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 song performed by Cookie Monster, accompanied by a monster country 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.

One of the band members who introduces Cookie Monster would later become Elmo (performed here by Jerry Nelson).[1]




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