everything about this video is so surreal. the condom hat. the cookie monster dress. Gaga in 6-inch platform heels but still only being at Ru’s shoulder. the fact that not only can Ru actually sing live but they’re performing at a muppets concert. I love it.
Cookie Monster is all wound up. The Count has him hold up his furry blue fingers, count them (of course), and blow on each one in turn as if he were blowing out a birthday candle. Afterward, Cookie declares, in his familiar growly voice, that he feels much better.
“Hey! Me feel terrific! Me calm. Me relaxed.”
You won’t be catching this scene on HBO or PBS. It’s part of a special initiative called Sesame Street in Communities. Free materials, including videos, books and games, will be released today to help parents and caregivers, in turn, help young children cope with traumatic experiences.