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In Sesame Street's House of Cards parody, learn subtraction from Frank Underwolf

Samit Sarkar (he/him) is Polygon’s deputy managing editor. He has more than 15 years of experience covering video games, movies, television, and technology.

The people behind Sesame Street have gotten pretty good at creating pop-culture spoofs over the past few years, and their latest video is a funny parody of House of Cards released a few days prior to the season three premiere of the Netflix drama.

"House of Bricks" mixes House of Cards with the Three Little Pigs fable. The ruthless fourth-wall-breaking protagonist, "Frank Underwolf," will stop at nothing to get into the White Brick House. So he blows down houses made of straw and sticks, and by the time he gets to the strongest building, all three pigs vacate the premises when he asks them to open the door.

But the pigs get the last laugh, and along the way we learn some basic subtraction and hear some pretty great jokes about Washington politics. Plus, there's Underwolf's delightful Southern drawl — listen to the way he drags out "more" into "mo-wuh."

The 13-episode third season of House of Cards premieres this Friday, Feb. 27, on Netflix.