Sunday, April 24, 2005


I'm sure you've heard about the Sesame Street debacle and Cookie Monster's miraculous transformation. This article pretty much sums up my feelings on the situation, and he even uses terms like "raison d'etre" and "telos," so you know it has to be good. Some choice cuts:

Why didn’t they just name him “Phil: The Monster Who Sometimes Likes to Eat a Cookie”? Conceptually, this is no different than the idiot animal rights types who want their dogs and cats to be vegans, too. Cookie Monster cannot help being a Cookie Monster any more than your tabby can stop liking fish. It is their nature to do so.

Indeed, for years, Cookie Monster has devoured not only cookies, but things which merely look like cookies, including plates, Frisbees, and the moon. If Cookie Monster is so influential, why haven’t I heard more about kids going to the hospital after trying to eat plates?

Imagine if in the name of combating homophobia, the producers declared Bert and Ernie were gay. [Wait, they're not? ~RC]

Heck, maybe the kids in wheelchairs should get up and walk next season because we’re all in favor of kids being able to walk.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

Cookie Monster was my favorite after Oscar the Grouch. Don't ask, I was a weird kid. What makes me sad is while Sesame Street is trying to combat overreating, or obesity, or whatever, McDonald's is switching their advertising campain to appeal to younger folk.

- Josh

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