Wait, did Grover just say what the internet thinks he said? The lovable blue children’s show character may have dropped an F-bomb on a November 24 episode of “Sesame Street,” but it’s hard to be sure.
For some, it sounds like Grover says “that sounds like an excellent idea,” which would be a very reasonable thing for the muppet to say. However, others hear “a f–king excellent idea.”
Watch the clip in question:
The New ‘Dress’
Many on Twitter are taking sides about what they hear, while others are comparing the clip to the viral debate over whether a computer-generated voice clip was saying Laurel or Yanny. Other viral debates have included “the dress,” which some saw as blue, while others saw it as white, and the sneaker, which some saw as pink and white, while others saw it as teal and gray.
I can’t believe the new “Yanny or Laurel?” is “did grover just drop the f-bomb on Sesame Street?” 2018 is cutting it close to the wire with this one.
— 2019 will be bedder (@itgetsbedder)
the new Yanni v. Laurel? — some people swear they hear Grover saying, “that’s a f**king excellent idea.”
i’m one of those people and i can’t stop laughing pic.twitter.com/b3OdPpvtYn
— J.D. Durkin (@jiveDurkey)
Some Twitter users are just proud of Grover for finally letting loose, that is, if he actually swore.
Grover coming apart and dropping the f-bomb is the perfect punctuation mark at the end of the 2018 sentence. We hear you #Grover. We’re all just hanging on by a thread. https://t.co/ma3QAPTByT
— ThatDarnShrink (@that_darn)
First listen: OMG WHAT HAHAHA
Second listen: Ah, definitely “sounds like an”
Third listen: You know what, after all these years if Grover wants to drop an F-bomb then he’s damn well earned the right. https://t.co/TUbhS11UDE
— ?????? ???? (@henrikmeng)
AskMen Users Respond
On Facebook, AskMen readers had their say. The majority, 56 percent at press time, heard an F-bomb, while the rest heard “that’s an excellent idea.”
One reader wrote to say it depends. “I hear both depending on the one I reading along with.”
AskMen has reached out to Sesame Workshop for comment about what Grover really said.
‘Sesame Street’ Debate
This isn’t the first debate to arise from “Sesame Street” in 2018. A discussion arose about whether the characters Bert and Ernie are gay after show writer Mark Saltzman said in an interview that they were.
“I always felt that without a huge agenda, when I was writing Bert and Ernie, they were. I didn’t have any other way to contextualize them,” Saltzman told the LGBT magazine Queerty. “I don’t think I’d know how else to write them, but as a loving couple.”
But “Sesame Street” tweeted a denial on September 18. “As we have always said, Bert and Ernie are best friends. … Even though they are identified as male characters and possess many human traits and characteristics (as most ‘Sesame Street’ Muppets do), they remain puppets, and do not have a sexual orientation.”