Sesame Street just posted this in honor of James Gandolfini’s life and death. Great way to remind the world he was a real person and not just Tony Soprano.
BREAKING: Elmo puppeteer Kevin Clash will resign from Sesame Street amid sex allegations. But life will go on for Elmo. Read more here.
And if you want GOOD Sesame Street stuff today, these 10 underrated badass performances from the show will brighten your day.
This one feels dirty. Not because the situation is dirty, but because this seems to be such a sad, personal matter between two people who feel hurt by each other’s actions on a deeply spiritual level. They’re not megastars. They didn’t ask for this. They’re just people, maybe once in love, maybe still in love, finding their way in the world, and trying to figure out how to get the fuck out of this mess before every word they’ve ever uttered to each other in private becomes public. For a change, let’s let that happen here.
Stevie Wonder‘s “Superstition” is the more ballyhooed selection, but this funkified eponymous theme for the show back in 1972 is pure, unadulterated audio sodomy. You half expect Lean On Me principal Joe Clark to bust in and say, “Take a bow, Mr. Wonder, you’ve re-written our theme song.”
But, wait, there’s more. Click here for 9 classic Sesame Street performances. Watch ‘em, then show them so love.