This season on Sesame Street, the popular “Elmo’s World” segment is being replaced by “Elmo: The Musical.” Cookie Monster and Grover visited Entertainment Weekly to promote the show and their own musical prowess.
The result is very sweet and funny. Cookie Monster and Grover tackle The Hunger Games, The Avengers, and even Aaron Sorkin’s Newsroom in song. The best part is how sharp the satire is. What starts as nonsense–Cookie Monster, with a Katniss-styled braid, hunts for the cookie cornucopia–quickly turns into great parodies of the properties. Their version of Newsroom is almost as funny as the more absurd moments on that show. I don’t often guffaw at a web video. The big punchline got me good.
You can watch the full video over at PopWatch. It’s worth the off-site trip.