Viewers have asked Saturday Night Live to “stop killing jokes” after an “awkward” Elmo sketch attempted to recreate a viral video.
Yesterday’s part (January 16) of the popular series parodied a 2004 Sesame Street episode that recently went viral on social media.
In the original video, Elmo is seen fighting with her friend Zoe over her pet rock, Rocco.
In it SNL A sketch that recreates the scene is comedian Chloe Fineman wearing an Elmo costume and imitating the muppet’s voice.
Fineman imitates Elmo and complains that Rocco has been given a chair.
“Rocco does not need a chair, Rocco does not even have legs,” says Fineman. “Rocco is a rock, what is he doing here at all?”
Viewers, however, were not impressed with the sketch, and many took to Twitter to criticize it as “funny” and “awkward”.
“This is so deeply awkward and funny. You literally stole a bit of sesame street and made it less fun,” reads a comment that has since received nearly 10,000 likes.
“Stop. Kill. Jokes,” wrote one user.
Another added, “* sigh * Oh, that’s a funny SNL shit,” while another said, “Congratulations, you just killed the joke as usual.”
A fourth person wrote, “Damn, you could not let us have this one, huh.”
Comedian, TV writer and actress Ashley Ray wrote: “I want this writer’s room to take a week off on Twitter and try to write the show.”
“Chloe is amazing, but this is basically it [sic] taking something that was already fun by itself and making it worse, ”said another.
One person wrote: “They just stole a bit of sesame street. There’s no original joke here. It’s just the same.”
The viral Sesame Street The scene is taken from an episode from 2004, where Elmo and Zoe fight over a batch of freshly baked cookies.
The resurrected video sent viewers into hysteria, with many people taking to Twitter to share their reactions to the resurrected clip.
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