02/01/2012 09:58 am ET

Newt Gingrich Puppet Sings Moon Song In 'Sesame Street' Parody (VIDEO)

Did you ever think that maybe, just maybe, Newt Gingrich's desire to go to the moon isn't based on innovation or American ingenuity? Or even because, in the words of Edmund Hillary, "it's there"? And he just wants to go to our lunar satellite because he wants to get away from it all?

In this new video from Funny Or Die that perfectly parodies a classic "Sesame Street" song sung by Ernie, Newt Gingrich sings from his bedroom a ballad about why he wants go to the moon. Of course, unlike Ernie, Newt not only wants to visit the moon, but then become president of it."Gay marriage will not be allowed / And no welfare or public schools."

This is definitely one of our favorite Newt Gingrich "moon" parodies so far -- easy targets have a way of encouraging jokes to get old quickly -- so be sure to check this one out.