Sesame Street is a wholesome program, and they most likely didn't intend to ignite an internet firestorm when they tweeted out a fun, quirky question for their followers to enjoy. Sadly, the internet can be a bit of a rough place and what began as a lighthearted argument quickly became a heated debate.
Sesame Street's question: who would you rather be stuck on a deserted island with—Oscar the Grouch, Grover, Elmo, or Cookie Monster?
You’re stuck on a deserted island and you can pick one of these Sesame Street friends to come with you. Who are you… https://t.co/CY9u3Bcy3Z— Sesame Street (@Sesame Street)1552938133.0
Though the numbers were few, those who'd like to get stranded with Elmo were particularly vocal.
Elmo is the ONLY choice. Grover: too anxious Cookie Monster: would go through cookie withdrawal & who even knows… https://t.co/Uj8oz2jWTD— Paul F. Tompkins (@Paul F. Tompkins)1552944075.0
Elmo. His absence would hurt the show's bottom line the most and therefore the bigwigs would send out the largest s… https://t.co/i9W3fgmtUO— Ken Davidoff (@Ken Davidoff)1552943549.0
@sesamestreet Can Elmo warp us to the crayon-drawn Elmo's world at will or are we stuck on the desert island?— Charlie Lynch (@Charlie Lynch)1552938205.0
Others thought Oscar was, strangely, the most relatable of the characters and, thus, would be the easiest to get along with long-term.
Oscar obviously, he's the most rationale and real of the Muppets, and would approach the situation with the serious… https://t.co/0HdY9jhudK— andrew kaczynski (@andrew kaczynski)1552942623.0
Oscar so we could hate on everything together https://t.co/AfrytgApHQ— Eric Haywood (@Eric Haywood)1552943761.0
Grover and Elmo are both exhausting. Cookie Monster would be fun, but would be a drain on precious resources. Have… https://t.co/KiOnwBU14a— Benjamin Freed (@Benjamin Freed)1552942381.0
I mean, once you get over Cookie Monster's insatiable need for cookies, he's a pretty chill guy.
This is 100% Cookie Monster. Elmo is way too loud. I don't need Oscar's negativity in my life. If worst comes to w… https://t.co/DqNTaRlXsl— Justin Kirkland (@Justin Kirkland)1552944604.0
The winner of the informal "poll," however, was clearly Grover.
Ever heard of Super Grover, you idiots? He’s gonna get stuff DONE. Planes will see him in his cape and Roman helmet… https://t.co/elfxwytKZ0— Joss Whedon (@Joss Whedon)1552944832.0
@godhatesyeast @sesamestreet 🤣 https://t.co/xsEfeoAxFl— MaggieTrudeau (@MaggieTrudeau)1552950827.0
With Super Grover on your side, you'll be off that deserted island in no time!
@sesamestreet TEAM GROVER 4 EVR 💙💙💙💙 @Grover https://t.co/1aCOSZecaz— GIPHY (@GIPHY)1552943481.0
Grover and it’s not even close. Elmo, God love him, would become super annoying QUICKLY asking way too many quest… https://t.co/jKBjA4XigL— April (@April)1552938568.0
@sesamestreet https://t.co/hDIhmXJahs— New York City FC (@New York City FC)1552943771.0
The strange blue monster was beloved by all.
@sesamestreet My buddy Grover! https://t.co/JSZXVSsG21— Paul Carter (@Paul Carter)1552945454.0
@sesamestreet I had a hard time choosing between Elmo and Grover....but I'd have to go with Grover. The guy has a… https://t.co/byX3EghqSh— Baby Lamb (@Baby Lamb)1552938616.0
@sesamestreet Oscar is tempting because his trashcan would be full of useful junk to get off, but he might not lend… https://t.co/PvxGR4h1Ul— Christine Whitlock, EdM (@Christine Whitlock, EdM)1552938250.0
Grover even took a hot second to gloat on Twitter.
Just to be clear, I am WAY too cute and adorable to get stuck on a deserted island.— Grover (@Grover)1552944793.0
A few Twitter users tried to slip in some unsanctioned options...
@sesamestreet While we're all here, Gritty is a worker.— Charlie Lynch (@Charlie Lynch)1552950743.0
Breaking the rules. Picking ANIMAL. https://t.co/CNPxSbS1eL— Joseph Gordon-Levitt (@Joseph Gordon-Levitt)1552943032.0
But when it all comes down to it, however, any Sesame Street character would be pretty cool to hang out with on a desert island. On that, we can all agree.