‘Sesame Street’s ‘Orange Is the New Snack’ Is Their Best Parody Yet
Sesame Street is no stranger to parodying more mature series, even if the children watching have no concept of the show in question. We’d doubt if any kids have even heard of Orange Is the New Black, but there’s an odd charm to its wholesome Orange Is the New Snack makeover.
Sesame Street re-released its Orange Is the New Black parody just in time for Season 5’s launch this Friday, changing Litchfield Penitentiary to Litchfield Academy as Piper
Chap Snackman introduces actual oranges to snacktime. And even though any number of guards could have filled the position, the video sidesteps “Pornstache” for the friendlier “Mr. Mustache.”
In fact, just about every major Orange character is present, from Suzanne “Crazy Eyes” Warren, to Lorna, Big Boo, Red and Sophia. One wonders if perhaps Sesame Street missed the opportunity to actually represent such diverse characters in a way young viewers could recognize, but hey, jokes about a literal giant SHU are pretty good too.
In the meantime, Orange Is the New Black Season 5 will premiere this Friday. Parental discretion is advised.