'The Hunger Games: Catching Fire' gets 'Sesame Street' parody (Video)
The folks over at "Sesame Street" have a knack for spoofing some of the biggest shows and films out there and now they've done a parody of the upcoming film "The Hunger Games: Catching Fire," complete with Cookie Monster in the lead role.
The clip, titled "The Hungry Games: Catching Fur," features Cookie Monster as the protagonist Cookieness Evereat, a play on Katniss Everdeen's name. Cookie Monster is outfitted with a black wig styled with a braid, just like Jennifer Lawrence's hair was styled in the first "Hunger Games" film. Cookieness even has a jacket to match Katniss'.
Several other characters from the franchise get spoofed, including Effie Trinket and Peeta Mellark, who is a little pita bread in the parody that Cookieness carries around.
Finnick Odair and Wiress, two characters from the upcoming film and from the second book in the "Hunger Games" series, make an appearance in the parody as well as they follow Cookieness around to face the challenges in the arena.
Minor spoiler alert: The parody even has a lighter spin on some of the challenges the characters will face in the new film, including fog and monkeys. Though these two challenges aren't at all dangerous to the Muppets in the clip.
"Being strong heroine of entire franchise hard work," Cookiness says looking into the camera during one of the challenges.
The show also recently did a parody of the drama series "Homeland" called "Homelamb." In the past, "Sesame Street" has also spoofed "Glee," "Deadliest Catch," "Law & Order: Special Victims Unit" and "True Blood."
Watch the "Sesame Street" parody of "The Hunger Games: Catching Fire" below.