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June 05, 2007

I Has A Kookie At The Disco


Adam Rakunas notes in the previous thread he is the proud owner of a Sesame Street disco album. Then perhaps he'll recall this:

Oh, yes. "Scarred for life" are the words to use here.

Posted by john at June 5, 2007 06:29 PM

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Blaine | June 5, 2007 06:54 PM

I remember seeing that as a kid! Cookie Monster was always my second favorite, right behind Grover.

Now I have to show this to the wife... she still loves disco.

Adam Rakunas | June 5, 2007 06:57 PM

Like you've said before, John, there are some things you can't unremember. Jebus.

JoeW | June 5, 2007 07:02 PM

Outstanding. The second greatest youtube clip ever.

An Eric | June 5, 2007 07:18 PM

Maybe there's something wrong with me: that made me smile and wish I was in a band so I could do a cover.

Only one thing troubles me: did CM ever find his cookie?

PixelFish | June 5, 2007 07:35 PM

Only one thing troubles you about that, Eric? :)

Me, I am a terrible terrible person. I hear the words "I lost me cookie at the disco" and I get another message entirely. Oh, the shame.

SAP | June 5, 2007 07:46 PM

You, Mr. Scalzi, are evil.

Chuck Wahl | June 5, 2007 08:06 PM

Oh. My. God.

My eyes!! They burn!!

I better not have a dream tonight about CM losing his cookie.

Chang, for rizzle. | June 5, 2007 09:05 PM

This is nothing. "C is for Cookie" is frigging sonic sarin gas compared to this.

Alice | June 5, 2007 09:40 PM

As an adult, I wonder how our child selves didn't realize the great extent to which Sesame Street was on crack.

Mark | June 5, 2007 10:24 PM

An Eric: It made me smile and wish for some sort of musical talent as well. As for the one thing that bothered you... Well, I'd have to agree with Pixelfish and say when most people lose their cookies; it's not something you go searching for later.

Jim Wright | June 6, 2007 01:09 AM

Uh huh. This explains a great deal about how certain people who are currently in charge of the world tuned out. Some childhood traumas can have lifelong impact...

And, yes, I do have that album (digitized for convenience sake: USB turntable - best. invention. ever.)

Ron Hogan | June 6, 2007 01:10 AM

Given the date this was made, that must be Elmo's dad dancing in the crowd during the verses!

Julia | June 6, 2007 01:42 AM

Scalzi: Rubber Duckie - German Techno Remix. Enough said.

Does anyone remember the Yip-Yips? They, along with the Twiddlebugs, are my ultimate favourite Sesame Street characters.

Tania | June 6, 2007 03:21 AM

I had a poster of The Electric Mayhem on the wall of my room for years and years. I'm not sure what that says about me...

Pat | June 6, 2007 06:01 AM

Damn. I had repressed that way... way down.

I've got to wonder what that's been doing to my subconcious all these years.

Lanna Lee Maheux-Quinn | June 6, 2007 08:43 AM

I saw Elmo ('s dad) too! Weird.

I bet Cookie Monster wished he had pockets!

Jim | June 6, 2007 08:57 AM

C is for Cookie


jess a. | June 6, 2007 08:59 AM

I saw the picture, and I could instantly sing the song. Yes, I too had that Sesame Street Disco album.

Also, we had a Disney Disco album that featured such timeless classics as "Macho, Macho Duck".

Never saw the video until now. Good times.

Jim | June 6, 2007 09:09 AM

Hmmm after doing some searching I found that there was an earlier album, "Sesame Street Fever"
realease in 1977. Does anyone have this?

AliceB (another Alice) | June 6, 2007 09:23 AM

Sad to say, I remember that clip. Sadder still, I like it. What can I say? Bad taste never grows up. :-)

PixelFish | June 6, 2007 10:09 AM

Julia: I used to have that...the German techno remix for Rubber Duckie. Oh, the memories.

hugh57 | June 6, 2007 10:52 AM

John, don't you have a book deadline or something? Digging up this kind of stuff suggests that you've got WAY too much time on your hands. ;)

John Scalzi | June 6, 2007 10:54 AM

No deadline at the moment, thanks. And it's not digging up stuff that's an indicator of deadlines, it's going crazy with the Photoshop. I thought we had all my pathologies mapped out by now, people.

Chris S. | June 6, 2007 10:57 AM

We used to own the Electric Company album. It contained such gems as the MMM song, the complete lyrics of which are as follows:

"Your rich uncle died, and left you all his MMMM"

Oh yes, good times.

Anne C. | June 6, 2007 12:11 PM

There is another, more risque slang using the word cookie (and cookie monster), but this one would be hard to lose. Other things could happen to it at a disco, but not losing.

Phil | June 6, 2007 01:36 PM

Jim: If that's the album with Grover in a leisure suit, I had that one!
Hm, time to call the parents and see if they have it in their attic somewhere.

Jaye | June 6, 2007 01:56 PM

I have a copy of Sesame Street Fever. It's in my parents record collection somewhere (boxed up because they just moved). I also have the 10th anniversary of Sesame Street LP which came out in 1979. I was a Sesame Street fanatic.

You Tube is a gold mine of classic Sesame Street bits. The Yip Yips, Twiddlebugs, the Ladybug Picnic, Roosevelt Frankin, Sherlock Hemlock. It's All there!!!

Jennifer | June 6, 2007 02:29 PM

I had a "Mickey Mouse Raps" CD. Yes, bought for pure novelty value there...

DM | June 6, 2007 03:08 PM


I remember the Yip-yips. At least, I do now because by mentioning them, you've conjured another dark-memory-best-left-forgotten out of the ether that is my subconscious.

And now if you'll excuse me, I have to figure out a way to send it back to the evil dimension from whence it came.

J | June 6, 2007 03:23 PM

Um... Wow. I... this will surely be in my head during tomorrrow's chem final.

bonnie-ann black | June 6, 2007 05:28 PM

what's wrong with you people? be thankful you got the warped, twisted -- yet, surprisingly catholic 9small "c") -- education and upbringing you did -- instead of Teletubbies, Pokemon and "let's all be good little future stepford consumer citizens" children today seem to be subjected to

Onion | June 6, 2007 07:27 PM

Hey now, leave Pokemon alone. Them's fightin' words in this household.

Djscman | June 6, 2007 08:40 PM

Almost as funny as Cookie Monster on the Martha Stewart Living show:
(part 1)

(part 2)

But Cookie Monster at the Disco has a good beat and you can dance to it!

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