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Music by Christopher Cerf
Lyrics by Norman Stiles and Christopher Cerf
Date 1989
Publisher Splotched Animal Music
First Episode 2689

Sesame Street Monster in the Mirror

Grover and various celebrities sing "Monster in the Mirror."

Monster in the Mirror-Tony Danza

"Monster in the Mirror" is a Sesame Street song sung by Grover.

In this song, Grover wakes up one morning and sees a monster in his mirror (his reflection). Instead of being scared, he sings, "Wubba wubba wubba wubba, woo woo woo." The clip features a number of camera tricks, such as a sequence in which a full-body Grover walks in front of a store window showing his animated reflection. At the end of the song, Grover has his arm around his reflection. Two AM Monsters are seen in a wall painting providing backing vocals.

In Season 22, the song was re-edited to include cameos by celebrities who had appeared on the show that year, including Marรญa Conchita Alonso, Candice Bergen, Ray Charles, Chubby Checker, Glenn Close, Tyne Daly, Geena Davis, Bo Diddley, Roger Ebert, Whoopi Goldberg, Jeff Goldblum, Kadeem Hardison, Charlayne Hunter-Gault, Bo Jackson, Kid 'n Play, Robert MacNeil, Lou Diamond Phillips, Julia Roberts, Gene Siskel, Jeff Smith, Tracey Ullman, Blair Underwood, Malcolm-Jamal Warner, Robin Williams and The Simpsons. (First: Episode 2835)

The album version of the song includes an additional verse of Grover and the monsters scatting. These vocals can be heard in the celebrity version when the celebrities start singing.

This segment was produced by Jim Blashfield and directed by Laura Di Trapani,[1][2] who also directed "The Word is 'No'." The music was arranged by Paul Jacobs.

The celebrity version was included in the specials Big Bird's Birthday or Let Me Eat Cake and Sesame Street Jam: A Musical Celebration. A clip from the celebrity version was included in Sesame Street's All-Star 25th Birthday: Stars and Street Forever.

A shortened version of this song was sung in Episode 4067, although Elmo referred to it as "The Wubba Wubba Wubba Song."

Elmo and Tony Danza sing the song during the end of the October 11, 2004, episode of The Tony Danza Show.

The instrumental version of this song was used to accompany the Super Grover balloon at the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade.

In 2017, an animated lyric video of the song, produced by David Cowles, was made and shared on the Sesame Street YouTube channel. The video stars Grover and features appearances by Elmo, Louie, Herry Monster, Cookie Monster, Telly Monster, Rosita, Humphrey, Ingrid, Natasha, Count von Count, and the Two-Headed Monster. (YouTube)



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