PM
Stevie Wonder on Sesame Street = transformational moment for midwestern kid. Who knew music could sound like that? I'm sure I didn't until then.
 
2013-08-09 02:25:40 PM
Animal battling Buddy Rich?  That and Stevie Wonder.  Those are in my top 5.
 
2013-08-09 11:10:30 PM

Notabunny: suziequzie: List is FAIL...

I don't remember seeing that before. That really made my evening. Thanks, suziequzie.


You're more than welcome. Wasn't that kid rockin' out on the balcony AWESOME!!!!????
 
2013-08-10 02:22:05 AM

suziequzie: Notabunny: suziequzie: List is FAIL...

I don't remember seeing that before. That really made my evening. Thanks, suziequzie.

You're more than welcome. Wasn't that kid rockin' out on the balcony AWESOME!!!!????


The little girl in the red sweater? Yes. Yes, she was.
 
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