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"'''Alexander's Ragtime Band'''" was [[Irving Berlin|Irving Berlin's]] first major hit in 1911. It was performed by [[James Coburn]], playing the piccolo, and the [[The Muppets|Muppets]] to round off a 'Roaring 20s' sketch in [[Episode 505: James Coburn|episode 505]] of ''[[The Muppet Show]]''.
 
"'''Alexander's Ragtime Band'''" was [[Irving Berlin|Irving Berlin's]] first major hit in 1911. It was performed by [[James Coburn]], playing the piccolo, and the [[The Muppets|Muppets]] to round off a 'Roaring 20s' sketch in [[Episode 505: James Coburn|episode 505]] of ''[[The Muppet Show]]''.
   
The song was parodied in [[Season 38]] of ''[[Sesame Street]]'' where, in a recurring closing insert, [[Oscar]] and his band, The Not-So Hot Four, play a song that parodies this song as Oscar announces the sponsors.
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The song was parodied in [[Season 38]] of ''[[Sesame Street]]'' where, in a [[Oscar's Trashtime Band|recurring closing insert]], [[Oscar]] and his band, The Not-So Hot Four, play a song that parodies this song as Oscar announces the sponsors.
 
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Revision as of 05:35, February 7, 2015

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Written by Irving Berlin
Date 1911
Publisher Irving Berlin Music Co.

"Alexander's Ragtime Band" was Irving Berlin's first major hit in 1911. It was performed by James Coburn, playing the piccolo, and the Muppets to round off a 'Roaring 20s' sketch in episode 505 of The Muppet Show.

The song was parodied in Season 38 of Sesame Street where, in a recurring closing insert, Oscar and his band, The Not-So Hot Four, play a song that parodies this song as Oscar announces the sponsors.

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