This is Caroll Spinney, an American puppeteer, most famous for playing Big Bird and Oscar the Grouch on Sesame Street. His mother named him Caroll because he was born the day after Christmas. Spinney has been honored with four Daytime Emmy Awards for his portrayals on the series and two Grammy Awards for his related recordings. Two of the recordings Spinney’s voice can be heard on have earned Gold Record status. For his body of work, Spinney has received both a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in 1994 and the Library of Congress’ Living Legend award in 2000.
Cookie Monster famously sang in 2005 that “A Cookie is a Sometimes Food” in an effort to combat obesity. (In the song, various fruits are declared “anytime foods.”) In this video, he struggles with the choice between fresh fruit and a delicious cookie:
Via Mental Floss
If Cookie Monster wants to find the Cookie of Oz, he must remember the directions. He must follow the chocolate chip road, do the opposite of what the cookie tin man says, and finally, go through the Emerald Green door. See the world turn from black and white to color in The Cookie of Oz.
Water, Water, Water, Water. Can you guess what this song is about? If you guessed H20, then you’re right! And apparently a chemistry whiz kid. Anyway, this song is about everyone’s favorite element: water. Favorite because without it we wouldn’t get to go swimming or sail boats or take baths or brush our teeth.
That time in 1974 when Johnny Cash sings a very special song for Oscar the Grouch, who in turn refers to him as “Johnny Trash.”