"Stick Out Your Hand and Say Hello" was sung by Bert and Rick Moranis on Sesame Street. Bert and Rick meet each other on an airplane and realize that they have quite a few things in common (such as the fact that they both like oatmeal). The song deals with saying "Hello" and meeting new people, learning that many people are similar. It ends with communal laughter, akin to Bert's trademark laugh.
The song was remade as an animated sequence and sung by The Friend Lady for Elmo's World: Friends. (First: Episode 4109)
Elmo sang this song with the cast in the Sesame Street Liveshow Let's Be Friends.Don Boni sang this to a timid Abelardo in a 2006 episode of Plaza Sésamo.
Bert and Rick: Stick out your hand and say hello.
You might meet someone just like you who's really great to know.
Rick: Now, mind you I love the friends I've got.
Bert: Oh, sure, but making a new one hits the spot.
Rick: Howdy, I'm Rick. How are you, man?
It's always swell to run across another oatmeal fan.
Bert: I'm Bert and hey, meeting you is neat.
These shoes and socks do wonders for your feet.
Bert and Rick: Even if you're kind of shy, don't worry, it's okay. Come on, reach out and shake your hand and make a friend today.
Rick: Hi, I like pigeons, how 'bout you?
Bert: What? Wow! I don't believe this, y'know, I love pigeons, too.
Muppet Lady in Cowgirl Hat and Muppet Guy With Mohawk: Me too!
Rick: What's shakin' neighbours, put her there (?)
Muppet Lady in Cowgirl Hat and Muppet Guy With Mohawk: The pleasure's ours.
Bert: Hey, dude. I dig your hair!
Bert, Rick, Muppet Lady in Cowgirl Hat and Muppet Guy With Mohawk: Sometimes it might be hard to be the one who breaks the ice. But try it and you'll find that making friends is really nice.
Bert, Rick, Muppet Lady in Cowgirl Hat, Muppet Guy With Mohawk, Flight Attendant, Green Muppet Lady, Orange Muppet Man, and Green Muppet Man: So, stick out your hand and say hello. Hello! You might meet someone just like you who's really great to know.
Flight Attendant: How are ya?
Green Muppet Man: What's new?
Flight Attendant, Muppet Lady in Cowgirl Hat and Muppet Guy With Mohawk: Say how ya doing?
Cow: When I meet someone new, I feel like mooing. Moo!
All: Stick out your hand and say hello. Hi! You might meet someone just like you who's really great to know. It's wonderful to watch how friendships grow. When you stick out your hand and say, "isn't life grand today?". Stick out your hand and say hello!