- The Beastie Boys' 2004 song "Ch-Check it Out" contains the lyric "I bring the shit that’s beyond bizarre like Miss Piggy...Who moi?”.
- Also, in the video for "Right Right, Now Now", which takes place in Times Square, a picture of Kermit the Frog is seen in the background multiple times.
- In the song, "We Are the Weird", which is a parody of the celebrity famine relief single "We Are the World", one of the celebrity impersonators sings in a Kermit-like voice, "We are the weird, but we're not stupid", and then says, "And we're laughing all the way to the bank! Yaaaaayyyyy!"
The Great Luke Ski
- The Great Luke Ski wrote a parody of "Who Let The Dogs Out?" by the Baha Men entitled "Who Let the Frog Out?" which is about Kermit the Frog and the Muppets.
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- On the back cover of punk rock band Green Day's 1994 major label debut, Dookie, there is a picture of a crowd of kids, one of whom holds up a puppet of Ernie. The liner notes credit Ernie as being copyright Jim Henson Productions. Ernie was only on early prints of the CD, while airbrushed out on later pressings of the album, possibly to avoid legal action.
- Sesame Street is referenced in the 1982 song "Pressure," which Joel wrote before appearing on the program in 1988. The subject of the song, a naïf who is having trouble handling pressure, is described as "All grown up and no place to go / Psych 1, Psych 2, What do you know? / All your life is Channel 13 / Sesame Street / What does it mean?"
- Dutch singer Lenny Kuhr mentions Kermit de Kikker and Aart Staartjes as her party guests in the 1980 song Visite.
The Lonely Island
- The music video for "The Creep" has an Elmo balloon in the window of a store. It appears 20 seconds into the video and is visible for 2-seconds. The video was first featured on Saturday Night Live as a SNL Digital Short in January 2011. The video stars are Andy Samberg, Akiva Schaffer and Jorma Taccone and features Nicki Minaj; John Waters makes a cameo.
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"Sesame Street Up North" is not necessarily a comedy recording, that makes jokes about the then-upcoming Sesame Tree Northern Ireland. For example, it suggests that Mr. Hooper's windows will be put in, etc. The skit is available on YouTube, as Audio in the Video Editor software.
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The Oak Ridge Boys
- The Oak Ridge Boys filmed their music video for "Thank God for Kids" at Texas' Sesame Place. The song also contains the lyrics "We'd all live in a quiet house / Without Big Bird or a Mickey Mouse."
- This band released a 6-song cassette in 1984 titled "In Memory of Mr. Hooper...", which included a cover version of Sesame Street.
Super Hits of the '70s: Have a Nice Day!
- Big Bird appears on the front covers of all 25 volumes of the Super Hits of the '70s: Have a Nice Day! series.
- In his song "The Spirit Vs. the Kick Drum", Contemporary Christian artist Derek Webb samples Bert's dialogue of "A one, and-a two, and a chick-a-boom-a-chick!" and "Oh, groove with me, baby!" from "Bert's Drum Set".
The band Young Sportsmen has a song called "Sesame Street Fightin Man", which starts off with the opening chords to the Sesame Street Theme, performed up tempo with a rock sound.