Cookie Monster parodies Katniss Everdeen in Hungry Games vid

There’ve been some sharp movie parodies of late, like Saturday Night Live’s trailer for a Wes Anderson horror film, The Midnight Coterie of Sinister Intruders, and, well, Anderson’s splendid (kind of) self-parody, a Prada-sponsored short called “Castello Cavalcanti” starring Jason Schwartzman.  

And now a crack crew of preschool programmers over at the Sesame Workshop have taken a stab at The Hunger Games: Catching Fire, encapsulating --  and shish kebobbing – the second installment in the mega-franchise. The five-minute  video. “The Hungry Games: Catching Fur," gets to the essence of the movie’s conflicts and characters in short order, even incorporating the new film’s menacing monkeys and toxic fog. None other than Cookie Monster stars -- a perfectly-honed homage to Jennifer Lawrence’s Katniss Everdeen. He (well, she -- Cookie Monster has a wig on) is Cookieness Evereat, and she’s reluctantly back in the Games, even though she thought she wasn’t, joined by Pita (yes, Josh Hutcherson transformed into a piece of bread!) and some of the other “tributes”: Finnicky (a finicky eater) and Tick Tock Lady, a dead-on impression of the super-annoying Amanda Plummer from Catching Fire.

Here’s a link to the video. And may the cookies be ever in your flavor.