If this first teaser for the classic children show’s Stranger Things 2 parody is a sign of things to come, then Big Bird, Oscar the Grouch and Elmo might need to pack their bags and figure out a way “how to get, how to get the **** out of Sesame Street.” On the same day that Netflix released the nine-episode Stranger Things 2 for mass binge watching consumption, the creative team behind Sesame Street released a teaser video for its own trip into The Upside Down…with some potential spoilers so here’s a huge warning in case you’re not done watching yet:
Okay, so here’s your friendly neighborhood teaser clip, courtesy of Twitter and your friends at Sesame Street:
— Sesame Street (@sesamestreet) October 27, 2017
In the teaser slip for “Sharing Things,” Oscar the Grouch first warns us of some of the “trashy” spoilers ahead; and then we see Grover (Lucas), Ernie (Dustin), and two unidentified Muppets (Will and Mike) in their Ghostbusters gear, just like their counterparts from the series. Most disturbing part of the clip? The giant Muppet “octopus” in the sky, which creeped me out in ways even the “real” version hasn’t been able to.
Sesame Street has a long history of television, film and music parodies during its run. Over the past few years, the series has targeted Star Wars (Star S’Mores), House of Cards (House of Bricks) and The Walking Dead (The Walking Gingerbread) for popular and entertainingly educational parodies.
Sesame Street premieres “Sharing Things” during Thanksgiving 2017.
Stranger Things 2: A year after Will’s return, everything seems back to normal… but a darkness lurks just beneath the surface, threatening all of Hawkins.
Stranger Things 2 is a production of 21 Laps Entertainment and stars Winona Ryder, David Harbour, Finn Wolfhard, Millie Bobby Brown, Gaten Matarazzo, Caleb McLaughlin, Natalia Dyer, Charlie Heaton, Cara Buono, Paul Reiser, Noah Schnapp, Joe Keery, Sadie Sink, Dacre Montgomery and Sean Astin.