FILE – This file photo from Jan. 24, 2011, shows Sesame Street Muppet Elmo posing in the Fender Music Lodge at the 2011 Sundance Film Festival in Park City, Utah to promote the documentary Being Elmo. The Muppets from Sesame St are forced to take hairpin turns through the streets of politics and controversy far too often. Big Bird, the puppeteer of Elmo, Clash, was accused by a 16 year old boy that he had been in a relationship with him. This accusation was withdrawn a day later. The producers of the shows can find comfort in knowing that their target audience is blissfully unaware. (AP Photo/Victoria Will, file)
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