Sesame Street's Homeland parody: 'Homelamb'


Yes, I know, Homeland is an American television series, so you may be asking why write about this on Tellyspotting? It’s simple, really. The series stars British actor, Damian Lewis. The St. Johns Wood born actor has won numerous awards for his portrayal of former U.S. Marine Corps Sergeant Nicholas Brody including the 2012 Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series and the 2012 Golden Globe Award for Best Actor in a Television Series Drama.

The series also stars Claire Danes as Carrie Mathison, a Central Intelligence Agency officer with bipolar disorder. Mathison has come to believe that Brody, who was held captive by al-Qaeda as a prisoner of war, was ‘turned’ by the enemy and now threatens the United States.

Besides Damian Lewis’ individual awards, the series has received critical acclaim and has won several awards, including the 2012 Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Drama Series, and the 2011 and 2012 Golden Globe Award for Best Television Series, Drama. The individual and series awards are very deserving, all of them. But, as Downton Abbey can attest, you haven’t arrived until Sesame Street gets involved.
 

 
In their just released Sesame Street parody, the entire Homeland cast get a well-deserved Muppet makeover. In Homelamb, the Big Bad Wolf is on the lamb. Special Sheep Agent, Nicholas Ba-a-a-a-rody is the agency’s only hope for bringing the Big Bad Wolf to justice.

Potential terrorist Nicholas Brody (Damian Lewis) is perfectly cast as a wolf in sheep’s clothing. The action focuses on earlier series of the conspiracy thriller as CIA intelligence officer Carrie Mathison (Claire Danes) tries to prove that Brody is in fact the big bad wolf…but, is he a wolf in sheep’s clothing? Or just a sheep in wolf’s clothing in sheep’s clothing?