Besides Teletubbies, Elmo’s World is inarguably the trippiest show ever. Everything in the house is alive, as well as the house itself is alive. Given the fact that every object you encounter has the potential to be a breathing, sentient being makes me wonder if Elmo has been using acid the entire time the program’s been aired. The show also features an annoying talking computer, as well as a television set that has channels for every topic imaginable. Elmo’s doorway is actually a portal that leads to numerous parallel dimensions. When you put all these factors together, Elmo’s World sounds more like a science fiction than a children’s program.
Elmo’s World also stars Mr. Noodle, a homeless man who lives just outside of Elmo’s house. He is featured on every episode, each with him performing certain duties and somehow managing to screw up every time (even the kids know what to do). Elmo’s World is one psychedelic show. It makes Barney look normal in comparison.