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Cookie Monster Scarf Hat

Cookie Monster Scarf Hat – $44.95 Are you hungry for a new look? You need the Cookie Monster Scarf Hat from the NeatoShop. This deliciously fun hat features your favorite Sesame Street character. The bottom of this adorable scarf hat doubles as a pair of mittens.  Be sure to check out the NeatoShop for more great Winterwear! Link

Donkey Kong Was Only The Beginning…

Digital artist Julien Bazinet has taken the classic arcade game Donkey Kong and recast it with some of pop culture’s most beloved characters, creating simulated screens for an out of this world platformer. Villains like Bane, the Xenomorph Queen and Cookie Monster?! await the hero at the top of the screen in these pixel-tastic homages to [...]

The First Appearance of Cookie Monster

(YouTube link) The Muppet that became Cookie Monster was created in 1966, when he was introduced as the Wheel Stealer in this un-aired demo ad. Not long afterward, he lost all his teeth -except for his sweet tooth! If the company had aired this spot, the products may have survived longer. -via Everlasting Blort

Cookie Monster Stainless Steel Water Bottle

Cookie Monster Stainless Steel Water Bottle - $11.95 The New Year is here! The resolutions are made! Will 2012 be the year you get your inner cookie loving monster under control? Get inspired to stay hydrated and get active with the Cookie Monster Stainless Steel Water Bottle from the NeatoShop. Be sure to check out the NeatoShop [...]

Cookie Monster: “Me Love Technology”

For today’s retro-techo-nostalgiariffic lovefest, I happened across an old Sesame Street video of Cookie Monster learning about computers from Prairie Dawn. (If, like me, you’ve never heard of Prairie, she’s a rather mature seven-year-old Muppet.) Cookie Monster, upon seeing an onscreen drawing of a cookie: “A big beautiful cookie coming into existence before me [...]

Cookie Monster’s Early Work

The New York Times just ran an article on “Jim Henson’s Fantastic World,” an exhibit at the Museum of the Moving Image in Queens. (Has anybody been? I’m sensing a field trip.) One thing The Times mentioned was the origin of Cookie Monster, who evolved from The Wheel-Stealer—a snack-pilfering puppet Jim Henson created to promote Wheels, [...]

Cookie Monster vs. Tom Waits

In this clip, the Tom Waits song “God’s Away on Business” is expertly combined with clips of Cookie Monster on Sesame Street. The effect is absurd and wonderful, as this really does seem a bit like a Sesame Street song (except for, uh, portions of the subject matter). Enjoy: Weirdly, this is not without precedent. In [...]

Tired of Zombies? So Is Cookie Monster

Apparently Cookie Monster is a video game developer and he really is sick of video games that feature zombies. Check out Cookie in the video at the link. If you are as tired of the endless horde of zombie games as I am, you are not alone! Watch as Cookie Monster — possibly the greatest network [...]

The Late Movies: Sesame Street International Part 3

Have you ever wondered how Sesame Street looks to people in countries other than the US? Thanks to the world wide web, we can get a glimpse. This is part three of a series, and it is not all-inclusive, because there are versions of Sesame Street in countries that haven’t made it to YouTube yet. France Rue [...]

The Late Movies: Sesame Street International Part 2

Last week we saw eight clips from international versions of Sesame Street. Here are eight more from different nations! Brazil Vila Sesamo! This show began in 1972. * Canada In Canada, the show is named Sesame Park. This segment is from around 1990. * Nigeria Where it’s called Sesame Square. * India In Hindi, Cookie Monster is Biscuit Badsha on the show Gali Gali Sim Sim. * Jordan Where [...]