Music by Stephen Lawrence
Lyrics by Mark Saltzman
Date 1984
Publisher SJL Music Co.
Sesame Street Inc.
First Episode 2071

"NTV"[1] 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 black and white flashbacks), 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 prominently featured in Episode 2888, in a scene where Maria and Big Bird are watching NTV in the Fix-It Shop. Nora Nicks shortly makes a cameo afterwards.


  1. ASCAP #880254578
Sesame Street N-TV

Sesame Street N-TV

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