Seattle rapper Macklemore has now taken his act to Sesame Street for a “Thrift Shop” parody with Oscar the Grouch and some grouchlets.
A just-released YouTube video of the song is entitled “Sesame Street: Oscar ft. Macklemore.”
The actual, original lyrics to “Thrift Shop” by Macklemore & Ryan Lewis are considerably raunchier than the ones in the Sesame Street version.
For example, the first verse in the original begins:
Walk in the club like: “What up? I got a big cock”
Nah, I’m just pumped up, bought some shit from the thrift shop
Ice on the fringe is so damn frosty
People like: “Damn, that’s a cold ass honkey”
The same part in the Sesame Street version begins:
Wouldn’t you like to rock a fish like a noodle?
Wouldn’t you like to wear the kit and caboodle?
Then there’s something only partially intelligible about a skunk stole.
A later Macklemore couplet is:
I wear your granddad’s clothes, I look incredible
I’m in this big ass coat from that thrift shop down the road
The Sesame Street version is:
I wear my grouchy clothes, I look deplorable
I’m in this fish hat from the grouch shop down the road
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