Cookie Monster shows he’s hungry for mashups with his latest Busta Rhymes cover

Sesame Street’s Cookie Monster is more than his insatiable appetite for baked goods. He’s also one of the most prolific cover artists of our times, if YouTube is to be believed. In his latest performance, the fuzzy blue beast bounces his way through Busta Rhymes’ “Woo Hah!!” with help from the YouTube mashup channel …

Sesame Street characters attempt iconic one-liners from throughout film history

Watching cute things say explicit things is a trope that’s pretty much run its course at this point, so it’s a relief to say that this Vanity Fair video of Sesame Street characters quoting famous films doesn’t include anything from Reservoir Dogs. Rather, Big Bird, Elmo, and Grover (and a bunch of muppets you’ve…

You’ve got questions, the cast of Sesame Street has answers

Google’s autocomplete has been known to turn up some strange queries, but it’s also a helpful way to get a sense of what people are wondering about. So Wired invited the cast of Sesame Street to answer some of the most-searched questions about the show. Specifically Bert, Ernie, Elmo, Big Bird, Oscar The Grouch, The…

Let Cookie Monster into every part of your Internet life with OmNomNomify

Outside of operating a resource-starved bakery, there are few situations that can’t be improved with the addition of Sesame Street’s resident baked goods behemoth, the Cookie Monster. The evening news, viral videos, the flat, cookie-like circle of time—they all benefit from Cookie Monster’s combination of simple…

Cookie Monster to become fugitive in one-hour Sesame Street special

After spending decades living in the shadow of a certain aggressively cute colleague with red fur who refers to himself in the third person, Sesame Street’s Cookie Monster is finally breaking out and stealing the spotlight for himself—probably by grabbing it, shoving it in his mouth, mashing it up, and saying “om nom…

Watch Cookie Monster unofficially get in on this whole Too Many Cooks thing

This is an auspicious day indeed for parents who have been waiting for a version of Adult Swim’s violent, surreal Too Many Cooks that they can show to their small children without fear of traumatizing the young ones for life. Given the Muppets’ penchant for zeitgeist-friendly parodies of decidedly not-for-kids fare…

Cookie Monster is Rust Cohle and Elmo is Frank Underwood in Sesame Street’s latest TV parodies

Since its inception, Sesame Street has taught its preschool audience lessons in phonics, arithmetic, and primitive computer animation. But the show has also smuggled a stealth history of television into its curriculum, through TV parodies like “Miami Mice” (which teaches the concept of adventure), “Mad Men” (all about…