No, not that Cookie Monster. Though if any Sesame Street character were to fall off the rails into a life of crime, a heist to benefit the children of the word is exactly the sort of thing they’d do, no?
You know, for a children’s show Sesame Street has always been a surprisingly deft producer of pop culture parodies. In fact, they can take something that’s been played and replayed and just in general way overplayed on the Interwebs lately–like, say, parodies of Carly Rae Jepsen’s “Call Me Maybe” and somehow make it new and exciting again. Or, if not new, at least fun. This time the effort involves the Cookie Monster, roaming through offices and pleading for shared snacks. And really, in this day and age I’d really rather have cookies than phone numbers. We feel your pain, Cookie Monster.
We don’t know how many of you shelled out the bucks to see Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol in IMAX, so we don’t know how many of you actually got to see the six minute preview for The Dark Knight Rises that went along with the movie. We didn’t see it, because the two Batman-obsessed bloggers on this site (who shall remain nameless) decided if we were going to watch the first six minutes of The Dark Knight Rises we were damn well going to watch the rest of the movie, too.
But the internet has indicated to us that Bane, a guy with an accent and a mask, may have been difficult to understand. And we have the internet’s word that Christpher Nolan is not lying down on the unintelligible-main character problem for this film.
If there’s anything we’ve enjoyed a lot this year, it’s fan art. And I have a soft spot in my heart for Mickey, so this is really kind of making my day. By John T. Quinn at Blog Is Dead. (via Popped Culture)
The Cookie Monster is a surprisingly tough critic. Tim Schafer, who is currently working on a Sesame Street game for the Kinect where you help Monsters with their problems, knows this particularly well, as he had to pitch his ideas for the game to the monster himself. Watch, and be grateful that you do not fall under muppet scrutiny.