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September 2, 2014 10:13 AM   Subscribe

W-ORD Channel 7 News With John Oliver & Cookie Monster. In support of "Sesame Street's" newest vocabulary resource, "Words are Here, There and Everywhere," Mashable has teamed up with Sesame Workshop to encourage families to explore the wonderful world of words.
posted by Pendragon (45 comments total) 19 users marked this as a favorite

 
Watch the outtakes here.
posted by Pendragon at 10:14 AM on September 2 [9 favorites]


I've often speculated that John Oliver's eyes are just painted onto the front of his glasses, just like Scooter and other Muppets.
posted by Strange Interlude at 10:19 AM on September 2 [6 favorites]


This is fabulous!
posted by ThePinkSuperhero at 10:22 AM on September 2


"I don't come down to where you work and slap the cookie out of your mouth!'

Also, for a while there I thought Cookie Monster might launch in to a pun run.
posted by benito.strauss at 10:22 AM on September 2 [3 favorites]


Also, Cookie Monster is completely misinformed about the pronunciation of a certain well-known image file format.
posted by Strange Interlude at 10:24 AM on September 2 [5 favorites]


I loved everything about that!

Though I did kind of want the woman Telly was interviewing to comment on John Oliver's tie.
posted by aubilenon at 10:30 AM on September 2


Cookie Monster is correct, it's pronounced JIF.
posted by popaopee at 10:34 AM on September 2 [3 favorites]


It's a good format for displaying giraffics.
posted by the jam at 10:42 AM on September 2 [14 favorites]


Here, I'm jiving you a jift for your birthday.
posted by Sys Rq at 10:44 AM on September 2 [8 favorites]


We get the gist.
posted by bleep at 10:48 AM on September 2 [3 favorites]


If you want to have a gif/jif war, take it to meta.
posted by jeffamaphone at 10:49 AM on September 2 [5 favorites]


If you want to have a gif/jif war, take it to meta.

geffamaphone is right, you guys
posted by mightygodking at 10:54 AM on September 2 [9 favorites]


Cookie Monster is correct, it's pronounced JIF.

Cookie Monster was wrong, but to be fair to him, in a moment of weakness, he had peanut butter cookies on his mind and was not reading from the teleprompter with the clear, objective news eye that we expect from anchormuppets.
posted by Mr. Six at 10:57 AM on September 2 [4 favorites]


"Steve Wilhite created the Graphics Interchange Format, or GIF, while working for Compuserve in 1987." "It's pronounced JIF, not GIF."
posted by Daddy-O at 11:24 AM on September 2 [1 favorite]


EVERYBODY STOP EVERYTHING. THE MUPPET MOVIE AND THE GREAT MUPPET CAPER ARE NOW ON NETFLIX. THAT IS ALL.
posted by TheWhiteSkull at 11:32 AM on September 2 [11 favorites]


And The Muppets Take Manhattan! And Muppets Christmas Carol! My son is obsessed with Kermit after watching his ALS ice bucket video ("Ribbit allllll wet!", he yells), so we figured it was time for Muppet movies. Every time Miss Piggy came on screen, he would say, Piggy oink oink oink! Not sure she'd appreciate that....
posted by ThePinkSuperhero at 11:38 AM on September 2 [1 favorite]


This is LITERALLY the best thing I will see all week!
Literally.

Also, did anyone else do a little *oof* out-loud at the sight of John Oliver's subtle salt and peppering to his hair. That looks GOOOOD.
I have the biggest "man-crush" on John Oliver....

Also-er, do watch the outtakes!
posted by The Legit Republic of Blanketsburg at 11:55 AM on September 2 [4 favorites]


"Steve Wilhite created the Graphics Interchange Format, or GIF, while working for Compuserve in 1987." "It's pronounced JIF, not GIF."

Intentional fallacy. It doesn't matter how Steve Wilhite thinks it should be pronounced. We make the decisions in these matters by the grace of God and our lawful right.

Also, the ch in "chair" is a consonant digraph which cannot be split. Indeed it is a distinct single letter in the Chamorro, Czech, Slovak, Igbo, Quechua, Guarani, Welsh, Cornish, Breton and Belarusian Łacinka alphabets. Therefore, removing the "c" would not leave "hair." Instead, the "c" would take the "h" with it, leaving "air."

There is no good reason why the producers of this video could not have respected this fundamental linguistic principle. It wouldn't have even harmed their purpose. One also cannot sit on air.

We are very disappointed in this shortcoming in their otherwise enjoyable humorous video.

- - King Janis Joplin Forever I, by the Grace of God, of the United States and his other Realms and Territories, Protector of the Weak, Decider of Linguistic Questions, Fidei Defensor.
posted by Naberius at 12:01 PM on September 2 [13 favorites]


GOD SAVE KING JANIS JOPLIN FOREVER!
posted by TheWhiteSkull at 12:11 PM on September 2 [2 favorites]


we do not pay him to do that...
posted by Naberius at 12:13 PM on September 2 [1 favorite]


Cookie Monster's Ideas for Last Week Tonight.
posted by Gary at 1:35 PM on September 2 [2 favorites]


Oscar the Grouch vs. Grumpy Cat is literally the best thing evar.
posted by poe at 2:06 PM on September 2 [1 favorite]


Did Telly have a moment of real corpsing there?
posted by boo_radley at 2:12 PM on September 2


Naberius: "- - King Janis Joplin Forever I, by the Grace of God, of the United States and his other Realms and Territories, Protector of the Weak, Decider of Linguistic Questions, Fidei Defensor.
"

Languagehat is comin' and he's bringin' a dark storm with him, man. Wouldn't want be around when that storm comes rolling around.
posted by boo_radley at 2:16 PM on September 2 [3 favorites]


Just gonna put this here from the last time we had this discussion: Andy Baio's great take on the controversy.

Was kinda hoping for John singing, for example, the Queen singing "My Milkshake."

As for Cookie Monster, delayed gratification is hard for monster.
posted by fifteen schnitzengruben is my limit at 2:17 PM on September 2


This. This just mase my week.
posted by Faintdreams at 2:35 PM on September 2


Who's that actress Telly's interviewing? She looks familiar but I can't place her.
posted by LobsterMitten at 3:04 PM on September 2


Kate McKinnon of SNL.
posted by tonycpsu at 3:07 PM on September 2


Naberius is correct, as he is by definition. Long life and reign to King Janis Joplin Forever! Death to his detractors and to those who would impose dictatorial uniformity on language!
posted by languagehat at 3:34 PM on September 2 [1 favorite]


"They never use the wide shot."

Tears. Tears of laughter.
posted by Joey Michaels at 3:38 PM on September 2 [1 favorite]


languagehat: "Naberius is correct, as he is by definition. "

welp
posted by boo_radley at 4:15 PM on September 2


Kate McKinnon of SNL.
Ah, thanks!
posted by LobsterMitten at 4:25 PM on September 2


> welp

I do hope that "welp" wasn't a sign of disaffection with the just and glorious rule of King Janis Joplin Forever I, by the Grace of God, or there may have to be some smiting.

posted by languagehat at 5:15 PM on September 2 [1 favorite]


GOD SAVE THE KING!
posted by TheWhiteSkull at 6:12 PM on September 2


galoop galoop galoop galoop GALOOP

I'd just like to point out that this is not how you spell _orrespondent.

GALOOP galoop galoop galoop galoop
posted by zamboni at 6:36 PM on September 2 [1 favorite]


Every time I'm just about, "yeah, alright, I'm done with this," the gag shifts and pulls me back in.
posted by absalom at 6:55 PM on September 2


The Grover bits in the outtakes should have been in the official version - I was waiting for some good Sesame Street fangirling.

Reminds me that most of the performers these days don't just like Sesame Street - they probably watched it as a kid (John Oliver is exactly my age, though might have missed it because it wasn't as popular in the UK).
posted by jb at 6:59 PM on September 2 [1 favorite]


Watching Muppets in high definition is freaky, yo. The 480i of my youth, gone...
posted by BungaDunga at 7:59 PM on September 2 [2 favorites]


I for one would like to welcome our new, um, whatever, overlord KJJFI.
posted by jeffamaphone at 8:58 PM on September 2


Aww. I just discovered this, and had written up a post on the Blue in the style of the LWT FanFare posts. Well, here's what I was going to put up:

Last Week Tonight is still on break. So in the meantime, here's the W-ORD TV-7 news broadcast, with newscasters John Oliver and Cookie Monster. Here's a bit more, from Last Week Tonight's official YouTube channel. And here's some outtakes!

Extended:
This week: Information on words CRUMB and ABBREVIATION. The letter 'C' is missing from the word CHAIR. Telly Monster interviews a passer-by about the C-crisis. Al Roker presents the Vocab-U-Cast, with words BROMANCE, SURFBORT, HANGRY, SHELFIE and GIF. Also featuring Sports and the word MUSTACHE, and how to use LITERALLY correctly.

Last Week Tonight returns in a week.
posted by JHarris at 12:44 AM on September 3 [1 favorite]


I had to look up surfbort. Was not disappointed. Made the Roker bit even funnier.
posted by Joey Michaels at 2:08 AM on September 3 [1 favorite]


Watching Muppets in high definition is freaky, yo. The 480i of my youth, gone...

Yes, actually seeing the pins on which Cookie Monster's pupils are hung is 1) a fascinating study in how to build such an eyeball for a Muppet (when I was young, I thought they were some more sophisticated form of googly-eye), and 2) is just disturbing.
posted by hippybear at 7:50 AM on September 3 [1 favorite]


Wait was this an actual Sesame Street segment or a jokey internet-joke-flavored mashup viral entirely for the benefit of blue-state parents and anyone who grew up watching Sesame Street? And where was traditional correspondent Kermit The Frog?
posted by bleep at 3:01 PM on September 3


Also, omg, those outtakes had me cracking up. Whoever is doing Cookie Monster is pretty on-the-ball.
posted by bleep at 3:07 PM on September 3


Whoever is doing Cookie Monster is pretty on-the-ball.

Most likely that is David Rudman.
posted by hippybear at 7:20 AM on September 4 [1 favorite]


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