Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Lena Horne and Muppets Sing The Alphabet

by Dick Mac

Since the early 1970s, famous singers from every genre and generation have joined the cast of Sesame Street to perform.

The late great Lena Horne was no exception. During Season 5, on Episode 177, Horne happily made her appearance. The video is wonderful in its simplicity. Horne is beautiful and enthusiastic, and The Muppets are, well, The Muppets!

Not every singer and performer can work with puppets, and many famous entertainers have avoided an appearance on Sesame Street because they feared the challenge (never work with kids or animals, as the old saying goes).

Lena Horne could perform anywhere under any circumstances and picked her spots wisely!

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