"Silly Sounding Word Song" is a song from Sesame Street Episode 3316.

In the playground, Celina and Carlo lead Alice, Telly, Rosita, and Lexine in a song about silly sounding words such as snorkel, flapjack, tweezer, mugwump, snoot, tweak, aardvark, rutabaga, sassafras, flibberty-gibbet, bassoon, smudge. The whole gang sings the words in a canon style, with each person singing one word.
Sesame Street- Silly Sounding Words

Sesame Street- Silly Sounding Words

Lyrics Edit

Celina and Carlos: Oh, don't you know any silly sounding words? That are fun to say and hear? That feel absurd coming out of your mouth and tickle going in your ear?

Carlos: Words like "snorkel"

Celina: And "tweezers"

Carlos: And "flapjack"

Celina: And "snooze"

Carlos: Not to mention "hubbub"

Celina: And "mugwump"

Carlos: And "tweak"

Celina (speaking): Tweak!

Carlos: Snorkel, snorkel, snorkel, snorkel.

All: Snorkel, snorkel, snorkel, snorkel.

Celina: Flapjack, flapjack.

All: Flapjack, flapjack, flapjack.

Telly: Mugwump, mugwump, mugwump, mugwump! Haha! Mugwump, mugwump, mugwump, mugwump.

Mugwump, mugwump, mugwump.

Carlos: Flapjack, flapjack, flapjack.

All: Snorkel, snorkel, snorkel, snorkel, snorkel, snorkel, snorkel, snorkel.

Celina (speaking): Very good, Alice.

Lexine (speaking): I know another silly sounding word: "aardvark"

Telly (speaking): How about "bassoon"?

Carlos (speaking): And "fuss bucket"

Rosita (speaking): And "rutabaga"

Telly (speaking): Sassafras!

Carlos (speaking): And "smudge"

Celina (speaking): Hey, how about "flibbertigibbet"?

Telly and Rosita (speaking): No!

Celina (speaking): Yes!

Telly and Rosita (speaking): "Flibbertigibbet"? Is there really such a word?

Celina (speaking): Sure!

Celina: Oh, how I love the liberty of saying words like "flibberty"

All: Flibberty, flibbertigibbet!

Carlos: I could say "flibbertigibbet" from now til noon, sassafras, fuss bucket, rutabaga, bassoon.

All: Sassafrass, fuss bucket, rutabaga, bassoon!

Telly: Not even a pile of chocolate fudge could please me more than saying "smudge"

All: There's much to the feel of saying "smudge"

Smudge, smudge, smudge, smudge.

Oh, what a pleasure it is to speak!

When you speak words like "aardvark"

Telly: And "flapjack"

Celina: And "mugwump"

All: And "tweak"!

Celina (speaking): I'm gonna tweak.

Carlos: Snorkel, snorkel, snorkel, snorkel.

Telly: Mugwump, mugwump, mugwump, mugwump.

Lexine: Rutabaga, rutabaga, rutabaga, rutabaga.

Celina: Snood! Snood!

All: Flapjack, rutabaga, aardvark, hubbub, bassoon, mugwump, tweezers, snood, sassafras, smudge, fuss bucket, snorkel, flibbertigibbet, and tweak!

Alice: Banana!

All: That too! (all laugh)