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Sesame Street's original Mah-Nah-Mah-Nah

Oh for the days when kids' TV was made by hippies - most likely under the influence during the script meetings. It wasn't just the UK - it was definitely the case in the US during the early days of Sesame Street.

Check out this classic clip of Mah-Nah-Mah-Nah from Sesame Street in 1969, featuring a beatnik singing freeform jazz with two hippy chicks. TV gold - and to coin a phrase: "They don't make 'em like they used to!"

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I wonder how they came up with the idea to use this Piero Umiliani tune... Was the movie "Svezia Inferno e Paradiso" shown in movie theaters in the US? Far out man.

Brian K

no it wasnt, umilianis single was pretty popular in europe i guess someone picked up on it.

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