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See What Happens When Tickle Me Elmo Faces Off Against a Jet Engine

Jennifer M Wood

In what is either a testament to the devotion to a beloved Sesame Street character or a universal annoyance with a popular toy’s high-pitched garrulity, one year after the powersports website PowerModz filmed a face-off between Tickle Me Elmo and a jet engine, the video has gone viral.

The three-and-a-half-minute clip is part of PowerModz’s “Jet This!” series, a collection of short videos in which everyday objects are pitted against a 2500-horsepower jet engine. In the case of Tickle Me Elmo, it’s not even close to a fair fight. We're guessing that one didn't tickle.