Tom Hiddleston tried to teach Cookie Monster about ‘delayed gratification’

Aren’t you some lucky Hiddlestoners! Two Tom Hiddleston posts in one day. Lucky dragonflies. As we already saw last month, Tom Hiddleston got to meet and hang out with Cookie Monster during the PBS preview/upfronts for the fall season. Tom was at the PBS event to promote PBS’s airing of The Hollow Crown. But he seemed excited to hang out with Cookie Monster, and in a wonderful turn of events, whoever operates PBS’s Instagram account is a full-fledged Hiddles-loonie, so there are some amazing Hiddleston photos posted on the account.

The Instagram pics were all a preview of Hiddleston teaching Cookie Monster a very important lesson about waiting and delayed gratification. Is “delayed gratification” a lesson children need to learn? It seems like a complicated lesson for kids, although I guess if you’re just trying to teach kids “waiting” it seems okay. So, when Hiddles met Cookie Monster, Tom made him wait for a cookie and the rest is history. Just FYI: I love this video. I love how Tom is cracking up at Cookie Monster.

Photos courtesy of PBS’s Instagram.

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  1. TheyPromisedMeBeer says:

    “Delayed gratification”? Is Mrs. Eyre getting a teacher’s credit here?

  2. T.fanty says:

    *claps hands in glee*

    Kaiser rules!

    You know, in England, we would call what Tom is munching on a biscuit. #justsayin

  3. L says:

    It’s more of a lesson in self control/waiting/being patient methinks.

    It’s adorable. But anyone with cookie monster would be adorable.

  4. MissMary says:

    Somehow, I think the “delayed gratification” most parents are thinking of, seeing Tom, is entirely different than the one they want to teach their kids about.

  5. Lipsy says:

    Why ‘delayed gratification’? Shouldn’t it be more about ‘self control’, based on that clip?

    I lost count of how many times I saw that video last night on Buzzfeed. Oh well I guess I have to watch it AGAIN since it’s on this site now…

  6. Vesta says:

    I’m totally sold with this :)

    And yes, I admit that suddenly I got this slightly perverted feeling that I wouldn’t tease Tom with my very own cookie in this way…

  7. Feebee says:

    Tom… delayed gratification… cookie… even better – biscuit… lovely post Kaiser but for this one I’ll think I’ll be back for the comments. :)

  8. insomniac says:

    Two thoughts:

    1. That video is adorable;

    2. That man has the longest fingers I’ve ever seen.

  9. Lindy79 says:

    I cannot fault him for this. Its adorable and made me smile so much.
    His Muppet love is charming.

  10. Trek Girl says:

    This is a great lesson for children to learn. I wish more people learned it when they were young.

  11. Harriet says:

    I. Am. Dying. Of. Cuteness. Overload. I want to hug them both!

  12. flower says:

    Leave it to him to turn an episode with a puppet and a cookie into something perverted. Lol. Never change you horny man.

  13. Londongal says:

    Tom likes to munch biscuits. Tom likes to tease himself with the biscuit and then eat the biscuit. *sound of ovaries exploding*

  14. Side-Eye says:

    I saw all this on tumblr months ago…

  15. Browniecakes says:

    When I first saw it I thought it was fan made. Me want Tom’s cookie too. TomNomNom. Hey don’t mess up the blue suit, we need that.

  16. lenje says:

    I usually don’t care about Tom Hiddlestone, but Cookie Monster… WAAAA!!!!! Love me some Cookie Monster!

  17. Portia says:

    Do you have a lot of experience with delayed gratification, Tom? I doubt he delays any of his gratification. But the whole clip is really, really cute! I love how he’s a jerk to Cookie Monster and taunting him with the “here, smell, smell” while telling him to practice self-control.

    Cookie Monster is so damn adorable at the end when he goes, do you need to ask. I had to rewind and watch those last seconds a few times.

  18. alex says:

    I love the part of the video where Cookie Monster starts finally eating, part of one cookie flies up and hits Tom in the face hahah

    Oh Tom….I’ll have your cookies any day… if you know what I mean ;)

  19. Mary-Rose says:

    TommyAnne needs to learn self gratification himself before he teaches anybody else. If What DL is going by (and only them) , he’d had fifty shades of Grey in the bag the way he’s going ! Haha

  20. Veeeeery Veerytas says:

    Screw self-control. Me want cookie, too!

  21. Mary-Rose says:

    I love his new suit at the OLLA premier. That suit on him makes me want to share cookies with him….

  22. Dante says:

    Omg please stop covering this guy every day. I have seen one (1) movie he was in and he wasnt even the lead or that amazing. The way he is being covered on this site you should think he is the hottest new actor for generations. And he doesnt even have much of a body of work to speak of. The whole thing is so over the top. How about some love for some actors who are actually working consistently and not just doing publicity stunts and interviews for their lame tumblr fangirls.

  23. Deanna says:

    nom nom nom nom nom nom nom…. hilarious