Cookie Monster wants it (but he'll wait)

(CBS News) In the latest parody to come out of "Sesame Street," everybody's favorite big blue monster sings his own version of the hit song "I Love It" by Swedish electro-pop group Icona Pop. Titled "Me Want It," the fuzzy guy mixes his own lyrics to the bouncy beat: "But now me know something/Self-control is something me must learn," he sings, obviously still struggling with that whole pronoun hullabaloo. "Me want it! But me wait." Check out the "Sesame Street" version of this hit song in the catchy version above.

The video, which is not only cute and entertaining, also has a positive message. On the YouTube page, "Sesame Street" posted:

"'Sesame Street' launches its 44th season on September 16th, 2013 with a new self-regulation and executive function curriculum. Cookie Monster, the poster-child for someone needing to master self-regulation skills, attempts to explain these concepts while devising personal strategies on waiting to eat a cookie."

In 2006, "Sesame Street" used Cookie Monster as a way to teach children about restraint and eating in moderation, so it seems as if this cover is another way the show is tackling this issue. Though, I think it's funnier when Cookie Monster actually gets to eat his cookies -- but moderation is good, too.

Cookie Monster is not the only puppet to put his spin on a popular song of summer. The Muppet's Kermit and the gang took on Robin Thicke's "Blurred Lines," in July. Watch it below.

  • Lesley Savage

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