B is for Beastie, that's good enough for me
January 31, 2013 11:27 PM   Subscribe

Because you can't, you won't, and you don't stop learning: Oscar, Grover, and Cookie Monster rockin' the Beastie Boys' "Sure Shot."

A version with only the first verse was posted here previously, but fortunately, this full version was indeed made.

"Sure Shot" in other flavors: official video, studio performance, live
Song trivia and references at Geeks of Doom and Beastiemania.
Flute loop by Jeremy Steig - "Howling for Judy."

And, if you're up for it, the Cookie Monster "rap" footage is originally from the late '80s song, "Healthy Food."
posted by TheSecretDecoderRing (27 comments total) 31 users marked this as a favorite

 
A few years ago, Bert and Ernie Ante Up. Today's episode was brought to you by the letters M, O and P.
posted by thecjm at 11:37 PM on January 31, 2013 [4 favorites]


Why does Ad-Rock/Elmo make so much sense?
posted by steganographia at 11:38 PM on January 31, 2013 [1 favorite]


and then there's brutal
posted by gwint at 11:52 PM on January 31, 2013 [1 favorite]


I never noticed how much Oscar the Grouch resembles a talking bud of weed.
posted by mannequito at 11:55 PM on January 31, 2013 [9 favorites]


Word up!
posted by wallabear at 12:08 AM on February 1, 2013


Ah, an excuse to link to my favorite Procatinator page. (seems to only work in IE, at least on my system)
posted by JHarris at 2:03 AM on February 1, 2013


Why does Ad-Rock/Elmo make so much sense?


They both did it with a Wiffle Ball bat?

sorry
posted by ShutterBun at 2:05 AM on February 1, 2013 [3 favorites]


Today's episode was brought to you by the letters M, O and P.

More like M, C and A.
posted by phaedon at 2:55 AM on February 1, 2013 [6 favorites]


and the aliens listening to the radio look like disembodied vaginal somethings
posted by angrycat at 3:22 AM on February 1, 2013


Cookie Monster in his gold chains and gangster poses made this for me.
posted by chronic sublime at 3:29 AM on February 1, 2013 [1 favorite]


I have long dreamed, but lack the equipment, skills and time, to edit Silence of the Lambs Foster/Hopkins interview footage so Agent Clarice Starling asks all the regular questions, but Hannibal Lecter replies in song while she looks on, baffled and horrified, until joining in at around 2:18.

I put this out into the universe in the hopes that somebody with the right gifts can make this happen.
posted by Shepherd at 3:50 AM on February 1, 2013 [1 favorite]


Dammit, I'm on a conference call and can't watch this yet. I have to wait.

#firstworldproblems
posted by jquinby at 5:20 AM on February 1, 2013 [1 favorite]


Nice! But they missed an opportunity for a cameo by the Count on "Well it's The Taking of the Pelham 123."

Cookie Monster in his gold chains and gangster poses made this for me.

Cookie Monster Did It All For The Cookie.
posted by Westringia F. at 5:33 AM on February 1, 2013 [2 favorites]


OK, that was awesome.
posted by jquinby at 6:27 AM on February 1, 2013 [1 favorite]


Yes. Oscar is MCA. This is perfect.
posted by TheWhiteSkull at 6:49 AM on February 1, 2013


Sometimes a muppet is just a muppet...
posted by TheSecretDecoderRing at 8:06 AM on February 1, 2013


Brief cameo by Animal, Ernie takes over the kit for the rest of the vid....
posted by lakersfan1222 at 8:35 AM on February 1, 2013


Hey phaedon, it was brought to you by the letters M, O, and P because the song "Ante Up" was performed by.....



M.O.P.
posted by kuanes at 8:36 AM on February 1, 2013


This is probably my favorite genre of silly internet videos. If I had to pick a favorite (just because it makes so irrationally fucking happy), I'd probably pick this one.
posted by sparkletone at 9:29 AM on February 1, 2013 [2 favorites]


And who could forget the Cookie Monster covering Tom Waits.
posted by boilermonster at 9:50 AM on February 1, 2013 [5 favorites]


Why does Ad-Rock/Elmo make so much sense?

*cough* Mario C *cough*
posted by humboldt32 at 9:52 AM on February 1, 2013 [3 favorites]


Great stuff and awesome that it keeps continuity throughout the whole thing, i.e. Oscar always does the MCA lines.

Bert laying down the beat is pretty great too.
posted by Gronk at 10:01 AM on February 1, 2013


> And who could forget the Cookie Monster covering Tom Waits.

Oh wow. Am I a horrible person for wanting a muppeteer to do this for real and then slip it, saboteur style, into a PBS satellite feed?
posted by Westringia F. at 10:02 AM on February 1, 2013


F*ck Tha Police, Muppets With Attitude
posted by jonp72 at 10:04 AM on February 1, 2013 [2 favorites]


It's not a song, but: Bert & Ernie discuss doings at the Casino
posted by jquinby at 1:09 PM on February 1, 2013


Still my favorite: The Muppets perform Rammstein's "Engel"
posted by webmutant at 2:23 PM on February 1, 2013


I don't know if it's intentional or not, but when they get to the line "I've got more rhymes than I got grey hairs/and that's a lot because I've got my share" it's so close to "I've got more rhymes than I got green hairs" while being sung by Oscar that it's creepy-good.
posted by zombieflanders at 12:14 PM on February 4, 2013


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