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How does Elmo do his "thinking" face?

Discussion in 'Puppet Building and Performing' started by FunnyBear, Jan 28, 2017.

  1. FunnyBear

    FunnyBear Active Member

    The question is in the thread, but if you don't know what I mean by "thinking face", I mean the position his eyes get into when Elmo becomes confused or thinks.
    Some examples:
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  2. antsamthompson9

    antsamthompson9 Well-Known Member

    The way it works is Elmo's puppeteer, Ryan Dillon, pulls on a little wooden bar inside Elmo's head that the eyes are connected to.
     
  3. FunnyBear

    FunnyBear Active Member

    Thanks! I always assumed it was the way the puppeteers hand was angled, similar to Kermit's head.
     
  4. cathicks

    cathicks New Member

    I thought it was a fabric finger loop inside the skull? Or at least that's the way Kevin Clash did it.
     
  5. antsamthompson9

    antsamthompson9 Well-Known Member

    In Kevin's interview with the Archive of American Television, he said there's a wooden bar that the eyes are connected to.
     

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