The internet was confounded Thursday by a seemingly innocent video clip from a beloved Sesame Street character who many think dropped the f-bomb.
The furry blue Sesame Street character Grover sparked a heated debate over whether he did or didn’t say “that’s a f**king excellent idea” in a recent clip posted on Reddit.
the new Yanni v. Laurel? — some people swear they hear Grover saying, “that’s a f**king excellent idea.”
i’m one of those people and i can’t stop laughing pic.twitter.com/b3OdPpvtYn
— J.D. Durkin (@jiveDurkey) December 27, 2018
Reminiscent of the “Yanny vs. Laurel” debate earlier this year which sparked endless disagreements over an audio clip, Grover’s remark could be heard one way or another as social media users weighed in.
I hear Grover swearing. I don’t believe Grover actually swore. I’m confused and will need some time with my thoughts as I try to figure this out. https://t.co/iihSlEfIPd
— Rob Marmet (@RobMarmet) December 27, 2018
One last super bizarre story before 2018 is over:
People are debating whether or not Sesame Street’s Grover said the word “f*cking” on TV. Listen/let us know what you think: https://t.co/9JGHnwa34x pic.twitter.com/sDouyM0FoD
— Complex (@Complex) December 27, 2018
“He’s saying ‘that sounds like an excellent idea,’” one person tweeted, with many agreeing.
What? He’s sayin ‘yes, yes that sounds like an excellent idea!’ What is wrong with you people?
— Will Ritter (@MrWillRitter) December 27, 2018
I don’t hear it…and I’ve never been more disappointed ?
— Anthony Sabella (@AnthonyWTKR) December 28, 2018
But others insisted the lovable monster actually did use profanity.
I heard the F word clear as day ?
— @_tweet11 (@_Tweet11) December 28, 2018
I can’t unhear it now
— Rob Peterson (@rpeterson2317) December 28, 2018
If you know @Grover, it makes sense that he dropped the F bomb here. https://t.co/bfecstGmku
— April (@ReignOfApril) December 28, 2018
He said it. I heard it. There’s nothing to debate.
— Lorri Thacyk (@LThacyk) December 27, 2018
To add to the confusion, others still insisted that they could hear both.
Ok! I heard it the first time! Replayed and never heard it again lol
— Angela (@wareaglegurl17) December 28, 2018
And some Twitter users felt the debate could go either way.
I can hear both. Just depends on which I’m listening for
— Patrick Duff (@PatrickJDuff) December 27, 2018
In your mind think “that sounds like an excellent idea” and you 100% hear it
— ?Tempe Town Trevor? (@IHeartTrevorW) December 27, 2018
Psychological preset. The more I listened the more it became plain he says “…that sounds like an excellent idea.”
— CurmudgeonAtLarge (@ProfNich) December 27, 2018
It’s wild because whichever one you “decide” to listen for, is the one you hear. ?
— Kakashi Sensei (@PetrieTaughtMe) December 27, 2018
First listen: OMG WHAT HAHAHA
Second listen: Ah, definitely “sounds like an”
Third listen: You know what, after all these years if Grover wants to drop an F-bomb then he’s damn well earned the right. https://t.co/TUbhS11UDE
— ?????? ???? (@henrikmeng) December 27, 2018
As the discourse continues, many agreed that it was just another item to add to the list of bizarre 2018 debates.
Haha Grover ⚡️??
— Mzvividlyfoxxy (@mzvividlyfoxxy) December 28, 2018
Even Grover gets caught up in the moment. ?? pic.twitter.com/azmqXN3qTX
— Nick Core ? (@Crypto_Core) December 27, 2018
I can’t believe the new “Yanny or Laurel?” is “did grover just drop the f-bomb on Sesame Street?” 2018 is cutting it close to the wire with this one.
— 2019 will be bedder (@itgetsbedder) December 27, 2018
The President is tweeting his concern about the US “loosing sooo much money” and people are debating whether or not Grover dropped the F Bomb. 2018, kindly leave the weirdness behind! as we move into a fresh new year.
— HeatherGStewart?? (@hgracestewart) December 28, 2018
It’s not even shocking by this point in our apocalypse that 2018 is concluding with an alien invasion over Astoria and Grover dropping a F-bomb on Sesame Street.
? The letter of the day is F ??It’s the letter of day. ?? ?
#AstoriaExplosion #FridayMotivation #TrumpResign https://t.co/aDLURpiUz8
— Jen; dance like FB isn’t watching⛄️☃️⛄️ (@jennifer_enough) December 28, 2018
Y’all are not about to spend the final Friday of 2018 ruining the good name of GROVER!!! Not today, Satan. https://t.co/LMA26pcM5O
— Dorean ??♀️ (@DoreanRose) December 28, 2018
If 2018 is ending with Grover dropping F-bombs on Sesame Street, then I can’t help but get the sense that 2019 is going to be HILARIOUS. https://t.co/lmT1t5pNm4
— ? Chaka, but Christmas! ? (@princessology) December 28, 2018
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