Here’s something we didn’t have on our 2022 Bingo cards: Helmet releasing a statement addressing his long-standing squabble with his own Sesame Street co-star Zoethe companion rock, Rocco.
But that’s exactly what happened this week after a video of the Red Muppet shared some of them warmed up words about the inanimate object resurfaced online.
The 35 second clip, which was taken from a 2004 Sesame Street the episode titled “Elmo feels unfairly treated by Rocco”, showed the beloved children’s icon completely losing his temper when Zoe told him she couldn’t have an oatmeal and raisin cookie that had been reserved for Rocco .
“How? How is Rocco going to eat that cookie, Zoe? Tell Elmo,” said an exasperated Elmo in the video. “Rocco doesn’t even have a mouth. Rocco is just a rock. Rocco isn’t alive.”
Twitter user @wumbooty shared the video on January 3, to write that “there are tears in my eyes, my stomach hurts”. The clip then went viral and the internet quickly took a stand, thus remaining Elmo’s decade-long feud with Rocco.