Our favorite grown-up boy toy Zac Efron co-stars with Elmo in this wonderfully informative Sesame Street video about patience. If you’re also sitting in wet jeans in an over-air-conditioned office, then you’re going to want to watch this for a quick pick-me-up. Just something to get you moving through the day. Because as my good friend and former lover R.Kelly used to always say on Friday, “it’s the freaking weekend baby and I’m about to have me some fun.”
So what’s the 411 on this video for those of you who can’t just watch it without knowing everything first?
Well, Zac Efron stops by Sesame Street to play with Elmo. I’m assuming he’s just there for an obligatory “Go watch The Paperboy in theaters next week!” type promo. The two demos are practically the same and it wouldn’t make sense not to do some kind of cross-promotion. The only thing Sesame Street viewers like more than learning their letters is learning about murder in the backwoods of Florida. Kids, these days! Their appetite for knowledge is insatiable.
Unfortunately Elmo’s so hyped up on sugar and drugs and puppet glue that he can’t let Zac do his opening monologue correctly. So Zac must school him in patience. A lesson Elmo picks up surprisingly easily.
But we all know that you’re not watching this for Elmo (he’s such a has-been) but for the super cute Zac Efron. Watching him act with a puppet only makes him that much more adorable. If only he’d been teaching Elmo the meaning of the word “shirtless” or “nudity.”
Maybe next time.