Christoph Waltz “Shatners” the Sesame Street Theme


William Shatner used to be reasonably unique in his speak-sing, dramatic readings of song lyrics, but like any iconoclast and camp icon, he has blazed a trail others wish to follow.

And when those others wish to imbue their renditions with German-accented angst, watch out. Captain Kirk, Colonel Hans Landa is on your ass. Wait, that sounds like a fanfic gone bad. Bottom line: Jimmy Kimmel persuaded Waltz to do the existentialist take on Sesame Street that we’d all imagine a young Austrian boy might see. It makes Oscar the Grouch looks like a ray of fucking sunshine.