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Cookie Monster Taught Meaning of 'Resist' by Actor Ian McKellen

By    |   Thursday, 18 Dec 2014 07:58 AM

Cookie Monster gets some help from "The Hobbit" star Ian McKellen in learning what "resist" means during a recent episode of "Sesame Street," a clip of which was posted on YouTube and pulled in some 267,000 views since Tuesday.

The two-time Academy Award nominee, who just happens to have a new movie out, tried to use a couple of the other movies he has starred in to explain to the Cookie Monster how to resist the world's temptations.



"Let's say there was something that you really loved and it pulled you toward it like some powerful magnet, and if you were able to control yourself and not go near it, you would resist it," McKellen tells the Cookie Monster. The magnet reference, of course, is a nod to his Magneto character he portrayed in the "X-Men" movie franchise.

Unfortunately, the Cookie Monster doesn't catch on. McKellen takes it a step farther and pulls out a gold ring, relating to his "Lord of the Rings" and "The Hobbit" movies.

"You want this ring so badly but if you were able to control yourself and not go near the ring, you would resist it," McKellen says before the Cookie Monster reminds the British actor that he's "not much of a jewelry guy."

McKellen finally gets through to the iconic "Sesame Street" character when he pulls out and describes a savory chocolate chip cookie, leaving Cookie Monster to bemoan his plight.

"Why me pick today to help with word," he yells as McKellen encourages him to show the viewers what it means to resist the cookie. Of course, Cookie Monsters gets his cookie at the end of the clip.

McKellen finds an even greater challenge than Cookie Monster as his Gandalf character tries to prevent war in "The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies," which hit movie theaters this month, according to Rolling Stone magazine.

The third in the trilogy prequel to "Lord of the Rings," had pulled in $122 million overseas before it opened in the United States on Wednesday, according to Box Office Mojo.


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Cookie Monster gets some help from "The Hobbit" star Ian McKellen in learning what "resist" means during a recent episode of "Sesame Street," a clip of which was posted on YouTube and pulled in some 267,000 views since Tuesday.
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