Cookie Monster

cookie-monster1Me want cookie. Me want Cookie Monster.

Truthfully, I could think of nothing and came to this muppet in my scramble for inspiration. He just about takes the biscuit with his outrageously furry (furry? fluffy?) appearance, so seemed the perfect candidate for a fun scribble. I hope I’ve that much fur when I’m pushing fifty.

I confess I’ve never really seen much of his work. My sister was – and still is – obsessed with Elmo, whom I believe shares the series with Cookie Monster (demonstrating my awesome Sesame Street knowledge, right there). I recall some of my earliest drawings were of Elmo, for her. I’ve fond memories of going into Woolworths (RIP) and setting off all the Tickle-Me Elmos so that the shelves vibrated dangerously, at which point we promptly made ourselves scarce, lest bedlam erupt.

So, in conclusion, quite why I got to drawing Cookie Monster and not Elmo, is really anybody’s guess – perhaps I ought to see to that soon. It’s been a long few days!

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29 comments
  1. Oh I love him…my daughter still has her push button Elmo. My fav was Oscar the grouch, and the count, ah ah ah ah! Plus I have some of the original toys from back in the 70’s. They don’t make kids TV like that nowadays…shame.

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    • Jacob said:

      Thanks, Rebecca! Oh my, how did I forget The Count? There’s a future piece, for certain. I used to like Big Bird when being forced to watch SS stuff.

      I agree re kids TV; though I suppose it’s still going to remain special to those it’s aimed at, like our own, the CGI overload doesn’t have quite the same charm (especially Thomas the Tank Engine, which is dreadful in CGI). Bring back Brum, Rosie and Jim and Rainbow! 😉

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      • I think you just may have been the last era, of the good old child’s TV. But I do agree it is always going to be special, for memories, even for the children of now. My fav is monkey magic, badly dubbed….I still have the ring tone on my phone.

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      • Jacob said:

        Yes, that’s probably true – it was certainly starting to shift back in the 90s, away from the charming models and puppets and toward the digital. Another I used to like was a show called ZZZap, mainly because it had an art and magic segment! And of course, who can forget Art Attack!? Wizzadora too… oh, I’m just oozing nostalgia now!

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    • Jacob said:

      Ha! I can only agree entirely, Tom – this is definitely what I’d rather see!

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  2. Bill Fufkin said:

    Great sketch. Very well done. Also, your self-deprecating speech amused me, Jacob…I’m not much of an authority on Sesame Street neither! But you produced a drawing, and you produced it well. B

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  3. Geke Hop-Wassink said:

    He’s beautiful and almost ready to jump out of your screen, very real (y)

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    • Jacob said:

      Thanks, Geke – keep the cookies away from the monitor or he may just jump out of the screen! 😉

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  4. Me want Cookie Monster!!!! Yay!!! Hehe…this made me smile all over! Excellent rendering of this furry fellow. I actually remember him well since I was too old for Elmo, so I probably sent you vibes to sketch him instead. 😊 Sorry about that!

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    • Jacob said:

      Thanks, Charlie, for the comments and vibes! I’ve been struggling in terms of subjects recently so they were very welcome, Elmo or not. Actually I was sure you’d already doodlewashed Cookie Monster, but apparently not – I found Big Bird though! ❤

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      • Jacob said:

        Most definitely; maybe they can meet up with Doodlewash Rex – ❤ ❤ ❤ – for extra cowardly fun . Big Bird was my favourite! Though you need to revisit and work Cookie Monster into a series of the future. 😉

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  5. I thought it was a photo at first! Cookie Monster is one of my favs (Grover is another) probably because I want to eat like he does. 😉

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  6. jmnowak said:

    A happy Cookie Monster…blue fur ‘n all! Me want Easter cookie…

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    • Jacob said:

      Me too! Thanks very much, Janina.

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  7. Lol, lol one of my favorite muppets. Just fabulous Jacob and the color is electric!!

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    • Jacob said:

      Thanks, Sharon – Cookie Monster is indeed quite adorable! Good ol’ Photoshop adjustments let me electrify the colours – glad it paid off.

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    • Jacob said:

      Cheers JP! I overlaid about seven copies of the drawing to try and emphasise the fluff. Glad it worked.

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  8. Cathe said:

    I missed the sesame street train too but have done some freelance work for them. I think cookie monster has a lot of appeal and maybe should be disgruntled that Elmo is so popular! Plus didn’t they make him stop asking for cookies? You did him justice and captured his shaggy shaky silky hair. Me like him A LOT!

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    • Jacob said:

      Thanks so much, Cathe! Glad I captured him. I agree, it’s a little weird that Elmo is rather the front-runner when all are fun! Cookie Monster has certainly won me over.

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