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The song he wrote for The Electric Company, "N'T" has the singer trying to get a grouch to come out of his shell and play. In the end, he succeeds. While a fan may expect a bit of sarcasm from Lehrer, he sounds sincere and supportive the entire song towards his opposite. (Also played by him.)