is a 3 1/2-year-old Muppet who first appeared on Sesame
Street in 1984. Recently, he has gained a lot of popularity
among children and teens. He now has his own 15-minute
segment in Sesame Street called Elmo's World.
is enthusiastic, friendly, and cheerful. He has a
very positive, optimistic view of himself and life.
Like several other characters on Sesame Street, Elmo
speaks a "monster language". He never uses pronouns
and refers to himself and others by name: "Elmo wants