Bert's best known as one-half of a duo on "Sesame Street," the other half being his best buddy, Ernie, of course. But a new clip teasing the upcoming season of the classic kids' series proves the monobrowed Muppet has what it takes to belt out his ABC's with a boy band, or at least part of one — Liam Payne and Harry Styles of One Direction.
Why you've got to watch this
- To find out who Bert suspects "forget the lyrics" to the ABCs.
- Because what's better than just hearing Bert sing his ABCs with 1D (as the tweens call 'em)? Hearing him really get into it at the end — "Let's bring it on home!" Z never seemed so exciting!
Why we love this
"Sesame Street" might be aimed at tiny tykes, but they never forget that older siblings and parents are tuning in too. That makes these star-studded skits fun for the whole family.
There's never a shortage of big-name acts willing to stop by the classic kids' show. In recent seasons, Jon Hamm got emotional; Benedict Cumberbatch did math; Peter Dinklage played Simon Says; Mila Kunis stopped by the "Street"; and Patrick Stewart made it so.
We leave you with this
If seeing Bert join Liam and Harry just wasn't enough to please your inner One Direction fan, take heart. The whole band is featured in teaser released earlier this year.
See more from One Direction and plenty of other non-Muppet stars when season 45 of "Sesame Street" kicks off in the fall.
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