Friday, September 29, 2006

Elmo, Plase Stop Tickling Yourself

Brothers, Sisters, and Transgendered Comedists Everywhere,

This weekend's sermon centers around that red fuzzy guy with the high pitched voice. Kids ADORE Elmo. I don't know what it is. The story goes that Elmo was originally the project of another puppeteer who decided not to use the charactewr and it was given to Kevin Clash who came up with the idea of making him a three year old with a very high voice. He was quickly called in and told to lose the voice. He refused and the rest is tickle me history.

What brought this topic to mind was this this youtube link off of Beep!Beep!. It reminded me of my favorite Tickle Me Elmo joke:

A blonde needs some extra cash around the holidays and responds to an ad in the local paper about a manufacturing job. It turns out to be the factory where they make the "Tickle Me Elmo" dolls and she takes the position. A few hours into the shift, the supervisor who hired her decides to check up and see how her work is going.

He finds her with a tub of marbles and yards of red fabric. Stunned, he watches her cut out small squares of fabric, put two marbles inside, and sew the fabric with the marbles between the legs of each Elmo doll.

The supervisor looks at her and says, "Let me say it slower. We hired you for quality control. Your job is to give each Elmo doll two test tickles."

Live, Laugh, and Love
Irreverend Steve