Cookie Monster goes into rehab
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BoobBeeb, the food police caught up with the Monster, and now Cookie Monster curbs cookie habit
Cookie Monster, the biscuit-eating puppet on US children’s show Sesame Street, will cut down on his favourite food as part of an anti-obesity drive.
The Beeb promises that “New characters such as talking aubergines and carrots will be introduced”. For us in this side of the Atlantic, aubergine might be Debbie Travis‘s hoity-toidy name for a loud color, but for the Brits, aubergine’s an eggplant.
Since the Veggie Tales are brilliant singing vegetables, I wondered for a moment if they’d be making guest apperances in Sesame Street, but decided they won’t, due to their definitely Judeo-Christian tendencies. However, the Veggie Tales have been parodied in the Simpsons, as an ad for The Salad of the Christ — Bob the Tomato was shown carrying the cross — something we definitely won’t be seeing on Sesame Street any time soon.
Or so I hope.