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You know, I’m kind of annoyed that Elmo basically took Sesame Street from the other Muppets. I can understand none of the humans I grew up with being there. Actors and actresses retire and while the actor who played Mr. Hooper stayed on until he passed away (and the show actually acknowledged it, which is surprising for a show targeting such little kids but they did it beautifully) but at some point even before HBO took over and cut the episode runtime in half Elmo had essentially pulled a Steve Urkel and took over a show he wasn’t even an original character for. After watching this though…I feel sorry for him. I have to wonder about the message the show is sending here.