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Sesame Street has always done a good job entertaining and educating kids since its beginnings in 1969. In recent years, however, they have stepped up their game to include countless pop culture references. Thanks to the latest viral video from Cookie Monster singing his version of Carly Rae Jepsen (see below), I thought it was a good idea to put together some of my favorite Sesame Street videos from the past few years.

Share It Maybe

There have been countless "Call Me Maybe" videos made over the past few weeks, and leave it to Cookie Monster to top it off with the best one yet. I have watched this video a few times and every single time it brings a smile to my face. You know a parody is good when you sing that version instead of the original.

Smell Like a Monster

"Sadly, you are not a monster." Classic Grover. This is a spoof of the Old Spice commercials from a few years ago and Sesame Street did a great job recreating it. Growing up, Grover was my favorite Sesame Street character and he remains my favorite to this day, despite the fact that people tell me I am an adult.


Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark is still going strong on Broadway, but most people remember all the struggles the show had in the beginning. Kids probably didn't understand any of the references, but the folks over on Sesame Street really picked apart the show thanks to my man Grover!

Do you have any favorite Sesame Street parodies or spoofs? Let us know in the comments below!

It's Friday again (how time flies!), and with it comes another week of popular stories. Check out our list below:

I'll Have Another

I'll Have Another is the horse who won the Kentucky Derby (at right) as well as the Preakness Stakes, setting him up for a chance to become the first horse since 1978 to win the Triple Crown if he managed to pull out a win at the Belmont Stakes this weekend. But news came this morning that I'll Have Another has been scratched from the Belmont Stakes due to a tendon injury, and a lot of people who don't normally care about horse racing seem to be pretty upset.

America's Got Talent

Many of you have probably seen the "America's Got Talent" audition of Timothy Poe, whose heartwarming story about overcoming a war injury and the resulting stutter to be a great singer was inspiring to everyone. (If you haven't seen it, look right.) But now his story is being questioned, as there is evidence the military photo he used was not his, and there is no record of an injury or a Purple Heart in his service career. If the accusations are true, Poe will have a lot to atone for.

Justin Bieber

Justin Bieber

When are people not talking about Justin Bieber? Today I found a slideshow of JBiebs' most unusual fashion choices; you can defend them if you're a fan, or make fun of them if you're not. It's a win for everyone!

Tiger Woods best shots ever

The U.S. Open Golf Tournament is just under a week away, and all people can talk about is, "How is Tiger Woods going to do?"

In the Memorial Tournament last week, Tiger looked liked the Tiger of a few years ago, charging up the leaderboard on the last few holes to take home the trophy. Along the way, he knocked in an impossible shot (see #3 below) that helped him to victory. If you are a golf fan, you know that he has a huge list of great shots to his name. I decided to put together some of my favorites with video evidence for you. Check it out below:

#5 - 2008 Arnold Palmer Invitational at Bay Hill

Sometimes great shots don't have to be flashy, they just need to be clutch, and that is the case with this shot from Tiger. On the final hole of the final round of the Arnold Palmer Invitational, he knocks in the 24-foot putt to win. And, oh yeah, he was 0 for 21 in the tourney on putts longer than 20 feet before that shot.

#4 - 2001 PLAYERS Championship at TPC Sawgrass

The 17th hole at TPC Sawgrass is one of the most famous holes in all of golf. In addition to being surrounded by water, the hole's green is one of the toughest for golfers to read. Still, Tiger makes it look easy.

#3 - 2012 Memorial Tournament at Muirfield Village Golf Course

The most recent of Tiger's great shots came at the 2012 Memorial Tournament. Down one and in the rough, he knocks in this shot for birdie, which propelled him to the win. Golf great Jack Nicklaus said it was the best shot he has ever seen.

#2 - 1997 Phoenix Open at TPC of Scottsdale

Any time someone puts in a hole-in-one, it's a great shot. But the reason I have it this high on the list is the reaction of everyone in attendance. The fans, his fellow golfers and even the announcers were pumped after the shot went in, and to be honest, 15 years later I still get excited to watch this clip.

#1 - 2005 Masters at Augusta

This shot has the whole package. Biggest golf tournament in the world, incredibly difficult shot, awesome call from the announcers and an awkward high five. Can you ask for anything more?

Tiger has had a lot of other great shots, many without video evidence. Can you think of any that I missed? Let me know in the comments!

What people are talking about this week: viral videos

Today's theme: viral videos! Here's what we've been watching this week:

Boy sleep-eating an ice cream cone

This kid is just adorable. Personally, I'm not really sure how you could fall asleep while eating the deliciousness that is ice cream, but he manages to do it.

6-year-old boy walks to his dad for the first time

How can you not love this video? (Also, how can you not tear up even a little bit?) Most heartwarming video of the week.

Ask a Grown Man with Jon Hamm

In this video, Jon Hamm honestly answers questions posed by women everywhere. It's educational AND entertaining.

Have a great weekend everyone!

Another week is in the books and a lot of news was made this week. Here is just some of the things people couldn't stop talking about:

The Avengers

Ever since the world got its first glimpse of the new movie, "The Avengers," when its trailer premiered last October, the anticipation for it has been growing out of control. It opened today, May 4, so fans will finally get their chance to see if the film meets their expectations. Early reports predict that the movie will bring in a half billion dollars in box office sales worldwide by the end on the weekend. Yikes.

The movie stars Robert Downey Jr., Chris Evans, Mark Ruffalo, Jeremy Renner, Scarlett Johansson and Samuel L. Jackson (of course...he's in everything!). "The Avengers" has received a rating of 93% on so far and should be a big hit. After seeing the trailer (on the left), there is no chance that I don't see the movie this weekend.

Cinco de Mayo

This weekend also marks one of the great non-holiday holidays, Cinco de Mayo! Wikipedia describes the day as a date of "celebration of Mexican heritage and pride," but most people just use the day to have a FIESTA!

Junior Seau

The most talked about subject this week though was the unfortunate and untimely death of NFL legend Junior Seau. There is a lot of speculation and unanswered questions surrounding his passing, but one thing nobody can question is his impact on the game of football. He played the game with passion and heart, and if you ask many linebackers in the NFL today, they would say he was their role model growing up. He played for parts of 20 seasons in the NFL, suiting up for the San Diego Chargers, Miami Dolphins and New England Patriots. He played his college ball at USC, and they did a great tribute video with him singing and playing the ukulele. It's worth checking out.