The Red Hot Chili Peppers Near-Encounter with Big Bird
This is 100% true. According to Anthony Kiedis, the band had wanted to appear on Sesame Street for years–and believe it or not, the producers actually decided to invite them for a guest shot.
However, other producers for the Children’s Television Workshop (the company that produces Sesame Street) must have been familiar with the Chili Peppers past, especially their predilection for performing naked.
Ultimately, they decided that the Chili Peppers “would not be appropriate for the show.” You think?