is a 3 1/2-year-old Muppet who first appeared on Sesame
Street in 1984. Recently, he has gained a lot of popularity
among children and teens. He now has his own 15-minute
segment in Sesame Street called Elmo's World.
is enthusiastic, friendly, and cheerful. He has a very
positive, optimistic view of himself and life. Like several
other characters on Sesame Street, Elmo speaks a "monster
language". He never uses pronouns and refers to himself
and others by name: "Elmo wants to play."