And that's why we love Sesame Street!
A worried dad—who happens to be a Sesame Street exec—created the brown muppet when his Ethiopian-born daughter bemoaned her natural, “fluffy” hair, wishing instead for flowing “Barbie” hair.
Joey Mazzarino says he wrote the song after noticing his daughter playing with dolls.
“She wanted to have long blond hair and straight hair, and she wanted to be able to bounce it around,” he tells NPR’s Melissa Block.
Sporting a changing catalog of beautiful natural ‘dos, the muppet sings, “I don’t need a trip to the beauty shop, cuz I love what I got on top!”
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