June 8, 2010 AT 11:01 am

The Coffee Break Machine


Long before he hosted Monsterpiece Theatre, Cookie Monster was doing his shtick for IBM. Classic.

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  1. Fascinating documentary.

    I just video-carbon-dated this and by all indications it dates back to approximately 20BE — that is, 20 years before Elmo.

    Ah, the good ‘ol days. Back before monsters could get on Celebrity Apprentice and reality TV.

  2. I can’t say I dislike Elmo on his own. The hypercommercialization of Elmo, on the other hand… *grumble*

  3. Interesting – there’s another version where the gizmo is identified as a coffee machine (probably played before a coffee break at the IBM sales meeting.)

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