Did you know the children’s show “Sesame Street” made fun of Donald Trump, portraying him as a grouch who lives in a garbage can and makes fun of the poor?
Cast your mind back 10 years to 2005. Trump’s show, “The Apprentice” was enjoying great ratings and the Donald was on TV every time you turned around. Hey, kinda like now!
The show named their garbage hoarding grouch, Donald Grump, and they also had various “Sesame Street” residents, including Oscar the Grouch and Elmo, apply for a job as his garbage-counting apprentice.
Donald Grump’s trademark phrase–in addition to “Scram! You’re fired!”–is:
“I have more trash than you, so na, na, na, na, na! Na, na, na, na, na!”
In this clip, the ‘Sesame Street” writers basically insinuate that dear old Donald Trump is a literal garbage person and his followers, naturally, are garbage people.
Only the beloved Elmo wins all of Grump’s competitions for an apprentice, mainly because, Elmo being Elmo, he likes to help. When Grump finally decides that Elmo’s skills will ruin his garbage reputation, he tells Elmo:
“Scram! You’re fired!”
But the tables are finally turned on the mean Donald Grump. All the other grouches realize they don’t want to be Grump’s apprentice, because they’d have to do actual work. Also don’t want his trash, because it has his name all over it. Sound familiar? Oscar the Grouch tells Grump:
“We can get our own trash.”
If only we could get rid of Donald Trump so easily.
Watch Donald Grump Get His Comeuppance
This article was originally published by the same author at LiberalAmerica.org.