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Sesame Street Characters on A Capitol Fourth

Yesterday was Independence Day (Fourth of July) in the United States. People celebrated with BBQ and fireworks. While I didn’t have any BBQ that day, we did watch our city’s fireworks show in front of the house since we are very close to the high school that they were releasing fireworks from. There were also TV specials for Fourth of July, among which is A Capitol Fourth, an annual PBS special which airs live from the West Lawn of the US Capitol followed by the finale fireworks show in Washington, D.C.

This year, Sesame Street characters Cookie Monster, Oscar, Elmo, Abby Cadabby, Rosita, and Big Bird appeared on A Capitol Fourth singing a medley of songs. They were introduced by President Barack Obama. Big Bird sang “Sunny Days”, Elmo sang “Elmo’s Song”, Oscar sang “I Love Trash”, Abby sang “Somebody Come and Play”, Cookie Monster sang “C is for Cookie”, Rosita’s sang “Sing” with Natasha Bedingfield. The whole group then sang “Yankee Doodle Boy” and “You’re a Grand Old Flag”.

I happened to have caught it on TV while channel surfing. I only found the Natasha Bedingfield part online though. Here it is. Enjoy!


  1. July 5th, 2009 | 10:30 pm

    How cool is that? I love it that these guys from my childhood are still such icons! Still, no BBQ?!?

  2. July 6th, 2009 | 2:02 am

    Yeah, I know… we did have cake though. And to me, cake beats BBQ, hands down.

  3. July 10th, 2009 | 1:21 am

    I heard about this because my cousin went to D.C. to celebrate the fourth, and mentioned seeing the Muppets, which I think is super cool.

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  4. July 12th, 2009 | 2:22 am

    Ah, that is pretty cool. I found out about this while channel surfing. Strange. I thought I would’ve found out before that given the number of puppetry blogs I read… :-)

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