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    Elmo's 30+ years of tickling fans


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    Sesame Street favourite Elmo is helping the children's show to celebrate its 40th anniversary.

    The furry red monster has met a host of famous faces over the years including David Beckham, Adam Sandler and The Goo Goo Dolls. They are among the highlights featured on The Best Of Elmo 2 DVD.

    "It was so much fun because we got to do so many different things, like Mr Jason Mraz, he taught us to go outside with his song, 'Outdoors,'" said Elmo.

    "Then Mr Adam Sandler, he sang a song called, A Song About Elmo which was a song about Elmo. And Destiny's Child, we got to sing a song called, I got a new way to walk, walk, walk."

    Executive Producer, Carol-Lynn Parente has been in charge of Sesame Street for the past 22 years. The nine-time Emmy Award winner has helped the show enter the Guinness Book of World Records, and says her role is a dream come true.

    "It's pretty much the best job you can have because you get to work every day with Elmo and Big Bird and even Oscar, and I think the best part is when you tell people what you do for a living. Their face lights up and they want to share their favorite memory or experience with these guys, because they are beloved," said Parente.