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:
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)
11.Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade (2008)
13.Abby in Wonderland (2008)
14.Elmo's Christmas Countdown (2007)
15.Ready for School (2007)
16.Kids' Favorite Country Songs (2007)
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)
23.Elmo's Potty Time (2006)
25.Elmo's World: Pets! (2006)
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)
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)
43."The Rosie O'Donnell Show"
48.The Adventures of Elmo in Grouchland: Sing and Play Video (1999)
50.Seamless: Kidz Rule (1999) Played by Broc Benedict
51.Sesame Street 'A Is for Asthma' (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."Sesamstraße" (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 so, begrudgingly, Elmo is to be finally accepted as a member of the Hall.
|'Top Chef', even!|
Oh well.... I guess I'm no longer the only fuzzy red one in the TV Crossover Hall of Fame*.....
* Birthday Honors List, 2005