"aren't you johnny trash?"
this is one of those things. there are not enough synonyms for "awesome" to adequately describe to you how awesome this is. the english language utterly breaks down when attempting to process the sheer face-melting amazingness of this clip. the human mind is incapable of understanding this much greatness. i may never post a youtube video again because, simply put, nothing will compare to this.
also, this is more proof that sesame street used to RULE. taken with my stevie wonder post, here you have further evidence that kids' music today is just pathetic (outside, of course, of a few shining examples like dan zanes and pancake mountain) and we are sorely depriving our wee-est ones.
my humble theory: kids don't need music that's been labratory-designed and focus-grouped and edge-free. kids don't need "kids music." kids just need good music.
my proof: mr. johnny cash ... with a little help from Oscar the Grouch.
i love it that oscar is such a hepcat, chiming in with "right on!" and "far out!" throughout the song.