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Monsterpiece Theater Video Showcase

Updated on April 4, 2013

Monsterpiece Theater from Sesame Street

Parody is one of the sincerest forms of flattery and one of the funniest forms of comedy. Sesame Street took it to an "art" form on several levels with Monsterpiece Theater. Designed as a play on the PBS classic Masterpiece Theater, it was hosted by Alistair Cookie, his poor grammar and jiggling eyes belying the purported serious elegance. The sketches played off classic works of literature as well as more modern television and movie favorites. And, as always with Sesame Street, there was danger of learning something about numbers, spatial relations and social concepts all while laughing your head off. (Which can make it difficult to store your new knowledge!)

Monsterpiece Theater: My Pick

This is probably my favorite Monsterpiece Theater sketch, not only because it has a fairly young sexy Mel Gibson, but also because it emphasizes the importance of reading. How much do I like it? Enough for it to be my favorite despite featuring Elmo!


Cookie Monster..........Alistair Cookie, host





Grover.............Various roles





Herry.............Various roles




Occasional Cast

Elmo - Hamlet

Telly - Waiting for Elmo

Merry Monster - The Sun Also Rises

Random other monsters

Non-monster "guest" stars


Prairie Dawn - Little House






Mel Gibson - Hamlet





Kermit - Gone With the Wind

Monsterpiece Theater: More on the cast members

Squidoo lensmasters have developed some great in-depth lenses on the various members of the cast. Learn more about these talented characters here!

Monsterpiece Theater: One Last Clip

Monsterpiece Theater: Other Sketches

There are a few more sketches from Monsterpiece Theater that aired over the years, but unfortunately, I couldn't find them. Let me know in the guestbook if you ever run across one of these.

"Conservations with My Father"

"Dances with Wolves"

"Fiddler on the Roof"

"Lethal Weapon 3"

"Monster in a Box"

"Munch Ado About Nothing"

"The Sun Also Rises"

"Upstairs, Downstairs"

Monsterpiece Theater: Leave your growls here

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    • PaigSr profile image

      PaigSr 

      6 years ago from State of Confusion

      I may be biased but Grover needs more air time.

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      BeccaFletcher 

      10 years ago

      Now THIS is a lens to make a person smile!!

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      Barkely 

      10 years ago

      Thanks for submitting another great lens to the Fun For Kids group.

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