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Published on November 23rd, 2010 | by Sharilyn Johnson

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This post brought to you by the letters “S”, “N”, and “L”

Forget Second City and the UCB — the newest breeding ground for Saturday Night Live stars may just be the Children’s Television Workshop. Watch as Cookie Monster serves up this reel as an “audition” for an SNL hosting gig.

I’d say he has a pretty good shot at the gig! Might I suggest musical guest Katy Perry? (Though if you believed everything you read about Casey Wilson’s departure – which you shouldn’t – he’d be well-advised to cut down on the Chips Ahoy if he wants to join the cast).

Why does Sesame Street seem so much cooler than it did when I was 4 years old?


About the Author

is the author of the book Bears & Balls: The Colbert Report A-Z. Called "one of the city’s most discriminating comedy critics” by NOW Magazine, Sharilyn has been covering comedy for longer than she cares to admit. She served as the comedy reporter for Winnipeg's Uptown Magazine for five years, and was the host of the radio show Laugh Tracks for three seasons. Her work has also appeared in the Toronto Star, the Winnipeg Free Press, The Apiary, and on CBC Radio's national comedy programs LOL and Definitely Not the Opera.



One Response to This post brought to you by the letters “S”, “N”, and “L”

  1. David says:

    Everyone knows that there’s been loads of adult humour in Sesame Street from Day 1 (maybe to encourage the parents to watch with the kids? Dunno.) It just flew over our heads when we were 4.

    Personally, I think Sesame Street itself is less cooler than I remember it (the show I see my kids watch is way too glurgey and cutesy) but stuff like this shows that, outside the confines of Sesame Street, CTW and Jim Henson Productions (seen some great Muppet stuff on YouTube recently) still has great stuff for Gen Xers to reminisce over (“Gen X retro” definitely seems to be a viable subgroup in corporate America.)

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