The Not Too Late Show with Elmo: Season 1 (2020)


Season 1
The Not Too Late Show with Elmo

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With great guests, fun games, and a lot of silly songs, The Not Too Late Show with Elmo is a fitting bedtime show for tots that parents may even enjoy as well.

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Critic Ratings: 16

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User Ratings: 6

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Air date: May 27, 2020

Guests Jimmy Fallon and Kacey Musgraves visit Elmo.

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Air date: May 27, 2020

The Jonas Brothers visit Elmo, engage in a Silly Freeze Dance competition and sing a song. Also, there is a disaster in the control room due to Abby Cadabby's magical fix.

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Air date: May 27, 2020

Elmo looks at goody bags, and challenges John Mulaney to a tricycle race and to duet with Lil Nas X. Ernie gives a backstage tour and Cookie Monster gets a visit.

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Elmo plays a game of Beach Ball Ballyhoo with Batman. Pentatonix sings a mashup of lullabies. Rosita shares a sleepy time tale.

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Air date: Jun 11, 2020

Elmo learns about nocturnal creatures during a visit from Trainer Nature Nick. Jordin Sparks performs a childhood song. If the sun should be in bed, and whether or not is night, are investigated.

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Elmo and Miles Brown compete in a nursery rhyme rap battle. Joyous String Ensemble performs a medley of familiar tunes. Cookie Monster takes care of his niece but she walks free around the studio.

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Air date: Jun 25, 2020

Cookie Monster and Elmo discuss their unusual dreams as Blake Lively comes back to Sesame Street to face-off against Cookie Monster in a round of "Cookie Monster Says." Later, Dan + Shay give a live performance.

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Air date: Jul 2, 2020

Elmo quizzes John Oliver about the animal he would trade places with for a day. Later, the duo goes head-to-head in a slow-motion race as Sofia Carson performs a lullaby.

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Air date: Jul 9, 2020

Elmo teams up with journalist Hoda Kotb to learn the ins and outs of the industry before going head-to-head in a round of "hot potato." Later, Ben Platt performs a song about his favorite things with Cookie Monster.

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Air date: Jul 16, 2020

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Critic Reviews for The Not Too Late Show with Elmo Season 1

All Critics (16) | Top Critics (6)

The idea of Kacey Musgraves singing "Rubber Duckie" or Mulaney greeting sidekick Cookie Monster is not without its charms, even if it's a little unsettling to look this much at Cookie Monster's legs.

May 27, 2020 | Full Review…

It's easy to imagine toddlers watching episodes on repeat. For adults, however, only the occasional guest can make such a concentrated dose of Elmo's high-pitched squeal worth enduring.

May 27, 2020 | Full Review…

For all its subtle nods to the adults in the audience, at the end of the night (well, evening, since Elmo's bedtime is at 7:30pm) it is a show for children, in all the best ways.

May 27, 2020 | Full Review…

The meta, inside-baseball side of The Not Too Late Show is funny, smart and packed with likable gags and puns and general silliness... No, The Not Too Late Show didn't make me love Elmo, but I dug its for-all-ages hijinks much more than I expected to.

May 27, 2020 | Full Review…

It's a clever, charming concept, executed with the Workshop's customary care and craft.

May 27, 2020 | Rating: B+ | Full Review…

The Not Too Late Show With Elmo is aimed sniper-like at the usual Sesame Street crowd, obviously intending to introduce the nippers to the talk show format. And it's pretty good at doing that.

Jun 26, 2020 | Rating: 3.5/5 | Full Review…

Furry friend hosts delightful, family-friendly talk show.

Jun 18, 2020 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

More often than not, the conversations feel forced and the concept feels too adult for kids to enjoy (does the Sesame Street audience really crave a late-night format?) and too juvenile for grown-ups.

May 29, 2020 | Rating: 5/10 | Full Review…

Sorry, Stephen Colbert, but you finally have real competition for my not-so-late-night viewing.

May 29, 2020 | Full Review…

Supremely adorable, laugh-out-loud funny, and just 15 minutes an episode, The Not-Too-Late Show is an essential addition to your nightly ritual no matter how long you've been out of the series' target demographic.

May 27, 2020 | Full Review…

It's a fun extension of the 'Sesame Street' brand and a good way for kids to get into the fun that a talk show format can be.

May 27, 2020 | Full Review…

Not Too Late's charmingly original concept will inevitably inspire imitators, as the classic series did all those decades ago - a late show for kids is just too much fun to pass up. So for the time being, don't.

May 27, 2020 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for The Not Too Late Show with Elmo: Season 1

  • Jun 24, 2020
    The Not Too Late Show with Elmo is my favorite alongside Sesame Street.
  • Jun 18, 2020
    Never seen it because of my age but it looks cute

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