Sesame Street 50th Anniversary Rap w/ Jimmy Fallon & Tariq “Black Thought” Trotter


-Guys, this year is the 50th
anniversary of “Sesame Street.” -Wow!
[ Cheers and applause ] 50 years? That’s crazy.
-I know. I’ve always wanted to visit
“Sesame Street.” -Uh, you do know
how to get there, right? -[ Scoffs ] Sure, I do. -Okay. How? How do you get to Sesame Street? -Well, it’s how the words go. Sunny day,
sweeping the clouds away. On my way to where
the air is sweet. I guess those aren’t
really directions. -Oh, Elmo can tell you
how to get there! [ Cheers and applause ] ♪♪ -Elmo! My goodness! You can t–
You can get me there?! -Yeah. Come on. Come on.
The bus is waiting! Come on! -Oh, let’s go. Let’s go.
Let’s go. [ Cheers and applause ] Is this the — Is this the local
or the express? -Uh, it’s — it’s just a bus. Okay, buckle up, everybody!
Let’s go to Sesame Street! -Okay. ♪ Can you tell me how to get ♪ -♪ How to get to Sesame Street ♪ -To get to Sesame Street,
you don’t need a GPS. You can watch on HBO
or check it out on PBS. I can tell you how to get there
with some help from my friends. Then you’ll never have to ask
yourself that question again. -Because you know.
-♪ Before we go much further ♪ ♪ I just wanted to say ♪ ♪ That this rap is brought to
you by the letters T and J ♪ -♪ Now just keep your eyes open,
and if you’re feeling lucky ♪ ♪ you might bump
into a pair of friends ♪ ♪ Who own a rubber ducky ♪ ♪ Just look at all the friendly
faces smile wherever we go ♪ -♪ Our motto is the more,
the merrier, mi amigo ♪ -♪ We’re on the right path,
and we keep getting closer ♪ -♪ But you can get there quicker
with the help of Super Grover ♪ -♪ It’s a pretty long journey,
so you might need to rest ♪ ♪ You can take a power nap ♪ ♪ Up in Big Bird’s nest ♪
-Slumber party! -♪ I’m blanking on the address
of the place I wanna be ♪ ♪ What’s the number
of the house? ♪ -♪ That’s 1-2-3! ♪ -♪ Can you tell me how to get ♪ ♪ How to get to Sesame Street ♪ -♪ What’s the matter, guys?
You look a little lost ♪ -♪ Elmo tries to
avoid Grouchland at
any and all costs ♪ -♪ How’s it going, Oscar? Well,
I guess we’ll see ya later ♪ -♪ Even though he’s a Grouch,
he’s a really good neighbor ♪ -Scram!
-♪ This is great ♪ ♪ There’s so many
different people to meet ♪ ♪ Are there any other friends
who live on Sesame Street? ♪ -♪ Ladies and gentlemen,
the best rapper around ♪ ♪ Here’s Tariq from The Roots
with the Sesame breakdown ♪ -♪ Grover, Bert and Ernie,
Zoe, Elmo, Rosita ♪ ♪ Gordon, Susan, Bob, Linda,
Luis, Maria ♪ ♪ Betty Lou, Little Jerry,
Julia, Gabi ♪ ♪ Snuffy, Telly, Biff,
and Sully, Abby Cadabby ♪ ♪ Amazing Mumford, Prairie Dawn,
Count von Count ♪ ♪ Herry Monster, Baby Bear ♪ ♪ Oscar the Grouch ♪
-[ Grumbles ] -♪ Frazzle, Gladys, Don Music,
Hoots is an owl ♪ ♪ Forgetful Jones, and Lefty
trying to sell you a vowel ♪ ♪ Barkley, Big Bird,
Cookie Monster, and Guy Smiley ♪ ♪ Natasha,
the Two-Headed Monster ♪ ♪ Yip Yips and Slimey ♪ -Boy, that was a lot names! Does Tariq need
a glass of water? -No, I’m good. Thanks.
-Okay. -♪ Now I think I get it,
what you’re trying to say ♪ ♪ It’s not about directions
but the friends along the way ♪ -Yeah!
-Happy 50th, Sesame Street! Stay gold! -♪ Actually, Mr. Fallon,
I’m only 6 years old ♪ Everybody! -♪ Sunny days
sweeping the clouds away ♪ -♪ The clouds away ♪ -♪ On my way to where
the air is sweet ♪ ♪ Can you tell me how to get ♪ ♪ How to get to Sesame Street ♪ -So that’s…
-♪ How to get to Sesame Street ♪ -Now you know… -♪ How to get to
Sesame Str-e-e-e-eet ♪ [ Cheers and applause ] -That was really great! [ Indistinct shouting ] ♪♪

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  1. Most of the muppet characters that were on Sesame Street have retired. Especially that disgusting salesman who tries to sell you a vowel.

  2. Love this! At age 46, I still sing this song to comfort myself everytime I have an atonic seizure (loss of feeling in legs, while conscious), bcuz by the time I'm done it's over🚍❤️

  3. It doesn’t matter what age you are Sesame Street is for everybody. And also their theme song is timeless. #ForeverInOurHearts

  4. I loved this! I was 11 when SS began, but I loved watching it. Elmo is my absolute favorite! I do a perfect impression of him for my 3 small grandchildren. Elmo makes my heart smile!

  5. R.I.P Carol Spinney aka the puppeteer of Oscar and Big Bird. You will dearly be missed. Thank you for the Sesame Street memories, songs and friends that you met along the way. 💞😭

  6. What’s wrong with Elmo in grouch land it’s the only thing Sesame Street that we can actually see the inside of Oscar’s trash can

  7. ❤❤❤❤
    I'm so happy we can watch it! Mister Rogers too! I'll watch it teens will completely zone out on it 😀😀

  8. Tell the sesame street crew for me congratulations on their 50 years of bringing children the smile & joy. I remembered when I was young, they made me feel happy & brought me laughter. But now I'm all grown up 😭 & sadly I had to live life, so I kinda understand how Oscar the Grouch feels from time to time. But I still remember my good times when I watch them, so again, thank you, congratulations, & keep up the good work.

  9. As a child of the 80s, I grew up watching Sesame Street daily, and even now, I occasionally find myself knowing something from having learned it by watching. Several of the songs and skits are still deeply entrenched in my memory. There's a generation of kids who are too stuck in their tablets and tech toys……and are missing out on this absolute gem. RIP Jim Henson and Carroll Spinney. Without them, this beautiful world would not be. 💜💙💜💙

  10. Like because of the childhood! I'm European(Serbia), 49y old. Such a memory, first grade running from school just for watch Kermit and Gonzo!!!!!! 100y more guys

  11. Quite a number of human and Muppet characters that should have been mentioned…

    Kermit the frog
    Mr. Hooper
    Roosevelt Franklin
    Little Chrissy
    Sherlock Hemlock
    David
    Olivia (had quite the singing voice)
    Twiddlebugs
    Harvey Kneeslapper
    Mr. Johnson (Grovers customer at Charlie’s)
    Simon Soundman
    Alice (Snuffys little sister)
    Honkers
    Grungetta
    Herbert Birdsfoot
    Placido flamingo

    Miles and Gabbie (Who started off as babies on Sesame Street)

  12. I haven't cried in awhile, until the day i heard about Caroll Spinney's passing. It was just like losing a family member.

  13. I got the album and an identical Ernie Puppet on my 3rd Birthday in 1971. Right when we were moving into our new home. I would suck and chew on his nose and left him outside in a secret place for some reason.

  14. Sesame Street is a long time journey and it’s a great thing they’re doing for the children and I didn’t know that jimmy can rap that’s a good freestyle 😂😊

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