"The People in Your Neighborhood" has been performed on Sesame Street many times, sung by many different characters. The song focus on occupations, with each variation focusing on different jobholders (usually portrayed by Anything Muppets).
The version heard on most albums is sung by Bob and two Anything Muppets, a postman and a firefighter performed by Jim Henson and Frank Oz respectively. David and Olivia sang this song with a Fat Blue Anything Muppet at one point
Bob also sang this song with celebrities such as Martina Navratilova, Barbara Walters and Ralph Nader in The Sesame Street Special, as well as in episode 4031. The song was also performed in the Sesame Street Live shows A Sesame Street Mystery: The Case of the Missing Rara Avis and Elmo Makes Music.