Happy Birthday Cookie Monster!

H is for Happy Birthday!

Haven’t you heard? It’s Cookie Monster’s birthday on November 2nd!

Cookie Monster was first introduced on the famous muppet show, Sesame Street, in 1969, making him 43 years old. Who would have thought!? His first sketch was with Kermit the Frog. Cookie Monster came out while Kermit was taking about the letter 'W' and took a bite out of it. He keeps munching on the 'W' until it dwindles down to an 'I' and then, to Kermit's frustration, he tries to take a bit out of Kermit. It was not long before he introduced his iconic saying "Me eat cookie." As his name suggests, his primary craving is cookies, but he can (and often does) consume anything and everything, from apples and pie to letters, flatware, and hubcaps. America was hooked.

We'd like to think Cookie Monster is celebrating his birthday by blowing out candles on one giant chocolate chip cookie!

You can fnd out more about this lovable, googly-eyed monster on his Muppet page!

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