We're just days away from the highly-anticipated release of Avengers: Age of Ultron, and as with the first film, Marvel is banking on a box office record-breaker. After all, this flick possesses all of the coveted three S's:
It's a superhero sequel in the summer. What more do you need?
Of course, it's one thing to be a commercial hit, but it's quite another to become a cultural phenomenon. For that you need critical approval, an obsessive fanbase, and of course, a Sesame Street parody:
With the earth being invaded by the Chocolate Ship (Yes, it's a giant, flying chocolate chip cookie), Onion Man, Captain Ameri-cauliflower and the rest of the Aveggies have to intervene before all of our planet's healthy snacks get "desserted."
The focus may be on teaching kids some valuable lessons about nutrition, but the clip is chock full of references that are sure to get a giggle from grown-up comic book fans.
("Hey, my shield! That's what makes me special!" Cap exclaims when Cookie Monster devours his signature accessory.)
The Aveggies may not pack as many belly-laughs as recent Sesame classics like Game of Chairs or True Mud, and some of the puns are cute but groan-worthy (Black Bean Widow? Really?), but hey, at the end of the day it's a kids' show with sharper writing than most of the sitcoms in primetime.
If nothing else, The Aveggies: Age of Bon-Bon is worth watching for the big reveal of the secret that Mark Ruffalo and Cookie share in common. Oh, and don't forget to stick around for the inevitable shwarma gag at the end.