Ernie Presents The Letter U
skit with Ernie (Jim Henson) and Cookie Monster (Frank Oz)
Announcer: Ernie Presents The Letter U
Ernie: And now we will study the letter U. Now, one word that begins with U, is ukulele. And this is a ukulele.
Cookie Monster: And this Cookie Monster.
Ernie: Cookie Monster! What are you doing here?
Cookie Monster: Oh just hanging around.
Ernie: Hmmm ... well, do you know what to do with a ukulele?
Cookie Monster: Sure do!
Ernie: Oh no. He's going to eat the ukulele.
Cookie Monster: (singing off-key and playing off-key) A lookie-lookie here comes cookie!
Ernie: Oh, very good, Cookie Monster. You play a ukulele.
Cookie Monster: Ukulele play nice. (He devours the ukulele) Taste nice too.
Cookie Monster: Wha?
Ernie: U ... u ... used to be a ukulele.
Transcribed by Henry Stratigacos
Originally released on the album
Ernie's Hits (1975)
Children's Records of America
and on the cassette
Bert & Ernie: Side By Side (1981)