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What’s on TV tonight: Critic’s corner for Thursday, April 5

Independent Lens: Being Elmo: A Puppeteer’s Journey 9 p.m., Channel 2

Kevin Clash has no trouble walking down the street undetected. But when he takes control of a furry red puppet with an infectious giggle he may be the biggest star ever to reside on “Sesame Street” this side of a certain banjo-playing frog. Narrated by Whoopi Goldberg, this documentary chronicles Clash’s life from young puppet enthusiast ­— he built his first one at age 10 — to a fateful meeting with Jim Henson to the various characters/puppets he tried before inheriting the ticklish and insanely popular Elmo.

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