Sesame Street

(a man between two monsters marches up)

Man: Oh I'm between

(blue monster bumps him)

I'm between

(green monster bumps him)

And I'm feeling just like
A sardine
'Cause I'm between
You know what I mean

(blue bumps him)

It's not a happy scene
To be between

(turning backs to us)

Oh there's a monster on my left side

Green: (turning) Ho ha ha!

Man: A monster on my right

Blue: (turning) Ha ha ha!

Man: They're there from early morning

Both monsters: (turning) Ha ha ha!

Man: To very late at night

Oh I'm between

(blue bumps him)

Like a string bean

(green bumps him)

It's the saddest thing that I
Have ever seen

(both monsters bump him)

To be between
To be between

First this one tries to push me this way

(blue monster shoves him four times, with cheek)

And that one pushes that

(green monster shoves him four times, with top of head)

They both keep right on squeezing

(both shove him four times, then back away out of camera's view)

Until I come out flat

(monsters crash together in middle, squishing him)

Oh I'm between (walking right)
Know what I mean (walking left)
And it's easier by far
Being green ( Sesame Street's first inside joke? )

(come up close to screen)

Than being between
Than being betwee-ee-een!

(they march off, both monsters bumping him as they go)


Premiering in 1969, this educational television show aimed at preschoolers has charmed generations of youngsters ever since. The show - featuring a lovable cast of characters including Big Bird, Bert and Ernie, Oscar the Grouch, Elmo, Snuffy, Grover and many others - has delighted and educated children and adults alike, with its collection of songs, skits, and celebrity guest appearances. ... Read More