SNL’s brilliantly dark Joker-Sesame Street parody is definitely not for kids

With critics almost exclusively hailing the new Joker film as a triumph, Saturday Night Live has spotted a gap in the origin story genre, and filled it with the depressing tale of how Sesame Street’s Oscar the Grouch ended up living in a bin. It could well give Joker a run for its money in the darkness stakes.

David Harbour has well and truly shaken off his Stranger Things nice-guy image with that performance.

SNL’s tweet of the parody has had more than four million views in less than a day, and has been shared almost 30,000 times, and we totally understand why.

Here are a couple of things people have said about it.

Comedy writer Streeter Seidell revealed the brains behind the sketch.

Take the rest of the month off, those people.

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