Tuesday, November 28, 2023

A deep dive into the cookies that Cookie Monster eats on Sesame Street


“If he eats the cookie, and it only breaks into two pieces if it’s too hard, it’s just not funny,” he said. “It looks almost painful. But if he eats a cookie and it explodes into a hundred crumbs, that’s where the comedy comes from.”

[The baker] has perfected a recipe that is “thin enough that it’ll explode into a hundred crumbs,” [the puppeteer] said. “But it’s not too thin that it’ll break in my hand when I’m holding it.”