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Today’s Letter Is…

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This story is No. 30 in the series "The Great Scooby Scavenger Hunt". You may wish to read the series introduction and the preceeding stories first.

Summary: Ordinarily, Xander and Kennedy would never mention to each other a cherished childhood dream, but their partnership in the scavenger hunt has brought to light a good many things previously kept secret. No. 29 of August Fic-A-Day.

Categories Author Rating Chapters Words Recs Reviews Hits Published Updated Complete
Television > Sesame Street(Recent Donor)ManchesterFR71546061,12929 Aug 1229 Aug 12Yes
Disclaimer: I own nothing. All Buffy the Vampire Slayer characters and Sesame Street characters are the property of their original owners.



Through the viewscreen of a video camera, a blue-furred creature observed presumably standing behind an open window in the living room of a house located along a very famous street was carefully examining what it’d been given a moment before by a passer-by outside. This rectangular object was turned over several times in stubby fingers. Big, googly eyes possessing the sole colors of white orbs and black spots for pupils studied the strange gift in absolute absorption for several moments more, until a decision was made at last. Popping the unfamiliar morsel of food into its jaws, the bizarre being chewed vigorously, only to stop at once when the delicious taste finally reached whatever this distinctly odd life form used for a brain.

The corners of its extra-wide mouth turning up in an ecstatic grin, Cookie Monster then blissfully mumbled through a mouthful of golden sponge cake with creamy filling, “Umm-umm-umm-umm-umm!”

At that point, Xander Harris leaned from the side to put his head into the camera’s line of sight. Now next to the open front window of the Sesame Street brownstone, this one-eyed man located outside on the sidewalk had his own cheeks bulging with the other consumed item of his emergency stash. Nodding enthusiastically at the very strange dude indoors, to which he’d just handed over a flavorsome dessert through the window, Xander delivered with identical pleasure through a similar stuffed mouth an elated, “Umm-umm-umm-umm-umm!”

With loud, impolite gulps easily heard by the person using the video camera, both Cookie Monster and Xander swallowed their snacks, and they beamed with sheer joy at each other. Then, in an example of perfect harmonization (which never happens in real life without extensive rehearsals), the pair started singing to all the rest of Sesame Street’s fascinated inhabitants currently clustered behind the camera operator:

T is for Twinkie, that’s good enough for me
T is for Twinkie, that’s good enough for me
T is for Twinkie, that’s good enough for me
Oh, Twinkie, Twinkie, Twinkie starts with T!


When they started the chorus all over again with equal gusto, Kennedy’s shoulders started to shake with silent laughter. This young woman filming everything had thought a few minutes earlier that nothing could ever top being able to give and receive a loving hug from Big Bird, and then also amiably presented with one of this endearing avian’s long yellow feathers now safely tucked away in Willow’s magical book. However, what she was capturing on video was genuinely hilarious, and Xander clearly knew and didn’t care, just so he had fun, along with anyone else who watched this.

Beginning to hum along with her boot toe tapping in time, the delighted Slayer with her camera enjoyed the big finish performed by Xander and Cookie Monster:

T is for Twinkie, that’s good enough for me, yeah!
T is for Twinkie, that’s good enough for me
T is for Twinkie, that’s good enough for me
Oh, Twinkie, Twinkie, Twinkie starts with T, yeah!
Twinkie, Twinkie, Twinkie starts with T, oh boy!
Twinkie, Twinkie, Twinkie starts with T!




Author’s Note: The original ‘C Is For Cookie’ is of course the creation of Joe Raposo, to whom this story is affectionately dedicated.

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