Being Elmo

Being Elmo

SBS  |  October 19, 2014

Most parents are very much aware of Elmo, the child-like fuzzy red Muppet who has become a favourite among Sesame Street's youthful audience. Far fewer people know the name Kevin Clash, the puppeteer who breathes the life and soul into Elmo. Something of a loner in his youth, Clash found a way to express himself when he discovered puppetry, and showed a remarkable talent for the art. In this documentary, discover the man behind the Muppet, and find that he is as lovable, wise and infinitely positive as his famous character.

Most parents are very much aware of Elmo, the child-like fuzzy red Muppet who has become a favourite among Sesame Street's youthful audience. Far fewer people know the name Kevin Clash, the puppeteer who breathes the life and soul into Elmo. Something of a loner in his youth, Clash found a way to express himself when he discovered puppetry, and showed a remarkable talent for the art. In this documentary, discover the man behind the Muppet, and find that he is as lovable, wise and infinitely positive as his famous character.

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