TV News: Ian McKellen and Cookie Monster Model the Word ‘Resist’ … With Varying Results

I’m rather amused that I mentioned Ian McKellen earlier this week when I reviewed Martin Freeman’s appearance on “Hobbit Office.” McKellen showed up on “Sesame Street” in a skit with Cookie Monster. The word of the day was “resist.” There seems to be a reference to “The Hobbit” as the actor plays with a ring. However, Cookie Monster fails to grasp the meaning of the concept until the cookie appears.

We all know what fate will befall the cookie by the end of the video. Part of you hopes Cookie Monster will stay away from the cookie, while the other part of you is waiting for that classic cookie gobbling moment. Even if a lot of headlines are devoted to nutrition these days, it’s doubtful that Cookie Monster will ever give up his beloved and precious cookies. And who could blame him?

Some of you probably recall Cookie Monster’s version of “Call Me Maybe.” Will there be another music video in the future?

Ian McKellen is always delightful in his roles; in that regard it’s quite sad that we’ve hit the last installment of “The Hobbit.” His lengthy career has been rather fruitful and shows no signs of slowing down with recent projects such as “X-Men: Days of Future Past,” “The Hobbit,” and even the ITV sitcom “Vicious.”

If that isn’t impressive enough, the actor will be portraying an elderly Sherlock Holmes in the film adaption of “A Slight Trick of the Mind,” a novel by Mitch Cullin. It’s set to be released sometime in 2015.  Will Sir Ian be returning to “Sesame Street” for a sequel with Cookie Monster in the future?

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