In what might be the most improbable feat of Jewish geography to date, we go to the Unorthodox best-of vault to bring you the story of how Arnold Gorlick, the grandson of a Brooklyn appetizing store owner, pal and neighbor of our own Mark Oppenheimer, met a guy who knew a guy named Jim Henson and inspired a certain blue Muppet with an insatiable appetite for cookies.
Does this yarn feature stories of draft dodging? An efficiency apartment on the grounds of a Mad Men-era advertising executive’s country estate? All of that, yes, and cookies too. Grab one of your own, and settle in.