By Ashley Hoffman
March 19, 2019

Sesame Street’s Twitter account opened up the week by posing a burning question to the internet: who would you want with you if you were stranded on a desert island?

Whether you want Cookie Monster, Elmo, Grover, or Oscar the Grouch to help you survive when you’re marooned says a lot about your perspective on the events of life.

“The whole adorable lot” is not an acceptable response, so suffice it to say that people got ruthless with their opinions on the characters from the iconic show for kids.

Weighing in on this debate requires knowledge of what each muppet could bring to the table when it comes to an extreme test of the human spirit.

Some chose Oscar for his resilience.

Some celebrities like Paul F. Tompkins and Joss Wheedon felt Elmo was the only companion who could make the grade.

Gauntlets were thrown.

Rules were broken.

Ground was stood.

Words were not minced.

Who would you want with you?

Write to Ashley Hoffman at Ashley.Hoffman@time.com.

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