Let’s just erase that last bit of fond childhood memory.

by alphamonkey on April 11, 2005 · 7 comments

in In the News,Muppets

Well, it’s officially over.  Pack up American culture and put it in the basement alongside those old Billy Idol posters and your crate of Pet Rocks.  Yes, Seasame Street is taking the Cookie out of Cookie Monster.

Now, I understand that something has to be done about encouraging healthy eating habits among kids, but c’mon!  What drooling half-wit looks to Cookie Monster for dietary advice?  Let’s think about this: COOKIE MONSTER.  He’s not supposed to be a role model!  He’s a crumbly treat fiend!  What’s next?  Going back to What’s Happening? and digitally slimming down Rerun? 


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  • SonSon2

    If you look closely, there is a tomato (or apple?) on the right.

    It has eyes.

  • SonSon2

    on the left, sorry. Bah.

    The earliness of this morning cannot be justified (or align left).

  • Oraxis

    The problem with all of this is that no fruits or veggies have that messy, chaotic crumble that a good ol’ cookie can give you.  I just have a hard time trying to imagine what would happen if he tried to go “NYUM NYUM NYUM NYUM!” to a carrot or an apple.  They’ll have to give him some teeth or something.

    …and of course the apple on the right left has eyes.  It also has a mouth.  How else can it sing about eating healthy?  Now, if you look REALLY carefully, you’ll start to wonder if that other thing with eyes and a mouth that Cookie Monster is holding in his right left hand is a bananna or something else

  • http://www.livejournal.com/users/shadwstalkr Shadow Stalker

    He’s still going to scarf cookies.  I don’t think this is such a big deal.

  • http://www.dadsbigplan.com .alphamonkey.

    You shut up, hippie!

  • MonkeeDoo

    According to the article, Cookie Monster is just learning about moderation.  Cookies, much like drunk driving or the celebration of Easter, are “sometimes” items, not “all the time” items.

    The article also says that Cookie Monster was unavailable for comment.  What now available is an internet sex tape showing a feindish Cookie Monster guzzling the spendings of a leather-clad Keebler elf and a still-tumescent Gingerbread Man.  Big Bird, his errogenous areas plucked bald,can be seen in the foreground, holding a googly-eyed banana in one hand, the bridal of a pony named Ginger Snapped in the other.  Left hand, I think.

  • http://www.dadsbigplan.com .alphamonkey.

    I don’t know who your provider is, but hook me up.

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