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Feist Really Likes the Number Four

Somehow, “Sesame Street” is about to begin its thirty-ninth season, and they’re pulling out all the stops for their premiere on August 11. Among the whack of celebrity guests slated for the first show of the new season is the omnipresent Leslie Feist; she’ll debut a new song with Elmo and perform “1234.” Judging by a clip of the latter performance that was uploaded to YouTube this morning, the whole thing is looking pretty damned adorable.
The original “1234″ by Feist was all about love or something, but—as is customary—the song’s lyrics have been rejigged to cater to a younger audience who may not yet know about teenage hopes who have tears in their eyes, too scared to own up to one little lie. On her blog, Feist (or a ghostwriting surrogate) said that the day she spent filming the song was “the best day of her life.” The Count is gonna be so jealous!
Video via Pitchfork.


  • rek

    Wow, that was a pretty bad match of lyrics to tune at “oh yeah counting”. Otherwise, nice touch Sesame-ing up the 1234 video.

  • Norm Wilner

    That may actually be the most adorable thing I’ve seen all year. Especially the very last beat.

  • DaveH

    Caught myself singing along to it, especially the penguins part.

  • henryevil

    This is pretty much the cutest.

  • Andrea T

    Way cool.
    I have REM doing “Furry Happy Monsters” (parody of Shiny Happy People) on my iPod. I saw it air on Sesame Street one morning while flipping through channels and was mesmerized like a child.