Sesame Street embraced pop culture parodies long ago, as far back as â€œCereal Girlâ€ and continuing today with spoofs of Game of ThronesÂ and other gems. (A personal favorite is a Law & Order: SVUÂ 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 Sesame StreetÂ 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