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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 Well-Known 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 Well-Known Member

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

    cathicks 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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