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Let's Lay an Egg

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Written by Dave Conner
Date 1992
Publisher Sesame Street Inc.
EKA Episode 3060

"Let's Lay an Egg" is a Sesame Street song, a spoof of Cole Porter's 1928 hit song "Let's Do It, Let's Fall in Love".

In the Sesame version, oviparous animals sing about their reproductive cycle. According to the song, "doves do it, hawks do it, even puffins on the rocks do it." The birds sing together in the chorus: "Let's do it! Let's lay an egg!" In another verse, we learn that snails do it, slugs do it, and even tiny Twiddlebugs do it—a secret of Twiddlebug reproduction that had never been mentioned before.

The list of egg-laying animals in the song also includes frogs, toads, alligators, snakes, hens, toucans, fish, crows, and dinosaurs.

The song ends with the various animals standing around a nest, cooing as they watch a wide variety of eggs hatching. The animals don't seem concerned that some of the proud parents gathered are predators, some are prey, and one is from a different epoch of Earth's history.


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