Ben: Sasha, can I sit next to you and watch Elmo?
Sash: No, Ben! No! No! Go to your room!
(photo taken in reenactment, I'm sure that the face was far less pleasant and more insistent the first time)
Whenever I see Elmo, he seems to be encouraging sweet inquisitiveness and forbearance toward man, animal, and puppet-kind. Apparently Elmo turns bossy after repeated viewings.