Monday, April 11, 2011

TVXOHOF, 04/2011 - ELMO (SIGH....)

I held off as long as I could; I really tried.

I'm not a fan of the Muppet Elmo, and I didn't want him running around the halls of the TV Crossover Hall of Fame. So I held off his induction for as long as possible (He's been eligible since the Hall first began in 1999, I think.), despite the fact that he may have more qualifying credits than most of the members already installed in the Hall:
1."The Wendy Williams Show"

2."Sesame Street"
3."Late Night with Jimmy Fallon"

4."Dinner: Impossible"

5."Rove Live"

6.Families Stand Together: Feeling Secure in Tough Times (2009)

7.Live from the Red Carpet: The 36th Annual Daytime Emmy Awards (2009)

8.Being Green (2009)

9.Coming Home: Military Families Cope with Change (2009)

10."Scrubs"

11.Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade (2008)

12."Getaway"

13.Abby in Wonderland (2008)

14.Elmo's Christmas Countdown (2007)

15.Ready for School (2007)

16.Kids' Favorite Country Songs (2007)
17."Today"

18.Sesame Beginnings: Moving Together (2007)

19.Elmo's World: What Makes You Happy? (2007)

20.When Parents Are Deployed (2006)

21.Sesame Beginnings: Exploring Together (2006)

22."Robot Chicken"

23.Elmo's Potty Time (2006)

24."Postcards"

25.Elmo's World: Pets! (2006)

26."Sunrise"

27.A Capitol Fourth (2006)

28.Sesame Beginnings: Make Music Together (2006)

29.Sesame Beginnings: Beginning Together (2006)

30.Elmo's World: Reach for the Sky (2006)

31."The Tony Danza Show"

32.Elmo Visits the Doctor (2005)

33."Martha"

34.Open huis in Sesamstraat (2005) Played by Hein Boele

35.What's the Name of That Song (2004)

36.Sesame Street Presents: The Street We Live On (2004)

37."The West Wing"

38.Sesame Street: Happy Healthy Monsters (2004)

39.Lights, Camera, Imagination! (2003)

40.Zoe's Dance Moves (2003)

41.Elmo Visits the Fire House (2002)

42.Elmo's World: Wake Up with Elmo (2002)

43."The Rosie O'Donnell Show"
44.Elmo's World: The Wild Wild West (2001)

45."The Simpsons"

46."Elmo's Musical Adventure: Peter and the Wolf" (2000)

47.The Adventures of Elmo in Grouchland (1999)

48.The Adventures of Elmo in Grouchland: Sing and Play Video (1999)

49.Cinderelmo (1999)

50.Seamless: Kidz Rule (1999) Played by Broc Benedict

51.Sesame Street 'A Is for Asthma' (1998)

52.Elmopalooza! (1998)

53.29th NAACP Image Awards (1998)

54.Elmo Says Boo (1996)

55.Vanessa Williams & Friends: Christmas in New York (1996)

56.Elmo Saves Christmas (1996)

57.Basil Hears a Noise (1994)

58.Sesame Street Jam: A Musical Celebration (1994)

59.The Best of Elmo (1994)

60.Sesame Street Stays Up Late! (1993)

61.Big Bird's Birthday or Let Me Eat Cake (1991)

62.Sesame Songs: Monster Hits! (1990)

63.Sesame Street Visits the Firehouse (1990)

64.Sesame Street: 20 and Still Counting (1989)

65.Sesame Street, Special (1988)

66.Sesame Street Presents: Follow that Bird (1985)

67."Sesamstraat" (1976) Played by Hein Boele

68."Sesamstra├če" (1973) Played by Sabine Falkenberg

But when Elmo made the news last year because of the music video in which he starred with Katy Perry, I surrendered.


For a TV character like Elmo, talk shows are more accepted than for the League of Themselves, because Elmo is truly a fictional character interacting with real people who treat him as if he really exists.
And Elmo has also made appearances in other TV dimensions. Here he is in the 'West Wing' dimension:
And here's he's found in the Springfield of the Tooniverse:
Someone out there on the InterWebs would like us to believe that there is an Elmo in the Evil Mirror TV Dimension:
Elmo seals the deal by appearing on TV with a couple of other members of the TV Crossover Hall of Fame:
(And that's the official Santa Claus from the main Toobworld, to boot!)

And so, begrudgingly, Elmo is to be finally accepted as a member of the Hall.

'Top Chef', even!
Traditionally, puppets are usually inducted in June, but I didn't want to share my birth month with him. I figured the month usually dedicated to the Foolish would be appropriate.

Oh well.... I guess I'm no longer the only fuzzy red one in the TV Crossover Hall of Fame*.....

BCnU!

* Birthday Honors List, 2005

2 comments:

Hugh said...

One more that I did always like (although I've always preferred Grover to Elmo)--Elmo appeared on an episode of The Torkelsons as the toy of the youngest (Ruth Anne, I think) which came to life to talk to her. That actually quite good little show was revamped into Almost Home in its second, and final, year, so technically Elmo ties two more shows into the greater connection. Of course, some of what you listed included direct-to-video and theatrical releases.

Toby O'B said...

Yeah, I really didn't want to go through the hassle of weeding out all of the movie entries; not for this guy. But I'm cool with direct to video.....