After 49 years it has finally happened! Cookie Monster finally gets his own TV special! In “The Cookie Thief,” the blue-furred, googly-eyed creature will quickly become the prime suspect when works of art go missing from a newly opened cookie-art museum in the Sesame neighborhood. Cookie Monster must clear his name when a robust collection of paintings including the “Muncha Lisa” and “Girl With The Cookie Earring” comes under threat. Rachel Dratch (Saturday Night Live) will serve as a guest star on the program.
At the heart of the new show is an exploration of the concepts of self-regulation, including impulse control, following directions and managing emotions. “These are important skills that all kids need when starting preschool and throughout their lives,” said Carol-Lynn Parente, executive producer of “Sesame Street,” in a statement.
The one-hour special will serve to draw attention to a week of new episodes from the venerable kids series, which will debut the week of February 16.