|Written by||Jeff Moss|
|Publisher||Festival Attractions, Inc.|
"Up and Down" is a Sesame Street song from Season 1 that was featured on The Sesame Street Book & Record. The song talks about the different things you can see when you look up, and when you look down. It was credited to "Two Monsters" performed by Jim Henson and Frank Oz. The album's illustrations and pictures include misleading clues as to who the two monsters may have been, but given the ambiguity, there is no conclusive evidence that it was ever meant to have been two specific monsters when it was initially recorded.
In 1970 (for Season 2), the song was videotaped with Cookie Monster and an early Herry Monster. The soundtrack on The Sesame Street Book & Record album was used for this version, so Jim Henson's voice, rather than that of Jerry Nelson, is heard. In the sketch, Herry finds Cookie looking for the cookie he dropped, but notices he's looking upward. They sing about the difference, but after the song, Cookie explains a bird took his cookie when he dropped it. He spies the bird and chases it. The bird, however, drops the cookie in Herry's hand, who eats it.
In 1997, a remake of this song was taped with Herry and Cookie Monster in a playground. This version of the song marked the debut of a revised version of Herry, with a thinner eyebrow.(EKA: Episode 3665) Some lyrics had minor modifications to reflect the fact that they were singing outdoors (looking at the sun/grass instead of ceiling/floor, respectively) and that Herry doesn't wear shoes.
- The Sesame Street Book & Record (1970)
- One of These Things/Up and Down (single, 1970)
- I Love Trash/Up and Down (single, 1970)
- C is for Cookie (LP) (1974)
- Cookie's Rhyming Song/Up and Down (single, 1976)
- The Best of Cookie Monster (1983)
- C is for Cookie (CD) (1995)
- C is for Cookie Monster (2010, remake)
- Sesame Street Songbook Vol. 1
- The Sesame Street Songbook (1971 edition only)
- Songs of Sesame Street (1977)
- The Songs of Sesame Street in Poems and Pictures (1983)