'Sesame Street's' 'Birdwalk Empire' is a fowl version of 'Boardwalk Empire'
Frank Oz and co. voice the birds, who have clever names like Nucky Ducky Thompson, Clucky Luciano, Mallard Capone and Agent Van Cuckoo (who -- unlike Michael Shannon's unhinged Van Alden in the HBO series -- teaches an important lesson in compromise). The parody is complete with kid-friendly vernacular, like a "beakeasy" and "this cluck." And instead of empty liquor bottles washing ashore in the clip's intro, it's packages of saltine crackers.
This isn't the first grown-up show that Sesame Street has parodied (they've also done "True Blood" and "Mad Men"). Now, when will they get around to doing "Breaking Bad"?