Just a few hours ago, Sesame Street’s official YouTube channel posted a video of Cookie Monster spoofing Carly Rae Jepsen’s “Call Me Maybe”.
Weeks ago, I couldn’t tell you a thing about her or that song other than that I’d hear it at least 42 times a night, no thanks to the TouchTunes machine that the bar I work at has.
I’ve heard various rumors about the track (e.g. “The guy she gives her number to is actually gay and she doesn’t realize it” has been my personal favorite so far), but there’s no denying that it has all the required pop sensibilities necessary to be a catchy summer pop hit.
However, what confused me at first is that it was Cookie Monster covering the song. Mercifully, I don’t have kids, so I’m a little out of the loop when it comes to all things en vogue with the kids these days (did Dora ever find Diego?), but didn’t Cookie Monster turn into a dieting aficionado and become the Veggie Monster?
I never understood that image, anyway. If he became the Veggie Monster, why is there fruit on his table? I digress.
So, despite Jepsen being Canadian, Cookie Monster has, in true American tradition, kicked his diet, serving as the poster monster for embracing childhood obesity.
(I keed, I keed.)
Enjoy the track below: