June 22, 1994 |
I don't just want to be thin. Thin is passe. No, I wish to be fat-free. I grit my teeth through fat-free creamy ranch dressing. Fat-free jalapeno-cheese bread. And when I feel like living with reckless abandon, fat-free cookies. They exist??? you ask with disbelief. I toy with you not. It seems only the Nabisco people, those whiz-bang bakers of fudge-covered Oreos and Nutter Butter peanut creme patties, understand how to hold the fat and pack a punch.
March 18, 1993 |
No offense to my mother, but she did invent the worst cookies of all time. And the thing about it was, she did it on purpose. She invented them the summer she had the nasty sweet tooth, the wicked sweet tooth, the Evil Genie of a sweet tooth that commanded her to drive the Rambler screaming down Cheesty Boulevard to the A&P every night right at closing and then pound on the glass doors the manager was trying to lock. "We are closed!" he mouths through the glass. "I will kill you!"
April 30, 2005 |
There is a panic in the land, and it started on "Sesame Street." The rumors, they are rampant. Taken together, in dark tones, and one could fear that the beloved boulevard is rapidly transforming into the Avenue of the Politically Correct Puppetariat. Elmo and Zoe are on an exercise routine. Singing vegetables and talking fruit have invaded the neighborhood. Miles has a new song. It is about broccoli.
December 4, 1988
In response to the letter (Viewers' Views, Oct. 30) from T. L. Ham of South Gate concerning the "shock" experienced from Cookie Monster's grammar on "Sesame Street": Oh, for crying out loud! A. Wolff, El Toro
October 30, 1988
I just watched "Sesame Street" with my 2-year-old nephew. I was shocked to hear the character Cookie Monster say "Me want some cookies." This is very annoying when I'm constantly correcting my nephew from saying "Me want" to "I want" in his sentences. I thought "Sesame Street" was supposed to be an educational TV show. T. L. Ham, South Gate
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 3, 2013 |
Jane Nebel Henson knew Kermit before he was the Frog, saw the Cookie Monster before he lost his "fiendish" teeth and was around for the pre-diva days of Miss Piggy. Henson, the wife and longtime artistic collaborator of legendary Muppets creator Jim Henson, died Tuesday at her home in Greenwich, Conn., after a long battle with cancer, the Jim Henson Co. announced. She was 78. As the first partner to the famous Muppeteer, Henson was instrumental in the creation of the earliest characters in the brood of marionette-puppet hybrids.