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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