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Things We Saw Today: Roy Kent Met His Grumpy Counterpart, Oscar the Grouch!

Roy Kent in a trashcan with Oscar the Grouch as it should be

When season 1 of Ted Lasso featured their grumpy Roy Kent in a trash can, the comparisons to Sesame Street‘s Oscar the Grouch were readily available. It makes sense; Roy was always angry and we loved him for it, and that same attachment is why we love Oscar the Grouch. They’re two grumps in a trash can. What’s not to love?

What’s even cuter about the connection is how much Roy Kent star Brett Goldstein loves the Muppets. If he’s not performing a Muppets number all by himself, he’s doing interviews in front of his Muppets poster and holding up his award.

Now though, Goldstein’s connection to Oscar the Grouch got a bit closer …

Oscar and Roy are friends now! Well, sort of. Goldstein took a trip to Sesame Street to meet with his fellow grouch and the two spent their time in each other’s trash cans. The two are sitting next to each other in their cans, watching as Big Bird sings past them talking about how wonderful the day is, but of course, two grumps wouldn’t agree!

But it wasn’t all friendly cuddles. Apparently, Oscar the Grouch didn’t warm up to Goldstein …

I would watch any and every bit of Brett Goldstein and the Muppets that exists out there, and if they wanted to make a whole movie to make Goldstein’s dreams come true? Well, that’d be a dream!

(image: HBO)

Here are some other things we saw out there today:

  • Barry has its season 3 release date! (via The Hollywood Reporter)
  • The family of Halyana Hutchins files wrongful death suit over fatal shooting on the set of Rust (via The Hollywood Reporter)
  • ZoĆ« Kravitz is right. It was a big mistake to cancel High Fidelity. (via Variety)
  • The Wonder Twins are getting their own HBO original movie. (via The A.V. Club)
  • Here’s a look at why The Batman features so many villains. (via Gizmodo)

Anything we missed out there today, Mary Suevians? Let us know what you saw in the comments below!

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