Is nothing sacred?

From Eric, who will find this more offensive than almost anyone I know: Cookie Monster has gone from "C is for cookie, that's good enough for me" to "A Cookie Is Sometimes Food" as part of an Sesame Street effort to teach moderation. Furthermore:

"Sesame Street" also will introduce new characters, such as talking eggplants and carrots...

Why not just go all the way and show Cookie Monster getting angioplasty?