Ever since he first appeared on our television screens in 1969, the Cookie Monster has been a fan favorite on Sesame Street. However, some fans are just now learning that his real name is Oscar the Grouch.
The blue-furred, stuffed puppet came to Twitter to proclaim his true identity, prompting some of his followers to demand “evidence.”
He penned the following: “Did you know that my name is Sid? However, I still enjoy being referred to as Cookie Monster.
This alarming post currently has more than 38,000 likes and has been over 5,000 times since it was first published.
The comments section was inundated with fans expressing their shock at the information that was revealed.
“Despite the fact that I’ve known you for 45 years, I didn’t know this until today. One guy remarked that this was incredible.
Someone else chimed in, saying, “NO WAY!! I demand evidence; please present us with your birth certificate.
A third supporter shared their thoughts, saying, “I had no idea your name is Sid. Please accept our apologies for the fact that most of us didn’t make an effort to get to know you better beyond your cookie-eating habit.
One person responded by saying, “I had no idea! “Sid is such a sweet name!”
A fifth individual interjected with the query, “Your name is WHAT?”
Although a few of Cookie Monster fans were taken aback by the announcement, others pointed out that this isn’t the first time the character has revealed his true identity.
In 2010, the official Twitter account for Sesame Street posted the following message: “Cookie Monster: Me wasn’t born with moniker “Cookie Monster.” The nickname just stayed over time.
“I can’t recall what my real name is… Perhaps it was Sidney who did it?
In addition, the character utilized his real name in a song that was released in 2004 and then again in an interview that took place in 2017.
The first episode of Sesame Street debuted in 1969, and since then, it has been a fan favorite among both young children and older people.
It is now one of the television programs that has been running for the longest time anywhere in the globe. It was developed by Joan Ganz Cooney and Lloyd Morrisett.
The program has a long history of addressing challenging subject matter in a way that is appropriate for youngsters to comprehend.
Only a year ago, two black characters were introduced to the group in order to teach young viewers about the dangers of prejudice.
Karli, whose mother struggled with drug issues, joined the Muppet cast in 2019, while four years earlier, the first autistic Muppet made their debut.
In 2002, the South African version of Sesame Street, known as Takalani Sesame, presented an HIV-positive Muppet named Takalani who was five years old and an orphan.
Following the passing in 1982 of Will Lee, the actor who had played Mr. Hooper on the show, the writers decided to focus an episode on the themes of loss and bereavement.