The UK Election Had Some Really Weird Candidates And People Had Questions
"WHY IS ELMO AT THE UK ELECTION"
The UK had a snap general election on Thursday, which turned out to be much more of an upset than people expected — especially for Prime Minister Theresa May, who called the election.
Early Friday morning, May took the stage at her constituency count in Maidenhead after her party lost a significant amount of seats.
And people on the internet started to notice something a bit odd.
Like why is Elmo, a Zorro-chimney thing, and a man that looks like Captain Crunch hanging out onstage with May?
*Double checks you're not watching Sesame Street.*
SO MANY QUESTIONS.
"Starting to hallucinate. Imagining Elmo chilling with May in Maidenhead."
Turns out, these are candidates.
And they run against the big guys.
Meet Lord Buckethead, a dark and mysterious candidate who returned to UK politics after 25 years.
Lord Buckethead, who picked his name from the 1984 film Gremloids, ran for parliament in 1987 and 1992 and told BuzzFeed News that he decided to return because "Britain sorely needs effective opposition."