The furry red mega-muppet-star is one of the headliners for A Capitol Fourth, the annual July 4th concert at the Washington Mall, along with Jason Alexander, Vanessa Williams and Lena Horne.
Elmo says hes very happy at birthday parties, and hopes his mini-monster fur can supply enough red for the red, white and blue for Americas birthday.
As part of the show, Elmo and his human assistant Kevin Clash will be visiting various landmarks including the Washington Monument and the Capitol building.
He also hopes he can convince President George W. Bush and Vice President Dick Cheney to join the festivities, adding: The more, the merrier at a party!
Elmo says in his usually high voice and third person style that Elmo is looking forward to singing with Williams and Horne.
But the best part of the show, in Elmos words, is that: Elmo gets to wear a vest, striped shirt and a bow tie and Elmo doesnt have to give them back since theyre all Elmos size.
A Capitol Fourth airs July 4 on PBS.
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