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‘Sesame Street’ Explains ‘Homeland’ Best

“She’s crying wolf again, Sauuuul”

Stephanie Butnick
October 28, 2013

Homeland has been a bit of a roller coaster lately, with Season 3 devolving quickly into a hard-to-believe narrative that seems to taunt even the most loyal of viewers. But there is hope yet—though from a surprising source. Sesame Street, which has long been making delightful parody videos—from Monsterpiece Theater to the more recent Sons of Poetry (aw)—has given Homeland the puppet treatment it so desperately needed.

Homelamb is a spot-on parody, as Hilary Busis noted over at, and the best part is, naturally, puppet Saul Berenson, played in real life by human Mandy Patinkin. Puppet Saul couldn’t be any more Upper West Side Jewish man (“Such a worrier that one!”) if he said the Shehecheyanu on-screen.

No spoilers, bahh:

Stephanie Butnick is chief strategy officer of Tablet Magazine, co-founder of Tablet Studios, and a host of the Unorthodox podcast.