On last night’s episode of Last Week Tonight with John Oliver, there was a segment about the dangers of lead paint.

Why am I telling you this?  As seen in the video below, around the five-minute mark, Oliver cites a Sesame Street outreach video that addressed the topic back in the 90s. And shortly after the 14-minute mark, Oliver takes a trip to the street itself to revisit the issue with Elmo, Rosita, and Oscar the Grouch.

It’s a well-executed appearance.  Oliver and the Sesame Muppets are talking about a serious subject, but there’s plenty of humor worthy of Elmo and the gang.  (Interestingly, as a few eagle-eared Muppet fans have noticed, it sounds like Eric Jacobson is performing Oscar for this appearance.) Check it out:

Thanks to Tough Pigs’ own Matthew Soberman for the alert!  Click here to count to one hundred million on the Tough Pigs forum!

by Ryan Roe – Ryan@ToughPigs.com

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