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Oscar the Grouch's first rendition of his classic "I Love Trash" song, from the first season of Sesame Street in which he was orange (not yet his recognizable green). The initial scene where Gordon questions Oscar's activity highlights the awkward…

Roosevelt Franklin comes into a rowdy classroom but gets everyone under control after he asks for "that beat" because he's about to tell the class a story for the lesson. Through a catchy rhythm, simple rhyming pattern, and repetition, the sketch…

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Image from Roosevelt Franklin's Africa sketch

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Image from Roosevelt Franklin's To Be Born a Duck Sketch

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Image from Roosevelt Franklin's Morty Moot Mope sketch

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Image from Roosevelt Franklin's Alphabet sketch

A Storify that combines all of the tweets, memes, videos, and internet jokes that relate to Mitt Romney's debate comment about cutting funding to PBS. Ever up for a little political parody, Sesame Street got directly involved by referencing the…

Kermit's infamous melody provides children with a balanced look at what it's like to be green. On a realistic note, replace 'green' with 'black' and Kermit's song directly relates to the experiences of minority children. Written by Joe Raposo for…

Roosevelt Franklin sets the record straight, and teaches his classmates that Africa is not like the one shown in the Tarzan movie. A minor lesson of the segment is to not be afraid to say, "Yes, I guess I was wrong." However, the segment more…

From Episode 0116, this segment subtly pointed at civil disobedience issues relevant to the struggle for civil rights. In it, a monster deemed a "trouble-maker" by the bully-ish Hippie asserts that he doesn't want to be last - he wants to be first.…
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