'Sesame Street' just gave 'Game of Thrones' the most wholesome ending
Last Sunday, the first episode of Game of Thrones' final season aired, which you watched by using your ex's HBO Now password because they haven't changed it yet, and they owe you for all the crap they put you through - they owe you. Seriously.
All week, fans have been scrutinizing the incredible new opening credits, debating the identity of the Night King and laughing at hilarious memes. Most free folk guess that the final season will include an epic battle between the living and the dead at Winterfell, followed by an epic battle between Cersei Lannister and, like, everyone, at King's Landing. But the ending remains a mystery.
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Well, if you're impatient to see how how the fantasy series concludes, Sesame Street just offered the perfect ending. In the 90 second clip, entitled 'Respect Is Coming,' 'Elmo joins Cyrion and Tyrion Lannister in the council chamber of the Red Keep in King's Landing. As usual, the estranged siblings are in a stale mate.
"You can't ignore me forever," says Tyrion. "I only want whats best for Westeros." "And I only want for you to not get what you want," replies Cersei. "See? This is why you don't have any friends," scolds Tyrion. The two are then interrupted by 'Elmo of Elmo of Sesame Street,' who persuades the two to get along.
"Elmo thinks that you too need to respect each other," says the furry red Muppet. "Elmo thinks that you two need to respect each other. When Elmo has a problem with his friends like Abby or Cookie Monster, Elmo doesn't get upset. Elmo listens and learns from what they have to say."
Watch Elmo visit Tyrion and Cersei
"If we stop fighting and work together, we can be stronger," concludes Tyrion. "I'm willing to listen and if you are." After some prodding from Elmo, a reluctant Cersei agrees, "I can try." "Yay!" shouts Elmo. "Trying is a great way to start."
The Lannisters raise their glasses to toast, but are interrupted by The Mountain, who pops up behind Elmo, jabs his thumbs through the Muppets eyes and crushes his skull into bloody pieces. Just kidding. It ends with a pun on toast!
In the YouTube comments, people loved the hilarious mash-up. "As wholesome as sesame street with something as brutal as GoT? Perfectly balanced!," commented Shivam Jaiswal. "Oh no, this is the leaked Series Finale ending they've been talking about," wrote zulkane. And kudding joked, "Weddings? Elmo LOVES weddings! And red is Elmo's favorite color!"
Well, hopefully we'll see more Sesame Street/Game of Thrones mash-ups before the final season ends. Just imagine, Ramsay Bolton flaying Big Bird, Cookie Monster getting turned into a White Walker, and Count von Count getting his you-know-what cut off. (Obviously, I'm talking about his fangs. Get your mind out of the gutter.)