GOOD magazine posted a list of the “Nine Best Sesame Street Appearances.” While all of them are good in their own way–there’s something about Sesame Street that lets born entertainers cut loose–this interview with Ricky Gervais and Elmo cracked me up. It never ceases to amaze me that Sesame Street books consistently high quality guest stars. This video reminds me that there is a whole team of professional comedians manipulating the puppets on the show. Just look at Elmo’s posture and look of shock after being asked, “Do you know what necrophilia is?” Also, catch the sly reference to the famous exchange between Dustin Hoffman and Laurence Olivier.
Another great video on their list is this appearance by Paul Simon:
If that doesn’t make you want to get up and dance, you have a heart of stone.
Elmo wants this tape!