Fruit Monster

Say it isn’t so, Cookie Monster!

The concerned parents of the world (not me, per se) have forced everyone’s favorite non-Grover blue Muppet, Cookie Monster, to recant his oath of cookie-eating.

Seems he’s more an omnivore now:

Cookie Monster: Me like fruit.

Matt Lauer: And there you have it. Cookie Monster likes fruit, and not cookies.

Cookie Monster: No! You members of the media blow story way out of proportion! Me still like cookies!

Matt Lauer: Then why fruit?

Cookie Monster: Why not fruit? It delicious! And healthy. Me still eat cookies, like me world-famous for doing, but now me eat other things too.

Matt Lauer: So what you’e saying is, if I were to offer you this cookie, you would eat it right now?

Cookie Monster: No. Me eat fruit salad — and then me eat cookie for dessert!

Matt Lauer: Well, you heard it here first! Cookie Monster has not given up cookies. From the looks of it, he eats just about everything.

Cookie Monster: You got dat right.

The whole transcript is here.

So, instead of being a ravenously hungry “monster” we now have an overeating machine who knows no gastronomical bounds, save for “fruits first, dessert second.”

Yeah, that seems better.

[Via Best Week Ever]

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