Published: Wednesday December 11, 2013 MYT 2:25:00 PM
Updated: Wednesday December 11, 2013 MYT 2:41:27 PM

Sesame Street parodies LOTR

Cookie Monster as Gobble, meeting a Muppet Gandalf the Grey in 'Sesame Street: Lord Of The Crumbs'.

Cookie Monster as Gobble, meeting a Muppet Gandalf the Grey in 'Sesame Street: Lord Of The Crumbs'.

Lovable character Cookie Monster plays a monster who misses his ‘precious’.

Sesame Street has come up with its own cute version of JRR Tolkien’s The Lord Of The Rings, just in time for the global premiere of Peter Jackson’s The Hobbit: The Desolation Of Smaug (opening in Malaysia tomorrow).

The YouTube clip – Sesame Street: Lord Of The Crumbs – features the lovable Cookie Monster playing a character named Gobble. Legend has it that Gobble is the only monster which has the recipe of an unimaginably sweet and delicious dessert (“One dessert to rule them all!”).

Unfortunately, he loses the recipe one day, and all the cookies on Monster Earth disappear along with it.

While mulling over what to do, out pops a Galadriel-like “Crazy Light Lady” who gives Gobble a bunch of ingredients to help him bake more cookies in the “fires of Mount Crumb”.

Through it all, Gobble comes across several challenges and disruptions, one of which involves a dramatic Gandalf the Grey who will not allow the monster to get to Mount Crumb aka the oven.

The clip may be funny, but it is also educational for young viewers as it teaches one the values of being patient, and er, how to count to three.

Sesame Street has done countless parodies of movies, folk tales and even songs over the years which have been very popular with audiences the world over.

Tags / Keywords: Entertainment, Cookie Monster, parody, Lord Of The Rings, Sesame Street


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