Just when you think Sesame Street is no longer palatable to an adult audience and has an entertainment flavor profile crafted especially for kids, the pop culturally hip and online video savvy individuals at the Sesame Workshop kick it up a notch.

BAM! There’s Cookie Monster auditioning for SNL. BAM! There’s Oscar the Grouch making his Oscar predictions. BAM! There’s Bert doing his best Charlie Rose impression interviewing Andy Samberg. (Sorry. I just watched this video of Emeril.)

That last one went live earlier today. Samberg tries to keep a straight face for five minutes and 20 seconds while sitting across from an animated puppet who talks about reading depressed Russian novelists and longing for 5th Century European footwear.

Bert’s no Zach Galifianakis or Michael Showalter, at leat not yet. But I’d still add Conversations with Bert to my list of Must Watch Online Original Faux Interview Series. Part two of his never-before-seen Andy Samberg conversation drops Sunday, May 22, the day after the Saturday Night Live season finale. Stay tuned.

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