I love Sesame Street. I love it like I love Pixar, in that they are able to provide such great entertainment for both adults and children alike. This is never more apparent than when they are lampooning classic movies.
This is a trend that has seen an upturn in productivity thanks to Sesame Street’s new ‘Crumby Pictures’ studio brand, which sees Cookie Monster taking on the mantle of lead actor in every picture!
This has gained a lot of internet love in the last couple of weeks with the release of Star S’mores; a hilarious send up of George Lucas’ sci-fi opus. But there’s also a treasure trove of other such parodies, which not only provide incredible nods to the original material (Only-One-Cannoli is the greatest parody Star Wars name of all time), but also deliver great messages to the youth of today.
In fact I showed Star S’mores to my wife (a primary school teacher) and she was instantly sold on showing the clip to her army of kids in the hope that it would help them understand the importance of focus, and staying calm in a crisis.
Here’s the deal – if you can use Cookie Monster as a teaching aid, use him goddamit!
So without further ado, here is a selection of the very best Crumby Pictures movies.
So now you’ve reached the end of the list I’m guessing you’re all more focused, persistent, emotionally intelligent and ready to listen than ever before.
Once again the legacy of Jim Henson proves to be something that continues to create happiness from silliness, whilst actually helping children to be better people. There aren’t many better things you can leave behind than that.
Oh, and thanks for the lessons Cookie Monster!