Sesame Street parodies 'Despacito' — and it's adorable
Luis Fonsi and Daddy Yankee’s “Despacito” has had its fair share of remixes, including the inescapable summer hit that features Justin Bieber, but there’s nothing quite like “El Patito.”
Released Monday, the Sesame Street parody features the vocal stylings of Ernie, Rosita, and a reluctant Bert. “Oh no, not this song again,” complains Bert in the video, but even Sesame Street‘s most cynical resident can’t escape what is, arguably, the catchiest tune of the summer.
The family-friendly version of the bop pays homage to the original song while Ernie sings about his rubber duckie, a.k.a. el patito: “Rubber Duckie, it is a connection/ It doesn’t have to be a tubby session, ya/ Take my day from zero to 11, ya.”
Then comes the chorus in Spanish: “Oh, el patito, es mi favorito/ Donde quiera que vaya hace su sonido/ El patito es tu buen amigo/ El patito.”
With more than 3.3 billion views, the original “Despacito” video became the most-watched video of all time on YouTube. The remix with Bieber is nominated for Song of the Summer at the MTV VMAs on Sunday.
Watch the Sesame Street parody above.