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COOKIE MONSTER: VEGGIE MONSTER?

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NEW YORK, NY – Yesterday was Sesame Street’s 40th Anniversary, and some long-time fans are concerned about the Cookie Monster’s new attitude.
Sesame Street premiered on November 10, 1969, and is the longest running children’s program in television history. It has used a unique formula to educate children, by using animation, actors and puppets to teach basic math and the alphabet, as well as hygiene and social skills.
One favorite puppet of both children and adult fans is the Cookie Monster, a hyper single-minded creature that is obsessed with eating cookies. His theme song, “C is for Cookie”, is one of the most memorable songs in Sesame Street’s history.
Sesame Street is recognized for changing its content as America’s culture shifts, touching on topics such as divorce and adoption. As concerns have grown over childhood obesity, it was decided Cookie Monster should be shown eating a more diverse diet.
In 2006, the show began airing segments entitled Healthy Habits for Life, where he and other puppets talk about healthy eating habits. A rumor spread that Cookie Monster was becoming “Veggie Monster”, who would be foregoing his favorite snack for a healthier diet.
However, this is false. Cookie Monster will remain as he is, a fervent food lover but with a more diverse palate. He has since been brought onto shows like Martha Stewart’s and The Colbert Report to explain that “cookies are a sometimes food.” But he ate a cookie on air to prove he had not abandoned “the pro-cookie agenda”!
Some serious fans are unhappy with his character change, despite the good intentions behind it. Does it bother you?
Listen to his rap about eating healthy:
[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=59YHdzcSbYg]

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93 thoughts on “COOKIE MONSTER: VEGGIE MONSTER?”

  1. yeah we need cookie monster back because every kid will not watch veggie monster and the show might go off the air. some kids parents are supposed to watch there childerns diets. iam 18 teen and i love the COOKIE MONSTER!! my little cusion dont whatch it because the cookie monster is his favorite cookies. COOKIE MONSTER come back……..

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  2. Dear People ho r reading this,
    do u on-estly think that 4 year old childs will want 2 watch veggie monster (NO) because @ the age of 4 it iz all about the cookies & candy!!!
    So- RIP Veggie Monster!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! ☹
    ☹☹☹☹☹

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  3. you people sure know how to ruin a good thing dont ya? the nerve you have changing things on sesame street. i hope that the program crashes to the ground and then cookie monster can be debris monster … lol ha ha

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  4. this is terrible. elmos is supposed to be red. not green. !!! you think this will help kids? kids are used to red elmo what are they going to think about a nasty green elmo ? and veggie monster? no way ! thats retarded.

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  5. I say, let them change it. Do you still watch it? I'm guessing not, so you probably wouldn't even notice it. Besides that, it's their show, if they want to change it let them. If you had a show of your own you'd want to do with it what you wanted.

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  6. HOW COULD THEY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! NO ONE will watch it if theres VEGGIES.THEY HAD TO CHANGE HIM.He is like the AWESOMEST in sesame street!! 🙁 Plz let veggie monster GO AWAY

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  7. R U KIDDING!!!!!!!! IM LOVE COOKIE MONSTER! grrrr! he is sooooooooo awesome! and no kid will want to watch him eat stupid veggies!!!!!!! and plus its not gonna help kids eat more veggies at ALL!!!!! they need to bring the COOKIE monster back

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  8. I AM HIGHLY UPSET ABOUT THIS I GREW UP WITH COOKIE MONSTER AND HIS EATING HABBITS DID NOT INFLUENCE MINE NOT ONE BIT. THE VEGGIE MONSTER BIT IS TACKY AND OVER KILLED CHILDREN SHOULD BE ABLE TO DECIDE FOR THEM SELFS WHAT THEY EAT IT IS NOT INFLUENCED BY A SIMPLE PUPPET!!!! THIS IS RIDICULOUS .

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  9. what has america gone to
    I grew up with Cookie Monster and his "C is for Cookie" song. This is outrageous. If they think that Sesame Street is making younger kids obese; they are wrong. It is the parents fault. This show, shows kids how to have fun and it shows them morales. And by changing the original show to some phony bologna thing then what is the point of just being on. WE WANT COOKIE MONSTER BACK.

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  10. I love CookieMonster im 12years old seriously your being weird.
    LONG LIVE COOKIE MONSTER!!! IT MAKES ME SAD YOU SHOULD SEE MY BED ROOM DOOR IT IS COVERED IN COOMIE MONSTER AND ELMO
    PLZ… HELP ME GET MY ABSESSION BACK!!!

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  11. no matter how long cookie monster is banned, people WILL STILL EAT COOKIES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  12. Really, the fact that Cookie Monster eats cookies is not going to change a childs eating habits. That's like saying that a kid who listens to Alice Cooper is going to be demented. Give me a break!! I do think they need to change the way Cookie Monster speaks. Saying me like or me love all the time does not help a child with proper speech development. A child is more likely to immiate that than eating cookies all the time.

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  13. It should be Cookie Monster – Tigers do not change their stripes – even if they make healthier decisions – they still need to keep their names and embrace their inner monster.

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  14. omg this so stupid me and my brother loved cookie monster we have the hats and we used to have the jackets this ****ing sucks VEGGIE MONSTER GO AWAY COME BACK COOKIE MONSTA

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  15. this is stupid if kids are eating unhealthy its the parents fault not cookie monsters or sesame street and thats why he should go back to eating just cookies i love that blue monster

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  16. This is just sad! It's like throwing away all memories down the drain. :(. And I agree with the people who say it is NOT his fault! It is the parents, they are the ones who buy FOOD or even JUNK food if they wanted to and such! This is just terrible…and disgusting…

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  17. Cookie Monster was the only point I ever watched Sesame Street. I once had a huge collection of CM items and videos! But if they are replacing him, they might as well replace the whole cast, because SS is just not the same without Cookie Monster.

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  18. Okkkkaayyyyy…..as long as he still eats MOSTLY cookies and doesn't get all preachy about veggies im cool with it! And as long as he still sings "C is for Cookie" and goes OHM NUM NUM NUM NUM!! =D

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  19. Not believable as the Veggie Monster due to the fact that not once did I see him put any of those veggies in HIS mouth…. how do you expect the kids to believe that he truly loves them over cookies….. ?????

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  20. Cookie Monster you rock…… I have everything of yours…….your winter hat……..pajamas…….t-shirt……..etc……..Cookie Monster dont go away for some stupid veggie monster………"C" is for Cookie and Cookie is for me Num Num Mum Num Mum Mum Num!!!!! Dont go away!!!!! <:-(

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  21. u killed cookie monster.u guys are discusting monsters.cookie monster wasmy fav monster on the show.i when to the stor one day when i was 4 and i saw a cookie monster toy i realy wanted it so i hugged it untill my mom said she didint have the money for it.so my uncle got me it for christmas.i hugged it all day.im 13 now and cookie monster is still my favorite monster.u guys are murders.

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  22. cookie monser is who i love and i will always remember him that way kids love cookies just because not because of cookie monster!!! thats why they should change him back.

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    • They are not the sick people. It sounds like you want fat kids. It is a good thing they are promoting good eating to young children. I'd you don't your child will never enjoy healthy food.

  23. There shouldnt be a concern with Cookie Monster eating cookies. I was not influenced to eat cookies, just because a lovable blue puppet did. I was influenced by my PARENTS to eat healthy choices, and have an occasional cookie for desert! DO NOT BLAME COOKIE MONSTER, OR EVEN CONSIDER THAT HE HAS AN IMPACT FOR CHILDREN LOVING AND OVER EATING SWEETS. Blame that on the parents who are the ones who BUY the foods, and who do not limit them on what they eat. Any child, weather or not they watch cookie monster, would much rather eat sweets then a freaking carrot or spinach… I dont think making Cookie Monster eat better will change that one bit…

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  24. Wat r people thinking about cookie monster is a long time favorite puppet of all time. I believe people need 2 think instead of making dumb suggestions. I don't like da veggie monster, I want 2 c da cookie monster back.

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  25. I miss you cookie monster!! They even made a funny Family Guy parody, I loved that one. I would watch Sesame Street and Cookie Monster was my favourite puppet. He's dead now X(

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  26. I hate that they took cookie monster away that is the best and one of my favortie puppets on there. That is stuiped that they took him off who ever took him off should be ashamed of what they did to him. Now kids won't get to see cookie monster and I am not letting my kid watch a show that took our favortie puppet away.

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  27. this mess up why would u change cookie monster to veggie monster..and everyone loves cookie monster and grown up with cookie monster….

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  28. I grew up with cookie monster and I WAS NOT nor AM NOT an overweight person. All this nonsense about children being obese because of what they watch or what they serve at schools is nonsense, It is the parents fault if the child is obese, nothing the government can do will change anything! unless they plan on keeping track of what the parents are serving their children, nothing you show on tv, or taking strawberry milk and chocolate milk away from the school cafeteria plan, is not going to change anything. Now, teach parents how to control what their children eat, and i can almost guarantee the obesity rate will go down.

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  29. I want cookie monster back. Just because the people changed it to vegtable monster dosent maen that kids will eat vegtables.the parents teach the children.

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    • True They Don't Eat Cookies Just Because Cookie Monster Either So Just leave My Best Blue Freind ALONE please /

  30. he is the cookie monster he has been that for years which he eats cookies not vegtables whoever came up with has a stupid mind of veiw because u just rueined that show.

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  31. who in their right mind would change cookie monster to the veggie monster? veggies are what i call stupid people at school. hold on don't tell the principal i said stupid. its banned. seriously. whats going on here!??

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