Following in the footsteps of Dave Matthews, Johhny Cash, and Usher, soul-funk powerhouse Janelle Monáe is the latest musician to take a trip down to ol’ Sesame Street. For today’s visit, Monáe taught Bert, Grover, Big Bird, and the entire gang about the importance of persistence by performing “The Power of Yet”, a tune written by Sesame Street music director Bill Sherman. Even if you’re far too dead inside by now to draw any value from such life lessons, there’s no denying the sheer wonder of seeing Monáe wearing a suit, doing a lil’ two-step with Cookie.
“I am so excited to be living one of my dreams — to be here on Sesame Street,'” Monáe told Billboard back in January. “I’m here because I am teaching everybody on Sesame Street the importance and the power of ‘yet.’ Never, ever, ever give up because there’s so much power in ‘yet.'”
Grab a juice box and watch the performance below.