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Me want 'SNL'! Cookie Monster auditions on YouTube

Me want 'SNL'! Cookie Monster auditions on YouTube

November 24th, 2010 in News

NEW YORK (AP) - Me want "Saturday Night Live!"

Cookie Monster has made an audition tape to convince "SNL" that he can host the show. "Sesame Street" posted the video Wednesday on YouTube and Facebook.

Introducing the tape, Cookie Monster says he wants to "branch out beyond me cookie-eating career." The four-minute video follows with Cookie Monster doing a run-through of an episode of "Saturday Night Live."

He performs a brief opening monologue, a "MacGruber"-like sketch dubbed "Macarooner," a few "Weekend Update" jokes and a musical guest appearance as "Monster Gaga."

Cookie Monster likely wants to follow Betty White's lead. The 88-year-old White hosted an episode of "SNL" earlier this year after a Facebook campaign urged such casting.

NBC did not comment.