Interview: Elmo

Tuesday 10 March 2015

Interview: Elmo

Our favourite furry red monster Elmo is returning to New Zealand this month all the way from Sesame Street. With his friends Abby Cadabby, Big Bird, Grover, Zoe and Cookie Monster, Elmo has been travelling the world, visiting China, Zambia, France, India and Australia. In Elmo's World Tour, the Sesame Street Gang have fun learning how people sing, dance and say hello all over the world.

We caught up with Elmo for a quick chat before he arrives in New Zealand.

What is it like travelling around the world with your friends?
Elmo loves travelling around the world with Elmo’s friends, there are so many things to see and learn! Elmo likes to learn how to sing and dance and say hello in different parts of the world, that makes Elmo feel happy!

Who is the messiest when travelling?
Elmo thinks that would have to be Cookie Monster. He’s always eating and leaving crumbs and bits of food lying around. That’s not good for Elmo’s fur!

What do you know about New Zealand? Is there anything in particular that you want to see or do while you are here?
Oh, Elmo can't wait to get to New Zealand and see all of Elmo’s friends again. Elmo’s friend Lady Baa Baa tells Elmo that there are a lot of sheep there, and Elmo loves farm animals! Elmo also wants to visit the beaches in Auckland and see the beautiful sights of the South Island.

What do you like to do on your days off?
Elmo just loves hanging out with all of Elmo’s friends on Sesame Street. Elmo loves to play the piano and dance, and sometimes, Elmo also goes roller-skating with Big Bird. If you think Big Bird is tall, you should see him on roller-skates!

Do you have a special message you want to pass on to the children of NZ?
Using your imagination is very important, it can take you to all kinds of amazing places. Like Elmo can swim with the fishies, or hitch a ride on a cloud, or even go for a walk on the moon! Using your imagination is fun! Oh, and don’t forgot, Elmo loves you!

Elmo's World Tour
Saturday 21st and Sunday 22nd March - Bruce Mason CentreAuckland
Tuesday 24th March - Isaac Theatre RoyaleChristchurch