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The ‘Elmo’ Puppeteer Speaks


This is the dumbest thing you’ll read all day, from an interview with the man behind Sesame Street’s Elmo:

“Elmo mirrors that 31 / 2-year-old that watches ‘Sesame Street,’ and he mirrors that 31 / 2-year-old in all of us. Adults would love to live like Elmo, and kids love Elmo because they see themselves in him.”

Who wants to live like Elmo? I’ve never heard that in my life, from any parent. Now, if he said,  “Would you like to live like Spider-Man?” then maybe he’d have a point.


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