Yesterday, Sesame Street Tweeted a clip of Cookie Monster negotiating a contract to become a journalist. The result is painfully relatable.
The clip is captioned,
"Negotiating that new year salary increase like:"
Negotiating that new year salary increase like: https://t.co/1fv2UMbqgY— Sesame Street (@Sesame Street) 1546875893.0
It features Cookie Monster trying to negotiate his contract for a journalist position with his employers Big Bird and Abby Cadabby.
Cookie Monster tells the pair,
"If me take journalist job, we need to discuss salary, and benefits, and time off."
The cookie lover then remembers one last very important request for his contract.
"Oh, and retirement package."
His demands fall upon confused ears, resulting in Abby Cadabby proclaiming,
"We'll give you a cookie!"
Cookie Monster eagerly agrees and reappears in full journalist garb, ready to begin his new job.
The exchange has journalists laughing (though possibly through their tears) at the negotiation's accuracy.
It’s how they get you, every single time. https://t.co/flSyR5Iw9r— Quentin Sommerville (@Quentin Sommerville) 1546899038.0
thrilled my first year after college has been adapted for television https://t.co/zUFo0dhwPO— jamieloftus 🏂 (@jamieloftus 🏂) 1546886936.0
damn if this isn't the most searing indictment of digital media hiring i have seen https://t.co/iGswsX6c5n— Hayes Brown (@Hayes Brown) 1546890043.0
@HayesBrown I'm shaken??? Why did Sesame Street do this to us????— AB (@AB) 1546890210.0
this pierced me right to the soul https://t.co/FFfqfcjE9b— Aaron West (@Aaron West) 1546891353.0
THIS IS TOO REAL https://t.co/hmIQPTgNZU— krista hessey (@krista hessey) 1546896598.0
The one Sesame Street clip that can make every journalist both laugh and cry at the same time https://t.co/aq0TkqJzpu— Jen Monroe 🗽🌐 🦥 (@Jen Monroe 🗽🌐 🦥) 1546893273.0
never thought I’d know how it feels to be brutally dunked on by a beloved children’s show but there’s a first time… https://t.co/3i1VJquJ3z— Whitney McIntosh (@Whitney McIntosh) 1546891006.0
This is one cookie more than I made at my first journalism internship. https://t.co/tuTcxL6oMl— Bob McGovern (@Bob McGovern) 1546898500.0
But at least there's the silver lining of the ultra-important lesson the series is teaching.
@WhitneyM02 i appreciate sesame street's turn from inspirational to setting realistic expectations for our children though— Robby Kalland (@Robby Kalland) 1546897926.0
Who knew Sesame Street would be known for its realism?