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These are recommendations made by Tropers for Sesame Street fanfics, all of which have to be signed to stay on the page. Feel free to add a fanfic of your own to the list, but remember to use the template found here.

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General Fics

"Exclusive Content" by ellen_fremedon

  • Recommended by Daibhid C
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: In old days, Cookie think, just having monsters on television was spooky. Monsters doing classy drama was transgressive. Transgressive mean it a thing that people not expect you to do, and they think you strange when you do it. It special kind of surprise.
  • Comments: A look behind the scenes of Monsterpiece Theatre which manages to get everyone in character while making a very well done race analogy.

Only a Little Dead by Arytra

  • Recommended by ladyofthelibrary
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: Mr. Hooper was dead to begin with. Which would have been far more inconvenient if Big Bird couldn't see him. Especially since 6 year old 8'2" yellow birds tend to be a certain amount of trouble anyway and Mr. Hooper suddenly has a lot of free time on his hands until the rest of his friends are able to see him.
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  • Comments: As the author's tags put it, a fluffy ghost story where Mr. Hooper's spirit sticks around Sesame Street to look after Big Bird and the rest of the street's residents. His interactions with Big Bird are very sweet and how he reacts to the events of "Follow that Bird" is a treat.

Shipping Fics

What's the Distinction by Mortal Anonymous

  • Recommended by Shaka Raka
  • Status: Complete
  • Pairing(s): Ernie/Bert. Wait don't scroll past yet!
  • Synopsis: Ernie can't place a strange feeling, so Susan steps in to help him figure it out. Excited, Ernie rushes to tell Bert about it, who doesn't want to be bothered.
  • Comments: With all the infamous rumors and mockish depictions of them as gay lovers, one may think it impossible to write the pairing in a way that actually respects the source material, fits the tone of the show, and feels in-character. However, this author, who is clearly an actual fan of the show, set out to prove this assumption wrong with this very sweet and simple two-shot.

Things That Start With B By [[orphan_account]]

  • Recommended by Bee 123
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: “Ernie is naming things that start with the letter B. Bert thinks doing this in the middle of their wedding is a bad idea.“
  • Pairings: Bert/Ernie
  • Comments: In character and not at all mocking/crack/parody-like but sweet. Written in celebration to marriage equality.

Crossover Fics

It Starts Out Like an A-Word (As Anyone Can See) by Amy

  • Recommended by Shaka Raka, Captain Cold Cut Cliche
  • Crossover with: The Avengers
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: This fic is brought to you by the letter Y, the number 12, and the Avengers' decision to help fix what Loki and the Chitauri did to destroy parts of Manhattan. (Mostly that last part.)
  • Comments: What would otherwise be a Crack Fic at Sesame Street's expense, if written by just about anyone else, is made into an incredibly sweet and funny story written by someone who obviously loves both franchises. It maintains a childlike tone, being told from the Muppets' perspectives, while still hinting at the more mature nature of the Avengers. While loosely following the segmented style of an SS episode, it focuses mostly on character interaction that ranges from funny, to charming, to feels-inducing.

"A Necessary Lesson" by Silex

  • Recommended by Tropers/Jurodan
  • Status: Complete
  • Synpsis: Set in the aftermath of a Zombie Apocalypse the writers of Sesame Street have to teach a new and unexpected lesson. Sesame Street has to teach a new and very important lesson how to identify zombies, how to keep yourself safe from them and how to contact authorities to handle them.
  • Comments: Written with the utmost seriousness the writers of Sesame Street sacrifice the Cookie Monster by turning him into a zombie so to teach children about what to do if and when they encounter a zombies, detailing building trust with the new zombie hunting force, how to identify when someone is infected, how to keep themselves safe, and how contact the authorities. A tragic piece that nevertheless keeps the spirit of teaching children.

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