Sesame Street

Female Goldfish (wearing a wig!): Golden fish with long, flowing tails

Plant: Leafy plants growing in red gravel

Snails: Two cute snails crawling through the water

(Four other fish swim in, one of them is red and looks a bit like Telly.
They line up with the two female Goldfish in the upper corners,
the males in the lower corners and the Telly lookalike in the middle.
The treasure chest in the corner bubbles as they sing ...)

Fish: And a buuuuulging treasure chest

All: We all live inside of
Telly's aquarium
Telly's aquarium
Telly's aquarium

Snails: No cats or dogs or kangaroos

Fish: Chickens, zebras or cockatoos

Plant: Nothing up there lives in here

Fish: This watery lair we find so dear

Snails: A home that Telly cleans so nice

Plant: A cozy lid (?) with Paradiiiiiise
(I've rewound and nearly worn my video out, not a clue what he's singing.
We need more articulate plants here, people!)

All: Aquarium

(The fish swim off-screen as the song's tempo changes.
This is the part sung to the tune of "Let The Sunshine In".
They swim back and now appear to be wearing hippie beads in their "hair"!
It's their fins actually but, still, groovy, man.)

All: Let the water flow
Let the water flow in
The water flow in

(Now a BIG red fish that looks exactly like Telly swims in from behind the treasure chest!)

Tellyfish: Yes, you've got to

All: Let the water flow
Let the water flow in
The water flow in
Let the water flow

Tellyfish (same time as the others): The aquarium is where we live
Sing with me!
Yes, you've got to

All (including Tellyfish): Let the water flow in

(The song ends, the camera pulls out to show the aquarium, which appears to be a lot smaller than it was during the song. The Tellyfish takes up almost the entire front of the tank. Telly Monster walks in.)

Telly Monster: Funny, I think one of my fish is starting to look like me. (he taps the tank to attract Tellyfish's attention) Hey, little guy, come here. (Telly and the Tellyfish bob their heads up and down in unison.)


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