Cookie Monster: The Engadget Interview
It would be fallacious to say that the forged of Sesame Road simply found the web. As it’s, the present’s characters have dozens of video games and cellular apps, with a big video archive that goes no less than way back to “Me Misplaced Me Cookie At The Disco.” It might appear, although, that somebody over on the Sesame Workshop has been working to deliver Huge Chook and co. into the twenty-first century. For starters, Huge Chook solely simply issued his first tweet (“tweet” — get it?) final week. In the meantime, PBS Youngsters simply premiered Cookie Monster’s first film, The Cookie Thief, and, in an effort to put it on the market, additionally got here up with this ingenious gif generator that principally lets Cookie take over your browser. You’ll be able to watch the film for your self by means of the PBS Youngsters Video app or any common streaming system (like Apple TV, if that is your taste). For now, although, in honor of Cookie’s digital awakening, we caught up with the furry blue monster to see what he thinks about Twitter, his subsequent duet, cookie drones, and Google’s resistance to call Android after his favourite deal with.
ME HAPPY YOU HERE, JOHN. AND YOU KNOW, ME LIKE ENGADGET.
Oh, you do?
YEAH, YOU MUST REALLY LIKE GADGETS.
I do like devices. Talking of devices, I’ve a cookie for you.
COOKIE! YOU BROUGHT COOKIE FOR ME? OH ME LOVE YOU. ME GOING TO EAT IT RIGHT NOW. COWABUNGA! OMNOMNOMNOMNOMNOMNOMNOMNOMNOM. SO, INTERVIEW OVER? OK!
No, that is simply to get you prepared.
USUALLY THAT HAPPEN AT END OF INTERVIEW. ALRIGHT WE GET THAT OVER WITH SO WE JUST GET INTO IT.
You’ve got simply joined Twitter a pair months in the past. How’s that going for you? Do you write your personal tweets?
OH YEAH. ME DO WRITE ME TWEETS. AND YOU KNOW WHAT? ME MET LOTS OF FELLOW TWITTUHERRERRERS. THAT HOW YOU SAY THAT? TWITTUHURRERS….TWITTEHUHRRRERRRRS.
“OMNOMNOM OMNOMNOM OMNOMNOM”
OH! THAT’S CUTE
Yeah, however they by no means named it after a cookie. How do you are feeling about that?
WELL, ME OF COURSE WOULD PREFER THAT THEY NAME IT AFTER COOKIE.
So, what sort of cookie?
OH! CHOCOLATE CHIPPY! WOULD THAT SOUND OK THOUGH…CHOCOLATE CHIPPY AS PROGRAM?
Yeah, Android 6.zero…Chocolate Chippy…
IT DON’T SOUND TOO GOOD. BISCOTTI! THAT SOUND GOOD!
YAH. ME WANT IT, BUT ME WAIT…
…Yeah, there’s lots of singers and musicians that come to Sesame Road. Any songs you have not had an opportunity to try this you’d wish to sing in your personal Cookie approach?
OH BOY, YOU KNOW, UHM, YOU KNOW IT JUST SORT OF LIKE WE KIND OF SEE WHAT’S OUT THERE AND IF SOMETHING HIT US WE DO IT.
Nicely, there’s this well-liked (Grammy-award profitable) hit by Sam Smith “Keep With Me…“
OH YEAH ME LIKE THAT SONG. SO THE COOKIE THEY STAY WITH ME THEY NO GO ANYWHERE. I WANT THEM TO “STAY WITH MEEEEEEE.” ME LIKE IT. ME THINK ME CAN SING THAT. MAYBE ME CAN DO DUET WITH SAM SMITH. DO YOU KNOW HIM?
I do not know him personally however I might see if I could make a name for you.
REALLY? TERRIFIC. GET YOUR PHONE OUT.
RIGHT NOW! YOU BROUGHT IT UP. WHY WAIT? YOU MIGHT BE BUSY LATER. YOU HAVE HIS NUMBER? YOU HAVE HIS EMAIL?
I’ve his Twitter deal with.
OK THAT WORK…SAM, ME HOPE YOU READY. LOOK AT THOSE THUMBS GO. GOOD MAN, YOU A PROFESSIONAL!
I want to assume so. Hit ship…off it goes!
DID HE ANSWER BACK YET? WHY NOT?
Not but, typically individuals have issues to do. Be affected person! Keep in mind, “Me Need It, However Me Wait.”
YEAH YEAH YEAH YEAH ME LEARN STRATEGIES HOW TO WAIT.
So, you are the creator of the hashtag on Twitter, #OMNOMNOM, it is all about the way you eat cookies and the way you eat meals.
ME NEVER REALIZE THAT ME ACTUALLY DO THAT. SOMEBODY TOLD ME ABOUT IT AND ME LIKE “DO ME REALLY DO THAT?” ME ATE A COOKIE, “OMNOMNOM,” ME DO DO THAT!
So, have you ever ever seen a drone flying round Sesame Road?
YOU MEAN LIKE BIRD?
“DO ME REALLY DO THAT?…ME DO DO THAT!”
Yeah, nevertheless it’s like a flying robotic. With a digital camera on it, or it has little presents it drops.
ME NEVER SEEN IT ON SESAME STREET.
Properly, perhaps it’ll come to Sesame Road quickly, however what do you consider a “cookie drone?”
ME LIKE IT. SIGN ME UP. HOW ME GET THESE DRONES? YOU GOT PEOPLE? GO AHEAD, GIVE THEM A CALL. PULL OUT YOUR PHONE. DID SAM ANSWER YET?
Sam didn’t reply but.
OK WHAT ABOUT DRONE GUY? YOU GOT DRONE GUY?
Ah, sure, I do know somebody who has drones…Let me tweet my drone good friend.
AND WE’RE GONNA GET COOKIE DELIVERY TO SESAME STREET, AH, MAYBE EVERY DAY FOR THE NEXT FIVE YEARS.
We’ll discover out, no guarantees.
TERRIFIC! WOW, JOHN, ME LOVING THIS. YOU ON CUTTING EDGE. YOU SO CONNECTED. ME LOVE THIS.
I heard a brand new museum opened up on Sesame Road, however I heard you bought into some hassle on the museum. Inform me about that.
Cookie Monster and a member of the “Cookie Patrol” admire the ‘Muncha Lisa.’
OH, IT CALLED THE “MUSEUM OF MODERN COOKIE.” IT ME FAVORITE MUSEUM IT HAVE ALL OF THE IMPORTANT WORKS OF COOKIE ART. IT NOT ONLY LOOK GREAT, IT LOOK DELICIOUS! SO YOU KNOW, ME HAVE TO TRY TO CONTROL ME SELF AND NOT EAT THE ARTWORK. ESPECIALLY IMPORTANT WORKS LIKE THE “MUNCHA LISA” BY LEONARDO DA CRUNCHIE. THAT A REALLY PRETTY WORK OF ART. THEN THERE THE “CREAM” BY EDWARD MUNCH.
Nicely, Cookie Monster, it has been an honor chatting with you!
OH IT BEEN SO FUN, JOHN. YEAH! TERRIFIC.
Properly, you’re taking care.
THANK YOU. BUH-BYE.
Edgar Alvarez contributed to this report. This interview has been condensed and edited.
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