Sesame Street 80s Music Mashup Parody

Sesame Street 80s Music Mashup Parody

Sesame Street Presents the 80s is an original Sesame Street web video, featuring a series of song parodies, released on the show's official social media accounts on July 27, 2017. The YouTube version contains the full, six-minute video, while all other accounts trim down to just the musical portions. The shorter edits also re-arranges the order the songs appear.

In the video, Prairie Dawn prepares for the Sesame Street Glee Club's performance. Cookie Monster consumes the lyric sheets as well as Grover's phone, where the music is kept. From inside his tummy, Cookie inadvertently starts up Grover's playlist of songs from the 1980s while the cast performs parodies of the tunes.


  • "Tuck Elmo In Before Before Bed Oh-Oh," based on Wham!'s "Wake Me Up Before You Go-Go"
  • "Bake Cookie", based on a-ha's "Take On Me"
  • "Always Gonna Be Your Friend", based on Rick Astley's "Never Gonna Give You Up"
    • Rick Astley Muppet with the ensemble
  • Other songs/albums referenced (through dialogue) include:
    • Queen's "Another One Bites the Dust"
    • The Rolling Stones' "Start Me Up"
    • Hall & Oates' "I Can't Go for That (No Can Do)"
    • Wham!'s Make It Big
    • Crowded House's "Don't Dream It's Over"
    • Europe's "The Final Countdown"

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  • Sesame Presents the 80s

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    • Hm, good question. Since they're not straight-up performances of the songs — they're doing parodies with altered lyrics — and t...
    • Either way, they'd be going in the Musical References category, I figured. But sure, that sounds fine with me.