Just when you thought this whole PPAP thing was dead and over with Elmo and Cookie Monster release their own parody video, CBCC (Cookie, Butter, Choco, Cookie). I think we can call it officially dead now, right? I gotta say it’s cute though. Rnjoy.
Yes, Elmo and Cookie Monster are speaking Japanese. Although that may feel a bit strange for anyone that gew up watching them speak English you have to admit that the voices are fairly close to the English language ones. In any case, if you watched the whole video then you noticed that the man himself, Pikotaro, actually makes an appearance too. He ends up dancing with them but not before providing them with a quick dance lesson. Then after they finish dancing Pikotaro states that he has to leave because he has to go to his part-time job. Yes, Pikotaro, a man who has gotten millions upon millions of views on Youtube and has managed to make quite a bit of money over the past couple months has a job on the side. He works at a sneaker factory making sneakers but not just any sneakers, only right foot sneakers. No left foot sneakers for him, just right foot.
Given the nature of the entertainment industry in Japan and internet fame it’s rather unclear what will happen to Pikotaro. However, I wouldn’t be all that surprised if even if he is largely forgotten by the rest of the world he manages to stick around in one way or another within Japan. The fact that he has been in the Japanese entertainment industry for many years now also suggests that even if he doesn’t keep doing the Pikotaro character he may just adopt another stage name or just use the other stage name he was using, Kosaka Daimou. Either way, one thing is for sure, PPAP has made him enough money to buy all the pens, apples and pineapples he could ever want.