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Parody?

Is this song really considered a parody? It seems to be more of a reworking than a satire.. --Cantus Rock 18:12, 23 September 2006 (UTC)

Well, there's a difference between parody and satire. It's clearly playing off of the other song, a sort of self-parody and intended melding of the song's lyrics with Muppet-ish atmosphere. If you feel you can word it more precisely, however, go to it, me boyo. -- Andrew Leal (talk) 18:38, 23 September 2006 (UTC)
According to the wikipedia article on Shiny Happy People [1] they say the new lyrics were by Christopher Cerf. If that can be cited, I'd say it could just read "Furry Happy Monsters is a revised version of the R.E.M. song "Shiny Happy People," (with lyrics by Sesame Street musical veteran Christopher Cerf) that was performed by the band on Sesame Street in Season 30." Hows that look? --Cantus Rock 18:51, 23 September 2006 (UTC)

home video

Wasn't this also released on a home video? -- Scott, Scarecroe 14:42, 24 April 2006 (UTC)

I don't know of a Sesame video with it, but it's on two VH1 programs:
  • Greatest TV Moments: Sesame Street Music A to Z, a VH1 Save the Music/Noggin co-production that originally aired on Nov 2000 on Noggin.
  • the R.E.M. episode of Behind the Music, which originally aired 6 Dec 1998 on VH1.
Other than that? I've got nothing. -- Melissa (talk) 11:27, 14 May 2006 (UTC)
Hm, I must be thinking of the end of the broadcast version of The Street We Live On.
By the way, your "talk" link doesn't work. You need to change Username to Oddharmonic. -- Scott Hanson (talk) 14:39, 14 May 2006 (UTC)
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