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Billie Eilish counts herself 'Happier than ever' as she stops by Sesame Street in new video

Eilish pictured at MTV Music Video Awards
Eilish pictured at MTV Music Video Awards   -   Copyright  Evan Agostini/Invision
By Tim Gallagher

Gen Z star Billie Eilish is aiming to influence a new generation as she stops by Sesame Street to sing with vampiric legend, The Count.

The Bad Guy singer was shown sitting alongside the purple puppet on the world-renowned stoop as she sang a reworked version of her hit ‘Happier Than Ever’.

Surrounded by familiar faces Big Bird, Bert, Elmo and Two-Headed Monster, Eilish and The Count help young viewers to count to two.

Happier than Ever is the 15th Track on Eilish’s critically acclaimed album of the same name, released earlier this year.

In the Sesame Street version, Eilish uses her iconically breathy vocal tone to sing, “When I’m counting with you I’m happier than ever,”

“Here is what we’ll do, come on, let's count to two.”

Eilish shot to fame at the age of 17 with the release of her debut album When We Fall Asleep, Where Do We Go? And has become emblematic of the much scrutinised generation Z with her baggy clothes and lyrics on mental health and relationships.

Sesame Street says get vaccinated

Eilish’s appearance on the classic children’s TV show comes at a time when some of the cast’s most beloved puppets are under attack from unusual quarters.

Entering its 52nd season this November, Sesame Street star Big Bird drew criticism from some on the American Right after tweeting about receiving a dose of the Pfizer-BioNtech vaccine:

"I got the COVID-19 vaccine today! My wing is feeling a little sore, but it'll give my body an extra protective boost that keeps me and others healthy,” said Big Bird’s official Twitter account.

"Ms. @EricaRHill even said I've been getting vaccines since I was a little bird. I had no idea!" he continued.

The seemingly innocuous inoculation tweet received responses accusing the puppet of government propaganda and brainwashing.

Senator Ted Cruz wrote: “Government propaganda...for your five year old!”

Meanwhile, Fox contributor Lisa Boothe accused the show of "brainwashing children who are not at risk of COVID."

It wasn’t all bad though as Big Bird received congratulations from the Twitter account of President Joe Biden.

Mr. Snuffleupagus was not available for comment.

Sesame Street’s 52nd season will begin on November 11th and guest stars will include Jon Batiste, Kacey Musgraves, Naomi Osaka and Keke Palmer.