Now, it’s important to note that the man in that video is clearly Brian Cox and not Logan Roy, because: a) Logan Roy would definitely make Kendall or Roman take that meeting; b) if he did take the meeting, he’d make Cookie Monster come to him, and even then it would be a short meeting and a whole bunch of other people would be there; and c) he’s not wearing a cable-knit sweater and a blazer at the same time. But it is still a delight, and very true to the spirit of Succession!
Let us count the ways:
- The big one: Clearly those cookies were planted there by Brian “Logan Roy Without The Sweater” Cox to throw Cookie Monster off his game. Devious.
- Cookie Monster’s initial “dum-de-dum-dums” are how we all used to sing the Succession theme, before Demi Adejuyigbe released his version.
- Cookie Monster and the Keebler Elves definitely played Snuffleupagus On The Floor at the “big fancy people conference in the woods.”
- “Me wore puffy success vest.”
- Brian Cox is totally committed to even the most ridiculous lines, just like on Succession. “Business first. Cookies later.”
- The handheld cameras and the shifts in focus.
- References to the death of media! Great!
- Shouting and pointing in the workplace.
- The photo of Cookie Monster hanging out with John Oliver in the background and the framed magazine covers.
- The Nicholas Britell-esque theme.
All it’s missing is a backless turtleneck, some Greg/Tom shit, and Roman saying “fuck.” Long live Succession, and long live Sesame Street, which begins its 50th (50th!) season this weekend.