Tuesday, November 23rd, 2010

Cookie Monster Creates SNL Audition Tape, Starts Campaign to Host

Well, this is amazing. The crew at Sesame Street made an SNL audition tape for Cookie Monster that includes an opening monologue, a "Macarooner" sketch, a weekend update parody, a musical performance by "Monster Gaga" and goodbyes while the credits run. It's all a part of a campaign to get Cookie Monster to host the show, which is really tough to argue with. I love everything about this so much.

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  • HerooftheBeach

    This would be incredible if executed well, but I'm not sure either Sesame Street or SNL have the restraint necessary. If done well, they'd play maybe 80% of the episode totally straight, treating Cookie Monster as a regular host, and let him go "off script" in no more than two sketches. Which is to say, SNL would become a live episode of the Muppet Show for a week.

    I'd love love love to see that, but I don't think they could resist going over the top early and blowing it.

    • HerooftheBeach

      Also I just remembered the early history of SNL and the Muppets, which makes the whole thing kind of ironic.