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Usher sings the ABCs on ‘Sesame Street’

Usher sings the ABCs on ‘Sesame Street’
October 1, 2013 JEREMY FEIST

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Fun fact: As someone who was born in the 90’s and regularly had to babysit kids for $5 an hour, I spent a lot of time being forced to watch crappy public access kids shows, an alarming number of which featured hip-hop dinosaurs rapping about their feelings. But God help me if I tried to get the kids to watch Sesame Street, because they were not having it.

Which brings me to my point: Sesame Street, while wholly a kids show, is WAY more appreciated by adults who fondly remember the days when sitting in front of the TV was a good thing instead of something you did because you majored in a dead-end field. To prove my point, here’s Usher singing the ABCs. They literally could have glued some buttons to a sock and had that sing the song because kids can’t tell the difference, but then they were like “You know what? Kids deserve better. Bring in Usher and make learning enjoyable.” So thank you for making a kids show that people actually like.

Jeremy Feist is an (ahem) entertainer from Toronto, Canada. He writes, acts, and performs on stage, and has been a writer for Popbytes for almost three years now. He lives in Toronto with his boyfriend, his incredibly dumb but cute puppy, and his immortal cat.