No Cookies in the Library - Classic Sesame Street
Much to the chagrin of a tempermental librarian Cookie Monster can't seem to comprehend that libraries don't have cookies. My mom loves this skit for some reason.
Tags: Classic Sesame Street library Richard Hunt Cookie Monster Frank Oz Muppets 1970's
Added: 5 years ago
[scene opens with a male Muppet librarian reshelving books]
LIBRARIAN: [to himself] Now, let me see. Under the present Dewey Decimal system, this book belongs--
[Cookie Monster enters the library]
COOKIE MONSTER: [loudly to himself] Wow! Look at all these books! Me never seen so many books before!
COOKIE MONSTER: Hm? Oh, yeah yeah, right right ...
[he suddenly trips and falls down]
COOKIE MONSTER: Whoops!
LIBRARIAN: Quiet, please!
COOKIE MONSTER: Uh, did not see wastebasket.
LIBRARIAN: Alright ...
COOKIE MONSTER: Uh, excuse me, sir? Sir?
COOKIE MONSTER: Uh, could you tell me what you doing with all these books here?
LIBRARIAN: Oh, well ... Why, this is a library. Yes, yes.
COOKIE MONSTER: Oh!
LIBRARIAN: People come in here to borrow books they'd like to read!
COOKIE MONSTER: Oh, that terrific!
COOKIE MONSTER: This library!
COOKIE MONSTER: Oh! Well, that great because me try hard to read.
LIBRARIAN: Oh, that's very good ...
COOKIE MONSTER: Yeah.
LIBRARIAN: Now, what can I get you?
COOKIE MONSTER: Well, uh, me want a book about Little Red Riding Hood ...
COOKIE MONSTER: And one box of cookies, please.
LIBRARIAN: Maybe you don't understand. You see, this is a library ...
COOKIE MONSTER: Yeah?
LIBRARIAN: Yes, we have books here, only books. We have no cookies.
COOKIE MONSTER: Oh ... Oh! Oh, me see!
LIBRARIAN: You understand?
COOKIE MONSTER: Okay, okay! Then, uh, let's see. Me take book of nursery rhymes!
COOKIE MONSTER: And a box of cookies, please.
LIBRARIAN: [slightly agitated] Ahem, we don't have cookies! We only have books, just books. No cookies, alright?
COOKIE MONSTER: Oh, oh yeah, right right, got it now. Okay. Then, uh, let's see. Me take, uh, picture book.
LIBRARIAN: Picture book ...
COOKIE MONSTER: Yeah ... and a box of cookies.
LIBRARIAN: [puts hand on his forehead] Oooh ... How many times do I have to tell you, we don't have cookies! Only books!
COOKIE MONSTER: Oh, okay ...
LIBRARIAN: Just books! No cookies!
COOKIE MONSTER: Okay, no get upset, no get upset. Okay, don't get excited. Me not fussy. Just gimmee box of cookies ...
LIBRARIAN: [screaming] We don't have cookies! No cookies! Just books!! That's all!!! No cookies! Understand!? Just books! Books!!
COOKIE MONSTER: [quietly] You know what? Me get feeling you only have books ...
LIBRARIAN: [screaming] That's right! Just books!!
COOKIE MONSTER: Me got it. Me got it now. Okay, okay ...
LIBRARIAN: [calming down] Alright, at last.
COOKIE MONSTER: Good. Good.
LIBRARIAN: Now, what do you want?
COOKIE MONSTER: Me want book about cookies.
LIBRARIAN: Fine, that we have. A book about cookies. Good.
COOKIE MONSTER: [pause] And a glass of milk, please.
[the librarian gives one last stunned look, then promptly faints]
COOKIE MONSTER: [looking down at the fallen librarian] A book about cookies and a glass of juice?
In a Cookie Monster sketch, a Large Lavender Live Hand Anything Muppet librarian (performed by Richard Hunt) became extremely frustrated due to Cookie's inability to comprehend that the library doesn't have cookies.