Sesame Street

Start Wearing Purple: Muppet Edition

Start Wearing Purple: Muppet Edition

Sesame Street’s The Count sings along with NY polka-punk band Gogol Bordello’s track Start Wearing Purple, a song about growing old and going senile, which seems rather ironic for a vampire who is likely immortal.

Big Bird Takes a Lie Detector Test

Big Bird Takes a Lie Detector Test

One of Vanity Fair’s interview gimmicks is to hook up a subject to a lie detector while answering questions. In this episode, Sesame Street’s 8-foot-tall yellow bird does his best to tell the truth as he’s questioned by Barry the technician, and some of his Muppet pals.

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SNL: Grouch

SNL: Grouch

If everyone calls you trash…and everyone treats you like trash… why don’t you just become trash? Saturday Night Live host and Stranger Things star David Harbour takes on the origin story for the grimy and gritty antihero of Sesame Street in this amusing parody of Joker.

Sesame Street Sabotage

Sesame Street Sabotage

Mashup master Mylo the Cat diced up footage from the 1985 Sesame Street flick Follow That Bird to create a muppet version of the video for Beastie Boys’ 1994 classic Sabotage. The only thing missing are the cheesy ’70s mustaches.

Gnaws T-Shirt

Gnaws T-Shirt

You’ll never go in the water again… at least if you’re a chocolate chip cookie, you won’t. That’s because there’s a big, blue, insatiable monster lurking beneath the surface, ready to strike any minute and chomp on your ass. Firebeard’s t-shirt is perfect for any fan of muppets, cookies, sharks, or Steven Spielberg.

Sesame Street Tiny Desk Concert

Sesame Street Tiny Desk Concert

Public television meets public radio with a celebration of Sesame Street’s 50 years on TV, as Big Bird, Ernie, Bert, Grover, Oscar the Grouch, Elmo, Cookie Monster, Rosita, Abby Cadabby and a few people from the neighborhood regale us with 15 minutes of our childhood favorite earworms.

Sesame Street x HBO

Sesame Street x HBO

Sesame Street asks us to be more respectful of one another with a duo of amusing parodies of HBO dramas, featuring the actual stars and sets from the shows. While the Game of Thrones one has gone viral, we think the Westworld one is even better in our opinion.

How Sesame Street’s Muppets Work

How Sesame Street’s Muppets Work

WIRED takes us behind the scenes with the cast of Sesame Street for a look at how the performers operate each of their Muppets, along with a few other cool tidbits about the art of puppetry. Their arms must get so tired over their heads like that all the time.

Mahna Mahna 1.0

Mahna Mahna 1.0

If there’s one tune that’s sure to get stuck in your head and rattle around all day, it’s the classic Mahna Mahna. This early appearance of the track on a 1969 episode of Sesame Street with crawl into your ear like that creature from Wrath of Khan, and won’t let go.

Sad Sesame Street

Sad Sesame Street

YAOG continues change keys, making happy songs sad. This time he turns sunny days into cloudy ones as he messes with a childhood classic, and makes us all feel like a big old Mr. Snuffleupagus. Oh dear.

Eclectic Method: Cookie Monster

Eclectic Method: Cookie Monster

Sesame Street goes trap with its trippy remix of sounds from everyone’s favorite cookie-addicted muppet and Eclectic Method. If your computer can handle it, try opening this video in four windows, then hitting play on each one. MP3 available here.

Sesame Street Summertime

Sesame Street Summertime

Adjust the bass, and let the Alpine blast with another well executed lip-sync video from Mylo the Cat. This time, the cast of Sesame Street celebrates the warm weather with a little DJ Jazzy Jeff & The Fresh Prince, and one of our favorite sunny day jams.

Rammstein vs. Cookie Monster

Rammstein vs. Cookie Monster

Yes, we know this clip dates back to 2009, but since we’ve never seen it, we figured maybe you hadn’t either. A hilarious use of Cookie Monster’s voice from a kids’ telephone toy to help provide vocals for a Rammstein track. Cookieeeeeeeee!

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HBO’s Sesame Street

HBO’s Sesame Street

It was recently announced that Sesame Street would be airing episodes on HBO. But if the guys at Barely Productions are to be believed (and they aren’t), the gang will be getting decidedly more adult, per HBO standards.

Nosh of the Titans

Nosh of the Titans

Their Clash of the Titans parody might not exactly timely, but Sesame Street’s lesson about focusing and paying attention is still amusing, as Cookie Monster aka Furseus is tested by a cow named Moodusa on his quest to reach Zeus at Mount Olympus Diner.

Aveggies: Age of Bon Bon

Aveggies: Age of Bon Bon

Sesame Street parodies this summer’s blockbuster Avengers: Age of Ultron, replacing our protagonists with a bunch of nutritionally-conscious heroes. Except for Cookie Monster. And Zuchin-eye is as useless as you’d expect.

Game of Chairs

Game of Chairs

Sesame Street takes on another very adult TV series and makes it family friendly. This time, they mock Game of Thrones, with the denizens of Jesteros playing musical chairs to earn their place on the throne. That golf club throne looks familiar.

I Am Big Bird (Trailer)

I Am Big Bird (Trailer)

I Am Big Bird: The Carroll Spinney Story is a documentary about the man behind Big Bird and Oscar the Grouch. It features candid footage of Carroll with Jim Henson and Frank Oz as well as with his wife Debra.

Cookie Monster Unlunchboxing

Cookie Monster Unlunchboxing

Sesame Street pokes fun at the all to common internet video trend of walking us through the unboxing of items in ridiculous and unnecessary detail. It still amazes us that a character with such bad grammar is on an educational show.

Sesame Street: House of Bricks

Sesame Street: House of Bricks

The gang from Sesame Street takes on Netflix’s hit show House of Cards, replacing Kevin Spacey’s Frank Underwood with the evil Frank Underwolf, who wants to blow down the three little piggies’ white houses to make his way to the oval office.

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Big Birdman

Big Birdman

“How many different ways can you learn the alphabet? Lots apparently.” Carol Spinney – the original voice and puppeteer of Big Bird – ruminates on his career over a cacophony of drums with his alter ego in this Birdman parody.

Sesame Street: Star S’Mores

Sesame Street: Star S’Mores

To teach the concept of self-control, Sesame Street made this pastry-themed parody of Star Wars. Can Flan Solo (Cookie Monster) resist the urge to devour his sidekick Chewy (a cookie)? Inside jokes and puns abound.

W-ORD Channel 7 News

W-ORD Channel 7 News

Cookie Monster team’s up with Last Week Tonight’s John Oliver to bring us the latest news – as long as it has something to do with words. And what is up with the word “abbreviation?” Can’t it be shorter? Be sure to watch the outtakes too.

Sesame Street Fighter: The Game

Sesame Street Fighter: The Game

Inspired by the hilarious illustrations of artist Matt “gavacho13” Crane, FlavourMachine’s browser-based Sesame Street Fighter lets you deliver button-mashing beatdowns, while helping you practice your spelling and typing prowess.

The Hungry Games: Catching Fur

The Hungry Games: Catching Fur

Sesame Street mocks The Hunger Games: Catching Fire as Cookieness Evereat and her friends are forced to play yet another series of challenging games against their will. We always thought Peeta sounded like a piece of bread too.

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