#68: COOKIE MONSTER
"C IS FOR COOKIE, THAT'S GOOD ENOUGH FOR ME!"
Everyone loves COOKIE MONSTER!
Mark Wesler writes, "He taught us about the good things in life such as the ABCs, how to cross the street properly, and how to stuff your face fat with cookies every chance you get. He was the official mascot of gluttony, and got to sing a song about it with Murphy Brown!"
Sean Connery (didn't know he reads retroCRUSH) adds, "He's blue, and one night as a youth I left a package of CHIPS AHOY in my lap and he put his loving Muppet tongue all over down there, plus he ate all my cookies!"
While Snow Calico sums it up, "Cookie at least deserves honorable mention because he lives out the American Dream. To live on a diet exclusively of cookies! It didn't even bother him that he didn't have a throat! He just keeps shoving them down, hoping onen day a hole will rip or something and he'll finally get a taste of sweeeeet cookie. Yes sir, Cookie Monster is a perfect example of never giving up up. That's why I can't believe Elmo gets more attention than him...what the Hell does Elmo do but laugh and ask for people to tickle him? If you ask me, Elmo is sick. Plus Cookie's last name is monster, it has to be a sign."
I agree, I've always loved the maniacal cookie eating energy of COOKIE MONSTER. Just watching him shove 80 cookies into his mouth, and chomping them so sloppily that all but about 1 of them end up on the ground is amazing.
There was always something surreal about those episodes of SESAME STREET when they'd let a mentally handicapped kid do a skit with COOKIE MONSTER. It was as if the fabric of time and space reality had ripped open, if just for one moment.