Ladies and gentlemen: GUSTAVO!!

Recently credited with ending gang violence in LA, Gustavo Dudamel has achieved something even more impressive: on Monday, he will appear on the best television show of all time, Sesame Street. For those of you who don’t remember, Sesame Street is on PBS.

The Los Angeles Times reports:

In the segment, Dudamel and Elmo demonstrate the word “stupendous” by conducting a sheep playing a violin, an octopus playing the drums and a chorus of opera-singing penguins.

Would that the sheep was a Hilary Hahn sheep. Or a Hilary Hahn alpaca.

Nico Muhly suggested on Twitter that David Lang should go on Sesame Street with the Poverty Muppet as The Little Match Girl in his Pulitzer Prize-winning the little match girl passion.

Declan, who works with me, asked if Dudamel was going to BE a Muppet, which of course would be The Best Thing. I believe they gave Rita Moreno a Muppet of herself on The Muppet Show once. But it looks like The Dude appears in the flesh, not the fabric.

It’s really all I want for my clients. I even created Muppets for them, so half the work is already done.

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