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Elmo Becomes Spokesmuppet for Federal Government

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Elmo Becomes Spokesmuppet for Federal Government

I SWEAR the timing of this story — on the heels of THIS post — is a coincidence.  Really, Mr. Candy!  *AHEM*

As part of its campaign to slow the H1N1 flu, the federal government has enlisted the help of a likable star with a high-pitched voice… No!  Not David Beckham, silly.  I mean the other cute, squeaky-voiced celebrity:  Elmo.

Yes, the “Sesame Street” character has joined the Swine Flu madness, starring in a public service ad campaign rolled out today that encourages kids and their parents to practice good hygiene habits.  The four versions focus on washing your hands, sneezing into the bend of your arm, and avoiding contact with your eyes, nose and mouth.

Not surprisingly, Oscar the Grouch was not asked to be a spokesmuppet for this particular campaign.

Check out the PSA here:

Candy Kirby is the founder of The Laughing Stork and a professional fun-maker who will never stop chasing her lifelong dream: to find the Pomeranian or porn star after whom her parents must have named her. A humor columnist for Disney, Nickelodeon, Scary Mommy, Reductress and Redbook, she also used to be a staff writer for the soap opera, The Bold and the Beautiful, where she penned many scripts featuring prolonged heated stares and countless “Who’s the Daddy?” story lines. Candy lives in Los Angeles with her husband, two young kids and three rescue Persian cats, the latter of whom are the real brains behind this operation (so send all complaints to them).

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