When most people think about passionate, robust singers they don’t usually think of the muppet. But after a TikToker shared a snippet of Elmo getting down with his bad self, others couldn’t help but take note of his “sassy” vocals. Now people are rocking out to this lively children’s tune.
“A water bottle and a paper towel roll,” Elmo sang with attitude.
The song “I Wonder, What if, Let’s Try!” featured actress Hailee Steinfeld in an episode of Sesame Street where Elmo had to figure out how to build something without the help of any blocks.
“Elmo wonders what could we use instead of blocks / What if we think outside of the box? / Say what now?” the lyrics went. “An oatmeal container? A wooden bowl? A plastic water bottle and a paper towel roll.”
TikTokers quickly became ironically obsessed with the Sesame Street bop. The Elmo sound has since been used in over 28,000 TikTok videos.