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Ernie And Bert Flip ‘The Fresh Prince Of Bel-Air’ For Sesame Street

For many of us, regardless of if we were the tiny tot or the supervising adult—Sesame Street holds a special place in our hearts. In the same token, much like it was a TV staple, so was The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air, fronted by rapper and actor Will Smith. So then what better treat is it to see the children’s program and ’90s sitcom fused into something new and special?

In a new short skit, the dynamic duo Ernie and Bert, walked viewers through the origins of their friendship to the tune of the infamous Fresh Prince theme song. “Now this is a song all about how/My life got flipped, turned up eyebrow/Won’t take long, just a minute you see/We’ll tell you how we became Bert and Ernie,” the two puppets rapped.

Whether it derives from sensitive topics or cultural nostalgia, Sesame Street has been on a roll lately when it comes to tugging at heart strings. In 2017, the children’s program introduced a new puppet with autism and resurfaced their character whose father is in jail.

READ MORE: Will Smith Tells The Story Of How He Became ‘The Fresh Prince Of Bel-Air’

Itching to sing along? Catch the full video and the accompanying lyrics below.

Now this is a song all about how

My life got flipped, turned up eyebrow

Won’t take long, just a minute you see

We’ll tell you how we became

Bert and Ernie.

On Sesame Street born and raised

Learning letters, numbers –

Singing Sunny Days

Growing up, moving, flying the coup

Said buh-bye to my Mommy,

off to 1-2-3 stoop.

There I met a grouch who didn’t smell too good

Told me to – Scram!

Leave the neighborhood

It was then I remembered what my mom used to say –

Keep your head up, be kind,

and you’ll find your way!

I said “hello” when I got near.

He said –“Oh what’s that,”

I’ve got a banana in my ear.

Wanna be friends who laugh, learn, and share?

Ernie pointed to the seat and said,

“Sit right there!”

Showed him my paperclips,

He thought they were great.

Introduced him to Rubber Duckie as our new roommate.

One half of a whole,

One part of a pair

That’s the story of how we became,

Ernie and Bert –

Put it there!

READ MORE: PBS Welcomes A Puppet With Autism To ‘Sesame Street’

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