Notes from Sesame Street’s Therapy Room (part 1)

Well, it has happened.  Cookie Monster has eaten up so many items that his friends suggested he be psychologically evaluated.  Here is the report on his condition:

Cookie Monster:

  • Hair color—blue
  • Eyes—black, tendency to roll around in his head, rule out seizure condition
  • Age—mid-forties (approximate)
  • Presenting Problem—Binge eating of cookies and other foods, lack of control with eating, occasional memory loss.
  • Assessment—Cookie Monster appears especially triggered to binge eat when presented with stimuli related to cookies.  He has been conditioned in recent years to additionally consume vegetables, but this does not appear to have dealt with the problem of binge eating.  Additionally, when he is unable to obtain the object he desires to eat he seems to go into a fugue-like state where he resorts to Pica (eating of non-food items) and will eat whatever item is in his hands at the time.  After this state has ended, he has no memory of where the object went.  It is recommended that he embark on serious psychoanalysis to get to the root of his love for cookies and how he is compensating for other problems by binge eating.  Further exploration will be needed to understand the fugue states.


Poor Cookie Monster!  Let’s hope he improves soon. Who will Sesame Street have evaluated next??  😉

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