cookie bear

cookie bear n.,obs.  Original term, pre-Sesame-Street, for
   what is now universally called a {cookie monster}. A
   correspondent observes "In those days, hackers were actually
   getting their yucks from...sit down now...Andy Williams.
   Yes, *that* Andy Williams.  Seems he had a rather hip (by the
   standards of the day) TV variety show. One of the best parts of the
   show was the recurring `cookie bear' sketch. In these sketches, a
   guy in a bear suit tried all sorts of tricks to get a cookie out of
   Williams. The sketches would always end with Williams shrieking
   (and I don't mean figuratively), `No cookies! Not now, not
   ever...NEVER!!!' And the bear would fall down.  Great stuff.

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