The "U" Lecture

recited by Professor Hastings
Written by Jim Henson

Ernie (spoken): "Hi there. Ernie here. And now, we'll have Professor Hastings lecture us on the next letter of the alphabet: the letter U. Uhhhh, professor?"

Professor: "Huh?! Huh?! Ah, yes. Good day.

(sung) U is for underpass, U is for underwear, U is for... uhhh... uuhh..." (falls asleep)

(alarm clock rings)

Ernie (spoken): "Up, professor!"

Professor: "Huh?! Huh?! Uhm...

(sung) U is for upper plate, U is for undulate, U is for... uhhhh... uhh..." (falls asleep)

(alarm clock rings)

Ernie: (spoken) "Up, professor!"

Professor: "Huh?! Huh?!

(sung) One straight line going down and smoothly curving 'round
And heading straight up the other way
U is unusual
U is unquestionably
The start of USA

(spoken) Which began when the United States... uhmm... united... that's another U word.

(sung) As is unicorn
Ukulele, uniform and
U also sounds like
Uncle... umbrella... umpire... uhmm..." (falls asleep)

(alarm clock rings)

Ernie: "Up, professor, up!"

Professor: "Huh?! Huh?! Who?!"

Ernie: "U!"

Transcribed by Jogchem Jalink

Originally released on

The Muppet Alphabet Album

The Muppet Alphabet Album (1971)
Children's Television Workshop

The same album was reissued in 1996 as

Sing The Alphabet

Sing The Alphabet (CD)
and on Cassette