While word on the street was that Big Bird would NOT be doing any television appearances following his unexpected mention during Wednesday's presidential debate, 'SNL' apparently made him an offer he couldn't refuse.
Despite it being seven hours past his bedtime, the Sesame Street star stopped by Weekend Update to comment on Romney's promise to stop subsidizing PBS, and in the process, educated Seth Meyers on tweets and told a political joke of his own.
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Robin Williams: Sesame Street
Williams explains conflict.
Joel McHale: Sesame Street
McHale explains prickly with appearances by a cactus, a pineapple, and a porcupine.
Ken Jeong: Sesame Street
Jeong and Elmo explain deciduous. Who remembered what this was before they saw this video?
Tina Fey: Sesame Streets
Tina Fey steals books with the Bookaneers.
Margaret Cho: Sesame Street
Cho goes through the full range of emotions.
Jason Alexander: Sesame Street
Alexander in a full disco outfit.
Wayne Brady: Sesame Street
Wayne Brady between two slices of white bread.
Carol Burnett: Sesame Street
Burnett teaches us what a nose is and what it does.
Jack Black: Sesame Street
Black shows he's a master of disguise.
Jim Carrey: Sesame Street
He's got happy feet and sad feet.
Jon Stewart: Elmopalooza
Special shout out to a young Jon Stewart and David Alan Grier singing for "Elmopalooza"
Bill Cosby: Sesame Street
Cosby does the alphabet.
Billy Crystal: Sesame Street
Crystal shows off his basketball skills and sees a weird U.
Jane Curtin: Sesame Street
There's a lot of static in this, but it's nice to see Curtin sing the alphabet.
Ellen Degeneres: Sesame Street
Ellen and Elmo: sort of the same.
Danny Devito: Sesame Street
Devito, as a street urchin, has a laugh off with Oscar the Grouch.
Conan O'Brien: Sesame Street
A bunch of celebrities sing a song.
Anna Faris: Sesame Street
A handsome prince brings Anna Faris some gems.
Judah Friedlander: Sesame Street
Friedlander is spectacular.
Ricky Gervais: Sesame Street
Elmo believes that Ricky Gervais is a celebrity and therefore can sing a lullaby.
Whoopi Golberg: Sesame Street
Golberg talks about being different than an owl (with a prankster owl).
Jonah Hill: Sesame Street
Hill explains what you can do with a mustache.
Jimmy Fallon: Sesame Street
Elmo inspects Fallon's elbow.
Nathan Lane: Sesame Street
Lane sings a song with three lovely back-up singers.
John Leguizamo: Sesame Street
A young Leguizamo becomes Captain Vegtable to make sure Sesame Street is eating healthily.
Jay Leno: Sesame Street
A young Jay Leno teaches kids about riding. He's also <a href="http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0235918/fullcredits#cast">the Crimson Chin</a> on "The Fairly Odd Parents."
Julia Louis-Dreyfus: Sesame Street
Although this video isn't really safe for kids (it's an outtake), we couldn't resist this video of a young Louis-Dreyfus.
Cheech Marin: Sesame Street
Marin plays a singing genie.
Amy Poehler: Sesame Street
Poehler isn't necessarily up to every challenge (like lifting a cow) but we still love her.
Richard Pryor: Sesame Street
Pryor does the alphabet (in an amazing hat).
Ray Romano: Sesame Street
Romano gets frustrated at Grover's constant distractions.
Paul Rudd: Sesame Street
Rudd likes the "iant" part of the word.
Amy Sedaris: Sesame Street
Sedaris as Snow White teaches us what seven minus one is.
Ben Stiller: Sesame Street
Stiller meets some exciting people from his neighborhood.
Seth Rogan: Sesame Street
Sofia Vergara: Sesame Street
Vergara teaches Elmo the Spanish word for dance.
Andy Samberg: Sesame Street
Bert calls Samberg an "haiku lover" and a "pancake visionary."
George Lopez: Sesame Street
Lopez explains liquids to Elmo and Abby.
Neil Patrick Harris: Sesame Street
Patrick Harris explains what curly means.
Craig Ferguson: Sesame Street
Ferguson and Elmo perform an experiment with chickens.
Ty Burrell: Sesame Street
Burrell and Abby conjure a hexagon.
Jason Bateman: Sesame Street
Bateman tells a full narrative.
Julie Bowen: Sesame Street
Elmo looks up Bowen's nose.
Wanda Sykes: Sesame Street
Sykes calls Elmo "little E."
Cedric The Entertainer: Sesame Street
Cedric the Entertainer gets frustrated with Abby for not "poof"ing him a canteen.
Jesse Tyler Ferguson: Sesame Street
Ferguson uses the worst possible example to explain fragile to Cookie Monster.
Adam Sandler: Sesame Street
Sandler tries to explain "crunchy" while Cookie Monster eats a big cookie.
John Krasinski: Sesame Street
Muppet-esque Krasinski tries to explain soggy (which we understand can't really end well).
Jim Parsons: Sesame Street
Parsons confronts his fear of spiders to explain the word "arachnid."
Johnny Galecki: Sesame Street
Galecki and Abby try to "transform" a pumpkin.