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.
— Saturday Night Live – SNL (@nbcsnl) October 13, 2019
Here are a couple of things people have said about it.
This is incredible. https://t.co/rgPNct67LR
— Ben Schwartz (@rejectedjokes) October 13, 2019
i audibly gasped https://t.co/ntHbGLhzNO
— rachel zegler (@rachelzegler) October 13, 2019
Forget about the Joker. THIS is the dark origin story we needed. https://t.co/SfXqq1fwHN
— mrbrown (@mrbrown) October 13, 2019
Comedy writer Streeter Seidell revealed the brains behind the sketch.
Wrote this with my guy @mikeyfuntime from an idea by @DavidKHarbour and apparently @lilyallen (!!!) Directed to perfection by @paulbriganti AND I got to play my 6th monster on SNL – Cookie Monster. https://t.co/64as8ZjcJ3
— Streeter Seidell (@streetseidell) October 13, 2019
Take the rest of the month off, those people.
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