Elmo Testifies Before Congress - Lowering the Bar. This post makes an excellent point about those who complained about Colbert's appearance before Congress last week. It reminds us that this isn't the first time that a strange character made fun of the process. When Elmo testified, he tried to eat the microphone. Maybe he should have eaten every microphone inside the U.S. Capitol. Then, all those legislators could concentrate on passing legislation that was good for the country, rather than pandering to the cameras. What a concept.