Very Sad News*
TOSSING HIS COOKIES:
SO it's come to this: The Cookie Monster's cutting back. On cookies.What in the world is going on. I can't believe it. What now? "C is for Cauliflower" just doesn't sing.
The furry blue carb-cruncher of "Sesame Street" fame can now be seen on the show's Web site, waving ... a big green apple.
He's even changed his tune. Cookies - which used to be his only thing - are now "a sometime thing," thanks to the folks at Sesame Street Workshop, which kicked off the PBS show's 36th season on a health note.
It goes on:
"[But] when you look at the statistics coming out over the past five years, we're in a health crisis," she continues. "The incidence of preschoolers being overweight has been rising, with severe health consequences . . .This almost makes me want to cry.
"We're not saying never eat cookies, because that's not realistic. But we're trying to make the distinction between foods you can eat all the time, and other foods you can eat sometimes."
The Story ends with a interview:
We weren't sure, so we asked Cookie Monster himself.Let's all hove a moment of silence for the Cookie Monster.
Post: What's your favorite cookie?
Cookie: Me never met a cookie me don't like.
Post: Why the big change?
Cookie: Me always eat healthy food, but cookie always at top of food pyramid for me. Sometimes me eat whole pyramid. Ha ha ha.
*Tongue in Cheek