Cookie Monster: The BEST EVER Google Doodleby Cherlyn Gardner Strong on Nov. 05, 2009, under General Paranormal, Life, Monsters, Paranormal
I have always attributed my interest in the paranormal to Scooby Doo. Those meddling kids (Fred, Daphne, Shaggy, and Velma) were the original Ghost Hunters for me. They debunked all the paranormal cases. I always hoped they wouldn’t. Then, this morning, I said, “Ruh-Roh Raggy!” The Scooby Doo gang wasn’t solely responsible for my paranormal interest. I forgot about Sesame Street.
I learned to count from The Count, a vampire with an affinity for numbers. Cookie Monster drew attention to the alphabet as he munched away at letters. I was a Sesame Street kid. This morning, I awoke to a glorious sight. A Google Doodle that incorporates Cookie Monster to celebrate the 40th Anniversary of Sesame Street.
This is hands-down, the BEST EVER Google Doodle. I love how his “googly” eyes make the Google “O”s.
Sesame Street celebrates 40 years, and with a Tucson connection, of course! My fellow University of Arizona Alum, Joan Ganz Cooney, is a founder of The Children’s Television Workshop. Without Joan Ganz Cooney, there would be no Cookie Monster, no Big Bird, no Count, no Elmo…no puppets at all. She stated during pre-production of the show in 1968, ”if we can’t get Jim Henson, we won’t use any puppets at all.” I’m really glad they got Jim Henson. The late puppeteer provided entertainment and education throughout my childhood. Henson made the best paranormal puppets.
I learned how to spell via Sesame Street. My love of letters and words can be traced back to Cookie Monster. I had to learn to read fast. I had to read words and letters before he would eat them!
Happy 40th Anniversary Sesame Street!