I couldn't see the first clip because there isn't a link but the second one Brian's Elmo I remember seeing on the A&E documentry. Before I thought that was Jerry Nelson. lol In the original "We are All Monsters" Elmo kind of sounds like the early Snuffy / deeper toned Thog. Though there was a bref clip tagged or a link to Richard Hunt's Elmo "Elmo squeak balloon, too hard" and I can say totally made my morning. lol I was just cracking up, New Yorker voiced Elmo. lol I loved it. lol The voice didn't even match Elmo. I think Richard didn't really try to come up with a high pitched voice say something like Jr. Gorg, just by watching the clip, I can totally tell that he was just hating doing this character. But still, I have Richard Hunt's voices and just hearing it with Elmo it's just so surreal to see that, it's hilarious. lol I might have mentioned this already but I just love Richard Hunt's impressions of New Yorkers like in Gonzo Presents Muppet Weird Stuff he was the voice of the unseen Landlord "YO BUZZARD BEAK? WHERE'S MA RENT MONEY!"" lol Elmo's voice was almost like that except without a Brooklyn accent.There's a clip of Richard's Elmo in "Being Elmo".
There's a clip of Brian's Elmo in here.
Didn't Richard Hunt grow up in New York?
Anyway I'd love to see some more of Richard Hunt's Elmo. But of course it seems so rare to find now a days.