Now that "Sesame Street" will air on HBO, will the muppets change from their happy-go-lucky selves to the deviously serious characters you've seen on "Game of Thrones" and "The Sopranos?"
YouTube channel Barely Productions thinks so. They've just created a sketch showing how HBO will put Oscar the Grouch, Cookie Monster and others to work now that they're on the premium channel's payroll.
"How can I sing when everything I've ever known is a lie? The sequence of imaginary incidents adding up to absolute zero..." Bert says, doing his best incoherent McConaughey impression in a puppet reimagining of "True Detective." Ernie tries to cheer Bert up with a joke, but Bert replies "We're all God's joke." Wow, what a bummer.
Watch the funny parody, featuring muppets starring in "Girls," "True Blood" and more, below.