Good Stuff: Being Elmo.

When I discovered who was behind the voice of Sesame Street’s Elmo a few years back, I was flabbergasted. I cannot tell you how much I’m looking forward to Being Elmo, the documentary about the puppeteer. Just the trailer left me with a big ol’ grin, and a smidge bit lump-in-the-throaty, and if it doesn’t do the same for you, well then. You may be a Grouch. No judgement. Just sayin’.

6 Comments

  1. I’ve always thought it was SPECTACULAR that a big burly black man was behind Elmo. It tickled my giggle-spot!

  2. “When I discovered who was behind the voice of Sesame Street’s Elmo a few years back, I was flabbergasted. ”

    Talk to me like I’m stupid: Is there something in the documentary that makes the flabbergabstication?

    Now, please bear with me because our kids didn’t have that much contact with Sesame Street, being as how we lived in an area outside the range of broadcast TV.

    • If I had a coherent thought about the puppeteer behind Elmo, I assure you, I envisioned a woman. A small woman. And most likely a Caucasian woman.

      A black guy as big or bigger than our own TNC? No. This – I did not envision.

      • Ah. now i understand.

        People have a default person they imagine when they have no context. (Well, in my mind, anyway.).In my mind it was a white male. So I guess I wasn’t as flabbergasted. More wryly amused at my own defaults.

  3. wearyvoter

     /  October 26, 2011

    Did you see Kevin Clash’s interview on “The Daily Show” the other night? There’s a good story about a flight attendant recruiting him to do the “fasten your seatbelt” announcement before the plane landed. (In character as Elmo, specifically.)

  1. MUST SEE MOVIE