Does Grover get a little too enthusiastic about his plans in this Sesame Street clip?
First there was the dress. Then there was Yanny and Laurel. And now, Grover. A clip from Sesame Street is sparking heated debate (and some dropped jaws) because people can’t agree on what Grover is saying. Oh, and just to make things a little more fun, half the people hear him saying something that’s definitely not appropriate for children’s TV.
The clip shows Grover talking to Rosita, and enthusiastically agreeing to go over to her house for a visit.
uh, that's what? pic.twitter.com/NODCrXNPjS
— Philip Bump (@pbump) November 25, 2018
“Yes, that sounds like an excellent idea!” about half of the internet hears when they play the clip.
The other half? They (and myself, and my editor at Scary Mommy) hear “Yes, that’s a fuckin’ excellent idea!” Clear as day.
Obviously, none of the Muppets are out here dropping F-bombs on Sesame Street. And to an innocent child’s ears, this debate doesn’t even exist. But those of us who are known to throw around a swear word or three, and whose ears pick up on those words, can’t help hearing what we hear. And it’s not Sesame Street appropriate.
Of course, Twitter is hear to debate about what they hear.
the new Yanni v. Laurel? — some people swear they hear Grover saying, "that's a f**king excellent idea."
i'm one of those people and i can't stop laughing pic.twitter.com/b3OdPpvtYn
— J.D. Durkin (@jiveDurkey) December 27, 2018
I hear Grover swearing. I don't believe Grover actually swore. I'm confused and will need some time with my thoughts as I try to figure this out. https://t.co/iihSlEfIPd
— Rob Marmet (@RobMarmet) December 27, 2018
Grover absolutely said “that’s a fucking excellent idea” and I feel bad if you don’t hear that https://t.co/jT9HHNmwai
— foxy (@BigFoxy216) December 27, 2018
And of course someone pointed out how the mere existence of this debate is just right on par for 2018.
I can’t believe the new “Yanny or Laurel?” is “did grover just drop the f-bomb on Sesame Street?” 2018 is cutting it close to the wire with this one.
— you bedder watch out (@itgetsbedder) December 27, 2018
Me: Ok 2018, we're almost over, just a few more days, let's not get even stupider-
"Did Grover from Seseme Street actually say "FUCK"?? The Internet is divided!"
— TRAFON (@RiseFallNick) December 28, 2018
Others are coming to poor Grover’s defense, because TBH, he did nothing to deserve this dragging his good name through the mud.
“Yes, yes. That sounds like an excellent idea.” Y’all ain’t gone soil my Grover on this blessed day. Nuh un. https://t.co/NIZo04ZLmt
— G O L D I E. (@goldietaylor) December 28, 2018
Even Grover himself showed up to the debate, though on closer inspection, this may be an imposter.
Why is everyone tripping about me cussing? Fuck all y'all. #Grover
— GroverStreetThug (@GroverThug) December 27, 2018
OK, so Grover didn’t actually drop any F-bombs. We all know that. But amid all our holiday stress and the fact that 2018 has been not exactly the greatest year ever, it’s kind of fun to pretend he did. And it’s even more fun to watch the video over and over without the kids knowing why we can’t stop laughing.