By Mark Frauenfelder at 11:28 am Tue, Jan 6, 2009
Cookie Monster devours a pair of buildings that resemble the the Twin Towers. From the cover of the October 1976 issue of Sesame Street magazine.
dang I bet they’re regretting it now, especially since later Bert joined al Qaeda
That was the same year the Dino De Laurentiis King Kong came out.
This cover is 1000% better than that whole film.
The worst part is that after the Cookie Monster struck, our government went to war with the Fraggles, following a strong propoganda campaign.
And people say there is no conspiracy behind 9/11.
You just KNOW that J. J. Abrams had this book as a kid.
This is why my kids will never watch Seasame Street. We can’t let them win!
Come on, Cookie Monster! You know better…
The World Trade Center is a “sometimes food.”
911 WAS AN INSIDE JOB IF YOU DONT BELIEVE HOW COULD SESAME STREET KNOW ABOUT THIS IN 1976???? SHEEPEN YOUR EYES OPAL!
does that moon have a second moon in front of it? also, is it in front of the clouds?
Spoken like a true liberal. We LIBERATED the Fraggles from the tyranny of the Gorgs. King and Queen of the Universe, indeed! Now the Fraggles are free to eat all the radishes they want and eventually doozer sticks as soon as Halliburton rebuilds Fraggle Cave.
Is it just me or are the Towers actually hollow? How does this fit into the 9/11 Demolition theory?
@InsertFingerHere: Are confusing this cover with the movie Groverfield?
Oh, that Cookie Monster!
Google Trends was right!
Just throw a star in that moon, and what do you have?
…or this Groverfield version.
Now can I have some of those cookies?
So THAT’s why the towers collapsed! Invisible cookie monster damage…now I get it. I’ll sleep easier now.
It looks like there are three sky lobbies in the buildings cookie monster is munching on. Each real WTC tower only had only two.
This issue was brought to you by the letters OMG and the numbers 9 and 11.
This is still the best ripoff of the ’76 Kong poster.
JimH wins the Internets for the day…
that’s no moon…
…it’s a space station. Vader deployed him. Word.
Cookie Monster is one of those no good pinko commie hippie liberal TERRORISTS!! OH NOES!!1! WHAT WYLL WII DEW DUDERZ!?
@24 – Henson always wins ^_^
Shouldn’t he be eating a building that looks more like a cookie? The Pentagon, for example, looks kind of like those little European shortbread cookies that come in a tin. This totally breaks my willing suspension of disbelief in a Cookie Monster. What’s next? A magazine cover of The Count eating Alphabet Soup?
That bad boy was slain at Dragon*Con’08 (see 09/23/08 archives)
C is for catastrophe, that’s good enough for me.
Well, they do sorta resemble Twix…
saga images at twilight
It’s the only album I own, cause of the cover :)
Sesame Street is filmed in Queens at the same studio they filmed Carlitos Way. Coincidence? I think not â€“ Cookie is obviously gang or mafia affiliated and this is clearly inter-borough turf war propaganda.
I can’t find it now, but the cover of the DirecTV magazine that was sent out immediately prior to 9/11 showed an NFL linebacker standing tall and Godzilla-like between two Twin-like towers. Lightning flared in the background, and he seemed to be bellowing with rage.
DTV had to send out a massive spampology to subscribers, and everyone at their call centers was trained on how to handle outraged callers.
Google has failed me, but if anyone can link to that cover, there’s a cookie in it for you.
Very interesting image, all considered. It also reminds me of this sticker for the Red Hot Chili Peppers playing atop the twin towers.
Famous Amos shot JFK.
Then he was just Amos.
That’s adorable. And eerie. And adorable. And…yeah. The innocence is overwhelming.
I miss it.
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