A new Sesame Street special — or “special movie event,” as PBS Kids is calling it — will air on PBS in February. It’s called The Cookie Thief, and here’s the description, via Illinois Public Media:
Cookie Monster is wrongly accused of stealing world-famous masterpieces in this hilarious parody set at the Museum of Modern Cookies. Shenanigans ensue when Detective Elmo, Chris, and the gang try to clear Cookie Monster’s name as scrumptious paintings are stolen right from under their noses. Even as the adventure heats up, tour guide Prairie Dawn is able to share stories like how the great artist Leonardo da Crunchy made Muncha Lisa smile. Cookie Monster also learns some important self-regulation strategies—about cookies, of course!—along the way.
There’s also this brief trailer:
Hey, there’s Rachel Dratch!
The show is set to premiere on PBS in Sesame Street‘s regular time slot the week of February 16th. Can it still be a special if it airs at the same time as plain ol’ Sesame Street episodes? Hey, if Sesame says it’s a special, it’s a special!
And because we’re all Sesame nerds, here’s what we’re thinking: This isn’t the first time Cookie Monster has had to practice self-regulation in a museum. And it’s not the first time we’ve gotten a story about a Cookie thief. But if this new thing is half as good as the TV special Don’t Eat the Pictures or the book The Great Cookie Thief, it’s sure to be a good time.
Thanks to Tough Pigs’ own Shane for the alert! Click here to be wrongly accused on the Tough Pigs forum!
by Ryan Roe – Ryan@ToughPigs.com