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David Harbour Channels His Inner ‘Grouch’ in ‘SNL’ Spoof of ‘Joker’

In what’s already being praised online as one of their best parodies in years, Saturday Night Live over the weekend tackled the box office hit Joker head-on with their own twisted origin story.

Guest host David Harbour stars in the trailer for Grouch, playing the human version of the garbage-loving Sesame Street character.  In this case, Oscar’s a garbage collector in the neighborhood, with a darker, dirtier version of Sesame Street standing in for Gotham City that Guy Smiley — the character now a TV news anchor for “ABCDEFG News” — describes as a “haven of crime and corruption.”

As of Monday morning, the Grouch parody was the #4 trending video on YouTube, with well over 2.3 million views and climbing.

 


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