WKNO will premiere the award-winning documentary “Being Elmo: A Puppeteer’s Journey” on Monday, April 9 at 8:00 p.m. on WKNO/Channel 10.
It will repeat on Tuesday, April 10 at 8:00 p.m. on WKNO2, available over the air on Channel 10.2 and on Comcast Cable Channel 910.
The documentary tells the story of Elmo’s creator, Kevin Clash, who grew up in Baltimore in the 1970s and dreamed of being a puppeteer like his idol Jim Henson.
Narrated by Whoopi Goldberg and directed by Constance Marks, the movie includes archival footage and interviews with Frank Oz, Rosie O’Donnell and others, in addition to offering a unique look at Clash’s life on Sesame Street and at the Jim Henson Workshop.
On a related note, British drama like Downton Abbey is all the rage now. I remember as a kid a bit Elmo did on Sesame Street, where he sort of did a spin on the old British drama “Upstairs, Downstairs.”
“This is me running upstairs… this is me running downstairs!”