This is a lovely song. A simple guitar accompanied by Feists beautiful voice. The original video is imaginative and because it’s not necessarily what I would have expected to accompany the song makes me enjoy it even more. Every one should have a place for choreography in their lives:
However here is proof, if any were ever needed, that adapting the lyrics a little and adding muppets to a thing increases its entertainment value many-fold.
It brings me great joy that the Sesame Street version has 7 times as many hits. This is not because I dislike the original – it’s lovely. I just enjoy the fact that it is possible that most people in the world who are familiar with this song think it’s about counting monsters and chickens.