You realize that Elmo the Musical replaces Elmo's world, and is only 11 minutes long, right? Elmo's World, unless some snotty parents get their way, is pretty much dead. I'd love to see them talk about handicapped characters as long as the character comes first, and not the disability. Kids are smart enough to deserve a well thought out realistic character, not just a cripple Mary Sue/Marty Stu that just appears there for everyone to not feel sorry for, and is awkwardly a member of the group. I've seen that too many times. Linda was organic. She was much more than "oh, that deaf woman." Sure, she taught sign language and we knew she was deaf, but she was able to take place in comedy sketches (like the Charlie Chaplin ones), and act as a member of the group instead of someone who's just there. That wheelchair girl, not so much... but that's the writers' fault for not being more daring.