I KNOW. Believe me, I know. You’ve had it up to here *raises arm above head, stands on toes, gets wrist thwacked by the ceiling fan* with Carly Rae Jepson’s Call Me Maybe and its many, many covers and parodies. The song is done, over, and annoying.
(Except when you’re alone in the car and seat-dancing at a red light. Then I defy you. I DEFY ANYONE.)
(Alltheotherboysss, try and chaaaaaaase me…)
But if I learned anything from growing up with Sesame Street (besides, you know, letters, numbers and all the Spanish words I would ever learn in my entire life, despite three years of Spanish in high school and two in college), it’s that pop culture + Muppets x important life lessons = fun for the whole family.
And in that grand tradition, here’s Cookie Monster performing Share It Maybe:
The best reason to watch it — even if you are currently without a small rugrat to share it with — is that it gives an awesome behind-the-scenes look at the actual Sesame Street offices, where there are apparently dancing cubicle dwellers, “Important Meetings” and lots and lots of cookies.
If you DO have a small child nearby and handy, they’ll probably like it too. This was my 13-month-old’s very first exposure to Cookie Monster and he lost his little diapered mind over it. Dancing, swaying, clapping, pointing, laughing, the whole heart-swelly omg-he-likes-it shebang.
I’ve actually been pretty hard on Sesame Street Proper after having kids of my own. And I know I’m not alone in my dislike of the changes they’ve made to the show. But I still have so much affection for these goofy puppets. Sigh. You’ve still got it, Cookie Monster. Have a cookie.