Jimmy Fallon and The Roots’ Sesame Street Performance with Elmo and Friends is Actually Pretty Amazing

By: Peggy Truong / September 26, 2013

Thank you, Jimmy Fallon, for bringing a smile to the child in all of us today.

The latest Late Night classroom instruments session has arguably put all other previous performances (sorry Mariah Carey, Robin Thicke and Carly Rae Jepsen) to shame.

On Wednesday night, the main cast of Sesame Street joined Fallon and the guys from The Roots for a very adorable rendition of the show’s beloved theme song.

The Count counted everyone in, naturally, while Abby Cadabby showed off her sweet rapping skills with The Roots’ Black Thought.

Big Bird had a solo, as did Elmo and Cookie Monster (who ate his instrument, a banana shaker).

Sesame Street kicked off its 44th season earlier this month.

[Lead image courtesy of Lloyd Bishop/NBC]