Is Cookie Monster really Tom Waits with blue fur?

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tom-waits-getty.jpg "Sesame Street" just finishes addressing the rumor that Bert and Ernie aren't gay when another one pops up.

Well, technically it hasn't surfaced yet, but it soon will. That rumor is bound to be " Tom Waits is the voice of Cookie Monster."

Some enterprising fan of the Grammy winner and recent Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee mashed up audio of the Waits tune "God's Away on Business" with video of a certain furry, blue, cookie-eating Muppet.

After 3 minutes and 52 seconds, you'll start to wonder yourself if the two are somehow connected.

Or perhaps it's Dikembe Mutombo covering a Tom Waits song?

Here's the video...