Cookie Monster's sweet tooth finally caught up with him in 2006 when "Sesame Street" launched a Healthy Habits for Life campaign. Fans thought for sure he was going to get the axe or worse change his name to Veggie Monster, so they started a movement of their own. When the dust settled, the blue eating-machine announced "Cookie's are a sometimes food." Since then he's been known to eat everything from fruit to microphones to Stephen Colbert's Peabody Award.
-- Emily Christianson, latimes.com