It's pop poetic justice that Clash ended up teaching kids to read by giving voice and movement to Elmo on "Sesame Street." As Clash related to Sun TV critic David Zurawik last fall, "I was terrible at reading — terrible. You know how they used to do in school where you'd have a book and the teacher would go around the class, and you'd have to read a certain part of the chapter or something? Well, they'd get to me, and I just couldn't do it. I was so scared, because I really wasn't good at reading."