WATCH: SNL and David Harbour rip the piss out of Joker with Oscar the Grouch trailer
"From the twisted minds at Sesame Workshop."
Whether you thought the Joker was movie of the year or nothing more than an overhyped disappointment, there's no question that Todd Phillip's take on the iconic villain has people talking.
It was only a matter of time before the send-ups of Joaquin Phoenix's performance as The Joker began, and SNL's sketch featuring David Harbour is one for the ages.
The trailer is a note-for-note mockery of Joker, the only difference is that it takes place in Sesame Street rather than Gotham, and the gritty anti-hero whose origin we're watching is none other than Oscar the Grouch.
We won't spoil the rest of it for you, just watch it for yourself.
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On Twitter, SNL writer Streeter Seidell also added an interesting bit of trivia. Apparently the idea for the sketch came from Harbour himself, with help from UK singer-songwriter Lily Allen.