Muppets Honors ‘Friends’ With Hilarious Tribute


| LAST UPDATE 06/17/2022

By Lily Tipton
Fathers Day, The Muppets
Walt Disney/Mandeville/Babieka/Cinema Vehicle Services/Kobal via Shutterstock

It's the crossover event we never knew we needed! Two of our favorite shows have joined together, and the result is better than we could have ever imagined. In honor of Fathers Day this coming Sunday, Sesame Street got in early with their father tribute, borrowing some references from the incredibly popular comedy show Friends. While many are confused about how this crossover even came about, we're too busy admiring the finished product.

In a Twitter post on Wednesday, the kid's program, which is known mainly for its educational content, shared the clip. "To all the fathers and father figures raising amazing kids, thank you for being there. Sing along with your favorite families from the neighborhood in this very special parody song. Happy Father's Day!" they wrote. "And a very happy Father's Day to @DavidSchwimmer and @Matt_LeBlanc!" read a second tweet, directly calling out two members of the Friends cast who are fathers in real-life.

Friends, Muppets, Crossover, Episode
LEE CELANO/AFP via Getty Images
Advertisement - Continue Reading Below

Although most of us are still binging the show that has not been on the air since 2004, we're still missing the gang of friends we grew to love over its ten-season run. For all the dads out there watching Sesame Street with their kids, this clip is sure to evoke feelings of nostalgia and memories of the 'good old days.' Through the Muppets and their dads, they're throwing it back to all the things that made us fall in love with the 1994 comedy series - while emphasizing the importance of dads.

The two-minute clip is full of iconic Friends moments. From the Muppets wearing Joey's Thanksgiving turkey hat or needing to 'pivot' and even some lines from Phoebe's hit Smelly Cat. The whole gang is there, including Elmo, Wesley, and Rosita, all with their dads, jumping in front of THE fountain and sitting on that orange sofa. "We love you every day and week and month and every year," they sing, putting a clever twist on the original Friends intro song. "Could there be anything better than being a dad?" Elijah asks. If that reference is lost on you, you should probably give the clip above a hit...

Advertisement - Continue Reading Below