True Blood Meets Sesame Street in New Parody

True Blood Meets Sesame Street in New Parody

This is the last time you'll see Sesame Street and True Blood in the same sentence.

Nothing about True Blood seems to line up with the G-rated children's entertainment of Sesame Street, but the show's muppet cast has managed to parody the HBO show all the same. So just how do you turn True Blood into family-friendly entertainment? You air it on Grouch-B-O (the network for grouches everywhere) and call it True Mud, in which blood-loving vampires are replaced with mud-loving grouches. The opening credits are surprisingly spot on for the True Blood original, despite skipping past all of the adult content.

Of course, this isn't the first time Sesame Street has targeted pop culture with educational (and very much G-rated) parodies: Mad Men, Homeland, Boardwalk Empire, and plenty of other shows and movies have gotten the same treatment, all to delightful results.

If you just can't wait for more True Blood, however, season 7 premieres this Sunday night on HBO.

Source: io9

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The support or hatred for this sketch is going to cause a True Flood.. The haters will likely be True Studs..

Ugh, why does this exist? They're making references to a show that none of their intended audience is even remotely old enough to know about yet. I could maybe see the Muppets doing a parody like this, though even for them a sex-drama seems like a strange choice, but Sesame Street? Also, how do you spoof a vampire show and not include The Count anywhere.

Olas:
Ugh, why does this exist? They're making references to a show that none of their intended audience is even remotely old enough to know about yet. I could maybe see the Muppets doing a parody like this, though even for them a sex-drama seems like a strange choice, but Sesame Street? Also, how do you spoof a vampire show and not include The Count anywhere.

I would guess that the overall parody is for the benefit of parents, as the bad rhyme jokes and misunderstandings are perfect jokes for the wee ones. Sesame St has been including gags for the grownups for as long as i can remember.

Very timely, considering this was aired on Australian TV at least four months ago, and Australia is not known for getting TV shows swiftly from the States.

True Mud ... that's an old parody. It aired originally in 2010! Why is this news now?

... What little kid is going to understand this reference?

 

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