|Music by||Stephen Lawrence|
|Lyrics by||Mark Saltzman|
|Publisher|| SJL Music Co.|
Sesame Street Inc.
"NTV" is a Sesame Street song parodying the 1980s new wave music scene. On the MTV-spoofed channel of the same name, host Nora Nicks introduces the newest hit song from Nick Normal and the Nickmatics, referred to in the segment as "The Letter N."
In the song, Nick Normal sings about his Friday afternoon, and the events that happened (featuring cutscenes throughout the song), which all involve negative words beginning with "N" (Nothing, Never, and No), eventually leading to a giant animated letter N appearing at the end of the video, much to Nick's horror.
- The music video features MTV-style captions at the beginning that refer to "N Records."
- The segment was notably featured in Episode 2888 in a scene where Maria and Big Bird are watching NTV in the Fix-It Shop. Nora Nicks makes a cameo shortly afterwards.
- In initial airings of the segment, the cutaway verses were shown in color and full screen. By Episode 2176 at the earliest, the scenes were instead presented in monochrome and letterboxed widescreen.
- ↑ ASCAP #880254578