is a character on Sesame Street
, or more specifically, the 15 minute segment at the end of Sesame Street called Elmo's World
. During this segment, Elmo
explores the subject of the day (shoes, hats, babies, dogs, books) via a number of avenues including:
- talking to Dorothy, his pet goldfish about shoes
- seeing a cartoon on the "shoe channel" by a strange, square-jawed Joan Cusack type of person
- interviewing babies and children about shoes
- consulting Mr. Noodle
is a silent, Charlie Chaplin
-esque character that does a humorous slapstick routine punctuated by silly sound effects about shoes while kids voices (purportedly from the audience) cheer, jeer, and guide him out of his silliness to true understanding of, er, shoes.
was played by Bill Irwin
originally. He is now joined by Michael Jeter
from The Green Mile
and Jurassic Park 3
in a "Noodle Family" context.