You probably know Cookie Monster as Sesame Street’s resident cookie connoisseur, but did you know he is also a published author? He has a new book out called “The Joy of Cookies” which offers lots of advice and inspirational messages he has learned over the years. We stopped by Sesame Street in Astoria, Queens to chat with Cookie Monster and try to get some business advice. Following is a transcript of the video.
Cookie Monster: Business Insider. Whoa, this sounds exciting. Wow. Me Cookie Monster. Nice to meet you. Me here on Sesame Street. Uh, me excited to be here. Well, me live here. What’s it like? That a broad question. Well um, it a, it a great place to live. Me live here me whole life. Uh, me love, all me friends are here. Me get, the cookies right over there at Hooper’s. Uh, me love it here. Oh, well, um, you know, over the years me um, have had many profound thoughts about cookies and other things. Some philosophical. Some inspirational. Some sweet. Some just for fun. And me wanted to share them with the world. So me wrote book. Well this a good one. This me got from me Grandma Cookie Monster. Yeah. She me inspiration, by the way. She said to me once, “Be the monster you cookie deserves.” Straightforward. Oh, you want business advice from Cookie Monster? You sure about that? OK.
Interviewer: Do you know about Bitcoin?
Cookie Monster: Me know about Bitcookie. Me know that me have cookie and me do this. That me bit cookie. Well, me can talk about self-regulation. Me, OK, me do have issues with controlling meself. Fruit, cookie, fruit, cookie. Ah. This tough decision. So me got strategies me use to help me to control meself. Well, what me like to um, to control meself, me sometimes like to take deep breath. And it calm youself down. So like, if me saw a cookie right there, and me wanted to eat said cookie, me would just kind of take a little step back, maybe distract meself, maybe look away. No see cookie. Maybe sing a song. And then, after while, me can eat said cookie. Like this. And if you can imagine crumbs flying and that how me do it. That a long answer. Hopefully you’ll edit it down.
Interviewer: So you eat a lot of cookies?
Cookie Monster: Thank you, yes me do. Thank you for noticing.
Interviewer: What’s your favourite cookie?
Cookie Monster: Chocolate chippie. Classic. Why me love cookies? Uh, they just the perfect food. They round, they crunchy, they soft in the middle. Chocolate, chocolatey. Sorry, me got to go get a cookie right now. ‘Scuse me.
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