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Sesame Street spoofs Downton Abbey and it is hilarious

If you've been upset by the tragic turn that Downton Abbey has taken, then we've got something to cheer you up!

On the new Sesame Street parody of the BBC hit, the biggest problem facing the Crawley family is that their food keeps falling off the plates. Watch Upside Downton Abbey below. (Bonus: It's extremely safe for work.)

In the Sesame Street sketch, a Muppet with an unmistakeable resemblance to the Dowager Countess (Maggie Smith) attempts to have tea, crumpets and kidney pie, only to discover that nothing will stay on the table. The problem, as noted by her butler Carson (a nod to Jim Carter's character): The house is upside-down.

"Perhaps if we were right side up, the problem would be solved," Carson cautiously suggests.

"Don't be ridiculous, we very well can't be right side up in Upside Downton Abbey!" sniffs the Countess. "It is simply not done."

Simply brilliant.

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