Music by Christopher Cerf
Lyrics by Christopher Cerf and John Weidman
Date 1991
Publisher Splotched Animal Music Co.
Sesame Street Inc.
First Episode 2943

"Stick Out Your Hand and Say Hello" was sung by Bert and Rick Moranis on Sesame Street. Bert and Rick meet each other on an airplane and realize that they have quite a few things in common (such as the fact that they both like oatmeal). The song deals with saying "Hello" and meeting new people, learning that many people are similar. It ends with communal laughter, akin to Bert's trademark laugh.

The song was remade as an animated sequence and sung by The Friend Lady for Elmo's World: Friends. (First: Episode 4109)

Elmo sang this song with the cast in the Sesame Street Live show Let's Be Friends.

Don Boni sang this to a timid Abelardo in a 2006 episode of Plaza Sésamo.


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