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In praise of Cookie Monster, “the literary Muppet”

  • “Cookie’s idiosyncratic pronouns and truncated consonant clusters are a ruse,” says Tim Carmody. “He’s easily the most verbally adept, best-educated character on Sesame Street. He teaches children the alphabet and vocabulary, and of course doubles as Alistaire Cookie on Monsterpiece Theatre. The growly voice, googly eyes, and outsized yearnings mask the heart of a scholar. “

    TOPICS: HBO, PBS, The Muppets, Sesame Street, Cookie Monster, Kids TV