(Cookie) Monster Mash!

Halloween is only a few hours away - and what better way to celebrate than with one of the coolest monsters ever.

No, not Grover.

Cookie Monster!


I found this Cookie Monster hand puppet at a garage sale a few years back. I think he cost me a quarter. He's not dated, but I think this specific one was made in the late seventies. His tag says "Sesame Street Educational Toys Inc. A subsidiary of Topper Corp." and "Sewn in Jamaica B.W.I" which may finally explain the insatiable munchies.

I was very excited to find this guy because I had a puppet similar to him as a kid. I played with my childhood Cookie Monster puppet so much that one eye fell off. That didn't slow me down - I kept on playing with him and took him everywhere I went, telling people his name was "one-eye."

This CM puppet has a plastic bar that crosses through his arms, and a string that hangs down so you can pull on it and manipulate the arms a little bit. His mouth has a hole in the back to shove food through.

Preferably cookies.

He'd make a great bathroom rug if you didn't run the risk of tripping over the eyes.

This is a completely different Cookie Monster puppet I found a couple years later at another garage sale. I had no idea there were multiple versions when I found the first one! I think this guy set me back fifty cents.

Although I thought I had the same puppet as in my childhood with the first Cookie Monster garage sale find, this one is in fact the one I had as a kid. He's a bit larger than the previous Cookie Monster, and does not have the arm bar.

This puppet is dated "1980" on the inside tag, and was manufactured by Gabriel Industries.

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1 comment:

  1. Can you sell one coockie monster for me? I ask you so much.