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Christoph Waltz Performed the Sesame Street Theme. It’s Haunting.

Christoph Waltz is a big fan of Sesame Street—as he told Jimmy Kimmel last night, even though his children are older now, he still watches the show himself. What attracts him to it? “It’s raw. It’s full of despair. It’s poignant. … Deep.”

Waltz apparently sees something in the show that the rest of us never have, and he took to the stage to perform his own haunting interpretation of its theme. The actor tackles it with all of the heft of his performances as the unsettlingly evil Hans Landa and the radically moral Dr. King Schultz, lending Sesame Street the pathos you never knew it had.