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Music by Christopher Cerf
Lyrics by Sarah Durkee
Date 1986
Publisher Durkee/Jacobs Inc.
Sesame Street Inc.
Splotched Animal Music Co.
First Episode 2351

"They Can't Take That Away From Me" is a Sesame Street song about subtraction sung by Cookie Monster.

Cookie initially sings about having six cookies before a couple of Anything Muppet kids (performed by Jerry Nelson and Fran Brill) take some of his cookies. Cookie becomes sad each time cookies are subtracted from his plate until Guy Smiley reminds him of how many cookies he has left. Eventually, Guy decides to take Cookie Monster's last two cookies, leaving Cookie sad over having no cookies. Guy points out that he technically has zero cookies and that zero is a number. Cookie then eats his zero cookies, saying that they "taste great, less filling," (the slogan of Miller Lite beer) before proceeding to eat the plate.


  • This segment was directed by Jon Stone and was taped on January 27, 1987.[1]



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