Which "Sesame Street" Character Would You Want to Live With on a Deserted Island?

March 19, 2019

Twitter is blowing up this week after the official Sesame Street Twitter account posted a seemingly innocuous question. "You’re stuck on a deserted island and you can pick one of these Sesame Street friends to come with you," they tweeted alongside pics of Cookie Monster, Elmo, Grover, and Oscar the Grouch. "Who are you picking and why?" Several celebs weighed in on the question, including Questlove, Joseph Gordon-Levitt--even Grover himself, who tweeted, "Just to be clear, I am WAY too cute and adorable to get stuck on a deserted island." Here are several other Twitter users' responses:

  • "Grover and it’s not even close. Elmo, God love him, would become super annoying QUICKLY asking way too many questions. Cookie’s blood sugar gets low, he becomes hangry, and it’s a wrap. Oscar would complain the whole time and wouldn’t lift a finger to help."
  • "It’s clearly Oscar. He lives in a trashcan. He’s a survivor. Elmo, Grover, and Cookie are all more delightful, but all soft. Oscar would do what needs to be done."
  • "Obviously @MeCookieMonster because I can only assume he would come with a lifetime supply of cookies."
  • "Elmo, because he's the only one i would be able to kill and eat easily and without any remorse."
  • "Elmo. His absence would hurt the show's bottom line the most and therefore the bigwigs would send out the largest search party for him (and hopefully there would be a seat for me on the chopper back to civilization)."
  • "Oscar, obviously. He's the most rationale and real of the Muppets, and would approach the situation with the seriousness it deserves. Cookie Monster is deranged. Elmo brings nothing to the table and is annoying. Don't get me started on Grover."
  • "Oscar, so we could hate on everything together."
  • "I had a hard time choosing between Elmo and Grover....but I'd have to go with Grover. The guy has a lot of jobs over the past 50 years, so he has a lot of expertise on how to survive on a deserted island."