Elmo comes clean about his long-standing beef with Rocco

Twitter can be annoying but it can also liven up a pretty dismal week. Twitter user @WumBooty posted an old video clip of Sesame Street’s Elmo disagreeing with his friend and co-star, Zoe, over her pet rock Rocco. At a neighborhood cafe, Elmo wanted the last oatmeal raisin cookie, but Zoe had already given it to Rocco, her pet rock. Elmo launched into a frustrated and hilarious argument about why it was a waste to give an unalive rock a raisin oatmeal cookie. After the clip went viral many tweeted out support for Elmo. This prompted Elmo to release a statement that he and Zoe were still good friends but he has nothing to say about Rocco. Later Elmo sent a petty tweet about his archrival Rocco. Below are a few highlights via E! Online. The tweet that includes the clip is below:

The 35-second clip, which was taken from a 2004 Sesame Street episode titled “Elmo feels he’s treated unfairly by Rocco,” showed the beloved children’s icon completely losing his cool when Zoe told him he couldn’t have an oatmeal raisin cookie that had been reserved for Rocco.

So, how does Elmo feel about Zoe and Rocco now? As fans flooded social media with their thoughts, with many agreeing that Elmo had every right to be upset over losing a cookie to rock, the Sesame Street star shared an update on where he stands with his co-stars.

“Don’t worry everybody! Elmo and Zoe practiced sharing and are still best buds forever!” Elmo tweeted on Wednesday, Jan. 5. “Elmo loves you Zoe! Ha ha ha!”

However, it appears Elmo isn’t ready to let go of the cookie incident with Rocco just yet.

“Elmo doesn’t want to talk about Rocco,” he continued, adding in another tweet, “Has anybody ever seen a rock eat a cookie? Elmo is just curious.”

[From E! Online]

This was the lighthearted fun I needed this week. When that clip showed up on my timeline, I laughed so hard that I had tears in my eyes. I knew Elmo didn’t suffer fools and that clip proved it. Poor Elmo was so exasperated with Zoe, it just made him that much cuter. I must admit that I came on the Elmo train late by way of the Tickle Me Elmo doll. By the time Elmo appeared on Sesame Street for the first time in 1984, I had stopped watching the show (I was 8 at the time) so I didn’t get to enjoy Elmo in all his shadiness.

I am normally Switzerland in situations like this, but in this feud I am definitely #TeamElmo. Elmo deserved, and not that inanimate object, deserved that damn cookie. I mean, how dare Rocco take Elmo’s favorite cookie? I also love how Elmo tweeted about rocks eating cookies. I could tell that Elmo was still salty about Rocco wanting that oatmeal raisin cookie all these years later. (Elmo ended up taking the cookie and told Rocco not to chew with his mouth open.) Celebrities also got involved in the feud. Jada Pinkett-Smith tweeted at Elmo and invited him, Zoe and Rocco to the Red Table Talk. I had hopes that there would be a bidding war between Oprah and Jada to get the trio, but alas, only Jada made an offer. I am looking forward to seeing where this feud goes.

The original tweet and clip:

Elmo’s Statement:

Elmo’s Petty Tweet:

Jada’s Tweet:

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  1. Mle428 says:

    Oya, this is the laugh I needed today. Thank you!

  2. Lauren Too says:

    This is adorable lol

  3. Merricat says:

    Definitely Elmo’s best work.

  4. BeanieBean says:

    That was cute. Team Elmo!!

  5. Snoopy says:

    The Rock has offered to show Elmo how a rock eats cookies. There’s now a challenge to see who can eat the most cookies between the Rock and Cookie Monster. I’m #teamcookiemonster

  6. Millennial says:

    Elmo being gaslighted about Rocco was just such a subtweet of living in America right now. That’s all I could think about.

    • Veronica S. says:

      God, I know. I was slowly going insane with Elmo as everybody else fed into her delusion. “Too real,” I whispered.

  7. Willow says:

    Team Elmo forever!

  8. teresa says:

    And then Dwayne Johnson weighed in a told Elmo he eats cookies all the time and to tell Cookie Monster to look out because he’s coming for his cookies!
    And you’re right, I laughed and laughed and laughed and really needed this hilarious break!

  9. MellyMel says:

    This video and all of the others that popped up in the original Twitter thread made me laugh so hard I cried. When Twitter is good, it’s good!

  10. ThatsNotOkay says:

    Oreo cookies have now entered the chat. This bonkers saga shows no signs of stopping.

    And I shall follow it the rest of my days.

  11. Jezz says:

    Love it!!

  12. Sandy says:

    Love this, but I’m team Rocco. Elmo needs to learn the world doesn’t revolve around him.

  13. Mireille says:

    Elmo spoke at my college graduation (no joke). As far as I’m concerned he, Zoe, and Rocco can go suck it. Cookies are for winners and googly-eyed blue furballs. #TeamCookieMonster

  14. Mina_Esq says:

    I’ve never had an imaginary friend or known anyone who had an imaginary friend, but how do kids with imaginary friends handle the food situation? Do they eat the food for their imaginary friends, and could that be the solution? Also, I’ve been locked out of Twitter and missing all of this drama in real time nooooooo

    • Oya says:

      Omg Mina, I had wondered what happened to you.

    • LaraW" says:

      I didn’t have imaginary friends, but four imaginary enemies. They were like Team Rocket in Pokemon– really dumb and always trying to sabotage us (me & sibling), but through cunning and quick action, we always stopped their conniving schemes. One of the things they would do is try to steal our food, replace ingredients with moldy crap, or crash tea parties and the like. I think once we were playing “Bakery” and they would pretend to be customers, order hideous cakes, and then try to stiff us on payment. So… that doesn’t really answer your question about what imaginary friends eat. But imaginary enemies try to give you food poisoning and steal all your cake! (Not sure what this says about me, but whatevs.)

  15. greenmonster says:

    This has been the best thing all week 😀 I laughed so hard at this clip and a lot of the others that were posted as response. The one with the cheese had me rolling and I LOVE the clip with Jimmy Fallon!

  16. LaUnicaAngelina says:

    It’s been a rough week and this was funny and cute!

  17. KBeth says:

    Those clips gave me such a giggle. I love Sesame Street, my kids are older now & I miss watching with them.

  18. MonieInTheMiddle says:

    The whole Rocco affair is gas-lighting 101 and Elmo has the right to be annoyed – LMAO

  19. Sue Denim says:

    team cookie monster haha, here’s why: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9PnbKL3wuH4

  20. Ana says:

    I love Elmo’s no nonsense attitude.

  21. Rice says:

    This isn’t the 1st beef with Elmo & Rocco. Zoe apologised for being late to meet up with Elmo because Rocco had to use the potty. Elmo’s replied tersely, “What?!!!”

  22. Jezzebeelzebub says:

    Elmo singing about the paper towel roll tickled me so hard- between that and the beef with Rocco, Im gonna admit that I may have judged Elmo too harshly in the past. #TeamElmo indeed.

  23. Agreatreckoning says:

    This is such a delightful post. Elmo you speak your truth (which is coincidentally the truth)!

  24. jferber says:

    Elmo is right. Rocks don’t have mouths. Your move, Rocco.

  25. J says:

    All this fighting over an oatmeal raisin cookie?! Chocolate chip, I get, but oatmeal raisin? Keep it!