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5 fun facts about Cookie Monster

Posted by / November 2, 2010


B is for birthday. As in Cookie Monster’s birthday! The blue-haired, googlie-eyed Muppet is one of Sesame Street’s most beloved characters, but how much do you really know about the cookie fiend that celebrates a birthday today?

Grab a box of cookies and check out five fun facts about Cookie Monster:

  1. Cookie’s real name is Sid.
  2. Cookie Monster’s dad appeared in a “Monsterpiece Theater” sketch promoting energy conservation, water conservation and environmentalism.
  3. The original incarnation of Cookie Monster was created by Jim Henson for a General Foods commercial.
  4. An early version of Cookie Monster appeared in a Frito-Lay potato chips ad and was named Arnold, the Munching Monster.
  5. On a 2008 episode of The Colbert Report, Cookie Monster tried to eat Stephen Colbert’s Peabody Award.

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  • christina

    i love cookie monster thanks for the facts

    • gorge

      so what

      • gorge

        jndfnjjffnjjsdjn aka no one cares

  • Johnae

    the cookie monster is by far my fav!!!

  • alma

    coll baby

  • Cool facts!!!