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.
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!