In the wake of his many sex scandals, a man named Ryan Dillion has replaced Kevin Clash as the new voice of Elmo, and he does fantastic work. I can’t tell the difference between the old and new Elmo. You know who else does fantastic voice work? Henry Cavill. I never realized, until it was contrasted with the voice of Elmo, just how insanely rich and textured Cavill’s voice is. His voice is like butter, with hair on it. He’s got a voice like a Shakespearean actor, only he’s really good looking, and that voice could fill a stadium. It booms. In fact, I think I felt my knees quiver, which is inappropriate during Sesame Street.
Here he is with Elmo, the Big Bad Wolf, and the three little pigs discussing the word of the day, which is “respect,” as in, “respect me for more than my pectoral muscles, please. I have a voice, too, you know?”