Viewers have pleaded with Saturday Night Live to “stop killing jokes” after an “awkward” Elmo sketch attempted to recreate a viral video. Yesterday’s instalment (16 January) of the popular series parodied a 2004 Sesame Street episode that recently went viral on social media.
In the SNL sketch that re-enacts the scene, comedian Chloe Fineman is wearing an Elmo costume and imitating the muppet’s voice.
In the original video, Elmo is seen fighting with his friend Zoe over her pet rock, Rocco.
Impersonating Elmo, Fineman complains that Rocco has been given a chair.