OK, so I know I’m supposed to love Elmo. Truth is I can’t stand the little bugger. As far as I’m concerned he ruined Sesame street and every time I see a tickle me elmo, I kinda want to light it on fire. That’s why I was so surprised to look at this clip and actually laugh.

When sesame street returns for its 40th season, it will have Ricky Gervais as one of its guests. Here are the outtakes from an interview Gervais and Elmo did together with the AP.