Thursday, April 28, 2011

celebrity sighting: elmo

Last night Roommates and I went to the screening of the talk of Sundance this year, BEING ELMO at the opening of the Independent Film Festival Boston 2011.  If you get the chance to see the film, go.  The incredibly inspiring story of Kevin Clash, Elmo's puppeteer (lesser known as the puppeteer as the baby from Dinosaurs and Splinter from the Ninja Turtles movies), was pure joy.  There was a great Q&A after with the filmmakers and Kevin and of course, Elmo, which had me in stitches.  My favorite was when someone asked Elmo what the challenges are being on a TV show and Elmo said, "Well, Elmo's not on a television show, Elmo just lives on Sesame Street!  But, sometimes Oscar can be challenging."  It's clear he has a gift and was just so...on.  Here's a clip for the film:


  1. Well this is news to me, I also loved the baby in Dinosaurs and my son grew up with Ninja Turtles, very interesting!

  2. Wait, Elmo and "Not da Momma!" are the same guy?