Elmo Has a New Talk Show, and I Have So Many Questions

The “Not-Too-Late Show with Elmo” premieres May 27th on HBO’s streaming service. There’s a lot about it I don’t understand. Why is a 3-year-old hosting a talk show? Is this really happening, or is it supposed to be in Elmo’s imagination? What are the other Sesame Street characters going to get to do? Is there an educational objective of some sort, or is this just for fun? 

It looks entertaining from the trailer, but then, so did “Elmo’s Play Date,” and we all remember how THAT turned out. It seems like it would be a lot more efficient just to make the main Sesame Street series fun and entertaining for all ages again, but that’s none of my business. 

2 thoughts on “Elmo Has a New Talk Show, and I Have So Many Questions

  1. Firstly, I cannot afford more than one stream, so I can’t watch HBO. Secondly, I have not seen Elmo’s Play Date either l Thus I cannot respond to this without the knowledge necessary to appear intelligent. I’ve seen some veteran talk show hosts trying to do their show from home but at least thery are the right age to do so, but from what I see, these homegrown shows lack the excitement of a studio audience. Poor Elmo, Hope it does not cause him to have deep seated mental issues as he matures. LOL.


    • It looked like Sesame Workshop had the special up on its YouTube channel for a while. It appears to be gone now, but there are some bootleg copies up if you really want to see it. In my opinion, it’s not really worth your time, though.

      I can’t afford any streaming services, and I don’t like the idea behind them anyway. I’d rather just pay one price for something one time and be done with it.


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