Elmo is pretty much my least favorite Muppet. I mean, let's face it, he sort of took over Sesame Street and runs it with the iron fist of a toddler tyrant. Every time i've seen snippets of episodes from the last several years, Elmo's always there. Staring. Whining. Cutting the air time of the other Muppets and making them stand in breadlines in front of Hooper's. Yeah. I know your game Elmo. I know about the coup you staged to undermine Big Bird.
That said, though Elmo may be evil, this video is pretty damn great. The Associated Press has a little on-set 'interview' from Ricky Gervais's visit to the neighborhood. The actual episode will air in November, when Sesame Street starts up it's 40th year. Good times.