BERT AND ERNIE OF ‘SESAME STREET’ WANT YOU TO TAKE A LOOK OF THEIR ‘FRESH PRINCE OF BEL-AIR’ PARODY

"Oh, What's That? I Got A Banana In My Ear"

It’s the remix! Sesame Street has a new theme song that is based off Will Smith’s iconic Fresh Prince of Bel-Air introduction.

Bert and Ernie share their story of growing up on 123 Sesame Street through a rap song that mirrors Will’s rhyme. “I said, ‘hello’ when I got near,” Bernie begins. “He said…”

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“Oh, what’s that? I got a banana in my ear,” Ernie interrupts his good friend. “Wanna be friends who laugh learn and share,” Bert asks in the tune. “Ernie pointed to the chair and said … ‘Sit right there.'” You have to watch the clip to appreciate the artistry.

This certainly isn’t the first time that Sesame Street has changed the game and taught us to view things with an open mind. It was in 2016 that the show introduced an Afghan muppet named Zari who also advocated for girls’ rights. The show challenged Americans to reconsider their views on Middle Eastern ideologies all while bolstering the subject of gender equality.

According to Sherrie Westin, executive vice president of global impact and philanthropy of the Sesame Workshop, Zari was the “perfect opportunity to engage both boys and girls with lessons supporting girls’ empowerment and diversity appreciation as we aim to help all children in Afghanistan grow smarter, stronger, and kinder.”

What will Sesame Street think of next? We’ll have to just wait and see!

Sarie

Sarie

Sarie is a writer and editor for BCK's Los Angeles division. She also shares stories on Medium that are meant to encourage thought and discussion. You can catch her outside enjoying nature and classical literature. Pop culture is pretty fun, too!

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