02/03/2012 05:05 pm ET | Updated Feb 03, 2012

Happy Birthday Elmo! 7 Great 'Sesame Street' Elmo Clips (VIDEO)

Every child's favorite neighborhood red, furry monster is turning three! Again! That's right, it's la-la-la-la ... Elmo's birthday.

He first hit the small screen as Elmo in 1985 -- although he'd been known by the name Baby Monster for over a decade before. Besides his most steady gig on "Sesame Street," Elmo has also been a guest on a number of talk shows including "The Rosie O'Donnell Show," "Martha Stewart Living," "Wait Wait...Don't Tell Me!" and "The View." As for start power, over the years, Elmo has performed alongside everyone from The Goo Goo Dolls to Katy Perry and India Arie.

In honor of another fantastic Elmo-filled year, here are 7 of of his best "Sesame Street" appearances. Let us know which are your favorites in the comments!