Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Grover > Elmo

I'm glad that the puppeteer behind Elmo has been cleared of the false accusation that had been made against him.  He seems to be a nice man.  I'm sure I'd like him.

But I don't like Elmo.

It's not anything in particular that he's done.  He's not a bad little fellow himself.  Yes, his squeaky voice is an irritant.  Yes, he is basically an idiot child.  And certainly Elmo's Song is a crime against humanity.  But he's a cute little critter, nice to visit with once in a while.  Once in a great while.

What really pisses me off about Elmo is how he has taken over as the number one monster on Sesame Street.  It used to be Grover.  Lovable, furry, old Grover, everybody's pal.  Superhero, restaurateur,  teacher, this guy could do it all.  Not particularly well, but you've got to admit, he had heart.  Now, you barely see the blue guy at all.

All of which is just an excuse to post a couple of videos.

Here is Grover being ever so helpful as a waiter.

And here is Grover helping John John  count to one.

What a guy.

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