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Sesame Song of the Day

I think I'll start doing this every day. I am on SUCH a Sesame Street kick now.

CaptainVegetable.jpgOut of his secret garden somewhere in New Jersey comes your newest favorite super hero!

It is I, Captain Vegetable
With my carrot, and my celery
Eating crunchy vegetables is good for me
And they're good for you, so eat them too
For teeth so strong, your whole life long
Eat celery and carrots by the bunch
Three cheers for me, Captain Vegetable
Crunch, crunch, crunch!

My name is Andy
I love candy
And I eat it whenever I can
If it's handy
Gimme some candy
It's so good and sweet
The perfect treat
It's such a thrill
To eat my fill
And gobble till there's nothing on the plate
Candy is great, but wait!

Who are you, some kind of bad dream?
Do I look like a bad dream?

It is I, Captain Vegetable
With my carrot, and my celery
Eating crunchy vegetables is good for me
And they're good for you, so eat them too
For teeth so strong, your whole life long
Eat celery and carrots by the bunch
Three cheers for me, Captain Vegetable
Crunch, crunch, crunch!

My name is Eddie
I love spaghetti
So I eat it whenever I can
If it's ready
Gimme spaghetti
It's a lovely thing
It looks like string
It's such a thrill
To eat my fill
And gobble till there's nothing on the plate
Spaghetti is great, but wait!

What are you? Are you some kind of weirdo?
Do I look like a weirdo?
It is I, your newest super hero

It is I, Captain Vegetable
With my carrot, and my celery
Eating crunchy vegetables is good for me
And they're good for you, so eat them too
For teeth so strong, your whole life long
Eat celery and carrots by the bunch
Three cheers for me, Captain Vegetable

Gee, Captain Vegetable this is the best thing to come around since meatballs!
Three cheers for Captain Vegetable!

Three cheers for me Captain Vegetable
Crunch crunch crunch!

Download - Captain Vegetable (source)
[it's in wav format - I don't know how to convert it to an mp3]

Photo from Sesame Street Encylcopedia

Comments

In a fight between Captain Vegetable and Super Grover, the blue fuzzy man (er, monster) wins.

And I am keeyoot, too!

Mu-nu-ma-na

Dee-Dee-dee-dee-dee!

Mu-nu-ma-na

Dee-dee-dee-dee!

In a fight between Captain Vegetable and Super Grover, the blue fuzzy man (er, monster) wins.

Well, obviously. But you've gotta give Captain Vegetable props for being memorable. One sketch, and he's forever ingrained in the collective Sesame Street consciousness. SG's got several - and none that I could quote word-for-word.

Mp3's in an email with a bonus.

I went through years of SS when my girls were growing up

I'm now on my second round with the twins and getting reaquainted with old friends and meeting new ones. (the boys are absolutely riveted by the 'Elmo's World' segment and fall over themselves when the Noodle brothers appear)

I've missed the Capt Veg segment so thanks, Michele, for featuring it.

Funny how SS used to be able to promote healthy eating AND let Cookie Monster eat his cookies....

I love Captain Vegetable.

I think Captain Vegetable looks like a better version for Bugs Bunny than that abomination they want for the 'futuristic Bugs Bunny'.

Unk

Captain Vegetable: Now, who else can I save?

(Lucas enters.)

Lucas: My name is Lucas, and I like muc...

(A cane comes from offstage and snatches Lucas away.)

Captain Vegetable: ...Okay then.

Oboy, Just John. Whole new can 'o worms:

My name is Brucie...
My name is Enos...
My name is Rick...
My name is Ewing...
My name is Cookie...

Bugs Bunny and Popeye should sue.