Music by Bud Luckey
Lyrics by Donald Hadley
Date 1971
First Episode 0416

Sesame Street Ladybugs' Picnic

The 2010 remake of "Ladybugs' Picnic."


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"Ladybugs’ Picnic" is an animated Sesame Street song highlighting the joys and sorrows of twelve ladybugs, gathered for a picnic. Folk singer Jim Kweskin performed the vocals on the original version.[1] A remake of the song, from the 1975 LP The Count Counts, featured vocals by Richard Hunt and Jerry Nelson.

In 2010, a stop-motion animated remake was made by Misseri Studio. This features a rerecorded version of the song performed by folk artist Langhorne Slim.[2] (First: Episode 4237)

Sherman Irby arranged a jazz version of the song in 2019 performed by The Count, Abby Cadabby, and Rosita at A Swingin' Sesame Street Celebration.


Several references to the segment have been made on the show in the years since its debut.

  • In the Elmo's World episode "Bugs," a ladybug claims he was going to be late for a picnic.
  • In a Jane Tuesday segment, "The Case of the Letter L," the song is briefly played on a toy radio.
  • Episode 4175 features the Bug-A-Wee Bug Shelter, where three ladybugs are seen having a picnic and singing the song to themselves.
  • In Episode 4191, Hooper's Store is seen advertising their "Ladybugs Picnic Special," which consists of six s'mores and a glass of milk (all for $1.20).
  • A painting of the ladybugs from the cartoon is seen in The Cookie Thief, and again in the "Smart Cookies" segment "Making Whoopie in the Library."




  • In 2007, the song was used in a TV advertisement in the United Kingdom for Heinz Salad Cream.


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