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The Most Interesting Monster in the World is an advice animal image macro series featuring a photo of the Muppet Cookie Monster character from the children’s television show Sesame Street. It is often accompanied by captions that emulate its precursor The Most Interesting Man in the World.
Redditor Eriksgata submitted the first instance to Reddit in a thread titled “The Most Interesting Cookie Monster In The World” that linked to a Quickmeme page on July 26th, 2011. The thread reached the front page of the r/adviceanimals subreddit and has accumulated 1,256 up votes as of October 26th, 2011.
A new version was posted to Reddit on October 10th, 2011 by user captainsnow and featured a photo of the Cookie Monster taken from a scene from the show’s “Monsterpiece Theater” segment, accompanied by the caption “I don’t always eat cookies / but when I do, I eat them in a horrifyingly violent manner.” A round-up of derivatives was posted to BuzzFeed on October 21st, 2011. On October 22nd, it was included in a round-up of the week’s best Internet memes on The Daily Beast.