Cookie Monster, Elmo, and Abby Cadabby were interviewed on Rocketboom. Some readers of this blog already know that my favorite Sesame Street character is Cookie Monster, because he eats with such passion. While I am not going to eat like that, his passion is still quite inspiring. In this interview, I learned that the term “nom nom nom” that people had been using on the internet to express their desire for something yummy (literally or metaphorically) came from the noises Cookie Monster makes when he eats. How cool is that? Got to love Cookie Monster.
Some people said that they think it’s great that Cookie Monster is now teaching children to not just eat cookies all the time and that a cookie is a sometimes food. He is telling viewers that it’s good to have a balanced diet with lots of veggies and fruits. On the rational level, I can understand that. I guess, as part of the cast of an educational program on PBS, he has a responsibility to say those things, but it just seems totally out of character to me. It’s like making a movie about how Jesse James sits down with his enemies to talk about their differences peacefully, sort things out and make out with one another. It might be sending a good message about peace and talk, but that’s simply not what Jesse James would do.
Enough of my rant. Enjoy the interviews here: