Cookie Monster: "Me Love Technology"

Chris Higgins

For today's retro-techo-nostalgiariffic lovefest, I happened across an old Sesame Street video of Cookie Monster learning about computers from Prairie Dawn. (If, like me, you've never heard of Prairie, she's a rather mature seven-year-old Muppet.)

Cookie Monster, upon seeing an onscreen drawing of a cookie: "A big beautiful cookie coming into existence before me very eyes!" Cookie Monster seems to misunderstand the distinction between virtual and real, as well as the fundamental design intent of computers -- notably that they're not only designed for cookie creation. A troubling world, this, where our computers make more than cookies.

Best line: "What what what, you always denying me!!!" So true.

See also: Kids Explaining Computers in 1984.