Director: Constance Marks
Writers: Philip Shane, Justin Weinstein
Narrator: Whoopie Goldberg
Starring: Kevin Clash, Frank Oz, Whoopie Goldberg, Fran Brill, Bill Barretta, Joan Ganz Cooney, Martin P. Robinson, Caroll Spinney
I was never a fan of Elmo. First of all, he was past my time as a “Sesame Street” watcher. By the time Elmo became popular, I was too jaded to accept his positive message. Yes, I was a jaded 14-year-old. Naw, not really. But, I wasn’t watching Muppets anymore.
Kevin Clash was watching Muppets when he was 14. In fact, he was building them on his own. Soon he was performing with them on a local Baltimore station and later on “Captain Kangaroo” and “The Great Space Coaster”. Jim Henson was his idol, and Clash’s spirit seemed destined to work with his idol some day.