12 November 2012 2:02 PM, PST | E! Online | See recent E! Online news »

These are far from sunny days for the Sesame Street crew. Kevin Clash, the beloved puppeteer behind Elmo and his memorable voice, has been accused of having a sexual relationship with a man that began when his accuser was 16 years old. Although Clash has acknowledged his romantic dalliance with the unidentified man, he has denied any sort of underage hookup, and the puppeteer is now on leave from the iconic children's show. He's not the show's first scandal: Here are eight other controversies that have no doubt ruffled Big Bird's feathers. Katy Perry Flashes Her Muppets, Gets the Ax: The pop star got the hot-and-cold treatment from the show when, after shooting a "Hot N »

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