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


Season 1
The Not Too Late Show with Elmo

Critics Consensus

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: 5

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Episodes

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Air date: May 27, 2020
2
Air date: May 27, 2020
3
Air date: May 27, 2020
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Air date: Jun 11, 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…
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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…
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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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