sketch from ten years back.)Â Taking a cue from the showâ€™s own proclivity for pop culture, Mylo The Cat, aka Adam Schleickhorn, makes pitch-perfect parody videos featuring existing footage of our favorite edutaining puppets. His latest masterpiece is a send-up of the Beastie Boysâ€™ â€œSabotageâ€ starring Big Bird.
Rather than coming from the TV show, the footage Mylo used is pulled fromÂ
Follow That Bird
, in which the titular bird is pursued by scam artists as he finds his way back to Sesame Street from Illinois. Itâ€™s an occasionally heartbreaking movie, but we fortunately donâ€™t see any of that here; this re-cut emphasizes the franchiseâ€™s love of Easter eggs and madcap chases much more than its emotional impact. It recasts Big Bird and the Count in MCAâ€™s roles (â€œAs Himselfâ€ and Cochese), while Oscar the Grouch fills in for Ad-Rockâ€™s Bobby, Super Grover takes on Mike Dâ€™s the Chief, and DJ Hurricane is replaced with Ms. Finch (Big Birdâ€™s social worker inÂ
Follow That Bird
; best not to ask questions here) as Bunny. SignatureÂ
jokes that stick out include the license plates (SCRAM for Oscar/Bobby and 12345678910 for the Count/Cochese) and a goofy newspaper headline readingÂ â€œBig Bird flies coopâ€ (although goofy newspaper headlines are more of a Muppets thing, but thereâ€™s no need to nitpick).As with any music video or TV title sequence recreation, itâ€™s a lot of fun to watch this one side by side with the original. If youâ€™ve ever flipped channels and paused on MTV Classic to take in the borderline cinematic classic that isÂ â€œSabotage,â€ Myloâ€™s take is going to blow your mind.What music video do you want to see Mylo take on next? Keep the conversation going in the comments!
Images: Sesame Workshop/isthishowyougoviral via YouTube