Wanda won’t move. Her knees, which appear to be sentient beings who can talk and have human faces, comment on her sedentary lifestyle, especially as Wanda’s body increases in size, supposedly from her staying still all the time. To watch this high is to risk forever worrying about the brains behind your kneecaps.
One of Sesame Street’s most enduringly-beloved animations, “Pinball Number Count” came from the same creative team behind “Jazzy Spies,” and features the Pointer Sisters cutting loose. Slightly mellowed to fit the mid-70s, “PNC” is a jazzy, triptastic lark that plunges us into the pinball world every bumper-flipping stoner has contemplated at the Bally table.
“Me Lost Cookie at the Disco” (1979)
All that’s to say, if Sesame Street’s creators weren’t potheads themselves — although just look at Muppet-master Jim Henson; how could he not have been? — the show positively incorporated the most inspired and inspirational aspects of late-60s drug culture.
“Daddy Dear” (1972)
“Monsterpiece Theater: Twin Beaks” (1990)
In addition, fueled by the desire to educate and enlighten in the most effective way possible, Sesame Street tapped into 1969’s heady, funky, freewheeling zeitgeist. The show empowered cutting-edge artists, writers, and musicians to create its cartoons, short films, sketches, and sing-alongs. Awash over every element of Sesame Street, as well, were the intrinsic values of love, acceptance, kindness, and inclusion.
“12 Rocks in the Desert” (1970)
“Jack Black and Elmo: Disguise” (2008)
"Sesame Street" turns 50 this week! To celebrate, we're highlighting the show's most psychedelic, hazy, and tripped-out moments that have delighted tokers and children alike.
Effects: Treat Cookie Monster like an edible, going low and slow while feeling out the relaxing effects. Smoking too much can be debilitating in 45 minutes, easing the body and mind far past the point of not giving a shit and into the realm of falling asleep while sitting up.
Looks: Typically dense and triangular or cone-shaped, Cookie Monster’s buds aren’t the biggest, but they could be the brightest. Pear-colored calyxes look white under a milky sheen of trichomes, bright-orange pistils and spots of blue-ish purple.
So many Sesame Street characters are iconic. Bert and Ernie. Oscar the Grouch. Back in 1977, Big Bird was on an iconic Sports Illustrated cover with tall, shaggy-haired Detroit Tigers pitcher Mark Fidrych. Elmo was responsible for an all-time toy craze in 1996. And still, none of them compare to Cookie Monster.
Cookie Monster has a reputation for relaxing users, and it’s known for snowballing effects that chip away at stress and pain before you crumble into bed. The intensifying high is somewhat rare for potent strains, mounting fifteen to twenty minutes after smoking and sending cocky stoners to sleep early. Anyone smoking this strain as quickly as its Sesame Street namesake mows down cookies can’t blame Mr. Snuffleupagus for a lost day, because lack of productivity is a common (and often sought-after) aspect of the high. Like most strains bearing the Cookies moniker, Cookie Monsters carries flavors that would be at home inside a cereal box or ice cream shop, full of hints of sourdough and creme de menthe on top of the usual weed notes of Kush, sandalwood and dank earth. Keep this one in your cookie jar and it’ll just get better.
Flavor: Safe to say that Cookie Monster takes after its Cookies heritage more than the OG Kush side of the family (even though Cookies strains are part of the OG family, but you know what I mean). Those earthy, resinous flavors of Kush and sourdough mix well with a cheesy, fruity funk, giving your mouth a fresh feeling after a hit.
You can find strains with the same parents as Cookie Monster, like Cookies OG, Cookies Kush and OG Cookie. Are they all the same strain? Sort of, but not really. Once the Cookies craze hit in the early 2010s, growers were quick to breed their cuts of Girl Scout Cookies with other popular strains, and backcrossing it with OG Kush was an obvious choice. After winning a first-place trophy at the 2014 High Times Cannabis Cup in Seattle, Cookie Monster was one of the children that stuck around.
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You can find strains with the same parents as Cookie Monster, like Cookies OG, Cookies Kush and OG Cookie. Are they all the same strain? Sort of, but not really. Once the Cookies craze hit in the early 2010s, growers were quick to breed their cuts of Girl Scout Cookies with other popular strains, and backcrossing…