Michael Stipe and Kermit team up on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon.

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R.E.M. was an American rock band consisting of Peter Buck, Mike Mills, and vocalist Michael Stipe.

They performed "Furry Happy Monsters," in Sesame Street’s 30th Season. The song, a parody version of their hit "Shiny Happy People," appears on the Songs from the Street CD set. They also appeared in the celebrity version of "Sing" on Episode 3851.

Michael Stipe has said in interviews, the night before he was going to perform on the Sesame set, he had horrible nightmares and couldn't sleep. He was in a terrible mood the morning of the shoot until the Muppeteers started talking to him in character with their puppets.[1]

Michael Stipe appeared with Kermit and Miss Piggy on the November 16, 2011 episode of Late Night with Jimmy Fallon, where they played "Password" with Martin Short.


  • Sesame Street parodied the band as REM.


  1. The Greatest TV Moments: Sesame Street Music A-Z

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