Sesame Street Spoofs Glee in Pitch-Perfect Parody

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Brought to you by the letter G, this exuberant clip is educational for kids, but full of in-jokes for parents and Gleeks alike.

Hot on the heels of Glee’s third season premiere, the lovable Muppets over at Sesame Street have decided to poke fun at our favorite musical dramedy.  From the initial “here’s what you missed” previous episode recap to the a cappella riffing in the music room, Sesame Street is spot-on as they show the G Club learning about the phonics of the letter G.

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There is a Rachel puppet, who is a teacher’s pet and tries to steal the spotlight.  There is Mr. Schuester, chin cleft and all, encouraging the group to work together to choose a song for “Gee-gionals.”  There’s even an acid-tongued Sue Sylvester in her signature tracksuit, leading a group of ditzy “Gee-rios.”

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The skit culminates in a musical performance of a version of “Don’t Stop Believin’,” the hit song from season one of Glee that catapulted the show to pop culture notoriety.

After a disappointing season two, maybe our Glee Club should take a cue from the fuzzy Muppets and keep it light.

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Allison Berry is a contributor at TIME.  You can continue the discussion on TIME’s Facebook page and on Twitter at @TIME.

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