Out of the blue it emerged that Sesame Workshop, who produce Sesame Street (duh), and HBO, who produce awesome yet often violent TV shows, are partnering up to show the next five seasons of the show on HBO's verticals. Hardly a match made in heaven, but maybe they have plans to introduce some blood and death into the long-running children's show. That would certainly get parents watching TV with their kids, eh?
They'll also be producing additional content, meaning that HBO will now be showing a whole bunch of children's TV shows along with its more adult content. Ok, now this is getting very strange (i was joking about the whole 'blood and death' statement earlier. Honest).
In addition to the next five seasons of Sesame Street, Sesame Workshop will produce a Sesame Street Muppet™ spinoff series, as well as develop a new original educational series for children. HBO has also licensed over 150 library episodes of Sesame Street.
If you think it sounds like a surprising partnership, you weren't the only person.
Twitter had some fun with the idea of one of the most famous children's shows in the world finding a home on a network famous for shows about violent mobsters, violent drug dealers, violent cops, and even more violent fantasy kings and queens.
Take a look below at some of the best examples below and try to hide those dark thoughts in your head that gun-toting kids characters could be a great idea for some quality TV viewing, especially if you are a parent, wide-awake at 5am in the morning (against your will), because your little darlings that are your offspring have no concept of what it means to be fast asleep at that time of the day.