Time is a flat circle on Sesame Street. HBO made waves when it announced it was teaming up with Sesame Workshop to produce new episodes of the hit kids show and everybody was quick with the jokes. HBO, of course is known for its edgy programming—"It's not TV, it's HBO"—so many found it a bit odd to know that now Big Bird and Elmo are rubbing elbows with Jon Snow and Rust Cohle.
Thanks to Jimmy Kimmel Live, we now have the definitive Sesame Street and True Detective mash-up. Have you ever wanted to see Oscar the Grouch and Big Bird take on Matthew McConaughey and Woody Harrelson's celebrated roles? This is your day!
Don't worry, Sesame Street will make its way to PBS after first run on HBO.
True Detective had a bit of a stumbling block this year with season two starring Colin Farrell, Rachel McAdams, Vince Vaughn and Taylor Kitsch, and HBO's Michael Lombardo has taken responsibility for what viewers deemed a failure of a season.
"I'll tell you something. Our biggest failures — and I don't know if I would consider True Detective 2 — but when we tell somebody to hit an air date as opposed to allowing the writing to find its own natural resting place, when it's ready, when it's baked — we've failed. And I think in this particular case, the first season of True Detective was something that Nic Pizzolatto had been thinking about, gestating, for a long period of time. He's a soulful writer. I think what we did was go, ‘Great.' And I take the blame. I became too much of a network executive at that point. We had huge success. ‘Gee, I'd love to repeat that next year,'" Lombardo told scpr.org.
"Well, you know what? I set him up. To deliver, in a very short time frame, something that became very challenging to deliver. That's not what that show is. He had to reinvent the wheel, so to speak. Find his muse. And so I think that's what I learned from it. Don't do that anymore," he continued. "And I'd love to have the enviable certainty of knowing what my next year looks like. I could pencil things in. But I'm not going to start betting on them until the scripts are done."
Translation? True Detective season three may be a long way off...if it happens at all.