Written by Joe Raposo
Date 1970
Publisher Green Fox Music Inc.
Jonico Music Inc.
First Episode 0118

"The Garden" is a Sesame Street song from the first season about trash, sung by Susan and Oscar. It warns that if you make a mess without cleaning it up, you will end up with a "glop, glop, grungy, glop garden" where anything in that area you made the mess in used to be.

Another version of the song, as performed by three Anything Muppet hippies, was featured on the show one season later; during the bridge, the lead hippie (Fat Blue Muppet) tells Cookie Monster and Grover to stop littering. (EKA: Episode 0238)


Audio (Susan and Oscar's version)

Other versions

  • The song was used in the garden stage of the Elmo's Number Journey video game for Nintendo 64 and Playstation.