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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

Photo: NBA