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Last night, Taraji P. Henson took Cookie Lyon to the streets: Sesame Street.

In character as her ruthless, flawless, peerless Empire matriarch, the Saturday Night Live host served some realness to the PBS children's show, aggressively brokering a lunch trade between Bert and Ernie and even turning Elmo into a puppet fur coat.

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Cookie don't crumble — and she don't share, neither.

Molly Fitzpatrick is senior editor of Fusion's Pop & Culture section. Her interests include movies about movies, TV shows about TV shows, and movies about TV shows, but not so much TV shows about movies.

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