Cookie Monster Opens Up About His Addiction
The creators of Sesame Street have been entertaining and educating generations of people for 45 years. The television show's blend of humor, music, and fast-paced writing with educational goals dealing with tolerance, self-esteem, and non-violent conflict resolution has earned it numerous awards, including Peabody Awards, Parents' Choice Awards, and Emmys. Currently, the Sesame Street team is taking its act on the road, and this weekend, on Friday, June 13 and Saturday, June 14, Sesame Street Live will be performing its new show, "Make a New Friend," at the City National Grove of Anaheim.
Press Photo of Sesame Street Live
The show revolves around a visit from Chamki, a character from Galli Galli Sim Sim (the Indian co-production of Sesame Street, which is based in Delhi). Evidently, Chamki's friend Grover has made a list of things to do with his friend, while she is visiting; however, with multiple friends to visit (each with his own tempting diversion - like eating cookies with Cookie Monster), it's hard to say what will become of poor Grover and his extensive list.
The Weekly requested interviews with some of the characters to get an exclusive perspective of life down on Sesame Street. We were able to tag down Cookie Monster, but, as per his representation's insistence, our questions were limited to the following exchange:
OC Weekly (Scott Feinblatt): Tell us about a typical day in the life of Cookie Monster.
Cookie Monster: Me explore bakeries. They make cookies - and cuppycakes. Me enjoy farmer's markets, too. So many tasty anytime foods there! Berries, apples, peas, corn...om nom nom! Me learn to share all kinds of treats with me friends. Sharing good.
What do you do when you're not hanging out with all your friends on Sesame Street? What's your hobby?
Me like shopping for authentic, hand-painted COOKIE jars.
Tell us your favorite part of living on Sesame Street.
Friends on Sesame Street help me cookie craving; those sometimes foods. Me friends share yummy anytime foods like fruits and vegetables. Those delicious!
How or where do you see yourself in the next 3-5 years?
Me see meself opening new bakery on Sesame Street filled with yummy COOKIES!!! Or fruit salad. Me working on it.
What's your favorite song?
C is for Cookie!!
What's your favorite color?
Uh...oh, I like brown...like chocolate chips...or peanut butter...and oatmeal...COOKIES!! Mm...me must control meself. Um...uh, yes. My fur is blue. Okay. Blue.