If you found yourself marooned on a deserted island, and you could summon one character from Sesame Street, who would it be?
Seems like an innocent question, but one that took an intense turn when posed by the beloved children's program on Twitter.
Sesame Street's social media team put forward the hypothetical, "You’re stuck on a deserted island and you can pick one of these Sesame Street friends to come with you. Who are you picking and why?" and presented the choices of Grover, Cookie Monster, Oscar the Grouch and Elmo.
You’re stuck on a deserted island and you can pick one of these Sesame Street friends to come with you. Who are you picking and why? 🤔 pic.twitter.com/bGjF7Bx5Xo
— Sesame Street (@sesamestreet) March 18, 2019
Many jumped to champion their favourite on the platform, including director Joss Whedon and actor Joseph Gordon-Levitt, laying out intense logic for their chosen island companion, starting with everyone's perpetually enthused friend, Elmo.
Elmo is the ONLY choice.
Grover: too anxious
Cookie Monster: would go through cookie withdrawal & who even knows what his sober personality is
Oscar: anyone who chooses Oscar should be on a watchlist https://t.co/dmKLvZszKg
— Paul F. Tompkins (@PFTompkins) March 18, 2019
Elmo. His absence would hurt the show's bottom line the most and therefore the bigwigs would send out the largest search party for him (and hopefully there would be a seat for me on the chopper back to civilization). https://t.co/jOPRMBBpWY
— Ken Davidoff (@KenDavidoff) March 18, 2019
Some preferred to hang out with the biggest trash-talker around.
Oscar obviously, he's the most rationale and real of the Muppets, and would approach the situation with the seriousness it deserves. Cookie Monster is deranged. Elmo brings nothing to the table and is annoying. Don't get me started on Grover.https://t.co/rkOkmi5wYv
— andrew kaczynski (@KFILE) March 18, 2019
Oscar so we could hate on everything together https://t.co/AfrytgApHQ
— Eric Haywood (@EricHaywood) March 18, 2019
Grover and Elmo are both exhausting. Cookie Monster would be fun, but would be a drain on precious resources. Have to go with Oscar, not just by default, but because he is both a strong conservationist and an engaging conversationalist. https://t.co/EfJMux5vGL
— Benjamin Freed (@brfreed) March 18, 2019
Even though you all know who'd inhale any food you'd both manage to scrounge up on the island, Cookie Monster had some strong, albeit macabre campaigners.
This is 100% Cookie Monster.
Elmo is way too loud.
I don't need Oscar's negativity in my life.
If worst comes to worst, Cookie Monster is better eating. https://t.co/emBJTNTniV
— Justin Kirkland (@justinkirkland4) March 18, 2019
But Team Grover truly stepped up to the plate, with a significant amount of island-bound folks choosing to take the loveable blue monster with them.
Ever heard of Super Grover, you idiots? He’s gonna get stuff DONE. Planes will see him in his cape and Roman helmet or whatever it was. He’s ENTHUSED. He’d do all the cooking for sure. Also will provide a good amount of food when you kill/eat, not like scrawny #Elmo https://t.co/bEutULhpoe
— Joss Whedon (@joss) March 18, 2019
Grover and it’s not even close.
Elmo, God love him, would become super annoying QUICKLY asking way too many questions. Cookie’s blood sugar gets low, he becomes hangry, and it’s a wrap. Oscar would complain the whole time and wouldn’t lift a finger to help. This is science. https://t.co/vm4xUmrXUL
— April (@ReignOfApril) March 18, 2019
I had a hard time choosing between Elmo and Grover....but I'd have to go with Grover.
The guy has a lot of jobs over the past 50 years so he has a lot of expertise on how to survive on a deserted island.
— Baby Lamb (@BabyLamb5) March 18, 2019
Oscar is tempting because his trashcan would be full of useful junk to get off, but he might not lend it to me out of spite. Grover has a can-do attitude and isn't going to eat our raft. So...Grover.
— Christine Whitlock, EdM (@StineWhitlock) March 18, 2019
Even a smug Grover weighed in.
Just to be clear, I am WAY too cute and adorable to get stuck on a deserted island.
— Grover (@Grover) March 18, 2019
There was one furry friend y'all forgot, who lives far from Sesame Street but deserves consideration.
While we're all here, Gritty is a worker.
— Charlie Lynch (@wartortlynch) March 18, 2019
Oh, make that two forgotten furry friends.
Breaking the rules. Picking ANIMAL. https://t.co/CNPxSbS1eL
— Joseph Gordon-Levitt (@hitRECordJoe) March 18, 2019
Who would you pick?