Throughout today's show, The Takeaway will be giving thanks, and looking back at some of our favorite interviews from the past year. Among them is a certain man who usually walks around the world completely unrecognized, despite the fact that he plays one of the most recognizable characters in television history. He was mentored by the great Jim Henson. And he has more daytime Emmys than most TV actors accrue in a lifetime.
Kevin Clash, the man behind Sesame Street's Elmo, was on the Lopate Show recently and he also told us that he's fan of the Weather Channel.
Cheryl Henson, Jim Henson’s daughter; puppeteer Basil Twist; and Elmo puppeteer Kevin Clash talk about “Puppets on Film.” Presented by BAMcinématek and the Jim Henson Foundation, “Puppets on Film” is the most comprehensive survey of live puppetry in cinema ever compiled for both children and adults. It includes the Muppet movies, documentaries, 1980s cult classics, fantasy films, and shorts by contemporary artists. In anticipation of the November 23 release of The Muppets, a selection of films produced, directed, or godfathered by Muppets creator Jim Henson.
He plays one of the most recognizable characters in television history. He was mentored by the great Jim Henson. He has more daytime Emmys than most TV actors accrue in a lifetime. And yet, most days, he walks around the world, completely unrecognized by his fans. His name is Kevin Clash, and he is the subject of a new award-winning documentary called "Being Elmo," which is currently in limited release.