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Elmo Orders Taco Bell, Gets a Sundance Spotlight

Elmo is busy. After teaching our kids their ABCs and 123s, he probably likes to kick back and share some cookies with Cookie Monster on his days off. Or maybe he prefers chalupas. Check out this video of a guy order food at a Taco Bell drive-t...After teaching our kids their ABCs and 123s, Elmo probably likes to kick back and share some cookies with Cookie Monster on his days off. Or maybe he prefers chalupas.

Elmo's Era Over?

Tickle Me Elmo was always a lie. You didn't tickle him. You pressed a button in his hand and he laughed his furry little bottom off. He was the iconic toy of the decade and now that decade is dead. Whatever he does next -- dance, doodle, drink...

Ricky Gervais Scares Elmo with Screeching Lullaby

Elmo thinks a lullaby from Ricky Gervais will put him to sleep. Credit: Sesame Street/YouTube
Ricky Gervais' Dec. 22nd appearance on Sesame Street is getting plenty of positive reactions online, calling it "the best thing he has done in recent ye...

Elmo Makes a Flu PSA for Kids

In case you haven't heard, Swine Flu -- or H1N1 -- is coming back. And so is the plain ol' regular flu. Fun! OK, not fun at all. But the United States government is doing its part to raise awareness in a fun way. First, it announced a contest, asking...

Are Educational Toys Just Commercial Products In Disguise?

The Scholastic Book Fair has stood the test of time. Just about every school has one -- not to mention those monthly Scholastic Book Club brochures you find crumpled in your child's backpack. Some things have changed, though. Over the past year there...

Liz Lange, Lookalike Couples, and Maternity Leave - Links We Love

Are you spending too much time with your spouse or partner? Be careful, you just might start to look alike. Check out the mom and dad with matching t-shirts and baby sling. I bet they didn't even plan that! -- Lemondrop No snow or sleet or rain or...

Obama Action Figure Outselling Elmo!

Hard to believe, folks, and yet it is true. Not only do we have a truly historical election and to-be presidency on our hands, but we also have a toy that has at last broken the final frontier of consumerism--outselling Elmo! For those of you unawar...

Sesame Street - Not Just for TV Anymore

For six months straight, we watched only the last 10 minutes of Sesame Street every day. (Parents of Elmo fans will know why.) Now, after 39 years of airing on PBC channels, Elmo and friends are jumping off the TV screen and into the world wide web, ...

Little (big) business: toddler shoes

Chances are, your kids have feet and those feet are, more often than not, enclosed in shoes when they go to the playground or park. The question is, what exactly are they wearing? Soon, they may be wearing Cookie Monster, Oscar the Grouch, and Elmo o...

Have you been to the Macy's Thanksgiving Day parade?

I haven't. I've never really wanted to go. I mean, it's never been my dream. The parade looks interesting and fun from afar, from my home as I watch it on television, but the chaos, the crowds, the weather--all of this has kept me from taking the l...

Old School Sesame Street DVD's come with a warning for kids

I remember with fondness countless moments during my 1980's childhood that would make parents of today quiver in horror. I ate potatoes wrapped in tinfoil and baked in an open fire. I slid seatbelt-less around the back of my Dad's red-leathered conve...

Chinese toy maker commits suicide after recall

If you are like me, you've been wondering how someone who was responsible for exposing hundreds of thousands of children to a hazardous substance could live with himself. Turns out, he couldn't. According to the state-run Southern Metropolis Daily n...

Product Recall: Fisher-Price toys by the dozen!

It's happened again. There is new recall involving a huge number of toys with excessive amounts of lead-based paint. This time it's Fisher-Price toys and, as you've probably guessed, they were all made in China. These toys were all made between April...

Elmo obsession?

Have you noticed that today's kids are obsessed with Elmo? For those of you who don't know who Elmo is, and must have been living under a rock in order to avoid knowledge of him, Elmo is the beloved red muppet who in recent years has completely ta...

Elmo doll sings violent lyrics

Ellie has a cute little Elmo doll that sings the theme song from "Elmo's World". She has played with that doll off and on for about five years and as of yet, it has not started promoting violence. The same cannot be said for the Elmo doll Andrea Barb...

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