Elmo rocks with "American Idol" judge in NYC

An Elmo puppet on display at a New York event at the Empire Hotel on Sep. 20, 2011. CBS/Amanda Cochran

An Elmo puppet on display at a New York event at the Empire Hotel on Sep. 20, 2011.
CBS/Amanda Cochran

"Sesame Street" star Elmo made an appearance in New York this week with "American Idol" judge Randy Jackson. The two jammed together at The Empire Hotel to launch a product line for Playskool.

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But the toy line wasn't the only thing revealed at the event. Elmo's puppeteer, Kevin Clash, made an appearance in the audience. Ever wondered what he looks like? Make sure you check out our "Elmo (and friends) in New York" gallery to see photos of Clash at work.

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