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The Sweetest 'Sesame Street' Moment

YouTube / Sesame Street
YouTube / Sesame Street

On November 19, 1973, young Joey Calvan and Kermit the Frog shared a song on Sesame Street. Though it started as a simple version of "The Alphabet Song," Joey replaced a few key letters with something else.

Two things to watch for: 1) How gleeful Joey is with her joke; and 2) How Kermit (Jim Henson, already a father of five kids when this was shot) reacts on the fly, both verbally and with muppet facial expressions. This is profoundly delightful.

I'm just going to watch this on repeat for a while. Later, folks.

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