Pagliacci, Italian for clowns, is a two-act opera written by Ruggero Leoncavallo in 1892.
- A Sesame Street insert features Placido Flamingo singing "Vesti la giubba" from the opera, accompanied by Itzhak Perlman and a Honker.
- In episode 208 of Muppets Tonight, Arsenio Hall plans on performing "Vesti la giubba" from the opera, complete with costume.
- A pig in the Sesame Street song "Operatic Lullaby" appears dressed as the titular clown.
- Pepe the King Prawn sings a portion of "Vesti la giubba" from the opera when granted his wish to be an opera singer in Letters To Santa.
- In a scene from a Little Children, Big Challenges video, Cookie Monster wishes to have a cookie, but Elmo has the last two from Hooper's. As he shouts to the heavens ("Oh cruel fate, why you mock me?!"), the score from "Vesti la giubba" plays.
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