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Switched?

The text says that this is the first appearance of the monster that would become Cookie Monster, though the Beautiful Day Monster puppet is used, and would later be switched to the puppet currently used. What does this mean, exactly? Cookie Monster first appeared in the first episode, not this sketch, and both monsters have appeared togetehr on-screen (and if such a monster character were to be rebuilt, I doubt that a completely new design would be used for the exact same character). I know that the books Jim Henson: The Works (which says that this skit gave the writers an idea of what Cookie Monsters personality should be like)and Sesame Street Unpaved both mention Cookie Monster appearing on a game show and choosing a cookie instead of a trip to hawaii as a prize (and neither book states the actual name of the game show). Maybe the sketch was later remade with Cookie Monster replacing Beautiful Day Monster, or maybe there was a different game show with the same punchline only featuring Cookie Monster as the contestant. --Minor muppetz 20:06, 12 October 2006 (UTC)

Since nobody answered I took out that trivia. It doesn't make sense as written, and doesn't remotely match what Cookie's page says is his history - as a puppet he doesn't evolve from Beautiful Day Monster or Scudge. If his personality was meant then somebody can put it back in correctly. -- Wendy (talk) 03:59, 21 October 2006 (UTC)
Actually, I think the reference, given the original phrasing, was to the Beautiful Day Monster being changed, but in general, it wasn't especially useful or relevant. -- Andrew Leal (talk) 04:07, 21 October 2006 (UTC)

Parody of real show?

I have a vague recollection that way-back-when, there was in fact a game show called Mr. & Mrs., which worked basically the same way the game on the sketch did. (At least, there was in Britain, and all British game shows at that time were lifted from American ones.) Daibhid C 23:52, 23 December 2008 (UTC)

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