Muppets Join Jimmy Fallon And The Roots To Perform ‘Sesame Street’ Theme

We defy you not to break into a big ol’ smile when watching this delightful rendition of the Sesame Street theme, featuring beloved Muppets such as Cookie Monster, Elmo and The Count accompanied by Jimmy Fallon and The Roots, performing the iconic theme song on classroom instruments.

Here’s a list of who plays what has to be the feel-good video of the day:

Jimmy Fallon – wood block, Casio keyboard
Questlove – kazoo, hand clackers
Frank Knuckles – bongos
Captain Kirk – ukulele
Kamal Gray – xylophone
Mark Kelley – toy clarinet
James Poyser – melodica
Tuba Gooding Jr. – toy saxophone, slide whistle
Black Thought – apple shaker
Elmo – vocals
Grover – backing vocals
Cookie Monster – banana shaker (eaten)
Abby Cadabby – toy guitar
Murray – backing vocals
Zoe – hand cymbals
Big Bird – vocals
Aloysius Snuffleupagus – backing vocals
The Count – counting

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