The Cookie Monster's probably not the most qualified candidate to host a politically satirical late night comedy news-ish show like The Daily Show, The Colbert Report, or Last Week Tonight — but it turns out he's a great fake news host when exposed to the format for short bursts of time. Take this gift Mashable has given the world, in which John Oliver and Cookie Monster co-host a fake news show I might totally watch week to week.
So what does fake news co-anchored by a professional late night anchor and a puppet look like? Well, pretty much like a great blend of satirical news and Sesame Street. Kind of like if "Weekend Update" and Welcome To Night Vale teamed up for a trip to the local elementary school.
John Oliver: "The word crumb ends with a 'B' but you never hear it; what's it doing back there and how can you protect yourself?"Cookie Monster: "The word abbreviation — it's so long! What up with that?"
And in fact, Saturday Night Live's Kate McKinnon makes an appearance in the video as a musically inspired woman very excited to be on television. Other cameos include Al Roker, Nick Offerman, and the continued debate over whether it's pronounced "gif" or "jif."