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Por SeƱora Rottmann

Cookie Monster is a Muppet on the TV show Sesame Street. He is best known for his famous eating phrases: "Me want cookie!", "Me eat cookie!", and "Om nom nom nom" (said through a mouth full of food). He often eats anything and everything, including normally inedible objects. However, as his name suggests, his preferred food is cookies. In a song in 2004, Cookie Monster revealed that, before he ate his first cookie, he believes his name was Sid. Showing awareness of healthy eating habits for children, since 2006 he has said that cookies are "a sometime snack" and that he also likes fruits.

Cookie monster was born in 1966 on Sesame Street in New York City.

Cookie Monster spent most of his childhood living in Sesame Street in New York City. He is known to have a mother, a younger sister, and an identically-designed cousin, who all share his characteristic blue fur and googly eyes. He also has a father, who appeared in a Monsterpiece Theater sketch promoting conservation and environmentalism. Both Cookie Monster's mother and father share his enormous appetite and craving for cookies.

Although Cookie Monster appeared on the TV show Sesame Street much earlier, it was not until 1971 that he regularly appeared.  His signature song "C is for Cookie" also aired during the 1971-1972 season. In 2006, in response to growing concerns about record levels of childhood obesity in the United States, Sesame Street began airing segments titled Healthy Habits for Life. In these segments, the Muppet characters of Sesame Street talk about healthy habits, such as eating properly and exercising. The Healthy Habits for Life segments spawned Internet rumors that Cookie Monster's name had been changed to Veggie Monster or would be taken off the show entirely

In a 2007 appearance on Martha Stewart's TV program, Cookie Monster explained his new philosophy that "Cookies are a sometimes food." In a June 19, 2008, appearance on "The Colbert Report," Cookie Monster again explained that "Cookies are a sometimes food." He also attempted to eat Stephen Colbert's Peabody Award. On November 24, 2010, Cookie Monster started a Facebook page as part of a campaign to host Saturday Night Live. Though his bid to host Saturday Night Live failed, he was allowed to appear with Jeff Bridges when he hosted the show and sing a Christmas song.

Here is a video of his performance on Saturday Night Live with Jeff Bridges:

Below is a video from one of Cookie Monster's lowest points, when he really struggled with self control over cookies:

Here is a picture of Cookie Monster with all of his colleagues from the cast of Sesame Stree:

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