“Downton Abbey” can officially say it’s a hit in the U.S. if “Sesame Street” is getting in on the action. The children’s program has a long history of spoofing the hippest things in pop culture, which is so thoughtful of them for the parents whose kids are watching the show.

There was a great “Mad Men” send-up a few years ago and a “Law & Order: Special Letters Unit” skit we also enjoyed. This “Downton” send-up is called “Upside Downton Abbey,” teaching kids about being upside-down.

We think “Sesame Street’s” Mr. Carson is pretty spot-on, but their Lady Violet could use some work being more snarky, maybe. Heh.

Posted by:Andrea Reiher

TV critic by way of law school, Andrea Reiher enjoys everything from highbrow drama to clever comedy to the best reality TV has to offer. Her TV heroes include CJ Cregg, Spencer Hastings, Diane Lockhart, Juliet O'Hara and Buffy Summers. TV words to live by: "I'm a slayer, ask me how."