YouTube has everything: Cookie Monster parodies Carly Rae Jepson


While reading up on the return of “Weird Al” Yankovic, one interviewer noted the proliferation of parody thanks to YouTube, noting one parody that I loved and still deserves some attention amongst the others: Cookie Monster’s take on Carly Rae Jepson’s “Call Me Maybe.”


In a canny sense of timing, the song restructures the tune to be about Cookie Monster hoping people will share with them, parodying some aspects of the Jepson meme that was going around at the time, and merging it with pitch-perfect parody that kids and adults alike can love.

Yankovic certainly has had a ton of success with this sort of format, but Sesame Street proved it is adept at pulling it off well, something it too has succeeded with over the years.

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