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Written by  Christopher Cerf & Jon Stone
Music by 
Lyrics by 
Publisher  Splotched Animal Music Company
Earliest Known Appearance:
Episode 2847

"Wet Paint" is a song from Sesame Street, performed by How Now Brown and the Moo Wave. The music video features paint continually splashing the scene, eventually leading to the paint coating the camera lens (which How Now Brown becomes crazy over), while the screen slowly melts away as well (even causing the MTV-style captions to melt away too). It also features 2 brief shots of How Now Brown dancing on a yellow tarp with paint smeared on the floor, thus showing that while he's singing about wet paint, he's dancing in wet paint as well.

There were 2 versions of the video. One of them begins with the red "WET PAINT" logo, and ends with yellow and orange paint-splatters on the camera lens. The other version is longer, featuring a brief MTV intro, with a Hot Pink Anything Muppet performed by Fran Brill, and an extended ending with a mix of colors as the song ended, after the yellow and orange paint-splatters cover up the camera lens.



  • The music video has a bare resemblence to the music video for "Freeze Frame" by J. Geils, particularly because both music videos contain paint splashing in the background.
  • The splashing paint in the background was done with a green-screen effect.
  • On the television version of the song, the video has MTV-style captions that refer to "Splotchkat Records", while on the "Count It Higher: Great Music Videos from Sesame Street" VHS tape, the video has MTV-style captions that refer to "Mootown Records".
  • By the end of the song, before the melting effect, How Now Brown is shown wearing a green-screen vest, mainly to make it look as if yellow paint was thrown at him.
  • This is the only song about wet paint where the lyrics are about what it is, and how it is used, rather than a usual warning song to stay away from wet paint.


Audio (album version)
  • Count It Higher: Great Music Videos from Sesame Street (1988, intro and outro cut)


See also


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