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Elmo!

Gene ExpressionBy Razib KhanSep 24, 2010 6:02 AM

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I didn't realize that Elmo is almost 40 years old. Not only that, apparently some "Sesame Street Traditionalists" refer to him as the "Little Red Menace". Since I haven't watched the show regularly since the 1980s I don't have a strong opinion about his influence, malevolent or not, but generally I'm pro-Elmo. He's not quite in the class of Mickey, but he's definitely got a spot in the history books at this point. Here's Elmo in the now nixed Katy Perry video:

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