Parents' Guide to

The Not-Too-Late Show with Elmo

By Polly Conway, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 3+

Furry friend hosts delightful, family-friendly talk show.

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A Lot or a Little?

What you will—and won't—find in this TV show.

Community Reviews

age 2+

Based on 3 parent reviews

age 2+

If it's not broken

Season 1 is great for the before bedtime routine. Season 2 looses this. The game show just isn't relaxing.
age 2+

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (3):
Kids say (5):

Who would have thought that this excitable red critter would be the perfect host for a late-night TV show? Elmo is great at banter with the guests, and the content is extremely family-friendly, especially for the preschool set. Kids can play along to the "silly dance" break, while parents will enjoy fun guests like John Mulaney and Kacey Musgraves. The interviews don't contain the usual jokes and promotions late-night guests provide, but that just means they're full of surprises, like a toothbrushing song from the Jonas Brothers. These 20-minute episodes could become part of a family's evening wind-down, but they're fun to watch anytime, and little ones will love having a "late night" experience that's way before parents' bedtime.

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