Swedish environmental activist Greta Thunberg is currently in talks to become the newest cast member of Sesame Street, according to producers and Thunberg’s parents.
Malena Ernman, Thunberg’s mother, said her daughter was thrilled at the possibility of speaking out against climate change while also getting up close and personal with some of her childhood idols.
“Greta was raised on the Sesame Street,” Ernman said. “She is looking forward to working with Big Bird, Bert, Ernie and the others to find ways to decrease the neighborhood’s carbon footprint.”
“She is especially concerned about Mr. Snuffleupagus’s chronic flatulence emitting an excessive amount of CO2 into the atmosphere.”
Mr. Snuffleupagus couldn’t be reached for comment due to being stuck in the bathroom.
Sesame Street producer Samuel Gibbon told reporters after watching Thunberg’s speech at the UN Climate Action Summit in September that he thought she would be a solid addition to the show’s cast.
“Nothing is set in stone yet,” Gibbon explained, “but we believe that Greta would fit right in here.”
“Adorable and educational, two things we have in spades here on Sesame Street,” fellow producer Jon Stone said.
Not everyone was interested in Thunberg coming on board, however.
“Just what I need, another Swedish Chef to nag me about my eating habits,” Oscar the Grouch said.
“We’ve only got ten years left on this planet, or something like that, and I’m spending every one of them in this trash can. She can go bork bork bork herself.”
Telly Monster said he was worried that Thunberg’s activism would only heighten his anxiety.
“I hope she comes with a refill for Xanax,” Telly said. “There’s enough to worry about these days without remembering that the world is ending in twelve years.”
Thunberg was unavailable for comment, according to her father, Svante.
“She’s sailing back to Europe as we speak,” Svante explained. “Plus we haven’t had time to prepare her statements.”