Elmo Is So Hot Right Now

Elmo Is So Hot Right Now

Elmo Is So Hot Right Now

Slate's guide to consuming culture.
Sept. 27 2010 3:27 PM

Elmo Is So Hot Right Now

Sesame Street

is blowing up all over YouTube of late. First there was last week's controversial

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in which the pop star did a

: It was controversial not because of the sweetly altered lyrics, but because lots of adults thought she was

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for a tow-headed audience. Perry's cleave kerfuffle was

. At the same time, a

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Sesame Street

parody of the vampire show

True Blood

called

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hit the Internet, causing nearly as

. If you check out

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channel, you'll find other adult-friendly fare, like

along with Elmo and a talking penguin. Clip of

True Mud

is embedded below.