Ricky

Ricky Gervais (b. 1961) is an actor and comedian most well known for creating The Office. He filmed two segments for Sesame Street’s 40th season: he sings celebrity lullaby to Elmo at bedtime about the letter "N" (First: Episode 4201) and presented "stumble" as the Word of the Day with Grover.

On November 5, 2009, Elmo appeared as a special guest with Gervais during a show at Carnegie Hall to sing "New York, New York."[1]

Elmo visited Gervais' office on a trip to London in 2010, where he also met with Warwick Davis in a viral video.

The actor was set to make a cameo in The Muppets, as he confirmed on his blog, "You may have heard I'm doing a cameo in the new Muppet movie. Should be a laugh. I'm in L.A. anyway for the Globes, so... convenient. Hope my mate Elmo is around that day." However, his scenes were cut from the final film.

Gervais spoke to Empire magazine about h favorite Muppet: "Robin is my favourite. I absolutely love him. Muppet Christmas Carol is one of my favourite films — that story is already one of the greatest ever, and the only way you can improve it is with Muppets."[2]

Sources

  1. Just Jared
  2. Empire issue 272 "Stars Reveal Their Favourite Muppets" February 2012

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