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Following Homelamb (previously), Far From Seven and Sons of Poetry in the category of "Things I Never Thought I'd See On Sesame Street," I give you The Hungry Games: Catching Fur. Note: free of children killing other children.
Previously. Full list of Sesame Street spoofs and parodies. posted by Madamina (24 comments total) 21 users marked this as a favorite

 


You forgot TIMESUCK ALERT

(Now "Cereal Girl" is running through my head...)
posted by Melismata at 1:29 PM on November 18, 2013 [1 favorite]


The Hungry Games is just a knock-off Bertle Royale.
posted by Parasite Unseen at 1:30 PM on November 18, 2013 [6 favorites]


Man, what I woulda given to see Hangin' with Mr. Hooper.
posted by not_on_display at 1:45 PM on November 18, 2013 [1 favorite]


Far from Seven can't possibly be parodying what I think it is, I think.

"Oh my darling, you seem to be thinking of something else." says Julianne Moore to the Count. And I smile.

"Tell me the truth, I can take it." And I laugh.

By the time she admits to also being in love with the number seven... it's just too much.
posted by MCMikeNamara at 1:46 PM on November 18, 2013 [1 favorite]


Spoiler: Admittedly, I was slightly dismayed when they had to eat something round and they didn't pay homage to 'the games.
posted by Nanukthedog at 1:55 PM on November 18, 2013 [1 favorite]


when i first started reading the title, i thought this post was going to be about this awful and somewhat bizarre parody.
posted by emptythought at 2:41 PM on November 18, 2013


"....and may the cookies be always in your flavour...."
posted by St. Alia of the Bunnies at 2:49 PM on November 18, 2013 [1 favorite]


Desperate Houseplants has always been my favorite of these.
"oh, he knows what a plant needs"
posted by rmless at 2:58 PM on November 18, 2013 [1 favorite]


Birdwalk Empire features a duck that's supposed to resemble Steve Buscemi. Think about that for a moment.
posted by Bromius at 2:59 PM on November 18, 2013 [2 favorites]


Don Grover de Aguirre: "I am the great teacher. There must be no other. Anyone who even thinks about deserting this mission will be divided into 198 pieces. Those pieces will be stamped on until what is left can be used only to paint walls. Whoever subtracts one grain of corn or one drop of water... and ends up with the wrong answer, will be locked up for 155 years. If I, Grover, want the vertices to drop dead from the trees... then the vertices will drop dead from the trees. The graphs I pass will see me and tremble. But whoever follows me and the river, will learn multiplication."

Aguirre, the Math of God
posted by oulipian at 3:00 PM on November 18, 2013 [1 favorite]


I liked this but for a moment there I was really worried about poor Peeta.

By the time she admits to also being in love with the number seven... it's just too much.

No kidding. Did whoever wrote the parody even see the movie? If they just wanted to find a way to use Julianne Moore, I think Far from Heaven was an odd choice out her body of work. I think I would have gone with Hannibal and used Cookie Monster.
posted by fuse theorem at 3:32 PM on November 18, 2013


Do these spoofs actually end up on the show, or are they internet-only kinda things?
posted by KGMoney at 3:50 PM on November 18, 2013


Sesame Street parodies are amazing in their uncanny ability to simultaneously dumb down the parodied work to the level of a pre-schooler and create post-modern works of abstract brilliance. I mean, Twin Beaks? Tell me that's not some sort of Dada-ist masterstroke.
posted by mediocre at 5:38 PM on November 18, 2013 [3 favorites]


Not a full parody sketch, but years ago I remember being a bit shocked at Elmo making a pun that referenced "Last Tango in Paris" at the end an "Elmo's world".
posted by 445supermag at 7:13 PM on November 18, 2013 [2 favorites]


Maybe not the best of the bunch at parodying the source material, but I'm fond of Upside Downton Abbey for sheer silliness.
posted by DevilsAdvocate at 7:50 PM on November 18, 2013 [2 favorites]


Something about "tickle fog" sent me over the edge into giggles. I seem to recall that the original was a neurotoxic blistering agent, like you'd probably have to mix several of the real world's most potent chemical weapons to get the same effect. It's like telling the story of when Hiroshima and Nagasaki were hit by a fart monster.
posted by vytae at 11:09 PM on November 18, 2013


They are usually on the show. At least, I've seen the SVU one on the show, and the Richard Belzer muppet kills me every time.
posted by Elementary Penguin at 2:30 AM on November 19, 2013


Do these spoofs actually end up on the show, or are they internet-only kinda things?

I distinctly remember these on TV growing up in the 70s. Upstairs, Downstairs starring Alastair Cookie. And it all went entirely over my head. :(
posted by Melismata at 6:00 AM on November 19, 2013 [2 favorites]


I remember Alastair Cookie too!!
posted by chainsofreedom at 9:17 AM on November 19, 2013


Monsterpiece Theater!
posted by travertina at 10:38 AM on November 19, 2013 [1 favorite]


In the 80's or 90's, there was an opera named "Peligroso." The first act completely wrecked the set. I loved it.
posted by QIbHom at 11:08 AM on November 20, 2013


This is just wonderful. A nice reminder that part of the greatness of Sesame Street is that it's supposed to be educational content for kids that adults can enjoy along with them. (Animaniacs tried for this too.)

I have vague memories but can't find a source just now that there was sort of a battle between the Seasame Street style and shows like Blues Clues where some research showed the repetition and simplicity led to better comprehension and stuff which in part was what allowed Elmo to rise to such preeminence with his own segment and all but god for anyone over the target age demographic (who wasn't on drugs) Blue's Clues was just unwatchable. Sesame Street forever!
posted by Wretch729 at 8:58 AM on November 22, 2013


Newly posted: Lord of the Crumbs
posted by DevilsAdvocate at 4:55 AM on December 12, 2013


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