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This video of Tom Hiddleston teaching Cookie Monster about delayed gratification is oddly sexual

Sesame Street often teaches children very adult concepts in terms they can understand, but sometimes it just gets weird. Take the video below, for instance. Delayed gratification is a great thing for kids to learn. They should know that patience yields more satisfying rewards, as made evident by Tom Hiddleston keeping cookies from Cookie Monster. But there's just something about the way the Avengers star teases the Muppet with the sweet prize, making him smell it, and so on. It really feels like a strange ad for abstinence, but maybe that's reading way too much into it.

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