It was announced today that Sesame Street will now be on HBO, so in honor of the Street’s new home I would like to present some possible show ideas that might help Sesame Street pander directly to the HBO demographic. I say we just dive right in, shall we:
- Game of Streets: A show about two very powerful groups of muppets. One family led by the evil Count Von Count and the other led by Kermit the Frog. They play a deadly game for control of the Seven Sesames of Muppetworld and the control to sit upon the Iron Throne. It’s a story filled with adventure, dragons and weddings where no one will ever get out alive.
- True Muppets: Oscar the Grouch, Fozzie the Bear and Grover play detectives set to unravel the mystery of a bizarre murder. There is intrigue, deep story telling and also it should only run for one season because the second season is just going to confuse people and anger everyone who watches it.
- Females: Zoe, Abby Cadabby, Miss Piggy and Rosita star as four young, outrageously self-absorbed twenty-somethings who take themselves very seriously and enjoy excessive drinking, complaining and nudity at randomly inappropriate times. We follow them as they go on a journey of self-discovery, friendship, love and…..nakedness.
- Sesame Valley: Count Von Count, Kermit, Elmo, Cookie Monster, Big Bird and Grover star in this quirky comedy about a group of muppets trying to launch a startup and navigate the sometimes cut-throat world of technology in Sesame Valley. Quite possibly, a Disney crossover here as they confront Mickey, Minnie, Donald, and Pluto as they try to undermine the hard work put forth by this group of rag-tag muppets.
- The Street: This show looks into the drug scene that runs rampant through Sesame Street and is told through the eyes of Kermit the Frog and known drug user, Big Bird. Destined to be an amazing show that everyone will just say they watched in order to impress their friends, but no one will quite understand it. It’s brilliant, but I’m not sure why.
- Meep: Miss Piggy stars in this political comedy where she is the Vice President of Sesame Street. We follow her as she navigates the world of politics, putting out fires she or someone on her staff have often started. We also follow her as she attempts to navigate her personal life after her split from Kermit the Frog.
- The Piggy Back: Another possible series starring Miss Piggy as she stars as a washed up actress who is being followed by a reality television crew as she attempts to reclaim Hollywood and/or Sesame Glory while starring in a show within a show called, “Seeing Pink” which is written by Telly Monster who actually hates her and seems to enjoy humiliating her . This show will be very meta (I still don’t know what that means) and also there should be nine years in between the first and second seasons because that way people will truly understand its brilliance.
- The Frogs: Kermit stars as Kermit the Frog, the head of the Frog Crime Family. Miss Piggy also stars as Kermit’s long-suffering wife and mother of Kermit’s two children: Zoe and Elmo. We get an inside look as Kermit walks the delicate line between family man and head mafioso/kingpin guy. Please note as well that the last minute or so of the series finale will ultimately piss everyone off for years to come, but let’s just face it….Kermit dies in the end.
- Sex in the Street: Zoe, Abby Cadabby, Miss Piggy and Rosita star as four close knit female friends in their 30’s and 40’s who navigate the world of being single your 30’s and 40’s. Narrated by Zoe who pens her own relationship column and apparently makes so much money that she can afford shoes that cost more than most people’s rent. They drink cosmos, date, sleep around and struggle with getting older in a world where youth is valued.
- Sesame Newsroom: All of the muppets star in this political show about the interworkings of a newsroom. We get glimpses into the lives of these muppets and they struggle with professional and personal crises. Kermit is the head of the newsroom who speaks his mind which often gets him in trouble. In addition, Bert and Ernie also star as two novice reporters who have found love in each other while at the same time trying to get ahead professionally. Miss Piggy is Kermit’s love interest and a new hire brought on to help the newsroom succeed.
Just some of the ideas that can possibly help ease the transition for Sesame Street as it makes itself comfortable in its new home.