This article makes me sad.
Apparently, Sesame Street’s Cookie Monster is going to learn about moderation in his eating habits. He’s going to learn that cookies are a "sometimes food" not an "anytime food".
I understand the reasoning behind this, I really do. But I can’t help but think that it’s wrong.
The cookie monster is the cookie monster. Gorging himself on cookies is the very point of his being. They are taking away is very purpose. Let Elmo learn to be healthy, but for the love of the children, leave Cookie alone. Let him be what he is.
Let’s all go eat cookies. Right now. Lots of them. Everyone, eat a protest cookie. Eat two. Eat fifty!!!
I agree and I shall eat cookies.
Imagine if Oscar was told to be nicer…
you know what? i think i might be able to handle this change. cookie monster is still about enjoying the moment and appreciating what one has. but if he goes vegan, i’m leaving.
I think we all are able to handle the change. I just don’t think it’s necessary to make the change. And I don’t really think Cookie is about “enjoying the moment and appreciating what one has.” Cookie is about obsession. Single-minded obsession.
C is for Cookie…that’s good enough for me!
It’s completely obsurd, this making Cookie monster conform to OUR society. What if he gets skinny? Totally unhuggable, just a mangy, old, once-was monster blue thing. His blue will probably fade too from lack of vitamin ‘C’.
yeah, i was actually kidding. i just refuse to use the semi-colon/right parenthesis emoticon thing. cookie is totally about obsession. well, i suppose he does enjoy the moment… but he certainly has no respect for what he has. he loses about half the cookie every time he eats one. but i don’t hold that against him. he’s a monster after all. monsters have no souls. vampires want blood. cookie monster want cookie.
next thing you know, we’ll have to stop calling Big Bird, “Big”.
There was an epesode of Sesame Street where Big Bird decided he had a description instead of a name. He finally decided to call himself ROY. Needless to say, the kiddies didn’t see the point. What’s wrong with the Cookie monster as he is? Like Ernie, Cookie monster is the id. Adults overthink stuff.
As an overthinker, I understand the reasoning. Sorry, this is one time that I fully support the new, healthy lifestyle cookie monster who eats the cookies from the green bag… The low fat ones. What are they called? If parents don’t know how to eat, and children’s obesity is really out of control.
4% overweight 1982 | 16% overweight 1994
• 25% of all white children overweight 2001
• 33% African American and Hispanic children overweight 2001
• Hospital costs associated with childhood obesity rising from $35 Million (1979) to $127 Million (1999)
New study suggests one in four overweight children is already showing early signs of type II diabetes (impaired glucose intolerance)
• 60% already have one risk factor for heart disese
These are some childhood obesity statistics for the US as of 2001.
A little serious? Sorry in the throws of completing my Masters paper and everything is a big sociological study to me right now.
This is the same overthinking that makes people want to find a double meaning for Ernie and Bert’s co-habitation or say that Tinkywinky is gay. There is a cookie monster in lots of people, but they don’t all eat poorly. I don’t believe every flight if fancy should be an opportunity to promote an adult agenda. Kids won’t buy it either. Is the cookie monster to blame for these stats or Super Mario? Personally, I think we need to stop blaming food and start blaming inactivity which is the real variable that has changed.
OOps I’m blabbing on too much.
I don’t agree (obviously). Sitting in front of the television watching Sesame street promotes the same innactivity that does Super Mario. So do poor diets that people are increasingly eating which involves eating too much junk (ie: cookies). If kids can be educated at a young age with the help of a furry cookie monster who loves to eat cookies but knows that is a treat as a part of a well balanced diet, then I support you fit cookie monster.
And if Ernie and Bert and Tinkie Winky are gay, this is not a social problem as is obesity. Just a sexual preference. Big difference.
I watched cookie monster eat cookies all of the time and I’m not fat. I also watched Wile E. Coyote run straight off a cliff and I didn’t do that either. I don’t think we give kids enough credit sometimes. I think this comic strip sums it up for me. http://www.pvponline.com/archive.php3?archive=20050408
Adults ruin so many things for kids.
Was obesity a problem in the seventies and eighties? Not as big as now. I’m all for other people getting “healthy” if they want, but I truly don’t think changing the cookie monsters eating habits will change the weight of one single person in the entire fucking universe.
It’s a less then pathetic attempt to solve an issue without adressing the problem. Sesame street is a part of the problem in the sense that it is something on a television, but I would take a closer look at all the goddamn sugar/fat McShit commercials scattered between fun educational segments of sesame street. We all know that kids are bombarded with an insane amount of ads.
I say we eat a giant jar of cookies, then smash windows out of all the fast food est.