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Sesame Street's Elmo Was Rejected By Muppeteers Before Kevin Clash Gave Him His Toddler-like Identity
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Elmo Was A 70’s Reject And Other Things You Didn’t Know About Sesame Street’s Most Annoying Character

Depending on where you fall on the cute-to-crass spectrum of kids entertainment icons, Sesame Street‘s Elmo is either the adorable embodiment of a self-possessed, determined, and utterly clueless toddler or the abominable embodiment of … a self-possessed, determined, and utterly clueless toddler. A new rant over on the gaming site Kotaku probably won’t change your opinion either way, but it does provide some great trivia — and interesting insights into how Sesame Street character development works — on the Muppet you either love or love to hate.

Started From The Bottom Now He’s Here

Elmo Was A 70’s Reject And Other Things You Didn’t Know About Sesame Street’s Most Annoying Character

: Kotaku