From touching on the subject of death to introducing a new Muppet with autism, Sesame Street has taught generations of viewers many important life lessons. Now, two crossover videos have characters Cookie Monster and Elmo impart the wisdom of Sesame Street to the worlds of popular HBO programs Westworld and Game of Thrones.
Uploaded to YouTube on the official Sesame Street channel, the first video finds Cookie Monster meeting Bernard Lowe (Jeffrey Wright) and Dolores Abernathy (Evan Rachael Wood) from Westworld. Though he started out looking for cookies, Cookie Monster manages to convince the two to respect each other and work together to achieve peace between humans and the robotic "hosts" of Westworld. To his end, Cookie Monster manages to get the two to share a cookie and, in true Cookie Monster fashion, goes crazy while eating his part of the cookie. Bernard and Dolores follow suit.
In the second video, an armored Elmo does the same to siblings Tyrion (Peter Dinklage) and Ceresi Lannister (Lena Headey) from Game of Thrones, convincing them to stop fighting and work together. "Trying is a great way to start," Elmo says, before Tyrion and Cersei raise a toast to Elmo. Elmo responds to this by saying he loves toast, not realizing what they meant.
Though not exactly kid-friendly programs, the two crossover videos show a willingness on HBO's part to put the characters of Westworld and Game of Thrones in silly situations involving the characters from Sesame Street. It also proves the characters from Sesame Street have the power to put an end to such long-running conflicts in only a few minutes, all by simply teaching characters from those shows how to respect one another. After all, Sesame Street has been airing since 1969, so its characters certainly know what they're doing after all these years.