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We Can All Quit: Sesame Street Did A Spoof Called Upside Downton Abbey [VIDEO]


Will Sesame Street ever stop being awesome? We think not. Especially because you know their target audience won’t exactly get this or appreciate Muppet Carson nearly as much as we do. I can hear the staff meeting now: “Should we do a Downton Abbey spoof? They are on the same network as us, after all.” “I don’t know, it might go over kids’ heads.” “Screw it, this is gonna be great.” At least we all learned an important lesson about gravity.

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  • apurple2345

    They have a long history of doing things that go over kids’ heads, of course, and of spoofing Masterpiece Theatre. Just look for “Monsterpiece Theater” (with Alistair Cookie, for those of us old enough to remember MT’s host Alistair Cooke).

  • Anonymous

    Or the more recent “Birdwalk Empire,” or the Grover spoof of the Old Spice commercials, “Smells like a Monster.”

  • Anonymous

    Heck, Sesame Street’s on Twitter; while younger and younger kids are getting cell phones, they aren’t exactly tweeting their A,B,C’s yet.

  • http://twitter.com/LauraTruxillo Laura Truxillo

    The “Special Letters Unit” cracked me up–puppet Munch looked just like the real thing!

    And Grover’s Old Spice commercial. Heck, they’ve got a whole box set that is NOTHING but spoofs. Because I’m sure those preK kids got the extra joke behind “Twin Beaks.”

  • http://www.facebook.com/popefelix Kit Fenderson-Peters

    Did anyone else notice the portrait of Harvey Kneeslapper in the background?

  • Life Lessons

    The Street Rules!