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Posts Tagged “Sesame Street”

  1. Meghan O'Keefe as Arianna Huffington

    How to Do an Arianna Huffington Impression

    The trick to sounding politically savvy is hidden in Sesame Street.

    Watch the simple way to sound like Arianna Huffington. »

  2. Cookie Monster held hostage

    Is the Cookie Monster in the “Call Me Maybe” Parody the Real Cookie Monster?

    Sesame Street made a Cookie Monster parody of “Call Me Maybe” called “Share It Maybe”. Is this awesome, Y/N?

    Legitimate question. On the one hand, it’s Sesame Street. And Sesame Street is one of the Four Unassailables, along with the Muppets, Mr. Rogers, and Johnny Cash. There’s only one permitted criticism, and that’s about Elmo’s rise to power. You certainly don’t criticize Cookie Monster.

    On the other hand… is this really Cookie Monster?

    The chorus keeps an original line from the chorus: “This is crazy.” And every time Cookie sings it, it sounds fake. Grammatical. Cookie Monster can in fact be eloquent — look how he swindles Kermit out of a cookie. He uses idioms like “off chance” and “you know?” He tells Kermit “Arrivederci, frog,” which is both bilingual and metonymic. And then he delivers a Mark-Antony-esque speech about friendship and commitment. But nowhere in there does he combine a proximal demonstrative with a properly conjugated verb. “This is” is not a Cookie Monster phrase.

    Is this false note coming through because he’s being forced to read someone else’s writing? Is this just a Bad Lip Reading? Or is this an imitator? Is this Cookie Monster actually Tyler Cassidy?

    Possibly not. Read the evidence that this is, in fact, Cookie Monster. »

  3. Oscar the Grouch in a hospital bed

    Oscar the Grouch Dies of AIDS

    Yesterday Sesame Street introduced Lily, a one-time character to illustrate “food insecurity” — poverty-induced malnutrition. She’s not the only Sesame Street character to experience the harsh realities of urban life.

    Oscar the Grouch’s pulse was weak but steady, which was a relief to all of his friends from Sesame Street who were crowded in the tiny hospital room. It was crowded because his life as an itinerant vagrant with an unemployable trash fetish had left him penniless and unable to cover his medical bills, and there were fucking heaps of medical bills, because Oscar the Grouch had AIDS.

    It was horrific, no doubt. »

  4. George Bluth's life

    Five TV Characters Play the “Draw Your Life” Game

    To play the Draw Your Life game, a meme from 4chan’s /b/ board, you fill out a template, coloring in your clothes and pasting pictures about your daily life and interests. I’ve filled it out with some of my favorite TV characters.

    The template leaves a weirdly large space for “transportation”, which is just as well, because TV characters have much cooler rides than real people.

    George Bluth, this is your life. »

  5. Sesame Street Does the Beastie Boys

    One minute of “Can’t Stop Won’t Stop Don’t Stop” lip-synced by muppets.

    Watch. »

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