Cookie Monster Veggie Monster: A Big Monster Mix Up or a Cookie Veggie Swap

Cookie Monster turns Veggie Monster? Sounds like a Monster Mix-up. Cookie Monster and Veggie Monster are the center of a viral internet search today as Cookie Monster recently celebrated his 40th birthday.

Nutrition has changed since Cookie Monster graced American TV screens some 40 years ago.  Now, parents try to keep their children away from refined sugars and starches made popular in part by cartoon-like characters such as Cookie Monster.

Still yet, a Cookie Monster as Veggie Monster sounds more like a bad Halloween costume than a smart well-thought out switch.  There were some rumors that the producers of Sesame Street were going to turn the crumb-gobbling monster into a veggie-gobbling monster to promote healthy living.

I am sorry, but a blue monster gobbling up bits of carrots churns my stomach.  Crumbling cookies are funny. Shredded carrots and bits of corn are not.

Luckily, as Gather.com points out the rumors about Cookie Monster turning in to Veggie Monster are FALSE.  American children will be able to watch their favorite blue monster gobble up chocolate chip cookies for many years to come.

The Cookie Monster/Veggie Monster discussion leads me to wonder if Cookie Monster really does play a role in the way children see nutrition.  If you think about it, Cookie Monster isn’t really eating the cookies – he’s crumbling them up and getting them everywhere. This action is more for laughs than to program children to eat massive amounts of chocolate chip cookies.

Parents must play a crucial role in the development of healthy living habits for their children.  Children for the most part learn by example.  Therefore, healthy parents can for the most part raise healthy children.  If you are a parent that sits on the couch eating Chips-A-Hoy Cookies straight from the box, and are worried about your child as they are constantly eating cookies too – they are probably learning their habit from you and not the furry monster they watch on TV.

Cookie Monster is also a great way to teach your child about entertainment.  Sometimes people – or characters – do things to entertain us.  Cookie Monster isn’t eating cookies because it’s super healthy and what you should do – he’s eating, or rather, crumbling them to make kids laugh.

Cookie Monster is my hands-down favorite Sesame Street character. Although Sesame Street toned down the cookie-gobbling and added songs such as “A Cookie is Sometimes a Food” he plays a big role on Sesame Street. Veggie Monster just wouldn’t cut it.

    49 Responses to “Cookie Monster Veggie Monster: A Big Monster Mix Up or a Cookie Veggie Swap”

    1. sarah says:

      the cookie monster is amazing!!!!! im 16 and still love him!!! yeahh its all the parents fault!! if they are gonna blame it on the cookie monster because they see it on tv then they should get rid of tv all together. because tv is full of things parents shouldnt want their children to learn.

    2. Jamie says:

      Drew I think everyone’s favorite show is this….. any way If the change “cookie monster” into Veggie monster then they’d have to do all the other things too like change his color it’s not right if they do change him!

    3. skyelerrrz says:

      I ABOSOLUTLY LOVE THE COOKIE MONSTER and yes thats true if he turned into the veggie monster he would have to be oragne or green. KeepTheCOOKIE!! :DDDDDDDDDDDDDDDD

      • Tina says:

        This is the silliest thing my kids and I have ever heard. With all the bad television out there why would we mess with one of the only educational shows left on TV.The talk of changing cookie monster is as ridiculous as Bert and Ernie being Gay. So get a life and get over IT!!!!

    4. Cassandra says:

      I am sssooooo glad that they are not changing cookie monster into veggie monster. And its true, i remember watching the show and realizing that he wasn’t really eating the cookies, its all for humor =)

    5. Ariel says:

      I heard this rumer and i am sooo happy its not true!!!! i almost threw up when I found this false rumer up

    6. Teenager (15) says:

      ____________________________________________________________________
      Luckily, as Gather.com points out the rumors about Cookie Monster turning in to Veggie Monster are FALSE. American children will be able to watch their favorite blue monster gobble up chocolate chip cookies for many years to come.
      ____________________________________________________________________
      Sure, he doesn’t TURN INTO the “Veggie Monster”, he just doesn’t eat cookies now! Maybe one cookie in 10 episodes, but that’s not funny anymore. That’s not “Moderation”, that’s a stupid person who decided to ruin Sesame Street by complaining to them (probably for money)…

      Someone just ruined all future childrens’ Sesame streets! Thanks a lot, greedy idiot. The letter of the day is “F” and the number is “U”! (yes, I know “U” isn’t a number, that’s a joke.)

      am I the ONLY one that thinks Sesame Street is now ruined?

      Seriously. After FOURTY YEARS of eating cookies it’s SUDDENLY a problem? You can’t change something after THAT LONG!

    7. Andreia says:

      When my friend told me that they were getting rid of Cookie Monster I was soooo mad.I couldn’t beleive they would even try something like that.I’m 13 and i still love cookie monster he’s the best.And then I asked my friends ”how many of you were eating cookies while watching cookie monster” and none of them said yes. So when I heard they didn’t get rid of him I was soooo happy.

    8. israel aka izzy says:

      i think im turnin g.ay but idont know wut this has to do wit any thing

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