The Mets on Sesame Street

Several Mets players have guest-starred on Sesame Street, including Keith Hernandez, Mookie Wilson, and Ron Darling in 1988. Famous Muppets Kermit the Frog and Miss Piggy also visited Citi Field in 2014, even appearing on the Kiss Cam.

Kermit and Miss Piggy at Citi Field

Years before he appeared on Seinfeld, Keith Hernandez was on Sesame Street. Keith and Mookie teach Snuffy how to hit a baseball. It goes a little too well when Snuffy hits the ball so far that it breaks a certain Mr. Steinbrenner’s window. Uh oh.

Later, the duo meets The Count who has a problem swinging before a pitch is even made. He seems to enjoy whiffing too much. Hernandez and Wilson also appeared in the celebrity version of “Put Down The Duckie.” While Ron Darling got to meet Big Bird.

Ron  Darling and Big Bird

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A later Sesame Street episode featured Telly Monster showing his baseball collection to Ron. Who mimics the pose from his own card. The Yale graduate then helps read the back of his baseball card for Telly. Good practice for his later role as an analyst on SNY.

Related: Keith breaks the camera!