But that’s exactly what happened this week after a video of the red Muppet sharing some heated Words about inanimate objects have resurfaced online.
The 35-second clip, taken from 2004 Sesame Street The episode titled “Elmo feels he’s treated unfairly by Rocco,” shows that the beloved children’s icon completely lost his cool when Zoe tells him he can’t have an oatmeal raisin cookie reserved for him. Rocco.
“How? How about Rocco eating the biscuit, Zoe? Tell Elmo,” an annoyed Elmo said in the video. “Rocco doesn’t even have a mouth. Rocco is just a rock. Rocco has no life.”
Twitter user @wumbooty shared the video on January 3, writing that “there are tears in my eyes y’all my stomach hurts.” The clip went viral and the Internet quickly took sides — thus repeating Elmo’s long-running feud with Rocco.