My Favourite Elmo Video
I never thought I would have a favourite Elmo video. It seemed outside the realm of possibility. My little toddler loves watching Elmo videos. Again. And Again. And again. She’s obsessed with the little red muppet. I find him, somewhat grating. Especially after you’ve watched Elmo’s song 356 times.
Of course Elmo is not designed for my mature palate. So I was surprised to find that I enjoyed an Elmo video at all. And overjoyed when I finally saw this Elmo video.
Ahh, Ricky Gervais, creator of The Office, Golden Globes host extraordinaire and tormenter of Elmo.
It’s all gentle fun. He’s not hosting The Comedy Central Roast of Elmo. (BTW, Comedy Central, huge ratings if you did this.) He’s just gently annoying the poor celebri-muppet.
And Sesame Street knows what they’re doing. Sesame Street has always had two audiences, the kids and their parents. See Katy Perry’s outfit in her Elmo appearance for further reference. With this video Sesame Street is giving parents a little revenge on their overplayed muppet.
While I may enjoy this Elmo video, my daughter doesn’t care for it. It is her least favourite Elmo video. She complains that Ricky Gervais is “bugging Elmo.” Apparently bugging Elmo is not okay with toddlers. Only with their parents.