It's no secret that Clash is a master puppeteer, performer and artisan. Anyone who has seen Clash with Elmo in person(be it Muppetfest, the various Henson/performing arts appearances, or random events) knows that he has an uncanny ability and craft. A recent interview with a Sesame muppeteer confirms the level of Clash's ability and commitment: http://themuppetmindset.blogspot.com/ Like Whitmire's inhuman marathon ability(such as having his arm erect for hours upon hours straight in a float or cramped space performing Kermit), Clash knows no bounds. Yet, why is Clash simply the "performer of Elmo". Yes, I've been chief among many people on here on the Elmo bashing. And we know Elmo has long been Sesame's top breadwinner, which we begrudgingly see as allowing more projects to flourish. So the time commitment to Elmo and worldwide appearances seems chief among reasons why Clash can "only be Elmo and noone else"... Yet surely with Disney Muppets or Henson or even amongst Sesame Workshop there must be other roles? Ok, this may be a not so subtle "bring back Clifford" thread, but I greatly miss the hip purple catfish. And I can only imagine what characters that havent even been invented that Clash could breathe great life too. Its been amazing seeing an endless trove of characters performed by Whitmire, Goelz(including a Muppet Goelz as seen in Stinky and Jake), Jacobson, Kennedy, Baretta, Brill, etc over the years...but who hear hasn't wondered what non Elmo Clash characters would be like?