3 Sesame Street TV show parodies everyone will love!

HAMBURG, GERMANY - MARCH 02: Sesame Street characters Bert and Ernie during the presentation of the NDR and Deutsche Post commemorative stamp of 'Sesamstrasse' on March 2, 2020 in Hamburg, Germany. (Photo by Tristar Media/Getty Images)
HAMBURG, GERMANY - MARCH 02: Sesame Street characters Bert and Ernie during the presentation of the NDR and Deutsche Post commemorative stamp of 'Sesamstrasse' on March 2, 2020 in Hamburg, Germany. (Photo by Tristar Media/Getty Images) /

When we think of TV show or film parodies, Sesame Street is probably the last thing that comes to mind. But considering Sesame Street remains as prevalent and influential now as it did when it first aired in 1969, it only makes sense that it continues to evolve with the times.

That means new characters emerge, new lessons are taught, and yes, there are new laughs aplenty. Truthfully, I never expected to fall down the rabbit hole of Sesame Street parodies but here we are.

I’ve seen my fair share and decided to choose three that I found to be the most entertaining for children and adults alike!

Sharing Things

To start our list is Sharing Things, a parody of the Netflix series Stranger Things. By this point only two seasons had aired, but that doesn’t stop Sesame Street from making the most of it.

The parody follows Cookie Monster playing the role of the Cookie Gorgon living in the Upside Down, I mean Snack Side Down, having eaten all the treats. He decides to go to our world on Halloween night leaving poor Barb behind.

In our world, Ernie and Grover play the roles of Dustin and Lucas, trick or treating with Will and Mike. As the Cookie Gorgon tries to find the group, he meets Officer Hoppy, a bunny and Will’s mom who sounds exactly like Winona Ryder!

What the Cookie Gorgon fails to learn upon meeting Hoppy and Joyce is that he needs to share what he’s eating. It’s not until he’s about to devour delicious cookies that Eleven shows up as literally the number 11.

It’s here that the Cookie Gorgon learns what it means to share and why it’s important. Before leaving he also meets Eleven’s sister, the number 8.

The Cookie Gorgon returns home with a Eggo waffle to share with Barb. But when she asks if she can return home, he denies her request.

The Walking Gingerbread

Now you know I was going to love this parody, regardless of what happened. It’s Sesame Street’s take on AMC’s The Walking Dead where Cookie Monster plays the role of Sheriff Lick AKA: Rick Grimes.

Upon eating his delicious cookies, the bad batch of gingerbread Crumbies AKA: zombies are alerted. They then eat the cookies…the horror!

Dough roll and Macaroon AKA: Daryl and Michonne arrive to help protect the cookies. The only way to keep them away is to not eat the cookies, which will prove more difficult than expected for Sheriff Lick.

Therefore, the lesson of the parody is how to have self-control. Eventually the trio finds themselves at the cookie safe zone and meet, quite literally, the Governor.

I kid you not, I couldn’t stop laughing at this part in the parody. In the end Sheriff Lick realizes dancing takes his mind off wanting to eat cookies.

He teaches the Crumbies to do the same.

Game of Chairs

In a surprising twist, this Sesame Street parody does not star Cookie Monster but Grover. The premise is that in order to determine who will rule as King or Queen, they will play a game.

Grover Bluejoy, AKA: Theon Greyjoy, explains to the players, which includes Tyrion Lannister, Daenerys Targaryen and Cersei Lannister, how to play Game of Chairs. Naturally, Grover has no clue how to play, so Ned Stark explains.

There are three chairs, each designed after a sport, and four players. As music plays, they will move around the chairs.

When the music stops, they will try to sit in a chair. A chair will be removed each round until one chair and one player is left standing.

As the game unfolds a multitude of Game of Thrones references are made from Daenerys’ baby dragon to Grove telling Joffrey he lost the game because he choked. In the end Grover winds up in the last chair and is crowned King, much to Ned’s dismay.

The parody teaches how to the play the game musical chairs, how to follow the rules and how to count.

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Which Sesame Street TV show parody is your favorite? Share your answers in the comments below, we’d love to read them!