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[[Image:You've Got a Friend.JPG|thumb|300px|You've Got a Friend]]
 
   
 
"'''You've Got a Friend'''" was recorded on two albums in [[1971]], first by singer-songwriter Carole King on her ''Tapestry'' album, and again by [[James Taylor]] on ''Mud Slide Slim and the Blue Horizon''. Both performers won [[Grammy Awards]] for the song, King for Song of the Year, and Taylor for Best Pop Vocal Performance, Male.
 
"'''You've Got a Friend'''" was recorded on two albums in [[1971]], first by singer-songwriter Carole King on her ''Tapestry'' album, and again by [[James Taylor]] on ''Mud Slide Slim and the Blue Horizon''. Both performers won [[Grammy Awards]] for the song, King for Song of the Year, and Taylor for Best Pop Vocal Performance, Male.
 
In [[Bert]]'s bio in the ''[[Sesame Street]]'' [[season 40]] press kit, he lists the song as one of his favorites.
 
   
 
==''[[The Muppet Show]]''==
 
==''[[The Muppet Show]]''==
[[Vincent Price]] and a number of ghouls and ghosties perform "You've Got a Friend" as the closing number on [[Episode 119: Vincent Price|episode 119]] of ''[[The Muppet Show]]''. The Muppets in the chorus include [[Uncle Deadly]], [[Snake Frackle]], [[Blue Frackle]], [[Green Frackle]], [[Droop]], [[Miss Kitty]], [[Frackles#scoff|Scoff]], the [[Frackles|green Scoff-like Frackle]], [[Purple Heap]], [[Green Heap]], [[Flower-Eating Monster]], two [[Ghosts]], and a purple dragon-like creature.
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[[Vincent Price]] and a number of ghouls and ghosties perform "You've Got a Friend" as the closing number on [[Episode 119: Vincent Price|episode 119]] of ''[[The Muppet Show]]''. The Muppets in the chorus include [[Uncle Deadly]], [[Droop]], [[Miss Kitty]], [[Flower-Eating Monster]], two [[Ghosts]], various [[Frackles]] and [[Heaps]] and a purple dragon-like creature.
   
The sketch was released on the [[Playhouse Video]] compilation ''[[Gonzo Presents Muppet Weird Stuff]]''. Although it was included with the whole episode on the ''[[Best of the Muppet Show#Volume 5 Disc Features|Best of the Muppet Show Volume 5]]'', it was cut on the home video releases ''[[Monster Laughs with Vincent Price]]'' and ''[[The Muppet Show: Season One]]''.
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The sketch was released on the [[Playhouse Video]] compilation ''[[Gonzo Presents Muppet Weird Stuff]]''. Although it was included with the whole episode on ''[[Best of the Muppet Show#Volume 5 Disc Features|Best of the Muppet Show Volume 5]]'', it was cut on the home video releases ''[[Monster Laughs with Vincent Price]]'' and ''[[The Muppet Show: Season One]]''.
   
 
==''[[America's Got Talent]]''==
 
==''[[America's Got Talent]]''==
 
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[[Image:AmericasGotTalent.jpg|thumb|300px]]
 
[[Kermit the Frog]] sang a duet of the song with [[Terry Fator]] (ventriloquist/impressionist/singer) in the [[2007]] season finale of ''[[America's Got Talent]]''. They were joined by a chorus of [[Chickens|Muppet chickens]] towards the end of the number.
 
[[Kermit the Frog]] sang a duet of the song with [[Terry Fator]] (ventriloquist/impressionist/singer) in the [[2007]] season finale of ''[[America's Got Talent]]''. They were joined by a chorus of [[Chickens|Muppet chickens]] towards the end of the number.
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==[[Annual Sesame Workshop Benefit Gala#2016|Sesame Workshop's 14th Annual Benefit Gala]]==
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In 2016, the Muppets of ''[[Sesame Street]]'' (including [[Big Bird]], [[Grover]], [[Elmo]], [[Abby Cadabby]], [[Cookie Monster]], [[Rosita]] and [[Telly Monster]]) performed the song with [[Charlie Puth]] at [[Annual Sesame Workshop Benefit Gala|Sesame Workshop's annual benefit gala]] and were also joined onstage by [[John Oliver]].
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* In [[Ernie]] and [[Bert]]'s bios in the ''[[Sesame Street]]'' [[Season 40 (2009-2010)|Season 40]] press kit, they list the song as one of their favorites.
   
 
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Latest revision as of 13:59, September 11, 2019

You've Got a Friend
Written by Carole King
Date 1971
Source Tapestry (album)

"You've Got a Friend" was recorded on two albums in 1971, first by singer-songwriter Carole King on her Tapestry album, and again by James Taylor on Mud Slide Slim and the Blue Horizon. Both performers won Grammy Awards for the song, King for Song of the Year, and Taylor for Best Pop Vocal Performance, Male.

The Muppet ShowEdit

Vincent Price and a number of ghouls and ghosties perform "You've Got a Friend" as the closing number on episode 119 of The Muppet Show. The Muppets in the chorus include Uncle Deadly, Droop, Miss Kitty, Flower-Eating Monster, two Ghosts, various Frackles and Heaps and a purple dragon-like creature.

The sketch was released on the Playhouse Video compilation Gonzo Presents Muppet Weird Stuff. Although it was included with the whole episode on Best of the Muppet Show Volume 5, it was cut on the home video releases Monster Laughs with Vincent Price and The Muppet Show: Season One.

America's Got TalentEdit

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Kermit the Frog sang a duet of the song with Terry Fator (ventriloquist/impressionist/singer) in the 2007 season finale of America's Got Talent. They were joined by a chorus of Muppet chickens towards the end of the number.

Sesame Workshop's 14th Annual Benefit GalaEdit

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In 2016, the Muppets of Sesame Street (including Big Bird, Grover, Elmo, Abby Cadabby, Cookie Monster, Rosita and Telly Monster) performed the song with Charlie Puth at Sesame Workshop's annual benefit gala and were also joined onstage by John Oliver.

ReferencesEdit

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