First, someone on FB posted "Me and My Llama," which I sometimes find myself singing. Well, humming, mostly, because I only really remember the one part: "We're going to the dentist -- ooh weeeee! Yes, it's just my llama and me."
(For some reason, you have to click through to the full post to see the video.)
Then, over on Pajiba, Dustin posted a list of The Five Best Celebrity Songs on Sesame (contemporary edition). I've seen (and love) Ricky Gervais' lullaby, but the rest were new to me. I'm kind of partial to Norah Jones' "Don't Know Why," but that might just be because I like that song so much.
It snowballed from there. Between the comments on the Pajiba post and the related videos on YouTube, I soon found myself meandering around YouTube, watching Sesame Street clip. Here are some of my favorites from what I watched:
Miss Labelle going full-Patti on a gospel version of the alphabet
Oscar's sings a special grouchy version of "Bein' Green" (LOVE!)
Ernie singing "I don't want to live on the moon"
Bonus: I didn't actually stumble across this one last night, but am posting it because everyone should know about it. Because it is genius.
Yes. It's a Cookie Monster Shaft parody. It would be the best Cookie Monster song ever, if not for the simple, honest goodness of the last, best song. My all-time favorite. Because, as the monster himself says, "WHO CARES ABOUT OTHER THINGS?!"