This 'Sesame Street' Parody Of 'Orange Is The New Black' Will Teach You All About Healthy Snacks Options

Michelle Obama would be so proud.

Always one to tackle pop culture in its unique way, Sesame Street has gifted us with its version of Orange Is the New Black — and it's making us hungry. On the heels of its Real Housewives spoof that teaches you how to appropriately deal with drama, the educational children's show is back to inform you about healthier snacks options.

The segment is titled "Orange Is the New Snack," and it focuses on students (not inmates) at Litchfield Academy (not prison). Basically, the plot centers on a new student named Piper Snackman (not Piper Chapman) who isn't a fan of the school's snack policy of serving cookies and sets out to show everyone that there's a healthier option: an orange.

Many aspects of the Netflix series are there — including characters like Googly Eyes (not Crazy Eyes) and Red (who maintains the name and red hair of the TV counterpart), a more kid-friendly version of Regina Spektor's iconic "You've Got Time" as the theme song, and the SHU, aka Segregated Housing Unit (which is hilariously a literal shoe in this adaptation).

Nobody at this school seems to know what an orange is and they mistake it for a ball, and a Morello-like Muppet thinks it's their boyfriend Christopher — playing off the actual TV character's storyline. Snackman, though, is here to show everyone what oranges are and proceeds to give everyone a piece because oranges "divide into sections," making them "perfect for sharing."

"Oranges are good for you," Snackman explains, trying to no avail to stay out of trouble. "They're full of vitamins and help keep you healthy and strong."


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This sketch comes on the heels of President Donald Trump rolling back advancements former First Lady Michelle Obama had made in regards to nutrition policies in schools — specifically lifting salt and processed grain restrictions as well as requirements for the transparency of caloric intake and added sugar in foods that kids will be eating.

"Take me out of the equation — like me or don't like me," Obama said at the Partnership for a Healthier America Summit, addressing Trump's recent actions. "But think about why someone is OK with your kids eating crap. Why would you celebrate that? Why would you sit idly and be OK with that? Because here's the secret: If someone is doing that, they don't care about your kid."

"You have to stop and think, why don't you want our kids to have good food at school?" Obama continued. "What is wrong with you? And why is that a partisan issue? Why would that be political? What is going on?"

Hopefully, this Sesame Street clip will simplify the issue for those who just don't get it.

(H/T: Mashable)


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