Cookie Monster talks fame and self-control


The 44th season of “Sesame Street” premiered Monday, and Cookie Monster made the trip out to L.A. to talk about it.

Why Cookie Monster? Because Cookie Monster is starring in a new segment titled “Cookie’s Crumby Pictures” that will put the blue-furred monster in parodies of several well-known films, including “The Karate Kid” and the James Bond pictures.

Cookie Monster appeared in The Times’ test kitchen to talk with test kitchen director Noelle Carter and staff writer Patrick Kevin Day about everything from healthful school lunches to learning a bit of self-control when it comes to eating cookies.


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Despite the fact that Cookie Monster’s parody video “Share It Maybe” has been viewed over 14 million times on YouTube, he’s not letting his success get to his head. He’s remaining a modest, levelheaded and even, dare we say it, self-possessed resident of Sesame Street.

Of course, even the most button-down monsters have to let loose once in a while. And Cookie Mosnter did it in style.


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