The Pointer Sisters are a famous R&B group. The group's members originally included Ruth, Anita, Bonnie and June Pointer. The group found its greatest success as a trio after their sister Bonnie left to pursue a solo career. The group's hits include "Slow Hand", "Automatic," "Jump (For My Love)," "I'm So Excited," and "Neutron Dance", which was covered by The Extremes on The Jim Henson Hour.
They performed the song "Yes, We Can Can" on Sesame Street (First: Episode 0793); the song appeared on the 1979 album The Stars Come Out on Sesame Street. They also sang "Hush, Little Baby" and "Swingin' Alphabet" on Sesame Street.
- The Oinker Sisters, a trio of singing Sesame Street pigs, are named in honor of the group.