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Cookie Monster Auditions For 'Saturday Night Live' (VIDEO)

Yes, this is for real: Everyone's favorite cookie-devouring blue monster has kicked off a viral campaign to make him the next host of "Saturday Night Live," starting with this thoroughly convincing audition tape. Watch as Cookie Monster reenacts an entire episode of "SNL," including an opening monologue, a "MacGruber" sketch (aptly dubbed "Macarooner"), a "Weekend Update" segment and a musical appearance by "Monster Gaga."

Just so you know the campaign is legit, there's already a "Cookie Monster Should Host 'Saturday Night Live'" Facebook group rallying support online. Hey, it worked for Betty White!

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