video is adorable for two reasons. First, it's Cookie Monster, singing about his incessant cookie addiction to the tune of Carly Rae's catchy song. Cookie's version is called 'Share It Maybe.' Here's a sampling of the lyrics:
You cookie showing, and me hunger growing, let's get skim milk flowing, we'll start this snack going baby!
Hey, me just met you, and this is crazy, but you got cookie so share it maybe.
Second, as Huffington Post
points out, the video is set in an office similar to where most parents will likely (want to) be munching cookies and checking out YouTube videos. The office workers break into a dance number while Cookie tries to get his hands on his favourite treat.
Sesame Street built some buzz on June 18 by tweeting out lyrics
from the Cookie-fied song. And now we have the video! Is it better than the original?
To date, Carly Rae's original song
, which hit number one in June on the iTunes singles chart and Billboard's Hot 100, has received over 148 million views. According to Mashable
, the song has been "covered, parodied, lip-dubbed and danced to by countless athletes, half-naked models, musicians, digital versions of Barack Obama and Mitt Romney, a public relations agency and many more people on YouTube."