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The Not-Too-Late Show with Elmo

A Celebrity Talk Show Like No Other

Elmo has a new favorite game: he’s hosting a talk show, right from his living room. With Cookie Monster as a sidekick, other Sesame Street pals as backstage crew, and even a House Band, Elmo welcomes real-life performers to his couch to entertain kids and families with music, games, and fun for all ages. Jimmy Fallon stops by to show Elmo the hosting ropes, Lil Nas X shares a catchy song, John Mulaney gets competitive in a tricycle race, and much more—all before Elmo’s bedtime!

Bringing Families Together

At a time when personal devices are ever more popular and individual viewing has become the norm, The Not-Too-Late-Show with Elmo brings people together for a shared and uplifting experience that has something for everyone. Young children love seeing their Sesame Street friends in a new way, madcap behind-the-scenes humor keeps older kids laughing, and grown-ups get a kick out of seeing celebrity guests have silly fun with Elmo. Creating a space for gathering, giggling, and simply being together, The Not-Too-Late-Show delights in spreading the loving spirit of the beloved red monster himself.

Learning While Laughing

Kids learn best when they are engaged with a caring adult, whether it’s a passionate teacher or a loving parent or caregiver. By bringing different age groups together, The Not-Too-Late-Show with Elmo sets up children for learning success at home. A whole-child curriculum promotes not just academic, but social-emotional skills through a variety of games and guest challenges, with traditional teaching moments sprinkled throughout. With each episode themed on a different part of Elmo’s bedtime routine like brushing teeth, putting on pajamas, and reading a story, the show can be a perfect way to help children bring their day to a close while reinforcing their own family’s evening rituals.

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'The Not-Too-Late Show with Elmo' debuted on HBO Max on May 27th, 2020.

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