The Hilarious Reason Elmo Is Trending Online


| LAST UPDATE 02/03/2022

By Riley Hammond
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Some things just never change...and one of them is the social dynamics on PBS's Sesame Street. Remember Zoe's pet rock named Rocco, who Elmo started a feud with back in 1999 when they were first introduced? Well, apparently, the conflict is still going on - and this time, they've taken it to our feeds.

Soundbites and clips from Elmo's past have resurfaced on the internet and are gaining millions of social media views, likes, and shares. One video in particular that went viral on Twitter, having been retweeted 100,000 times, was from an episode that originally aired in 2004. In the video, Elmo's friend Zoe refuses to let him eat a cookie because she insists that it's Rocco's cookie. And, knowing how much Elmo treasures his cookies, it's no surprise that the video then shows him losing his temper. "How?! How is Rocco gonna eat that cookie, Zoe?" he exclaimed. "Rocco doesn't even have a mouth, Rocco's just a rock! Rocco's not alive!" Poor Elmo.

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Thousands of social media users have weighed in on Elmo's hilariously dramatic reply to Zoe's creative fantasies. Some have described Elmo's behavior as "unhinged," while others characterize him as "relatable." LOL. The viral clips even have some pretty prominent celebs getting involved in the squabble between the furry red muppet and the solid, insentient object. One of these figures is none other than The Rock himself, who has apparently sided with his mini-me. "Yes, my friend. This Rock devours cookies. All kinds of cookies I'll introduce you to #CheatMeals, and it'll change your life," Dwayne Johnson tweeted. Jada Pinkett Smith, who's the host and executive producer of talk show Red Table Talk, has also tweeted about the feud. "@elmo and zoe call me. I got seats for you both at @RedTableTalk anytime you are ready. There are 3 sides to every story," she joked

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It seems like Elmo's beef with Rocco has taken up quite some space on social media platforms. And although a few famous figures have intervened between the two in attempts to de-escalate the situation, something tells us the decades-long feud is far from over. Be sure to stay tuned for more news on this hilariously unexpected conflict!

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