A creative hip-hop and children’s television fan with a little too much time on his hands has combined the worlds of the Beastie Boys with Sesame Street in a new tribute video to the famous rap group’s 1994 hit, “Sabatoge.” As reported by NPR, Mylo the Cat aka Adam Schleichkorn shared a new mashup video of some of Sesame Street’s hottest characters reenacting the classic video that was originally directed by Spike Jonze.
As seen in the video above, Big Bird, Cookie Monster, Oscar the Grouch, Super Grover, Bert and Ernie, Telly, Ms. Finch and other suspicious characters from the famous kid's show, somewhat play out a scene-for-scene portrayal of the original video that was released 23 years ago.
“The original ‘Sabotage’ music video is without a doubt, one of the greatest of all time,” Schleichkorn said about the video, which was uploaded to YouTube on Wednesday. “So I knew I couldn’t do a regular old lip sync video, I had to bring it!”
Schleichkorn has been praised for his creativity in Internet video editing. He won the 2017 Webby Award in the Video Remixes/Mashup category for his Kendrick Lamar/Rick and Morty mashup. He’s also used those Sesame Street characters in the past for a video of the characters lip synching to Bone Thugs-N-Harmony's "Tha Crossroads."
Beastie fans can watch the original music video below to compare how the two police-evading adventures compare to one another.