But anyway, here are some clips from the show over the years. Here's Nathan Lane, singing what may be the show's signature song, called "Sing":
Lots of other celebrities have shown up on the show to do musical numbers with the various Muppets in attendance. Here's Gloria Estefan doing the same song, partly in Spanish (and looking very cute in overalls!):
REM came on to do this take on one of their own signature tunes:
One of the coolest guys in history came on the show, Johnny Cash:
I suppose it's typical that all of my favorite Sesame Street moments involve music. Here's the earliest appearance on the show of "Mahna Mahna":
Of course, the definitive rendition of "Mahna Mahna" would later be done by The Muppet Show, but this is pretty cool too.
Here's classic Kermit the Frog:
And hey, what is the name of that song, anyway?
Sesame Street's sense of humor was a lot stranger back in the day, when they'd use trippy animations to teach lessons about sneezing:
Or when they'd demonstrate subtraction using cream pies:
And, of course, one of the most famous clips in the show's history, when the producers had to figure out how to address death:
Happy anniversary, Sesame Street, and thanks for the memories.