What could possibly be greater than Jimmy Fallon and his house band, the legendary Roots crew, performing the Sesame Street theme song with children’s instruments? By having the actual Sesame Street characters come through and perform along with them.
That’s what went down last night, but you can watch it below. Big Bird, the Count, Grover, Monster and the rest of the crew hold it down alongside Fallon, Black Thought, Questlove and the rest of the Hip-Hop band.
If this doesn’t make you smile, well, you’re a lost cause.
Jimmy, the Roots & the cast of Sesame Street play the “Sesame Street” theme on classroom instruments in the Late Night Music Room. Instrument list below:
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