The special was produced by Sesame Workshop in partnership with Wal-Mart. It's been made available to schools and parenting groups for no charge. The special is also available for download by Sesame Workshop and Akamai Technologies at sesameworkshop.org, and on a DVD made available in a free kit from Military OneSource.
A "For Grown-Ups" companion video was also produced focusing on dealing with multiple deployments.
Elmo has to get used to his father, Louie, being back at home. Then when Louie finds out that he has to leave again, Elmo finds it hard to missed him. However, Elmo's Mom told them that they can get through it since they have experienced it before.
- Tyler Bunch performs Louie for two scenes of the special - when he reads Elmo a bedtime story and during the end credits.
- Kevin Clash as Elmo
- Fran Brill as Elmo's Mom
- Bill Barretta as Elmo's Dad
- Additional Performers: Carmen Osbahr, Matt Vogel, Paul McGinnis, Tyler Bunch
- Executive Producer: Christina Delfico
- Producers: Roberta Morris Purdee, Kevin Clash
- Written by: Christine Ferraro
- Directed by: Kevin Clash
- Songs by: Mark Radice
- Jim Henson Company: Chelsea Carter, Alana De Matteo, Andrea Detwiler, Taylor Harrison, Michelle Hickey, Rollie Krewson, Connie Peterson, Joseph Roddy, Jason Seck, Jason Weber
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