2022 kicks off with a return to the Elmo and Rocco argument…

mbmfrog

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Well this is one way to start the new year of 2022… a return of Elmo vs Rocco. Plus given how social media is nowadays it seems like this debate has attracted unique sides to it all. As fans of Sesame Street and Elmo what is your take on how this debate comes back up and would it lead to a New Elmo and Rocco story on the show or at least a YouTube video short ?
 

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Honestly, a reignited interest in the Elmo/Rocco feud has gotten me into a theory that there could be a deeper meaning to this and how it ultimately ruined Elmo and Zoe’s friendship. If anyone’s interested, I’ll try to find a place to post it.
 

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Why is this even such earth-shattering news right now? I honestly can't even remember the last time Elmo had a big blowup over Rocco on the actual show.
 

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As much I hate Elmo, the Rocco episodes were one of the few times where I actually found him tolerable. I can only hope that this reignited interest will prompt them to do another Rocco episode. I don’t think they’ve done one in several years, at least not since Kevin Clash and Fran Brill were performing Elmo and Zoe, respectively.
 

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Since Elmo and Zoe were both recast, there’s been very few team-ups (as the performers don’t feel the right chemistry), and I’ve heard they did away with Rocco because it appealed more to adults than kids and the show was focused less on things that appeal to the parents.
 

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Why is this even such earth-shattering news right now? I honestly can't even remember the last time Elmo had a big blowup over Rocco on the actual show.
Because the internet finds Elmo and Rocco’s feud funny now.
 

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Since Elmo and Zoe were both recast, there’s been very few team-ups (as the performers don’t feel the right chemistry), and I’ve heard they did away with Rocco because it appealed more to adults than kids and the show was focused less on things that appeal to the parents.
Really now that is a surprise given the Elmo and Zoe dynamic of the past.
 

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I’ve heard they did away with Rocco because it appealed more to adults than kids and the show was focused less on things that appeal to the parents.
That sounds like something they would have done, but do you have a source that confirms this?
 

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Looks like Sesame Street uploaded one of the most recent Elmo/Rocco episodes to their YT channel today.

 
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