He’s Cookie Monster, and today is his birthday! Get the guy some cookies and as you watch him devour them in under three seconds, read some fun Cookie Monster trivia!
- Before that first fateful bite, Cookie Monster claimed in 2004 that his real name is Sid.
- We all know his favorite cookie is chocolate chip – but his second favorite? Oatmeal.
- The original incarnation of Cookie Monster was created by Jim Henson for a General Foods commercial.
- An early version of Cookie Monster appeared in a Frito-Lay potato chips ad and was called Arnold, the Munching Monster.
- The huge appetite is genetic – Cookie’s mom and pop share it. He also has a younger sister and cousin who share his googly eyes and blue fur.
Now go have some cookies!
(Ok, if you’re the dieting type, try drawing a cookie monster instead).