Ricky Gervais cracks up Elmo, and vice versa

  • 7comments

How many times have you wished you could see what goes on behind the scenes at Sesame Street? One would think that once the director calls, "Cut!" it isn't about ABC's and the number 7 anymore, and they'd be right.

In this video clip, we see Ricky Gervais, of The Office and Extras, drop by the legendary children's show for a visit, where he hangs out with the giggly Elmo. The result of these outtakes is a hilarious back-and-forth where it's hard to tell who the professional comedian is.

We love Ricky Gervais, and to see him absolutely lose it to Elmo is downright hysterical. TV execs, are you paying attention? I smell sitcom gold here.

In related (and totally depressing) news, it seems Sesame Street is feeling the pains of Wall Street. The poor economy has forced the show's non-profit producer Sesame Workshop to lay off almost 20 percent of its work force, says The Associated Press. The stat amounts to 67 of 355 employees being pink-slipped and kicked to the curb like Oscar the Grouch.

Can you tell me how to get… how to get to the unemployment line?

Like TV.com on Facebook