You’ll Never Be Blue with the Illustrious Sesame Street Pillar Cookie Monster
Many parents would swear by the benefits of letting their children watch Sesame Street. Aside from making educational activities such as singing, dancing, counting and drawing all the more enjoyable, Sesame Street seems to have left a mark on everyone’s childhood memory, largely influencing who we’ve tried to be as we grew up.
The fun-filled music and jingles, the colorful characters parading the screen and the wide variety of values that can be picked up; these are some of the many reasons why Sesame Street is one of the most revered children’s shows all over the planet.
Sesame Street taught us how to live merrily and how we should treat other kids with a good heart and a solid set of values, and more so, we can never discount the fact that these lessons wouldn’t have been so significant if not for the presence of the friendly characters in the show.
Let’s start with Cookie Monster. Okay, this character is just a Muppet, but this iconic TV personality is known by almost everyone, making him even more famous than others. The blue color, his wide eyeballs, the antics when he eats and the notable phrases we familiarize with, truly, Cookie Monster is one Sesame Street pillar that turned the show into a worldwide phenomenon.
Well, one known thing about this adorable monster is his huge appetite. Though his favorite is quite obvious, Cookie Monster also enjoys devouring other food types such as ice cream, hotdogs, pizza, cake, lettuce, apples, bananas and even watermelon. There’s no other Muppet in Sesame Street that can compare to Cookie Monster’s love for food, and he’s one of the many reasons why parents have had an easier time feeding their kids while watching.
Little did we know that Cookie Monster is not alone, as his family was shown on several episodes of Sesame Street. Cookie Monster has a mother, a cousin, a younger sister and a father who advocates more socially-relevant concerns such as environmentalism, water conservation and proper energy use.
Unlike other Sesame Street characters, Cookie Monster lived up to his name as it was given to him in the very first episode, making it stick up until today. In the glorious years of 1971-1972, the song ‘C is for Cookie’ was made public, making it Cookie Monster’s trademark song and children’s anthem for when they are feeling too stubborn to eat.
Since 1969, Cookie Monster has been played by the very talented actor slash Muppeteer Frank Oz. During the entire course of Cookie Monster’s existence, some other talents have taken over once in a while like Joe Raposo, Carroll Spinney, Eric Jacobson and David Rudman.
Due to Cookie Monster’s extreme success in being so popular, there have been many children’s toys inspired by him. Moreover, Cookie Monster books are available on stands such as Cookie Monster’s Activity Book, Cookie Monster’s Blue Book, Biggest Cookie in the World and Cookie Monster’s Christmas.
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