Watch: ‘Downton Abbey’ Meets ‘Sesame Street’

by | February 1, 2013 at 8:58 PM | Downton Abbey, Sesame Street

(Carnival Film & Television Limited for Masterpiece/PBS)


There are few honors for television shows these days greater than getting a “Sesame Street” parody.

After offering kid-friendly takes on the likes of “The Voice” in recent seasons, the series this time took aim at fellow PBS series “Downton Abbey.”

The segment, titled “Upside Downton Abbey,” features the Dowarger Countess living in a house where everything is upside down. Her struggles to eat tea and crumpets ends up frustrating the help (who looks strikingly like Mr. Carson) due to her unwillingness to commit to change.

“We very well can’t be right-side up in Upside Downton Abbey,” she says.

The episode airs Monday but here’s the clip…