Mashable's 'The Watercooler' YouTube channel teamed up with Sesame Street to bring us two marvelously Muppety short videos in two days.
First, Cookie Monster visits New York's museums and has deep thoughts about food
(via Reddit's r/showerthoughts).
Then, in a scene very reminiscent of a certain Oscar-nominated movie, Muppeteer Caroll Spinney deals with his most famous alter ego in "Big Birdman"
Kermit the Frog (Steve Whitmire) does a TEDTalk
at the TEDx in Jackson, Mississippi. A last-minute add to the program (the video starts with Sir Ken Robinson talking the famous frog out of cancelling), it's 20 minutes on Creativity and how to unleash it, with quotes from Jim Henson (obviously), Sir Ken, Salvador Dali and others, plus a few Muppet-centric jokes.*
Not the first Muppet contribution to TED: Scooter of The Muppet Show (David Rudman) had previously briefly covered the conflict between Tactile and CG characters (he's obviously very pro-tactile).
And Sesame Street's Cookie Monster (also Rudman) 'helped' ultramarathon champion Scott Jurek talk about healthy foods and exercise at TEDMED. [more inside]
For those of you celebrating Thanksgiving today (and anyone else), here's Dick Cavett's 1971 Thanksgiving Special. [more inside]
W-ORD Channel 7 News With John Oliver & Cookie Monster.
In support of "Sesame Street's" newest vocabulary resource, "Words are Here, There and Everywhere," Mashable has teamed up with Sesame Workshop to encourage families to explore the wonderful world of words.
This new Pantone ad campaign
features cartoon, muppet icons. Via The Ephemerist
, which also mentions a similar previous campaign
. [more inside]
Jean Bon-Bon is a very sad guy in pursuit of cookies on the streets of Paris. Les Mousserables
is a Sesame Street parody which explores the many emotions which a powerful musical can create.
), Far From Seven
and Sons of Poetry
in the category of "Things I Never Thought I'd See On Sesame Street," I give you The Hungry Games: Catching Fur
. Note: free of children killing other children.
Previously. Full list
of Sesame Street spoofs and parodies. [more inside]
"On an average afternoon in the area around 44th and Broadway in Midtown Manhattan, you’ll find a motley crew of Chewbaccas, Buzz Lightyears, and Minnie Mouses — along with the usual Naked Cowboy and face-painted Statues of Liberty—posing for tourists’ pictures and demanding cash in return." Condé Nast Traveler
editor Eimear Lynch spent a couple of days dressed up as Cookie Monster to see what it was like. Video
. [more inside]
In 2008, the Muppetheads behind the Tough Pigs
staged their own muppety election, in which Ernie (and running mate Bert) won the Presidency over a Fraggle ticket of Gobo & Red
. Now they're doing it again, but with Ernie not going for a second term and inevitable favorite Kermit not running either, the 2012 Muppet Election is between a Sesame Street ticket of Grover/Cookie Monster
and a Muppet Show ticket of Gonzo/Rizzo
. And yes, there is negative campaigning on both sides
. [more inside]
Cookie Monster is going crazy.
So share your cookie maybe? SLYT
It's fun! There are Muppets everywhere!
I really do like the Muppets. I saw them on Top Chef
the other night too!
CookieWaits is a Tom Waits/Cookie Monster mashup
that is so obvious you'll wonder why you never thought of it before. Not the best Sesame Street lip-sync I've seen but still satisfyingly amusing.
Me Know. Me Have Problem.
Cookie Monster takes a hard look in the mirror and faces his cookie addiction.
Om nom nom nom!
NPR's In Character
interviews Cookie Monster. In addition to the video interview, there is are articles
(written and audio) about The Big C.
Betcha didn't know:
"While the extreme branch of heavy-metal music known as death metal is defined in part by often-vile lyrics about violence, catastrophic destruction, nihilism, anarchy and paranoia, its singing style is associated with a beloved goggle-eyed, fuzzy blue puppet."
The Wall Street Journal
considers death metal
and Sesame Street
in an article I'm sure Lester Bangs
would have enjoyed.
Meet Bob. He's pissed.
I'm partial to his takes on the Cookie Monster
, Vegas ads
, the filthy media
, Paris Hilton
and lo carb OJ.
Cookie Monster Plan Crumbled
-- Your regular idiot assault story, but with some fabulous quotes.
"People started yelling at me that I should be ashamed of myself for hitting Cookie Monster. I did not kick or punch Cookie Monster," says the man arrested for shoving and kicking the 21-year-old woman who played Cookie Monster. A Seasame Street spokeswoman denied the man's allegations that Cookie Monster started the violence: "It is an honor to be Cookie Monster."