“Sesame Street” is a beloved children’s TV show filled with puppets, happy songs and cartoons. It gives kids important life lessons, while also teaching them about counting and the alphabet.
However, Christoph Waltz views the show through a very different lens. The actor appeared on “Jimmy Kimmel Live” Tuesday (Nov. 11) and spoke about watching the show growing up in Germany and even tuning in as an adult. What does he love about it so much? “It’s raw, it’s full of despair, it’s poignant … deep,” he explains. Furthermore, Waltz continues, “The theme song alone, it haunts me.”
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It doesn’t take long for Waltz to agree to perform a bit of the haunting song, which to the rest of the world is just the regular “Sesame Street” song filled with “sunny days.” He takes it for a dark spin with a pretty intense reading of the lyrics.
His version, complete with dramatic lighting, is very emotional and a little disturbing. It won’t get too creepy, though, thanks to the the audience that can’t seem to stop laughing.