It is, perhaps, the greatest parody they’ve ever done – from a grown-up, cinephile perspective.
For a kid, it’s a confusing bit about an old man who’s unfamiliar to them, and a possible head trip when parents have to explain that that’s the man who’s usually inside Big Bird, but in this one there’s a different man inside Big Bird even though the old man is doing both their voices, and no, Big Bird didn’t eat anyone, he’s not a real bird, he’s just a big ol’ puppet, and oh shit, please stop crying! Here’s a cookie – want a cookie? You have to stop crying if I give you the cookie, right?
Luke Y. Thompson has been writing professionally about movies and pop-culture since 1999, and has also been an actor in some extremely cheap culty and horror movies you will probably never hear much about (he is nonetheless mostly proud of them, as he met his wife on one). As editor of The Robot's Voice since 2012, he can take the blame for the majority of the site's content, all of which he creates because he loves you very, very much. (Although he loves nachos more. Sorry.)
Prior to TRV, Luke wrote for publications that include the New Times LA, Los Angeles CityBeat, E! Online, OC Weekly, Geekweek, GeekChicDaily, The L.A. Times, The Village Voice, LA Weekly, and Nerdist