WhenBert'sNotHere
Written by Joe Raposo
Date 1985
Publisher Jonico Music, Inc.
First Episode 2208

"When Bert's Not Here" is a Sesame Street song sung by Ernie.

Ernie has trouble going to sleep, because Bert went to attend a pigeon festival with Bernice the Pigeon, and he sings about how lonely he feels when Bert is not around, and what usually happens around him as a result, with a montage of various clips from Ernie and Bert sketches. At the end of the song, Ernie feels better from expressing his feelings and peacefully falls asleep.

Non-Muppet performances

  • Justin Hayford covered the song on his 2001 album A Rare Find: Forgotten Gems from the American Popular Songbook.

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