Written by Christopher Cerf
Date 1987
Publisher Splotched Animal Music Co.
First Episode 2404

In this spoof of Run–D.M.C.'s version of the Aerosmith song "Walk This Way," Cookie Monster rhymes about the importance of eating more than just cookies. In the original version of the song, Cookie Monster is backed up by the Fly Girls, a group of Singing Food comprised of a pineapple, an apple, a loaf of bread, a pear, and a stalk of broccoli.

The audio version includes some instrumentation not heard in the video version, including a string section in the second and third verses, and a horn section in the final chorus.

Cookie Monster later performed a version of the song with Wyclef Jean. (First: Episode 4085)

"Healthy Food" was also included in the Sesame Street Live shows "Super Grover! Ready for Action" and its subsequent remake, "Elmo's Healthy Heroes!".


  • The original segment was taped on September 11, 1987, and was directed by Jon Stone. The Wyclef Jean version was taped on August 18, 2004, and was directed by Victor DiNapoli.[1]


Online (original version)

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