Music by Bud Luckey
Lyrics by Donald Hadley
Date 1971
EKA Episode 0416
Sesame Street Ladybugs' Picnic

Sesame Street Ladybugs' Picnic


The 2010 remake of "Ladybugs' Picnic."

Sesame Street Ladybug Picnic 12

Sesame Street Ladybug Picnic 12

"Ladybugs’ Picnic" is an animated song highlighting the joys and sorrows of twelve ladybugs, gathered for a picnic. Folk singer Jim Kweskin performed the vocals for this song. [1] A remake of the song, from the 1975 LP The Count Counts, featured vocals by Richard Hunt and Jerry Nelson.

In 2010, a stop-motion animated remake was made by Misseri Studio. (First: Episode 4237)


Quite a few references to the song have been made on Sesame Street. One was in the Elmo's World episode "Bugs" when a ladybug claimed he was going to be late for a picnic. Another reference was used in the Jane Tuesday segment for "The Case of the Letter L" as played briefly on a toy radio. Yet another brief reference occurs in a 2008 episode of Sesame Street, as Slimey shops for a pet bug. Three ladybugs sing a version of the song over and over. An image representing this cartoon was placed on a menu for Hooper's Store in a 2009 episode of Sesame Street. A short instrumental version of the song accompanies the title card of Firefly Fun and Buggy Buddies.




In 2007, the song was used in a TV advertisement in the United Kingdom for Heinz Salad Cream.