Over the course of 45 seasons, Sesame Street
has proved to be just as effective (and hilarious) at spoofing pop culture and television shows aimed at adults, or rather the parents watching with their kids. From the inclusion of detailed Muppet-inspired opening credits to an overload of punny references, these lampoons are also love letters to hit shows. In true Sesame
fashion, writers get inspired by the show titles and tweak the premises to teach clever concepts, be it Mad Men
’s take on emotions or 30 Rock
’s guide to counting. To celebrate Sesame Street Day (November 10), here are some of the best and most recent television parodies that the long-running series has produced.