The Most Famous Celebrity in the World Loves Wasabi

by Angie [A Whole Lot of Nothing] on April 11, 2010

in Kiddos,Videos

Unlike Heather the Great, I’ve met only a few famous people. I use the word “met” very loosely.

I “swept by” Kevin Bacon when I worked at Disney World.
I handled The View lady’s luggage.
I’ve seen Janet Jackson’s butt walking down a corridor.
I stood in line at a hockey game with some famous golfer.
I said, “HI!” to Coolio.
I ordered popcorn at a movie theater next to The Fonz.

A very short list.

But 2 weeks ago, I added one more to my list who is, by far, more mega-famous that those listed above.

I was invited to the opening of Busch Gardens’ Safari of Fun featuring the Sesame Street characters in March. I took Claire along and saw Maria and Caroline with their kids as well.

The rides are are super fun. The tree house is super awesome. The massive trampoline/bounce house is a kid’s dream. The splash park is one of the best I’ve ever seen.

It’s completely worth going to Busch Gardens Tampa Bay just to have your little kids spend the day at Safari of Fun. Super Awesome: until the end of 2010, kids 5 and under get in free. HECK YEAH!

But the day I took Claire to Media Day at Safari of Fun, we got to meet Elmo.

The real live monster puppet, Elmo.

Seriously.

Like, the one on TV, in movies, in videos.

THE Elmo.

And it kind of freaked Claire out seeing a big black man with Elmo’s voice sticking his hand up Elmo’s butt. But as you’ll see in the video, she got over that pretty quickly.

I, on the other hand, am still freaked out in a good way.

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1 Aunt Becky April 11, 2010 at 9:52 pm

That video made me ovulate. In a good way.
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2 mommabird2345 April 11, 2010 at 9:57 pm

I love Elmo!! Claire is a cutie!!! :)

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3 Kimmad April 11, 2010 at 10:25 pm

That. was. awesome.
Love how she kept looking at the “man behind the Elmo” instead of actually AT Elmo!

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4 Val "Catlin" Payne April 11, 2010 at 10:27 pm

Holy Crap! You’re famous!!!!

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5 cindy w April 11, 2010 at 10:29 pm

Wow. I think I just found Elmo endearing & funny. I was NOT expecting that.
.-= cindy w´s last blog ..This is what happens when you have a girl =-.

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6 Hockeyman April 11, 2010 at 11:14 pm

The famous golfer was Mark O’Meara right after winning the Masters and how could you forget talking to Michael J. Fox???? Helllloooo???
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7 Tara R. April 12, 2010 at 11:39 am

That was adorable… Claire is still the cuter one.
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8 MommyNamedApril April 12, 2010 at 6:07 pm

okay this was ridiculously cute :-)
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9 Mandi Bone April 12, 2010 at 10:18 pm

The sound wasn’t working for me :(

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10 Kellyology April 13, 2010 at 11:18 am

That was funny. I think Elmo might have a future in the adult circuit. You know, if he weren’t 3 and 1/2. :)

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11 statia April 13, 2010 at 3:26 pm

Dude. I’M fucking jealous. I’ve always wanted to meet Elmo. Damn.
.-= statia´s last blog ..A movie with a chance of an attention span. =-.

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12 AmazingGreis April 16, 2010 at 12:47 am

That was the cutest thing ever…I was starting to think you were gonna give the little monster a kiss. LOL
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13 Jessi May 3, 2010 at 8:20 pm

Lmao! I feel bad for her in the beginning. She just can’t stop looking at the guy working Elmo, hehe.

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