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Beat 360º 8/17/11
Elmo (L) and STS-135 astronaut Commander Chris Ferguson attend NASA's 'What's Your Favorite Space' interactive event at the Eventi Hotel on August 17, 2011 in New York City. Photo credit: Neilson Barnard/Getty Images
August 17th, 2011
07:13 PM ET

Beat 360º 8/17/11

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"Women are from Venus, but Elmo is from Mars."
Joshua Wertheim

Staff
“Tell E.T. I said ‘tickle this’.”
Joey Gardner

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soundoff (53 Responses)
  1. Kathy - Akron, OH

    Thank you for identifying Elmo as the figure on the left in the photo...I wasn't sure.

    August 17, 2011 at 8:28 pm |
  2. john shelton

    Commander Chris, I would have to say my favorite place is home, 360 sesame street

    August 17, 2011 at 8:22 pm |
  3. Jason in St. Augustine

    Elmo can tell you how to get to Sesame Street.

    August 17, 2011 at 8:21 pm |
  4. Shawn Gault

    Elmo thought he was here to sing Alien with Katy Perry, oh Elmo bad

    August 17, 2011 at 8:12 pm |
  5. Lisa from London

    Who better than Elmo to state that Washington needs a lot fewer puppets ijust sitting around with thumbs up their butts.

    August 17, 2011 at 8:08 pm |
  6. A.Scott Lewis

    Sure things have been pretty good lately, but if Elmo lends you money, next everybody in the universe will want some!

    August 17, 2011 at 8:08 pm |
  7. Kalon

    Elmo says it's not rocket science to understand that the country would be in much better shape if Wall Street conducted lits business more like Sesame Street.

    August 17, 2011 at 8:04 pm |
  8. Alexander, CT

    So, we're both out of work!

    August 17, 2011 at 8:01 pm |
  9. Amy from TX

    Elmo is happy that Elmo is not going to lose HIS job like Mr. Astronaut!! La la la la...but Elmo still loves you!!!

    August 17, 2011 at 8:00 pm |
  10. Alexander, CT

    Oh yeah? Well remember the "Tickle Me Elmo" doll? That made the front pages as well!

    August 17, 2011 at 8:00 pm |
  11. Shawn Gault

    I thought when I sang with katy Perry, she was from out of this world

    August 17, 2011 at 7:59 pm |
  12. Kevin Toronto Canada

    Ferguson is impressed when Elmo said that the greatest experience would be for his friends Bert and Ernie to live their lives the way they want and to be given all the 'space' they need to do so.

    August 17, 2011 at 7:57 pm |
  13. Alexander, CT

    Ever wonder why the never sent a Muppet to the moon? We would get out of hand, that's why.

    August 17, 2011 at 7:57 pm |
  14. Linda Pickett

    Elmo, where is your flight suit? Time to suit up for an amazing adventure!!!

    August 17, 2011 at 7:56 pm |
  15. marianne Conner

    You look like you're afraid I'm going to ask you about Bert and Ernie, Chris.

    August 17, 2011 at 7:56 pm |
  16. Shawn Hendricks - Fairplay, MD

    Elmo try talk about quantum particle entanglement with other Muppets but they laugh at Elmo.

    August 17, 2011 at 7:56 pm |
  17. Lynda Nelson, BC Canada

    Elmo to Commander Ferguson:

    This astronaut stuff ... it's not exactly 'rocket science' ... is it?

    August 17, 2011 at 7:56 pm |
  18. Lori M. Elk Grove CA

    " I've never been tickled by a real astronaut."

    August 17, 2011 at 7:54 pm |
  19. Linda Pickett

    I understand you need a new wingman, sir. Ready to go 24-7 !

    August 17, 2011 at 7:54 pm |
  20. randall williams

    "Hey,can you tickle me?'

    August 17, 2011 at 7:52 pm |
  21. Patty Ca

    Elmo-Commander, who do you think space aliens will look like...me or you?

    August 17, 2011 at 7:50 pm |
  22. Lynda Nelson, BC Canada

    Elmo: Oh ... they told me that Katy Perry would be here!

    August 17, 2011 at 7:47 pm |
  23. Lynda Nelson, BC Canada

    Elmo: Oh ... they told me that Katy Perry would be the speaker!

    August 17, 2011 at 7:46 pm |
  24. Shawn Hendricks - Fairplay, MD

    Do you like gladiator movies, Elmo?

    August 17, 2011 at 7:44 pm |
  25. Shawn Hendricks - Fairplay, MD

    They've got the no more Shuttle blues.

    August 17, 2011 at 7:44 pm |
  26. Debbie

    Certainly hope it's clear that YOU are on the right. Elmo doesn't want people to get confused. 😉

    August 17, 2011 at 7:43 pm |
  27. Rebecca Hultman

    Hey, Mr Ferguson, could you take Mr Obama to the moon and ummm, leave him there?

    August 17, 2011 at 7:42 pm |
  28. Shawn Hendricks - Fairplay, MD

    "Sorry you couldn't go on the final flight, Elmo, but space shuttles use lots and lots of hook and pile."

    August 17, 2011 at 7:39 pm |
  29. Lynda Nelson, BC Canada

    Elmo to Commander Ferguson: Is it true that all astronauts are 'space cases'?

    August 17, 2011 at 7:38 pm |
  30. Kelly KP

    Are you telling me you can pull some strings and get me on a song and dance number with the "Other" Furgeson and his puppets if I promise not to marry anyone from Seseme Street? Is Furgeson's sidekick "Geoff Peterson", the robot taken?

    August 17, 2011 at 7:38 pm |
  31. Shawn Hendricks - Fairplay, MD

    Other friend Grover say final frontier actually caviar cookie with mint frosting.

    August 17, 2011 at 7:35 pm |
  32. Mary McFarlin

    So did they show you the Moon Walk that Dorothy and I took when NASA first began?

    August 17, 2011 at 7:34 pm |
  33. Patty Barnett

    Wanna' learn my great dance? Everyone loves it !

    August 17, 2011 at 7:33 pm |
  34. Shawn Hendricks - Fairplay, MD

    Elmo have wardrobe people who make jumpsuit like friend Chris after visit wonderful NASA Tech Briefs website at http://www.techbriefs.com/.

    August 17, 2011 at 7:32 pm |
  35. Sunil - FL

    Elmo to Astronaut: "We both are now fictional characters...."

    August 17, 2011 at 7:32 pm |
  36. doug webber

    "well Commander,we have your resume on file and if anything opens up on Sesame Street,we will keep you in mind.,thanks buh bye...Next!!"

    August 17, 2011 at 7:32 pm |
  37. Gail pindzia

    Where do I get my astronaut diapers?

    August 17, 2011 at 7:31 pm |
  38. john stevens TORONTO

    Elmo thinks you're gonna need a new job pretty soon, right Mr. Spaceman??

    August 17, 2011 at 7:28 pm |
  39. Shawn Hendricks - Fairplay, MD

    Plush – the Final Frontier.

    August 17, 2011 at 7:28 pm |
  40. Mel Shrum

    Caption for Beat 360° 8/17/11 "Yes, I know I'm a Muppet, but I still have a better chance of winning the election in 2012 than Obama!

    August 17, 2011 at 7:28 pm |
  41. Shawn Hendricks - Fairplay, MD

    Why Elmo have big hole in bottom of jumpsuit but astronaut Chris have no hole in bottom of jumpsuit?

    August 17, 2011 at 7:28 pm |
  42. Blake

    That's right Elmo the moon really is made of cheese!!

    August 17, 2011 at 7:27 pm |
  43. john stevens TORONTO

    Please Mr. spaceman, take me back to Elmo's world.

    August 17, 2011 at 7:27 pm |
  44. Shawn Hendricks - Fairplay, MD

    95% of Americans know Elmo but have never heard the name Chris Ferguson, sadly.

    August 17, 2011 at 7:26 pm |
  45. Shawn Hendricks - Fairplay, MD

    Elmo survive explosive decompression. What about friend Chris?

    August 17, 2011 at 7:24 pm |
  46. Shawn Hendricks - Fairplay, MD

    Elmo want to help friend Chris find new pilot job but economy very bad.

    August 17, 2011 at 7:22 pm |
  47. Gwen Templeton

    "Can you send Michelle Bachman into Space?"

    August 17, 2011 at 7:21 pm |
  48. Patty, Ca

    Don't tell me......you're running for President!...LOL, we said the exact same thing at the same time

    August 17, 2011 at 7:20 pm |
  49. John, Toronto, Canada

    Really...in the ocean...and nobody knows where? No need to tickle Elmo today!

    August 17, 2011 at 7:19 pm |
  50. Aval

    Elmo: So you're spaced out!

    August 17, 2011 at 7:19 pm |
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