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Moment of Geek: The Real Computer Monster

Every couple of days we run across items so geeky we can't even begin to explain them. We politely refer to them as "Moments of Geek," as in a short fact, tidbit, video or picture that's not worthy of a whole feature story, but is worthy of a moment of your time.

Today's example comes to you courtesy of Muppet creator Jim Henson, who created the "computer monster" sketch in the early 1960s. The skit was allegedly developed for IBM and was such a hit that Henson redid it later. Word is the computer-eating-monster is a predecessor of the infamous Cookie Monster, who you might remember is more blue than green.

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asmariamoon asmariamoon 8 years
hehe this is great. Actually, NYShuls, if you look at
asmariamoon asmariamoon 8 years
hehe this is great. Actually, NYShuls, if you look at <a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cookie_Monster>the wikipedia entry for Cookie Monster</a>, under Origins, you'll find that his name was Wheel-Stealer, which is pretty close to your guess. (So named for the type of snacks he ate in a General Foods commercial) And yes, he did appear on the Ed Sullivan Show.
beingtazim beingtazim 8 years
so cute. thanks for this
beingtazim beingtazim 8 years
so cute. thanks for this
yumjimmy yumjimmy 8 years
I didn't know cookie monster had a cousin.
colormesticky colormesticky 8 years
I want one. I wish he'd come eat my work computer!
Food Food 8 years
so cute! love that he threw out the 37cent piece instead of eating it.
NYShuls718 NYShuls718 8 years
This was on BoingBoing a few months ago and I had showed it to everyone I know. I love the Muppets and this was just so perfectly geeky. I believe the Muppet that sort of looks like Cookie Monster was originally named Steeler Wheeler was part of the Ed Sullivan Show. Anyway, this is great and I'm glad everyone else enjoyed it as much as I did!
nitronat nitronat 8 years
hahaha - that is really cute :)
amh678 amh678 8 years
Cute! Who knew? :)
amh678 amh678 8 years
Cute! Who knew? :)
Jane26 Jane26 8 years
very cute.
Jane26 Jane26 8 years
very cute.
mollipop mollipop 8 years
When is this clip from? They should bring Computer Monster back!
Leopardcc Leopardcc 8 years
omg, that is too cute!
Leopardcc Leopardcc 8 years
omg, that is too cute!
PinkNC PinkNC 8 years
That must have been yummy.
PinkNC PinkNC 8 years
That must have been yummy.
c0rkie c0rkie 8 years
loL! how cute!!!
c0rkie c0rkie 8 years
loL! how cute!!!
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