‘Sesame Street’ Parodies ‘Orange Is the New Black’ With ‘Orange Is the New Snack’

‘Sesame Street’ Parodies ‘Orange Is the New Black’ With ‘Orange Is the New Snack’

Tuesday, 06 June 2017
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Is there such a thing as the perfect parody? Orange Is the New Black is the latest grown-up series to get the Sesame Street treatment, joining such acclaimed, spoofed favorites as Mad Men, True Blood, Game of Thrones and Boardwalk Empire. In a 5-minute clip posted to YouTube on Monday, June 5th, the muppets perform a spot-on, G-rated rendition of the Netflix series, Orange Is the New Snack.

The video kicks off with an opening sequence familiar to fans of the inmate-centric show – only this time, the facial close-ups are of muppets styled after familiar OITNB characters.

“The girls at school/ The girls at school/ Munch, munch, munch till your tummy’s full/ The cookies are baked/ It’s time to feed/ But healthy foods are what we need,” a voice croons over the credits, set to the tune of Regina Spektor’s theme song, “You’ve Got Time.”

The scene then opens on Litchfield Academy, a play on Litchfield Penitentiary, and the arrival of a new classmate – protagonist Piper Snackman. The wide-eyed muppet is excited to introduce her fellow students to her healthy eating habits, courtesy of an orange she smuggled in her lunchbox, but the other muppets seem uncertain.

A muppet named “Googly Eyes” (a play on OITNB’s “Crazy Eyes”) thinks the orange is a ball, while another (modeled after delusional dreamer Morello) believes the piece of fruit is actually her boyfriend Christopher. And a red-headed muppet aptly named Red gets offended when Snackman refuses her cookie. “What do you mean, ‘No, thank you’? It’s snack time!” she says in a thick Russian accent.

Watch the clip above ahead of Orange Is the New Black’s season 5 premiere on Friday, June 9th.


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