Can you tell me how to get to... Sesame Street! To commemorate the incoming 3000 voice compares, our next VC Spotlight is based around the wonderful world of Jim Henson's Muppets.
One of the most prominent Muppets, Elmo is basically an innocent preschool child. He always does the right thing, is extremely curious of the world around him, and expresses nothing but love, affection, and joy toward the world and those around him.
Elmo started out as a generic background puppet played by various muppeteers. He was first named Elmo when Brian Muehl took the role, and envisioned as a character who spoke less with his words and more with basic sounds - something that defined Elmo today in a more sophisticated form. Richard Hunt took the role but didn't like what he could do with it, so he gave it up to Kevin Clash, who defined Elmo into who we know today. After a scandal regarding sexual misconduct, he was replaced and Elmo has since been performed by Ryan Dillon.
VERY special thanks to forum user Ghosty404 for helping with the sound clips!