Big Bird Grouch 2
Music by Christopher Cerf
Lyrics by Christopher Cerf & Norman Stiles
Date 1989
Publisher Splotched Animal Music Co.

"The LOUDEST Lullaby Youve EVER Heard" is a SESAME STREET song performed by GRUNDGETTA. She sings how the latest lullaby goes against the conventions & is VERY LOUD.

Writer Norman Stiles reflected on the songs original intent:

"We wrote this great song, La la la, la la la, its the LOUDest lullaby youve EVER Heard. It had sound effects of GARBAGE trucks, traffic & horns. It was LOUD. Jon Stone, the director, absolutely hated it! He had power at the time to change things that he really felt strongly about. The bit that ended up on the show is nothing like the one I wrote, GRUNDGETTA singing it at nighttime to OSCAR in his TRASH CAN, who falls asleep while everyone else on SESAME STREET, who had been sleeping, yelling & complaining about all the NOISE that woke them up. It ended up being GRUNDGETTA alone, on SESAME STREET at night, singing for only 15 to 20 seconds of the lullaby to nobody. It had NO purpose & made NO sense, but I loved it. It was so the perversity of OSCAR that he would fall asleep to this while everybody else was saying, Keep quiet!."[1]

The song ended up also being used in a season 22 episode, where OSCAR, SNUFFY & Alice listen to a truncated version playing on the radio (as performed by GRUNDGETTA & her back-up band, the GRUNGettes).


  1. Muppets Gone Missing: Norman Stiles at The Muppet Mindset (with lyric & memo sheet for the song)

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