Elmo’s raging pet rant resonates with the exasperated


Dr Leela Magavi, a psychiatrist in Newport Beach, Calif., Said the clip helped distract children and adults from “their own pain and helplessness during this difficult time.”

Many people “perceive Elmo as a friendly and loved character, so when they see his frustration and anger it helps normalize their own feelings of anger and makes them understand that this is a normal human feeling,” she added.

For others, the clip is an example of selfishness.

“We’ve all had an Elmo experience, whether it’s in college, in a classroom, or at work somewhere, with people who want to do everything for them,” said Alexiss Tyler, 27, of Kansas City, Mo. .

Jennifer Cretu from Snohomish, Wash., Said her three boys – ages 8, 11 and 14 – believed Elmo had been wronged, although her oldest child, Liam, may have sympathized with Zoe because he, too, had previously had an imaginary friend: Barack Obama.

Her middle child, Silas, believed that the disordered Elmo phenomenon could have been avoided by having the human character in the scene eat the cookies. “I mean, one is a rock,” he said. “And the other two are just puppets.”

Liv Pearsall, who has 2.8 million TikTok followers and makes videos highlighting Elmo’s bratty side, said that the characters on “Sesame Street” have personalities and Elmo sometimes displays hers in personalities. “sarcastic and savage moments”.


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