Cookie Monster covers Mazzy Star’s ‘Fade into you’ and makes us all feel a little uncomfortable

Rachel Oakley Contributor

By Rachel Oakley in New Music on Saturday 24 January 2015

With his shaggy blue coat and his undying love of cookies, it’s hard not to love Sesame Street’s Cookie Monster. But when he decides to make his own music video for a popular mid-90s song, things get a little weird. Take a look at the video and watch as our beloved cookie-obsessed critter gets stuck into Mazzy Star’s song, Fade Into You.

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This adorably hilarious toddler on Sesame Street ad libs with Kermit

Nicole Hughes Contributor

By Nicole Hughes in Video on Tuesday 18 November 2014

So Kermit asks Julie to sing the alphabet along with him. What Julie did next was the cutest improved line on Sesame Street. In the middle of singing the alphabet, she shouts, ‘Cookie Monster!’ and laughs. She continues this a few more times until Kermit says she should sing with Cookie Monster instead then and continues to walk away.

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Sesame Street Fighter is now a video game

Inigo del Castillo Contributor

By Inigo del Castillo in Tech on Thursday 3 April 2014

If you ever wanted to get your hands on Sesame Street’s Bert or Elmo or Cookie Monster and beat them to a pulp – for whatever sick reason you might have – now’s your chance! ‘Sesame Street Fighter’ is now a free playable online game thanks to game developer Cocoalasca. This genius concept started with DeviantArt user gavacho13 when he illustrated ‘Sesame Street’ characters in the style of ‘Street Fighter’. The internet loved it, and now we can get back at Oscar for all his grouchiness through the years, by typing in the random words that appear on the screen.

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Sesame Street characters in recreated Renaissance paintings

Dijana Necovski Reader Find

By Dijana Necovski in New Art on Thursday 10 October 2013

If you thought Bert and Ernie, Elmo, Big Bird and the rest of the Sesame Street gang couldn’t get any cooler than they already were, well, you’re wrong. The team at Worth 1000 asked their community to feature Sesame Street characters in recreated Renaissance paintings. And here are the results.

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Game of Thrones appears on Sesame Street: what next?

Annie Churdar Contributor

By Annie Churdar in Video on Tuesday 24 September 2013

With the release of it’s 49th season, Sesame Street is working hard at staying culturally relevant. Known for its appeal to both kids and adults, the show welcomed Tyrion Lannister from the racy HBO series Game of Thrones to sing with the kids. Pretending to be the mysterious Simon of the kid’s game, Simon Says, […]

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Cookie Monster advocates dietary restraint

Annie Churdar Contributor

By Annie Churdar in Video on Friday 6 September 2013

Child obesity has become such a large issue in America (pun intended) that not only Michelle Obama, but also the Cookie Monster are advocating for dietary restraint. With the 44th season of Sesame Street about to be released on PBSKids, a few changes were made to the classic children’s show to keep the positive messages […]

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Sesame Street muppets perform Beastie Boys’ Sure Shot

Low Lai Chow Contributor

By Low Lai Chow in Video on Monday 11 March 2013

Sure, this mashup by UK-based Wonderful Creative Agency first popped its head up a year ago, but it’s one of these gems that has to be watched again and again. Grover, Oscar and Cookie Monster take turns to rap, Elmo contributes guest vocals while Bert and Ernie guest-star on drums. It’s as fun as the […]

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Sesame Street’s take on Samuel Beckett’s Waiting for Godot

Low Lai Chow Contributor

By Low Lai Chow in Video on Tuesday 4 December 2012

Existential Sesame Street characters. Is it even possible? In a 1996 episode of Sesame Street’s Monsterpiece Theater, Telly and Grover wait for Elmo to turn up. ‘What if we wait here all day and he never shows up?’, Telly asks. Because it’s Sesame Street, the tree next to them comes to life and walks away. […]

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Superstition performed live on Sesame Street

Jennifer Eshelman Reader Find

By Jennifer Eshelman in Video on Thursday 2 August 2012

When I worked at Sesame Street, I was researching clips to be included in a Home Video and stumbled across this one. I was too little at the time it aired to remember it, but watching it now just shows what a bad ass show Sesame Street was when it started. I smile every time […]

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Sesame Street sends up the Mad Men TV series

Zolton Editor

By Zolton in Video on Wednesday 21 March 2012

Leave it to Sesame Street to do the seminal take-off of that perennially compelling TV series, Mad Men. Don Draper never looked so, erm, dashing.

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Xbox 360 reinventing TV with Kinect Sesame Street TV

Kira Heuer Reader Find

By Kira Heuer in New Trends on Thursday 26 January 2012

They just don’t make ’em like they used to. Big Bird, Fozzie and the gang at Sesame Street team up with Microsoft to create a Kinect-based show interacting with the kiddies. Gets them off the couch and moving along with the shows. I want to play.

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The Fellows and the Blondies: new work by Kate McCarthy

Beck Wheeler Reader Find

By Beck Wheeler in New Art on Friday 2 September 2011

The Fellows and the Blondies is Kate McCarthy’s new exhibition. McCarthy uses childhood memories and child-like spontaneity to create her painterly painted pieces. She mentions the 1970s series of Sesame Street among her influences.

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Goonies mashed up with Sesame Street t shirt

Contributions Reader Find

By Michael B. Myers Jr. in New Fashion on Tuesday 9 August 2011

Born in the 80s? Grew up with a TV in the house? Then you will probably appreciate this bizarre mashup of The Goonies unlikely duo and Sesame Street’s lovable pair. Available on Monday August 8 for 24 hours only.

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Jordan Bernier

Gerry Mak Reader Find

By Gerry Mak in New Art on Tuesday 24 August 2010

Jordan Bernier’s vaguely architectural, densely-patterened shapes remind me of the pinball number count segment of Sesame Street for some reason.

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