Sesame Street

(Ernie, a boy, and five other men talk to one another.)

Bert: All right, all right, all right, everybody. Settle down. Come on now. (clears his throat) Welcome to the weekly meeting of the National Association of "W" Lovers. We are gathered here today to pay tribute to that great letter "W" and the wondrous sound it makes...."Wuh!" Isn't that lovely? "Wuh!" Yeah, it makes the heart pound faster. All right. Now if you all turn to page four in the manual, we will sing the club's song. All right, everybody, turn to page four. That's it. All right. Now is everybody ready? Here we go. (Music starts) I'll begin. You can join in later. Here we go.

Oh, what is the letter we love?
What sound are we extra fond of?
It's not any trouble
You know it's a "W"
When you hear "Wuh-wuh-wuh-wuh!"

Without this fine letter
You couldn't say "wash"
Or "witch," "wax," or "wiggle"
My gosh! Huh!
There wouldn't be "wet," "warm," or "walrus"
Oh wow!
There wouldn't be "wood"
Would there now? Uh-uh!
Without this great "Wuh" sound
Well, "wink" would be "ink"
And "week" would be "eek"
Don't you see? Of course.
A fine word like "waffle"
Would turn out just "awful"
Oh, "W's" grand as can be
(All right, everybody!)

(Ernie, the boy, and the five other men sing along with Bert.)

All: So what is the letter we love?
The sound that we're extra fond of?
It's not any trouble
You know it's a "W"
When you hear "Wuh-wuh-wuh-wuh!"

Bert: (One more time!)

All: When you hear "Wuh-wuh-wuh-wuh!"

(Music ends)

Bert: Oh wow! That was wonderful!


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