“C” is for cookie that's good enough for me,
Oh! cookie, cookie, cookie starts with "C!”
–Cookie Monster, “C” is For Cookie
There is more than meets the eye to Sesame Street's resident googly-eyed, cookie craving monster. Cookie Monster is a complex being; though his vernacular is simple, he has quite a large vocabulary. He composes poems and sings songs about his beloved cookies. He asks deep questions about where cookies come from and he is in touch with his emotions, bursting into tears at the sight of an empty cookie jar.
Cookie Monster got his start as The Wheel-Stealer, in a 1966 snack commercial which never aired. After several evolutions, he became the cookie-and-pie-and-hubcap-and-letter-and-veggie-and-flatware-eating monster we know and love today. The gravelly-voice Cookie Monster was performed by Frank Oz until 2001 and the principle performer has been David Rudman since that time. In order to preserve his fur, the prop department provides him with rice cakes painted to look like cookies to devour during his scenes. He's appeared in more than 500 episodes of Sesame Street and is one of the most beloved characters of the show.
More Delicious Cookie Monster Facts:
Given Name: Sidney, or Sid for short
Birthday: November 2
Favorite expression: “OMM-nom-nom-nom”
Favorite Song: “Hungry Like the Wolf”
Favorite Book: The Joys of Eating
Favorite food: Cookies
Dislikes: An empty plate and eating the last cookie
Alter Ego: Alistair Cookie
Pattern by Michelle Thompson
Piece Count: 121
Block Size: 10"
Moda Marbles: Cornflower Blue & Taxi Cab
Kona Cotton: Snow & Black