It’s National Cookie Day

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This is not an entirely official holiday but seeing as how it was created by the Cookie Monster it seems a bit more valid than many others under the banner of official. Cookie Monster dubbed December 4th National Cookie Day back in the 1980 edition of the Sesame Street Dictionary. It’s official enough for me. So be it Chocolate Chip, Peanut Butter, Snicker Doodles, Sugar or whatever particular disc of delicious is your preferred cookie of choice…get some or make some and celebrate in accordance with the wishes  of Mr. Monster. This guy knows cookies.

It’s National Grouch Day

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Today be as cranky and grumpy as you want.

According to Sesame Street Magazine, October 15th is National Grouch Day — a day for all Grouches to celebrate their way of life.

A Grouch’s mission in life is to be as miserable and grouchy as possible, and pass that feeling on to everyone else. Only then will a Grouch feel in touch with his or her world and be happy. Yet, even though a Grouch may show happiness at anyone’s misfortune (including his or her own), a Grouch would never admit to being happy. Such is the stability of a Grouch’s life: so balanced, and yet so unbalanced.

Here’s Johnny Cash on Sesame Street singing Nasty Dan to Oscar the Grouch.

Birdwalk Empire – Sesame Street Meets Boardwalk Empire


Sesame Street has recently been doing spoofs of current TV shows such as Grey’s Anatomy, Mad Men and Tru Blood. The most recent being a parody of Boardwalk Empire entitled Birdwalk Empire. While these are not shows children will probably be watching the play on them is fun and a nice little something for parents who may be watching with their kids. Check out Birdwalk Empire and the other spoofs in the videos below.

Birdwalk Empire

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