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