Saturday, July 14, 2012

A whole new reason to love Sesame Street.

I watched Sesame Street as a kid growing up in the 1980's, and have always found Cookie Monster very entertaining. (After all, who doesn't secretly dream of chowing down on cookies and not caring about where the crumbs fall?) But a new Sesame Street parody of Carly Rae Jepsen's "Call Me Maybe," featuring my favorite blue Muppet, takes this love to a whole new level.

With a catchy refrain, "Hey, me just met you, and this is crazy, but you got cookie, so share it maybe," it's fun just to listen to (and totally kid appropriate, if you have little ones). But the video itself is fabulous. I'm not sure what part I love more: the musicians playing toy instruments, Cookie Monster chasing treats around the office, the dance routine, or the sweet ending. But it's all hilarious, and definitely worth a watch. And, in the four days since it was originally posted, it's generated more than 4.5 MILLION views, and 44,000+ likes. (I have a sneaking suspicion that a huge number of those views/likes are from nostalgic Gen X'ers, like yours truly, but that of course is just a hunch.)

In any case, that many Cookie fans just can't be wrong. Enjoy!