OK Go Made A Music Video For ‘Sesame Street’: Watch!

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Sesame Street is clearly trying to give Yo Gabba Gabba! a run for its money as the PBS children’s show continues to cast well-known music acts to perform on the show. The latest musical guest to appear on the Street is viral video masters OK Go, who wrote a song called “3 Primary Colors Song” to teach kids about all the different shades you can create with red, yellow and blue. And in the tradition of their own videos, the boys in the band used choreography, camera tricks and stop motion to get their message across.

“3 Primary Colors Song” will premiere in the February 2 episode of Sesame Street. Head on over to Rolling Stone to check out some on-set pics from OK Go’s new video “Needing/Getting”, from their album Of the Blue Colour of the Sky.

  • Heather Hosgood

    Seriously?? Sesame Street has been on the air for 42 years, and has been getting “well-known musical acts to perform on their show” for almost as long. Now, all of a sudden, Sesame Street is only doing this to compete with Yo Gabba Gabba? (which is just one of a long list of kids’ shows that has come and gone during that time) Next, you’ll be saying that because they have at least one celebrity guest on each episode, they must be trying to compete with David Letterman, Jay Leno, or the like.

    Sesame Street has no true competition. That’s like comparing NCIS and Dancing with the Stars. Whether you like one or both, they are still not actually competing because you watch them for completely different reasons.

    Personally, I think Yo Gabba Gabba is irritating, and I know that not everyone likes Sesame Street; to each his own. However, no one can (realistically) deny that if a show has been on the air for 42 years, and its characters and songs have become a huge part of our culture, that there must be a reason. That reason is this: They know what children need, want, and enjoy, and they continually adapt to meet new educational goals, and to make sure that the child (and his/her family) is truly engaged in the characters and what they have to teach us.

    I am definitely not an expert, but I grew up on Sesame Street during the 80′s, and now my 2-year-old daughter cannot get enough! Many children who are watching it now for the first time have grandparents who were taught to count and spell by Big Bird and his friends. Children all over the country learned about loss and grief in 1983, when we found out that Mr. Hooper had died. Throughout all of the past 42 years, children have been taught that everyone deserves respect and friendship, whether they are human, monster, or muppet, and no matter what shade of skin or fur. This is a show that should be celebrated!

    Please forgive my outburst. It just bothers me to read “articles” like this.