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Music by Christopher Cerf
Lyrics by Norman Stiles and Christopher Cerf
Date 1989
Publisher Splotched Animal Music
EKA Episode 2681
Sesame Street Monster in the Mirror03:25

Sesame Street Monster in the Mirror

Grover and various celebrities sings "Monster in the Mirror."


"Monster in the Mirror" is a Sesame Street song sung by Grover.

In this song, Grover wakes up one morning and sees a monster in his mirror (his reflection). Instead of being scared, he sings, "Wubba wubba wubba wubba, woo woo woo." The clip features a number of camera tricks, such as a sequence in which a full-body Grover walks in front of a mirror showing his animated reflection. At the end of the song, Grover has his arm around his reflection.

In Season 22, the song was re-edited to include cameos by celebrities who had appeared on the show that year, including María Conchita Alonso, Candice Bergen, Ray Charles, Chubby Checker, Glenn Close, Tyne Daly, Geena Davis, Bo Diddley, Roger Ebert, Whoopi Goldberg, Jeff Goldblum, Kadeem Hardison, Charlayne Hunter-Gault, Bo Jackson, Kid 'n Play, Robert MacNeil, Lou Diamond Phillips, Julia Roberts, Gene Siskel, Jeff Smith, Tracey Ullman, Blair Underwood, Malcolm-Jamal Warner, Robin Williams and The Simpsons.

The album verison of the song includes an additional verse of Grover and the monsters scatting. These vocals can be heard in the celebrity version when the celebrities start singing.

This segment was produced by Jim Blashfield and directed by Laura Di Trapani, who also directed "The Word is 'No'." The music was arranged by Paul Jacobs.

The celebrity version was included in the specials Big Bird's Birthday or Let Me Eat Cake and Sesame Street Jam: A Musical Celebration. A clip from the celebrity version was included in Sesame Street's All-Star 25th Birthday: Stars and Street Forever. Both the original and celebrity edit can be viewed at

A shortened version of this song was sung in episode 4067, although Elmo referred to it as "The Wubba Wubba Wubba Song."



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