By Amy Ryan
July 24, 2007 at 08:16 PM EDT

I’m a little outside the age demographic for Elmo’s Christmas Countdown, a holiday special airing on ABC this winter, but I may watch anyway, just for the Sesame Street Muppet’s human costars. And I don’t mean Ben Stiller, Jamie Foxx, Jennifer Hudson, Alicia Keys, Sheryl Crow, BradPaisley, or Ty Pennington. No, I’m waiting for the sketch in which, according to The Hollywood Reporter, Sopranos alumni Tony Sirico and Steve Schirripa (pictured, left and right) will play Bert and Ernie. I can’t wait for the scene where Bert gives Ernie a beat-down with a rubber duckie for getting cookie crumbs in the bed. Should be good clean yuletide fun for the whole family. And by “family,” I mean… well, you know.

addCredit(“Tony Sirico and Steven R. Schirripa/Craig Blankenhorn”)