Cookie Monster: A Sweet, Sensual Id, Unfiltered The Cookie Monster is a deeply sensuous character who speaks to our most basic appetites and desires. "[We] need many things to try and make us happy," explains puppeteer Frank Oz. "He only needs one thing, and that's a cookie."
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Cookie Monster: A Sweet, Sensual Id, Unfiltered

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Cookie Monster: A Sweet, Sensual Id, Unfiltered

Cookie Monster: A Sweet, Sensual Id, Unfiltered

Cookie Monster: A Sweet, Sensual Id, Unfiltered

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Cookie Monster, v. 1.0: The Wheel Stealer, seen here in Jim Henson's original doodle, was created for a never-aired snack-food commercial. Jim Henson/The Jim Henson Company hide caption

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Cookie Monster, v. 1.0: The Wheel Stealer, seen here in Jim Henson's original doodle, was created for a never-aired snack-food commercial.

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Cheryl Henson reveals where all the cookies go.

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Frank Oz responds to charges that Cookie Monster hurts kids' grammar skills.

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Sesame Workshop's Carol-Lynn Parente on rumors of Cookie's conversion to Veggie Monster.

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Parente on why "cookies are a sometimes food."

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