Music by Christopher Cerf
Lyrics by Christopher Cerf and Norman Stiles
Date 1981
Publisher Splotched Animal Music
First Episode 1702

"Handful of Crumbs" is a Sesame Street country song performed by Cookie Monster, accompanied by the Monster Mountain Band.

In this sad country ballad, Cookie Monster mourns over the loss of his cookie, which crumbled in his hand, leaving behind nothing but a handful of crumbs.

The Elmo puppet (performed here by Jerry Nelson) is used as one of the band members who introduces Cookie Monster.[1]




  1. Norman Stiles interview, video interview for the Archive of American Television, conducted on December 12, 2014.