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Song Parodies -> "Sesame Street"

Original Song Title:

"Baker Street"

Original Performer:

Gerry Rafferty

Parody Song Title:

"Sesame Street"

Parody Written by:

Chris Bodily TM

The Lyrics

I thought I'd beat Tokusou Sentai Blessranger to the joke by doing a Sesame Street parody to Gerry Rafferty's only hit (that I know of), "Baker Street." If you haven't heard of Sesame Street, my condolences; you have lived in a cave all your life.
(Saxophone intro -- If you've heard this song, you at least remember this saxophone part)

Counting to five down on Sesame Street
Ernie and Bert are still fast asleep
Well another cookie gone, thanks to the Cookie Monster
It's time to learn your ABCs

And did you hear that Big Bird's nine feet tall?
And Bert and Ernie might not be straight guys at all
And it's taken you so long to recite your numbers
Well, this is what this show is for

You used to think that it was so easy,
You used to say that it was so easy
Count 1-2-3, 1-2-3-4
Another year and then you're in preschool
And you start to think that Elmo's awesome
But you're only, you're only two

(Saxophone solo)

Way down the Street there's a Grouch in his can
You open the door, he's telling you to get lost
And whatever happened to the Snufalupagus?
And that orange named Lucille?

Which of these things is not like the other?
There's something different on screen and it don't belong
And can you figure out what this one thing could be
Before this song's over with?

But you know you don't know your numbers
Till the Count come on and he starts countin'
And the thunder, the loud thunder soars
These sunny days are sweeping the clouds away
The sun is shining, it's a new morning
Down on Sesame, On Sesame Street

(Saxophone solo)

Counting to five down on Sesame Street
Dad and Mommy still fast asleep
They're sick of hearing that "C is For Cookie" melody
They're sick of hearing ABCs

And did you hear that Big Bird's nine feet tall?
And Bert and Ernie got their names from James Stewart's
classic movie entitled, "It's a Wonderful Life"?
Of course not, but your parents know

Dad used to think this (bleep) was so easy,
Mom used to say this (bleep) was so easy
But they're grown-ups, they're grown-ups now
Another year and then you're in preschool
And your Mom and Dad hate Tickle Me Elmo
But you're only, you're only two

(Saxophone outro, OR: If not, keep repeating anyway until the saxophone becomes really annoying!)
Listen to the MIDI

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Agrimorfee - March 22, 2005 - Report this comment
Of course, the Muppets insiders swear up and down that they DID NOT name Bert & Ernie from the "Wonderful Life" characters. Right! 555
Michael Pacholek - March 22, 2005 - Report this comment
Chris: Not to pick nits, but A. Gerry Rafferty had another hit, as he was the lead singer of Stealers Wheel: "Stuck In the Middle with You." And B. I saw Big Bird get measured once, and he was 8-foot-2. Agri: And Bert & Ernie supposedly also weren't based on "The Odd Couple" (the play and movie both preceded "Sesame Street," unlike the TV version), nor is that where Oscar the Grouch got his name. I'll believe that Bert & Ernie were based on Felix & Oscar before I believe that they are gay, either separately or together... Come to think of it, there is a slight style resemblance with Will & Jack on "Will & Grace," but that may only be because of the childlike qualities that Ernie & Jack share.

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