Elmo Addresses Rocco Feud in What is Already the Strangest Story of 2022

Video clips from Sesame Street muppet Elmo and his interaction with muppet Zoe's pet rock Rocco have gone viral.

Elmo's Twitter page released a tweet on Wednesday addressing the popularity of the clips.

On Wednesday, Elmo tweeted: "Don't worry everybody! Elmo and Zoe practiced sharing and are still best buds forever!

"Elmo loves you Zoe! Ha ha ha! Elmo doesn't want to talk about Rocco.

He later tweeted: "Has anybody ever seen a rock eat a cookie? Elmo is just curious"

One clip showing muppet and Zoe and Elmo discussing whether he could trade cookies with her pet rock has been viewed over 6.9 million times.

The video was captioned: "Elmo was fed tf up!"

The clip begins with Elmo saying: "That is Elmo's favorite. Gabi, can Elmo have an oatmeal raisin cookie instead please?"

The human character Gabi replied: "Oh, gee Elmo, that was my last one."

Elmo replied: "That is okay Gabi, Elmo will just take this one."

Muppet Zoe argued against this and said that her pet rock Rocco said he wanted the oatmeal cookie.

The pair then argued over the issue, with Elmo growing more frustrated at Zoe for saying her rock would eat the cookie.

Elmo said: "Rocco, Rocco is a rock, Zoe. He won't know the difference.

Zoe said: "You can't have that cookie Elmo, Rocco wants to eat it."

Elmo said: "How? How is Rocco going to eat that cookie, Zoe?

"Tell Elmo, Rocco doesn't even have a mouth, Rocco is just a rock, he is not alive."

Another clip showing Elmo's frustration with the rock Rocco has also gone viral with over 1.4 million views. The clip was captioned: "Elmo vs Rocco, the greatest rivalry of all time."

The clip shows muppet Zoe asking if she and Rocco can join Elmo and Gabi in playing a game.

They then proceed to sing out the alphabet with Zoe praising her silent rock for his efforts.

Zoe said: "Could I please play with you too, please, please please?"

Elmo replied: "Elmo was going to play with just Gabi but Elmo can tell that Zoe really wants to play, so yeah, Zoe can play too."

Zoe added: "Do you know what? There is someone else who wants to play too, Rocco.

"Rocco is my pet rock and he is my best friend and he wants to play with us."

Elmo argues that rocks can't play and pulled faces as she defended her pet.

The pair even rowed over whether Elmo couldn't understand Rocco because he did not speak rock.

The trio then sang the alphabet and celebrated upon completion with Zoe remarking it was a good workout.

This frustrated Elmo who replied Rocco did not move during the song. The muppet star continued to pull exasperated faces as Zoe defended her pet rock again.

Social media users continued to joke about the absurdity of the situation and expressed their surprise at Elmo trending in 2022.

Television producer Bryan Behar tweeted: "Things like Elmo having a feud with a pet rock are why I joined Twitter in the first place. Not to try and preserve democracy."

Reporter Aaricka Washington tweeted: "I just tried to explain the Elmo v. Rocco feud to my mom. She thought I was crazy for finding it amusing.

"Look, I think we all needed this in year 3 of the pandemic."

Editor Kate Aurthur also tweeted: "I wish I had been a Sesame Street parent in the age of Elmo absolutely hating this rock. "This video, and all the other ones in the replies are incredible."

Sesame Street Muppet 'Elmo' attends the Sesame Workshop's 13th Annual Benefit Gala at Cipriani 42nd Street on May 27, 2015 in New York City. A video of Muppet Elmo and Zoe went viral which resulted in the Elmo Twitter issuing a response Paul Zimmerman/Getty