Cookie Monster eats to win in The Hungry Games: Catching Fur!

I keep telling you I am not lying when it comes to excuses to post Cookie Monster, and Sesame Street keeps delivering with awesome movie parodies!

Cookieness Evereat is back to play in the Hungry Games. Can Cookieness and her friends, Finnicky, Tick Tock Lady, and Pita escape from the poking monkeys and tickling winds? Find out in The Hungry Games: Catching Fur. May the cookies be ever in your flavor.

The Hungry Games: Catching Fur not only teaches children that YA literature is ripe for parody, but also important lessons about patterns. And also that you shouldn’t eat your friends. Eating clocks is apparently OK, so don’t try that at home, kids!

Cookie’s anguished cry upon hearing there will be yet another sequel is something I’ve been familiar with as people discuss the films in various internet forums. As I’m pro-Hunger Games, I find the annoyance amusing. Whoever wrote the parody has read the books, and Tick Tock Lady is a spot on Amanda Plummer. The best part of the movie is Cookie Monster is a girl and no one cares.

Cookie Monster and Grover riff on Hunger Games, Avengers, and Doctor Who

Grover Cookie Monster

If you haven’t seen this video made by Sesame Street for EW, you need to, as Cookie Monster and Grover riff on some recent blockbuster spectaculars and TV series. They take down Hunger Games, The Avengers, Newsroom, Doctor Who, it’s spectacular. The Muppets rule, Sesame Street rules, Cookie Monster rules, Grover rules, Super Grover rules, and this video rules. It’s an exclusive at EW so I can’t embed it, so click the link and watch!

Hunger Games RiffTrax out today!

I haven’t even bothered to see The Hunger Games, but now I have to watch it. And then watch it again, in RiffTrax form! This will be spectacular, in a flaming dress sort of way. The description below is already hilarious, and I haven’t even gotten off work and located a Hunger Games movie in some form. Which Riffer will snap first? Will they battle to the death in the closing credits? And Hunger isn’t a game, you guys…

Just when things looked grimmest for Hollywood’s bottom line and executives started seriously considering adapting the origin stories of cereal mascots for the silver screen, along came The Hunger Games to save the day! Yes, The Hunger Games, the series that critics are saying is “Almost definitely going to have the last book split into two movies” finally arrives to bring you archery, love and oh so much reaping!

Star of the show is Jennifer Lawrence, who wowed audiences in Winter’s Bone by being able to make it through a movie called Winter’s Bone without cracking a smile at the fact that the movie was named Winter’s Bone. Starring as Katniss, she volunteers for the games as a substitute for his sister Primrose, which forces her to leave behind her sort of boyfriend Gail, and get sent off to the capitol with a guy named Peeta. We contacted the folks at NASA and asked them to fire up some of their supercomputers in order to calculate which of those four names is the stupidest. They were willing, of course, but as soon as they hit start, we heard a loud buzzing in the background, and some people saying “No…No, this can’t be happening!” and “I’ve never seen a mainframe melt that fast before!” and “To the escape pods! No children allowed!”, so we figure we’re due to receive those results any minute now.

Anyways, at some point in time Lenny Kravitz shows up, bringing back fond memories of the wonderful moments just before he shows up. Stanley Tucci interviews the doomed contestants and determines whether they will join Hufflepuff or Slytherin. And Woody Harrelson, one has to imagine, took the role thinking he’d get to hang out on set all day with noted babe Elizabeth BanDEAR GOD, WHAT HAVE THEY DONE TO NOTED BABE ELIZABETH BANKS!?

We’ll just say this: at one point Peeta claims that his professional, almost magical level of talent as a camouflage artist all stems from the fact that he is good at frosting cakes in his family’s bakery. Even this part of the movie is five hundred times less stupid than any given part of Twilight. Join Mike, Kevin, Bill, Katniss, Peeta, Canfinflas, Scrappy-Doo and Sylvester McMonkey McBean for the 74th annual Hunger Games!

Hunger Games RiffTrax

Muppets Hunger Games parody trailer

One more parody trailer to celebrate the DVD release! Finally, something about The Hunger Games that I’m actually interested in…besides popcorn at the movie theater! It will be so satisfying watching children kill each other for food while eating lots of food. Take that, soon to be dead kids in a post-apocalyptic dystopia!

Muppet Hunger Games image via redbubble – you can get it on a shirt!

Muppet Hunger Games