Ricky Gervais Tortures Elmo

My original thoughts for a post today involved something about the lurking new year. This, plainly, is not that post. No, this is a clip of Ricky Gervais torturing Elmo with sleep deprivation on Sesame Street. If it wasn’t so well done it might be mistaken for a C.I.A. training video, something like “Human Intelligence for Kids!” I’m not sure what Mr. Gervais is trying to get from Elmo, but whatever it is, it is of vital importance. That, or he’s a bit miffed that Elmo didn’t know who he was.

7 Responses to “Ricky Gervais Tortures Elmo”

  1. tertiary Says:

    I suspect that Elmo had it coming, as I personally have been tormented by his various incarnations for years now, and I can’t help but think that so have many other folks.

  2. The Devil Tesla Says:


  3. guesswho9 Says:

    The devil being tormented? Ironic.

    Oh and sorry but someone has to post this:
    Enjoy :) Apart of me dearly wants that on Sesame Street.

  4. fortheloveofthestars Says:

    Adorable. I love Ricky and Elmo as a team. I have watched their joint interview too many times to count.

    I have always loved Sesame Street’s use of Celebs. Funny, out there stuff.

    The BBC network Cbeebies has a similar phenomenon called “Bedtime Stories” where a small army of really fine ass celebs read to children. David Tennant, Marc Warren, John Barrowman, Richard Armitage and John Simms amongst them.

  5. Patricia Says:

    I have never liked Elmo so I LOVED this.

  6. Marvelous Monday! : Wicked Whimsy Says:

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  7. badluckshadow13 Says:

    “Elmo doesn’t care if you’re a celebrity or not…”
    “Right, but know I am a celebrity.”