Elmo doesn't just stick to daytime. He's had many friends in high places, but his biggest champion may have been Rosie O'Donnell. He was a regular on her daytime TV show, and that in turn opened up the magical talk-show circuit. Elmo cooked on "Martha," sang on "The Tony Danza Show," answered a quiz on "Wait Wait Don't Tell Me," kissed co-host Joy Behar on "The View," made healthy meals on "Emeril Live," dispensed dating advice ("Elmo doesn't wear anything so Elmo thinks you should wear nothing") on "The Tyra Banks Show," and shared his rapper name with Ice-T on "The Jimmy Fallon Show." (Elmo's rapper name by the way... Wild Cherry.) Rosie also helped trigger one of the biggest toy hysteria of all time...
Happy Birthday, Elmo!
A look at Elmo's accomplishments over the course of his life.