Video: Proto-Cookie Monster Eats a Gadget

Watch as this Muppet—surely a precursor to Sesame Street‘s Cookie Monster—devours a toothsome talking gadget with his mouth full of fangs. Considering the punchline, this could be the origin story that explains why CM didn’t have teeth!

[via Core77]

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8 Responses to Video: Proto-Cookie Monster Eats a Gadget

  1. Anonymous says:

    Back in the late 60′s Henson made films that large corporations could show during coffee breaks of lengthy business meetings. The above skit was originally used in a 1967 black & white film that Henson had made for IBM. Later that same year, Henson did a color version for the Ed Sullivan show.

    When he used the bit again later on the George Burns episode of the Muppet Show, he switched to a different Muppet Monster, because at that time, Cookie Monster was already an established character on Sesame Street.

  2. strider_mt2k says:

    Fantastic!
    I haven’t seen that in YEARS!

    Wasn’t it on Saturday Night Live or something?

  3. Matthew Miller says:

    Heh. He said “mome raths”.

  4. Hunty says:

    It’s from the second season of the Muppet Show.

  5. Anonymous says:

    It looks like something from SCTV.

  6. mdhatter says:

    “Maximum data existentialization.” I hear that’s going to be in Leopard.

    thread winner

  7. Anonymous says:

    Fantastic!
    I haven’t seen that in YEARS!

    Huh. New here, then?

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