Laurel vs. Yanny 2.0: Debate Rages Over Whether a Beloved Sesame Street Character Dropped the F-Bomb
the new Yanni v. Laurel? — some people swear they hear Grover saying, "that's a f**king excellent idea."
i'm one of those people and i can't stop laughing pic.twitter.com/b3OdPpvtYn
— J.D. Durkin (@jiveDurkey) December 27, 2018
Like the infamous Laurel vs. Yanny debate — which tore the Internet apart for several days in May (seriously, that was from May) — another clip has come along to divide us into two distinct camps, and get us mashing the repeat button dozens of times in a maddening effort to identify a bit of sound.
This brief video made the rounds Thursday first on Reddit, and then throughout social media. It features iconic Sesame Street character Grover uttering a line which some people believe contains a profanity.
According to people in one camp, Grover said, “That’s a fuckin’ excellent idea,”
On the other side, people who are hearing the clip
correctly differently believe that Grover said, “That sounds like an excellent idea.”
Go ahead. Hit that repeat button. Hit it again, and again, and again. Kind of maddening.
In the Laurel-Yanny brouhaha, many people on both sides were unable to fathom people hearing the clip the other way. Here, the consensus seems to be that this soundbite differs somewhat. Both camps can kinda, sorta hear it the other way. But ultimately, each side appears to be dug in and convinced they are right.
Here’s a sampling of the opinions on the Internet’s latest time-waster:
Grover did not drop the f bomb. You are all weirdos and need to get your ears checked.
— ????????? ℂ???? (@StaceGots) December 27, 2018
Just saw this on reddit and it blew my mind. Is Grover saying "yes, yes, that's a f**king excellent idea" or "yes, yes that sounds like an excellent idea."
I can hear both depending on which one I'm thinking in my head! pic.twitter.com/TAYR6U94Ti
— Evan Edinger (@EvanEdinger) December 27, 2018
Grover doesn’t drop the F bomb, but he should https://t.co/O1jg993JPD
— Evan Siegfried (@evansiegfried) December 27, 2018
Grover drops the F bomb?!! This is messing with my brain. WHAT DO YOU HEAR? Grover says “Yes, yes, that’s sounds like an excellent idea.” But… I also hear the curse word when I listen for it.
— Wendy Suares (@wsuares) December 27, 2018
1000% says “that’s a fuckin excellent idea” ?????? https://t.co/cgUMPtsdFp
— KFC (@KFCBarstool) December 27, 2018
— keith lyle (@funnykeithlyle) December 27, 2018
— Alex Palombo (@AlexPalombo) December 27, 2018
nah. he says "like a" That's "like a excellent idea"
— Bo Petersen (@bopete) December 27, 2018
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