When did elmo come out?
Elmo was a background character starting in the early '70s, but he never made a mark, and was kicked from puppeteer to puppeteer until 1984.
Elmo first appeared on Sesame Street in 1980
Elmo was originally designed in 1979 as a generic background monster for Sesame Street, and made his first named appearance as the Elmo character in 1980.
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