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The Letter of the Day is a Sesame Street segment introduced in 2002, hosted by Cookie Monster. In 2004, Prairie Dawn appeared with Cookie Monster in the segments.

The original segments from 2002 all involved the letter written in icing on a cookie, which Cookie Monster constantly tried not to eat, but in the end he gave in and ate the cookie. Frank Oz performed Cookie Monster in some of these segments, and occasionally another character would help him, usually Grover or Prairie Dawn.

Starting in 2004, when he was teamed up with Prairie Dawn, the letter presented was just a foam letter which Cookie Monster often wanted to eat. Prairie Dawn kept trying to get Cookie not to eat the letter, but Cookie Monster always managed to find a way to eat it anyway.

Some segments produced in 2005 involved "The Letter of the Day Games", a game show introduced by a very energetic off-camera announcer (voiced by Matt Vogel).

"The Letter of the Day" was a daily segment on the show until 2007. In 2007, it still appeared in some (but not all) episodes, though each episode does still have a letter sponsor. Usually when they are shown, they are the 2004 segments with Cookie and Prairie Dawn.

New segments were made about the street scene for that episode in season 39, featuring other characters instead of Cookie Monster. In season 40, Murray Monster began hosting the Letter of the Day, in addiiton to introducing various other show elements.

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Segments are listed in alphabetical order. To view chronologically, select the appropriate arrow to re-sort.

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Season 33

Picture Segment First Appearance Description
A - Ernie Protects the Cookie Cookie Monster enlists the help of Ernie to protect the letter "A" cookie. Cookie warns him that he will be very tempted, and beg and cry for the cookie (even resorting to telling Ernie's mommy), but no matter what, Ernie should not give it to him. However, Ernie does give in and give him the cookie simply because Cookie politely asks for it.


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A - Safe Episode 3985 Cookie Monster locks the letter of the day cookie in a small safe and puts the key into the safe's top slot. It turns out that even a steel safe can't protect the cookie from a monster's hunger.


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B - Cookie's Mother Episode 4025 Cookie Monster and his mother talk about the letter B. Cookie's mother tries to get her son not to eat it, but gives into temptation. ("What the hey? KOWABUNGA!")


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C - Mumford's Trick Episode 4004 Cookie Monster asks The Amazing Mumford to make the cookie with the letter of the day disappear so that he can't eat it. Mumford tries and fails to make the cookie disappear, but Cookie Monster figures out a way to do it...


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D - DON'T Sign Episode 3990 Part 1: Cookie Monster makes a "DON'T" sign to help stop him from eating the Letter D Cookie.

Part 2: Cookie Monster eats the sign so it says DO, and eats the cookie.


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E - Wild Animals Episode 4000 Cookie Monster brought out several wild animals for them to "eat" the letter E cookie until he realized that his plan did not work out and decided to eat the cookie.


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F - Drawing Episode 3997 Cookie Monster plans to draw a picture of the letter cookie so that he can eat it yet still teach the letter thereof. He ends up eating both the cookie and the drawing, though!


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G - Giant Cookie Episode 4011 Part 1: Cookie Monster discovers there is no cookie for him ("That funny--propman here usually hand it to me") until a giant one lands into his paws. Trying to sustain himself, he eats the giant cookie.

Part 2: After eating the giant cookie, Cookie Monster grows larger and starts naming G words like "gassy".


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H - Hide Episode 4001 Cookie Monster decides to hide the letter H cookie. He then finds a place to hide it: In his tummy!


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I - Icing Episode 4007 Rather than eating the cookie, Cookie Monster decides to eat the icing instead. Doing so obliterates the letter, however, justifying the rest of the cookie to be consumed.


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J - Jumpin' J Episode 3993 Cookie Monster jumps along with a jumping cookie with the letter J on it. Upon "tiring" the cookie out, CM chows down on it.


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K - Train Episode 3989 Cookie Monster sends his K cookie away on the letter K train so he won't eat it. Unfortunately, it returns a few moments later.


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L - Singing Episode 3981 Cookie Monster thinks that singing can stop him from eating the "Letter of the Day" cookie.


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M - Disguise Episode 3984 Cookie decides to disguise his cookie so he can't eat it.

N - Letter Cookie Eating Prevention Episode 4005 Part 1: Cookie Monster tries to figure out how to not eat the cookie with an N on it.

Part 2: Super Grover tries to help keep Cookie Monster from eating it, but proves himself unsuccessful.


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O - Package Episode 3983 Part 1: Cookie decides to send his cookie away so he can't eat it.

Part 2: Grover (from Federal Impress) takes Cookie's package to deliver it. The mailing address ends up being Cookie's. (Grover: I don't think he gets the concept of the postal service.)


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P - Blindfold Episode 4003 Since P begins the word "Prairie", Prairie Dawn does not want Cookie Monster to eat the letter of the day, so she puts a blindfold on him. She should have plugged his nose, too, since he still finds it.


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Q - Missing Part Episode 3982 Prairie Dawn is disappointed that Cookie Monster ate the "little stemmy" part of the Q, making it look like an O.


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R- Rap Song Episode 3995 Cookie Monster sings a rap song about the letter R, naming R words and singing about how he shouldn't eat the letter of the day while singing the song, but then he finishes the song (and after that, he finishes the cookie).
Video: All-Star Alphabet.


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S - Super plan Episode 4006 Super Grover has a super plan to keep Cookie Monster from eating the letter of the day. He puts the cookie into a basket, and pulls it up with a rope. However, Cookie Monster pulls down on and eats the basket, sending Super Grover flying.


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T - Hat Episode 4023 Cookie Monster makes a hat from a letter T-shaped cookie. Unfortunately he's so hungry he could eat his hat.


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U - Rocket Episode 3994 Cookie Monster puts the letter of the day, U, on a rocket and sends it away, but it comes back.


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V - Bricks Episode 3987 Cookie Monster carries a heavy load of bricks in an effort to not eat the letter V cookie.


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W - Naming words Episode 3992 Cookie Monster decides to take his mind off eating the letter of the day cookie by naming words that begin with W. Prairie Dawn shows up but Cookie Monster is too deep in thought to notice her. When she finally gets his attention, he eats the cookie.


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X - X-Ray Episode 4018 Cookie Monster eats the cookie with the letter of the day before he can know what the letter of the day is ("Oh, me feel tremendous guilt."), so an Anything Muppet doctor puts an X-ray in front of Cookie Monster.


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Y - Suitcase Episode 3988 Cookie Monster locks the letter Y cookie in a suitcase so he won't eat it, but the suitcase has no bottom. "Me wonder how that happened."


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Z - Zoo Episode 3986 Part 1: Cookie Monster avoids eating the "Letter of the Day" cookie... For now.

Part 2: Cookie Monster builds the Great Wall of Cookie to separate him from the "Letter of the Day" cookie. Part 3: Cookie Monster breaks through the Great Wall of Cookie.

Season 35

Picture Segment Earliest Known Appearance Description
A - Aggravating Episode 4064 Prairie Dawn encourages Cookie Monster to think of words that begin with "A." She can't keep him from eating the letter in question, though, much to her "a"ggravation.
C - Cookie Episode 4106 Prairie Dawn and Cookie Monster introduce the letter of the day. While he doesn't intend to eat the letter, Cookie Monster does note that "C" stands for cookie... eventually leading him to do just that.
E - Pretending Letter E is a Cookie Episode 4087 Prairie Dawn begins to introduce the Letter of the Day segment, when Cookie Monster comes in, saying the blue letter E is a cookie. Prairie tries to correct Cookie, and is relieved when Cookie says he pretending. He cites "Eat", "Egg", and "Elephant" as E-words. Prairie compliments him, saying that it's excellent. The cookie Cookie imagines has chocolate chips, raisins, and vanilla icing. Cookie's eats the letter E, stating "Me have good imagination". Frustrated Prairie Dawn says that "I'm going to pretend this never happened."


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H - Role Reversal Episode 4097 After Cookie Monster promises not to eat the letter H, Prairie Dawn retorts that he will eat it: she mimics his typical speech and behavior in these segments, even eating the H herself after losing control.


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K - Kowabunga Episode 4067 Cookie Monster teaches Prairie Dawn a new K word, "Kowabunga."


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M - The sound of mmmm Episode 4069 Prairie Dawn convinces Cookie Monster that the letter M is not a cookie, but is for "Mmm-Monster" and other M words. Cookie Monster says that "Mmmm" is the sound he makes after eating a cookie. He proceeds to demonstrate by eating the letter "M", which Prairie Dawn declares "Mmm-Messy". "And educational!" Cookie Monster adds, as he "Mmm"'s off the stage.


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N - A horn of dilemma Episode 4059 Should Cookie Monster eat Prairie Dawn's letter N even though it's not a cookie?
O - Oh Episode 4070 Prairie Dawn assures Cookie Monster that the letter O is not a cookie and does her best to intervene, but he eats it anyway as a means of "making sure." Oh!
T - Tasty Episode 4090 Cookie Monster looks intently for cookies, although Prairie Dawn assures him that there are none in the vicinity. He eventually comes to the same conclusion, but only after eating the letter "T."


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Z - Cookie Distraction Episode 4082 Prairie Dawn decides to give Cookie Monster a plate of cookies so he doesn't eat the letter Z, but alas, as Prairie lectures, Cookie Monster eats all the cookies and then proceeds to eat the Z.


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Season 39

Picture Segment First Appearance Description
L-Laundromat Episode 4161 Still at the laundromat, Murray Monster displays the letter of the day, L, and asks Gordon to give some L words. Gordon does so, even though he's busy with his load of lots of laundry.
S-Shoes and Socks Episode 4162 Gabi reveals the letter of the day, S, by showing what she wears on her feet: a sneaker, a sandal, and socks.
K - K Sold at a Nest Sale Episode 4163 Big Bird and Snuffy host a nest sale. Rosita comes rushing in, looking for the letter of the day, K, and finds it in Big Bird's nest.
O - O in the Mail Episode 4164 Big Bird finds the letter of the day in his mailbox, which transitions into the next segment.
F - Firefly Episode 4165 Chris realizes that he forgot to show the letter of the day, and the fireflies help him out by forming a letter F.
C - Magician Episode 4166 While Chris washes the counter at Hooper's, Elmo shows up as a magician. He makes the letter C appear, then "disappear."
J - Vest Episode 4167 Telly shows Baby Bear his new vest, which has letters all over it. On the back is the letter of the day, J.
U - Book Episode 4168 Big Bird finishes reading a book about a dinosaur to Connor and Tiffany, and picks up another book: the "Letter of the Day" book. He opens it, and sees the next segment...
A - Vote Episode 4169 Elmo, Zoe, and a letter A vote to see a film about the letter A.
H - Birthday Present Episode 4170 Baby Bear opens one of his presents, and finds the letter of the day inside, which transitions to the next sequence...
P - Talent Show Episode 4171 Big Bird and Snuffy present the letter of the day, P, who displays its talent by making its own sound.
Q - Spaghetti Stain Episode 4172 Gina tries to eat her lunch, a plate of spaghetti and meatballs, in the garden, but is spooked by the cheerleaders, leaving a Q-shaped stain.
B - Back Episode 4173 In a parody of The Tonight Show, Big Bird introduces Snuffy, who will present the letter B on his back. However, Big Bird sees no B, until he spots Slimey on Snuffy’s back, wearing a hat with a B on it.
X - X Sold at a Nest Sale Episode 4174 Big Bird and Snuffy host a nest sale. Rosita comes rushing in, looking for the letter of the day, X, and finds it in Big Bird's nest.
W - Digging Dirt Episode 4175 Slimey and Oscar watch as Dirty digs a letter W in the dirt.
M - Stuck Episode 4176 At the Laundromat, Leela asks Horatio to help her show the letter of the day. However, he gets stuck in the entrance way.
D - Dance Episode 4177 Abby and Big Bird watch as the Maria and Luis continues to dance. They receive a knock at their door from the letter D, who has come to dance with them.
E - E in the Mail Episode 4178 Big Bird finds the letter of the day in his mailbox, which transitions into the next segment.
V - Transform Episode 4179 Leela jogs by and runs into the letter V, who tells her that he’s playing hide and seek with Rosita. His way of hiding to split in half and become the number 11. Once Rosita leaves, he becomes a V again.
I - Vest Episode 4180 Telly shows Baby Bear his new vest, which has letters all over it. On the back is the letter of the day, J.
G - Laundromat Episode 4181 Chris planned on showing the view the letter of the day, but it was dirty so he’s washing it. In lieu of that, he shows the viewer the letter G in the washing machine.
T - Laundromat Episode 4183 Chris planned on showing the view the letter of the day, but it was dirty so he’s washing it. In lieu of that, he shows the viewer the letter T in the washing machine.
R - Book Episode 4184 Big Bird finishes reading a book about a dinosaur to Connor and Tiffany, and picks up another book: the "Letter of the Day" book. He opens it, and sees the next segment...
Y - Robots Episode 4185 The Alpha-Beta Bots introduce the letter of the day, Y.
N - Blocks Episode 4186 Gina shows the Letter of the Day block to Marco; the block says "N".

Also

See The Letter of the Day Games.

See also


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