See? His shirt is orange and purple. And his nose is maroon.
"How else could it have possibly happened?" Poor choice of words, Bert. Clearly, Ernie took it as a challenge.
Once again, Ernie comes up with an imaginative, implausible story, only to have it come to pass exactly as he described it. Thank goodness he's never used this power for evil.
In the first season of Sesame Street, the monsters were not only more monstrous, but they were pretty generic and interchangeable, without real individual personalities. Thus, the voice and attitude of this monster is what we associate with Cookie Monster, yet it's a different puppet.