Sep 07

Cookie Pussy

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This is one of those posts where yr well aware that every single blogger in the country is going to be asking the same question and yet ask you must, viz:

Blue Peter changing the results of its online poll: so that a cat online readers wanted called “Cookie” was now called “Socks”. This is for whatever reason a very bad thing and a severe breach of trust (it has led to MOAR KITAN on BP though so all’s well), what I haven’t seen answered is the question WHY DID THEY DO IT? It’s not as if the online readers had voted to call the cat “Tony B Liar” or “Cockmonger” or had all written in that its religion was Jedi. Maybe the evil poll rigger involved was trying to please their own tiny infant, maybe they were drunk on powar (or just drunk). Also there has already been a famous cat called Socks so it was a useless name. RESIGN BBC, oh wait.


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    jeff w on 25 Sep 2007 #

    Power-crazed seems the most likely explanation – Beeb exec: “It doesn’t look like a ‘Cookie’ to me, whereas it is a white cat but its front paws are dark ergo ‘Socks’ is clearly a better name QED. Stupid ver kids.”

    The funniest part to me tho is – Beeb exec’s boss: “oh well here’s another KITAN it is called ‘Cookie’ so all is well”; Ver kids: “B-b-but…”

    (pic of both cats in today’s follow-up piece here: http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/entertainment/7011715.stm)

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    Pete Baran on 25 Sep 2007 #

    I believe there was some sort of “Cookie Monster” crisis. No-one ever knowing the law about these things and cats being MONSTEROUS, there was fear of copyright infringement.

    I hope they bring the new cat on and say “here’s one we made earlier”.

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    Mark M on 25 Sep 2007 #

    I believe Ciara is to blame.

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    Tom on 28 Sep 2007 #

    Why did a helpful editor change the title from “Cookie Puss” to “Cookie Pussy” – I was hopin to get Beastie Boys fans embroiled in the intricacies of TV phone-in scandals!

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    Pete Baran on 28 Sep 2007 #

    I was hoping to get the usual hits we get from putting anything rude into the subject heading. Apologies (though the thread address should still drag Beastie Boys fans here).

    And as a follow up, here is the LAMO apology:

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    Clint75 on 4 Oct 2007 #

    Apparently the producers thought that “cookie” was voted for because it is a slang word for a woman’s genitalia, which is why they had to change it.
    So I agree that “Socks” was a better name and I hope that the kitten and Mingeflaps the Blue Peter tortoise get along well.

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