One of the biggest feuds starting in 2022 isn’t between two big celebrities, sports stars, musicians divided over new music, or even two people. However, thanks to the reunion of a Sesame Street clip from 2004, we’re captivated by the age-old steak between Elmo and Rocco (aka Zoe’s pet rock) all alike.
Even before people knew about this beef, Elmo, perhaps the most famous 3 1/2 year old boy in the world, had a moment. Several clips of Elmo have gone viral on TikTok over the past few weeks, highlighting his pronunciation of “paper towel roll“, He emphasized the phrase”Elmo glides like a train“And his own amazement of”balsamic vinegarIn a cooking segment with Jimmy Fallon. That interest eventually reached Twitter, where there were even more clips, such as Elmo’s purported New York accent popping in almost five years old video where Sesame Street The cast that answered the most Google questions about the show, appeared.
But perhaps the greatest rediscovery of Elmo’s decades-long career of Sesame Street not come yet. On January 3, @wumbooty tweeted a 35 second clip from a 2004 episode of Sesame Street There’s a scene where Elmo and Zoe compete for an oatmeal raisin cookie. Argument? Zoe says it’s for Rocco, but Elmo considers that argument absurd since Rocco isn’t even real – it’s a rock.
“How is Rocco going to eat that cookie, Zoe?” Elmo asked. “Tell Elmo. Rocco doesn’t even have a mouth! Rocco is just a rock! Rocco is no longer alive! ”
Video, already Originally posted on Twitter by @_XMLKS in response to Elmo’s New York accent, which has been viewed more than 7.2 million times on Twitter.
Elmo’s anger and frustration over Rocco being treated like a living and healthy pet while Rocco is in fact a palpable non-living rock. He knows Rocco isn’t real, but everyone around him, both human and Muppet, sees Rocco as a member of the family.
Before long, clips of how much Elmo disliked Rocco began to appear. Several clips are from the same episode. But as more and more Sesame Street When the clip appeared, people also noticed how easily Elmo got angry with Zoe.
The feud had flared up enough that Elmo finally found a few things clear: Him and Zoe? Now they are completely cool. But he still has problems with Rocco and him Actually don’t want to talk about it.
Elmo’s response to mending his feud with Rocco helped quell many of the feuds. Memes started appearing before Elmo posted those tweets, but after that, even more memes popped up.
Elmo also ask about his other beef with Fallon.
The Elmo/Rocco feud is a bit of a mess. It’s so harmless, it touches our collective nostalgia for Sesame Street and a kind of relative frustration – when being told something isn’t real, that’s for sure – but gives us clear and surmountable benefits. In the battle between Elmo and Rocco, only one can win.
*First published: January 6, 2022, 1:35 p.m. CST
Michelle Jaworski is a writer and film/TV critic at the Daily Dot. She covers entertainment, geek culture, and pop culture and has covered everything from the Sundance Film Festival, NYFF, and Tribeca to New York Comic Con and Con of Thrones. She is based in Brooklyn.
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