In 2020, Jewish actor Brett Goldstein revealed his deepest wish in an interview. “That’s my ultimate goal, is work with the Muppets,” Brett told Esquire. “I do that, then I’m dead.”
Well, we’d better all start sitting shiva because it appears that Brett’s dream has come true.
In what is perhaps the most inspired creative collaboration of our generation, “Sesame Street” teased a short clip on Twitter yesterday of Oscar the Grouch and Brett, known for his equally grumpy “Ted Lasso” character Roy Kent, grouching it up in various waste receptacles.
And though the scene would be made even more wonderful by adding Oscar’s Jewish cousin Moishe Oofnik to the mix, the clip is still perfect as is.
Grouches gonna grouch on Sesame Street. 💚 Thanks for visiting our neighborhood @BrettGoldstein! We love you! pic.twitter.com/frguVpTJpE
— Sesame Street (@sesamestreet) February 15, 2022
Later, in a post on Instagram, Brett posted behind-the-scenes content from the “Sesame Street” shoot, writing, “Brett, how would you show the best day of your life using only photos… I finally found my way to Sesame Street (all you have to do is ask, through the medium of song) and it was more wonderful than I could have imagined. Everyone was so funny and brilliant and friendly and kind. I managed to get to say hi to all the residents except Snuffleupagus who was sleeping (although I saw him sleeping and he snores less than you’d think).”
He went on to thank various “Sesame Street” residents and writers before concluding, “Full episode later this year on @sesamestreet.”
While we’re well-beyond the target age of “Sesame Street,” we will absolutely be tuning in to this episode.
Mazels on this major accomplishment, Brett! We hope this is just the beginning of a beautiful partnership with your beloved Muppets. For your next project, might we suggest revamping your 6-minute rendition of the entirety of the “Muppets Christmas Carol” with the actual Muppets?
Or perhaps a visit to “Shalom Sesame?” Either way, we can’t wait to see what you do next!