Leave it to the Colbert Report to make Cookie Monster cool. I suspect the button-down types at PBS or CPB would have nixed this appearance if they owned the character rights. Luckily the folks at Sesame Workshop seem to be a lot more hip. Who knew?
The Monster appears about 2:15 into the clip and delivers lines worthy of a politician caught in a scandal. Priceless!
And just where can I buy that car that runs on imagination? Oh, the dealer’s on Sesame Street, right? Damn.