Elmo Puppet

Elmo Puppet

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Description (Brief)
Elmo is a furry red monster with an orange nose. He is three years old and generally refers to himself in the third person. Elmo talks in a falsetto voice and is enthusiastic and cheerful. He was originally designed in 1979 as a generic background monster and first appeared as Elmo on Sesame Street in 1980. He was performed by Kevin Clash until 2012 and is now performed by Ryan Dillon. This particular Elmo puppet was created around 1984.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
puppet
date made
1984
performer
Clash, Kevin
Dillon, Ryan
maker
Henson, Jim
Physical Description
plastic (overall material)
synthetic fur (overall material)
foam (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 14 in x 16 in x 11 in; 35.56 cm x 40.64 cm x 27.94 cm
ID Number
2013.0101.01
accession number
2013.0101
catalog number
2013.0101.01
Credit Line
Gift of the Family of Jim Henson: Lisa Henson, Cheryl Henson, Brian Henson, John Henson and Heather Henson
subject
Children's television programs
Puppetry
Television broadcasts
Sesame Street
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Cultural and Community Life: Entertainment
Jim Henson
Data Source
National Museum of American History
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He is so cute

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