More Than A Cookie Enthusiast
November 24, 2010 6:45 PM   Subscribe

Cookie Monster makes an appeal to host Saturday Night Live.

As with Betty White (previously), Cookie Monster has a viral campaign on facebook.

If chosen to host, this would not be Cookie Monster's first appearance on Late Night Television, as he has already appeared on the Colbert Report, after Steven Colbert accused him of abandoning the Cookie Agenda.
posted by JustKeepSwimming (43 comments total) 13 users marked this as a favorite

 
100% convinced Sesame Street talked this over at length with NBC before posting the video. But love Cookie Monster and hope he gets his gig.
posted by mediareport at 6:48 PM on November 24, 2010 [7 favorites]


Ugh this would be a disaster. Unless the Sesame Street people insisted on writing all of Cookie Monsters sketches with zero input from the SNL writers.
posted by amethysts at 6:52 PM on November 24, 2010 [9 favorites]


I think I'd watch *Elmo* over SNL, let alone Cookie Monster.
posted by DU at 6:55 PM on November 24, 2010


If Cookie Monster gets to host SNL, does that mean Bert & Ernie get to make a It Gets Better video?
posted by DarlingBri at 6:56 PM on November 24, 2010 [30 favorites]


First season of SNL featured muppets by Jim Henson.
posted by edgeways at 6:57 PM on November 24, 2010 [5 favorites]


If Cookie Monster gets to host SNL, does that mean Bert & Ernie get to make a It Gets Better video?

This is actually at the top of my Grown Up Christmas Wish List.
posted by SkylitDrawl at 6:57 PM on November 24, 2010 [3 favorites]


I thought cookies were a sometimes food!
posted by stoneweaver at 7:05 PM on November 24, 2010 [1 favorite]


Put him on there with Kate Perry and I might actually watch SNL for the first time in 20 years.
posted by Old'n'Busted at 7:05 PM on November 24, 2010


Yeah, the muppets were a staple of talk shows in the 60s like the Tonight Show etc.

Right on, amethysts. Apparently the muppets only lasted one season on SNL for just that reason, the SNL people were the ones who did the writing and didn't know what to do with those puppet things. *sigh*
posted by Melismata at 7:09 PM on November 24, 2010 [1 favorite]


See, this is the flip side of the Betty White campaign. Any ol' person/muppet can be campaigned for, and if enough people warrant it, get the spot. Which isn't to say that Cookie Monster still wouldn't be better than January Jones...

Which isn't to say that whatever new thing is forced on SNL wouldn't be an improvement at this point. CLEAN HOUSE, LORNE. START WITH SETH MEYERS.
posted by Capt. Renault at 7:20 PM on November 24, 2010 [1 favorite]


SNL is still on? I had no idea...
posted by OneMonkeysUncle at 7:22 PM on November 24, 2010


After what happened to Belushi, you'd think his people would want to keep him as far away as possible from this kind of thing.
posted by PlusDistance at 7:27 PM on November 24, 2010 [3 favorites]


Worth it just for the "me feel crumby" line...
posted by googly at 7:27 PM on November 24, 2010 [1 favorite]


How will he read the cue cards with those wobbly eyeballs?
posted by longsleeves at 7:35 PM on November 24, 2010 [3 favorites]


Meh.

Now if they'd let Jonmc host, that might be worth watching.
posted by St. Alia of the Bunnies at 7:43 PM on November 24, 2010


Now if they'd let Jonmc host, that might be worth watching.

I have to work on Saturdays. As for Cookie Monster, he can fall back on his gig as the lead singer of Korn. Also, SNL has sucked for decades and I'm amazed anyone still cares about it.
posted by jonmc at 8:07 PM on November 24, 2010 [1 favorite]


Grover seems like a better match for SNL. Cookie Monster has mellowed with age.
posted by chairface at 8:26 PM on November 24, 2010 [1 favorite]


The thing that needs saying here is that Cookie Monster is a freaking comic genius. His timing is excellent, his body language is constantly hilarious, he's never out of character. Oh, and HE KILLS. He's been more consistent over more decades than Steve Martin and Tina Fey rolled up together. He's the shit! That he's not been given the Twain is an utter tragedy.
posted by newdaddy at 8:26 PM on November 24, 2010 [10 favorites]


And nobody else can do that thing he does with his eyes, either.
posted by newdaddy at 8:28 PM on November 24, 2010


Hey, his impression of Lady Gaga is better than the real thing! But I'm with chairface, Grover would be a better muppet host. Or Snuffy.
posted by mrbarrett.com at 8:31 PM on November 24, 2010 [1 favorite]


I suggest you google "derp derp dog" for an immediate refutation of that statement.
posted by elizardbits at 8:31 PM on November 24, 2010


I want a SNL with all Muppets...and with Statler and Waldorf making their usual snarky commentary...
posted by Alexandra Kitty at 8:35 PM on November 24, 2010 [1 favorite]


I have to admit I laughed out loud at, "so send this to all your friends... I mean, uh, "FRIENDS"..."
posted by Zephyrial at 8:52 PM on November 24, 2010 [2 favorites]


I was praying we'd get to see CM work blue in the video, or at least teal. Drop a few F bombs, stupid monster.
posted by Keith Talent at 8:53 PM on November 24, 2010


I thought cookies were a sometimes food!

Cookes are sometimes a sometimes food. For instance, when you've run out of them.
posted by aubilenon at 8:57 PM on November 24, 2010 [3 favorites]


Cookie Monster on SNL would be horrible. SNL done entirely by the muppets would be awesome. I just want another 55 minutes of this video.
posted by The Lurkers Support Me in Email at 9:01 PM on November 24, 2010 [4 favorites]


Apparently the muppets only lasted one season on SNL for just that reason, the SNL people were the ones who did the writing and didn't know what to do with those puppet things.

Legendary SNL writer Michael O'Donoghue was quoted at the time as saying "I don't write for felt."
posted by Atom Eyes at 9:10 PM on November 24, 2010 [1 favorite]


Atom Eyes: It just goes to show how someone can be great in some ways and entirely clueless in others, at the same time.
posted by JHarris at 9:16 PM on November 24, 2010


I admit it, when he ate that paperclip, I lol'ed.
posted by elmer benson at 9:16 PM on November 24, 2010 [2 favorites]


...and, I'm just saying I could watch Cookie Monster eat cookies all day.
posted by elmer benson at 9:17 PM on November 24, 2010


I would happily settle for just CM. Although a skit with Liz Lemon and Tina Fey would be awesome. As as far as rolling up, I will happily be rolled up with Fey any time, anywhere.
posted by Samizdata at 9:37 PM on November 24, 2010


I'm kind of surprised at how unentertaining I found this video. I really wanted to like it, but it left me feeling that Cookie Monster on SNL would be even more awful than SNL without Cookie Monster.
posted by willnot at 10:05 PM on November 24, 2010


Whatever. Night-night, Frog.
posted by Jon_Evil at 10:06 PM on November 24, 2010


I mean, come on if he can host Monsterpiece Theatre, surely he'd be fine on SNL
posted by khaibit at 10:32 PM on November 24, 2010


Seconded on the comic timing.

For the first chunk of the sketch, I was pleasantly bemused. Then, he ate the paper clip. Then, I was laughing out loud on my morning bus.
posted by dry white toast at 5:39 AM on November 25, 2010


I love when the Muppets do their showbiz shtick.
posted by gjc at 6:01 AM on November 25, 2010


fuck SNL. we need to have a night time Sesame/Muppets with special guests from Ave Q. now that would totally rock.
posted by liza at 7:46 AM on November 25, 2010


If it ain't Frank Oz, it ain't Cookie Monster. And I'm pretty sure it ain't Frank Oz anymore, unless this is one of the "couple of times per year" mentioned on Wikipedia.
posted by usonian at 8:16 AM on November 25, 2010


I can't stand this whole "cookies are a sometimes food" thing. I get that they want to send a healthy message to kids, but why can't they just introduce Veggie Monster? Or, you know, scare kids by telling them that Cookie Monster was a person and he ate too many cookies and look at him now!
posted by madcaptenor at 10:03 AM on November 25, 2010


It'd really be best if they just took SNL off the air and replaced it with reruns of the Muppet Show.
posted by Babblesort at 11:33 AM on November 25, 2010 [1 favorite]


Your favorite long-time-running-but-declining-as-all-things-must form of entertainment sucks.
posted by stevil at 2:12 PM on November 25, 2010 [2 favorites]


Old'n'Busted: " I might actually watch SNL for the first time in 20 years"

Eponysterial. No seriously, this is a crying shame. SNL's better than it has been in a very long time, with a deep bench of really good impressionists, parody sketches that are pitch-perfect in tone, and Andy Samberg, who I think is decisively better at funny song making than Adam Sandler ever was. Keenan Thompson and Fred Armistan also stand out among the great cast members.

Watch last week's Thanksgivies sketch, or Middle School Kids or Back to the Future Screen Tests and try not to laugh. These are all just from the last few weeks.
posted by l33tpolicywonk at 5:46 PM on November 25, 2010 [1 favorite]


Wow. I guess I haven't actually seen Cookie Monster for twenty years or more. Because my first thought was -- that's not Cookie Monster. That's somebody doing a lame Cookie Monster imitation. How long has he sounded like that?
posted by straight at 8:56 PM on November 25, 2010


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