Elmo appears before Congress.
April 24, 2002 9:17 AM   Subscribe

Elmo appears before Congress. The puppet testifies before the Education Appropriations Subcommittee to urge more spending on musical instruments.
posted by swift (19 comments total)

 
Damn red muppets---they're all commies.
posted by nathan_teske at 9:20 AM on April 24, 2002


The terrorists have won.
posted by bshort at 9:49 AM on April 24, 2002


Wait until Ashcroft gets ahold of Bert and Ernie...
posted by owillis at 9:50 AM on April 24, 2002


Since Elmo is such a Washington insider, according to the article, maybe he can take Karen Hughes' place in the White House as top presidential advisor.
posted by cowboy at 10:08 AM on April 24, 2002


"Just crack a few jokes, Elmo...works for your fellow Muppet Alan Greenspan every time..."

Elmo's Washington intern impression.
posted by adampsyche at 10:18 AM on April 24, 2002


Reason 5,698,413 to think our congress is full of four year olds.

(Apologies to any and all four year old MeFiers.)
posted by Hugh2d2 at 10:31 AM on April 24, 2002


I'm bleeding from the eyes and ears, and possibly the ass.
posted by solistrato at 10:35 AM on April 24, 2002


Nice government we've got going.
posted by uftheory at 10:37 AM on April 24, 2002


Nice government we've got going.

Unfortuneately, the sadder truth is probably that this stunt was intended to get the public's attention (not congress's) on the issue.
posted by plaino at 10:43 AM on April 24, 2002


Apparently, Trent Lott tried to tickle Elmo (Flash required, pretty quick)
posted by matteo at 10:56 AM on April 24, 2002


RE: Elmo replacing Hughes

"Elmo say rumor that Cheney had another heart attack is big, big, big, big lie from Daschle. Ok, Elmo gotta go pray with Ash-crowft now"
posted by owillis at 10:58 AM on April 24, 2002


Apparently, Trent Lott tried to tickle Elmo (Flash required, pretty quick)

That's not Flash, that's Java, and it didn't get along well with Mozilla.
posted by jaden at 1:47 PM on April 24, 2002


I'm concerned.

Our elected leaders might confuse Elmo with Joseph Lieberman.
posted by mikewas at 2:51 PM on April 24, 2002


Actually, I hear that Oscar the Grouch is moonlighting as a toxic sludge lobbyist.
posted by ed at 3:14 PM on April 24, 2002


"Mr. Elmo was later followed by lobbyists for the letter "Q" and the number "3"...
posted by ArkIlloid at 9:45 PM on April 24, 2002


Matt Drudge swears that was Bill Clinton in the Kermit suit with his hand up Miss Piggy's dress.
posted by Mack Twain at 11:59 PM on April 24, 2002


We're joking because the scary serious part of this just too repulsive to address, right?

Right?
posted by Dreama at 1:21 AM on April 25, 2002


We're joking because the scary serious part of this just too repulsive to address, right?

You mean the whole "Muppets control the world via the Bilderberg group to create a one-world government" thing? Yes.
posted by owillis at 7:58 AM on April 25, 2002


The "scary serious part" is the part where there's a guy under the table with his hand stuck up Elmo's ass. And you might say Elmo couldn't live without it.
posted by kindall at 9:18 AM on April 25, 2002


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