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Best Friend Blues

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Music by Stephen Lawrence
Lyrics by Cathi Rosenberg-Turow
Date 1989
Publisher SJL Music Co.
Sesame Street, Inc.
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In a sketch from the late 1980s, Ernie sits alone in the courtyard when Hoots the Owl asks if he'd like to sing "Rubber Duckie." Ernie appears a little sad, but concedes that he'd sing just about anything. Snuffy comes along with a seemingly similar dilemma, which leads to their break-out into song. As Big Bird and Bert are not available to play that day, (Bert's reason being he felt sick while he and Ernie were flying a kite and had to go home and Big Bird's reason being he went to visit Granny Bird), Ernie and Snuffy have developed the "Best Friend Blues". Through song (backed by Hoots, a dog and Chip and Dip), they manage to realize that the two of them can play together.

The sketch is notable as Ernie appeared with rod arms instead of his usual live hands.

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