Sesame Street Videos and DVD's


The Muppets of Sesame Street are some of the most popular characters of all time. This website includes links to a few of the books, movies, and toys devoted to the lovable gang of Sesame Street!

Here are some of the products available. This is not yet a complete list, but I'm adding items to the list daily. If you wish to purchase any of these products, click on either the title or the picture or the product name to be directed to Amazon.com. As a warning, I have put up the pictures to give you somewhat an idea of the style of each item, so the pages may load slowly, depending on the speed of your internet connection.

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Do the Alphabet (1996)



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When Baby Bear must learn his alphabet in one day, Big Bird patiently takes him under his wing in Do the Alphabet. Only "The Method," (a hilarious combination of dance, song, visualization, and group therapy) can help Baby Bear on such short notice. The result is 40 minutes of ABC's Sesame Street style, where vibrant educational cartoons, enthusiastic kids, famous guest stars (here, Billy Joel), and harmonizing Muppets make lasting educational impressions. Children age 2 to 6 will enjoy the upbeat musical numbers dedicated to various letters; a favorite segment features the Boogie Woogie Piggies and their flashy rendition of the alphabet song. Throughout the well-paced show, Big Bird offers just the right blend of coaching and friendship, much like the ace support group leader he's mildly spoofing. Hats off to Sesame Street for helping Baby Bear--and his viewing audience--understand that learning takes time, patience, and a team effort.

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123 : Count With Me (1997)



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Join Ernie at The Furry Arms Hotel for a musical lesson in just how useful counting can be. When Ernie finds and returns a misplaced key, he uses his knowledge of numbers to return the key to the correct guest. As Ernie begins to learn about the hotel business, he finds many common situations in which counting is essential. Throughout the 30-minute video, Ernie and his friends help children learn to count from 1 to 20 with such songs as the jazzy "That's How the Numbers Go," an original version of the Chorus Line show tune "One," and "Rap Song #11." Favorite Sesame Street characters Elmo and The Count are joined by new characters including Ding the Dinger, a furry fellow with a bell on his head, and Benny, the bellboy that responds to Ding the Dinger's dings. Children as young as 18 months will bounce happily along with the catchy tunes and 2-year-olds will be inspired to count aloud with Ernie. Kids up to age 5 will hone their counting skills and laugh at the increasingly frustrated Benny as he delivers everything from 1 bucket of ice to 15 stampeding elephants! If you're looking for a fun video that teaches counting skills, here it is.

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Sesame Street - Do the Alphabet & 1 2 3 Count With Me (2 in 1 Video) (1969)



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Do the Alphabet
When Baby Bear must learn his alphabet in one day, Big Bird patiently takes him under his wing in Do the Alphabet. Only "The Method," (a hilarious combination of dance, song, visualization, and group therapy) can help Baby Bear on such short notice. The result is 40 minutes of ABC's Sesame Street style, where vibrant educational cartoons, enthusiastic kids, famous guest stars (here, Billy Joel), and harmonizing Muppets make lasting educational impressions. Children ages 2 to 6 will enjoy the upbeat musical numbers dedicated to various letters; a favorite segment features the Boogie Woogie Piggies and their flashy rendition of the alphabet song. Throughout the well-paced show, Big Bird offers just the right blend of coaching and friendship, much like the ace support-group leader he's mildly spoofing. Hats off to Sesame Street for helping Baby Bear--and his viewing audience--understand that learning takes time, patience, and a team effort. --Liane Thomas

123 Count With Me Join Ernie at the Furry Arms Hotel for a musical lesson in just how useful counting can be. When Ernie finds and returns a misplaced key, he uses his knowledge of numbers to return the key to the correct guest. As Ernie begins to learn about the hotel business, he finds many common situations in which counting is essential. Throughout the 30-minute video, Ernie and his friends help children learn to count from 1 to 20 with such songs as the jazzy "That's How the Numbers Go," an original version of the Chorus Line show tune "One," and "Rap Song #11." Favorite Sesame Street characters Elmo and the Count are joined by new characters including Ding the Dinger, a furry fellow with a bell on his head, and Benny, the bellboy that responds to Ding the Dinger's dings. Children as young as 18 months will bounce happily along with the catchy tunes, and 2-year-olds will be inspired to count aloud with Ernie. Kids up to age 5 will hone their counting skills and laugh at the increasingly frustrated Benny as he delivers everything from 1 bucket of ice to 15 stampeding elephants! If you're looking for a fun video that teaches counting skills, here it is.

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Sesame Street - Learning About Letters (1969)



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Big Bird and Telly Monster lead young viewers through the alphabet, letter by letter, in a magical and imaginative half-hour discovery of letters and their sounds. The perfect tape for young Sesame Street fans who are just beginning to get the hang of what letters are all about, it includes short skits, songs, and other bits of business--some original, some culled from the Sesame Street show--featuring a variety of Muppet characters as well as the human residents of that famously educational thoroughfare.

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Sesame Street - The Alphabet Jungle Game (1990)



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The sharp minds at the Children's Television Workshop have found a clever way to recycle their "letter of the day" animated shorts and entertainingly educate the youngsters. Elmo, Zoe, and Telly--along with three kids, of course--host this delightful a-to-y cartoonathon. (The missing z is part of the "plot.") The shorts are sandwiched between the catchy "Alphabet Jungle" song and the mesmerizing "African Animal Alphabet," which should get those little couch potatoes up and boogying down to the jungle beat. Adults within earshot may even find themselves indulging in a little toe-tapping.

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Sesame Street - The Great Numbers Game (1998)



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1 to 20 is your aim if you want to play this game. With a push of the start button, Elmo, Telly and Gabi find themselves inside The Great Numbers Game. Each number they find leads them to one of Sesame Street's classic counting cartoons. Who will be the winner? Everyone wins when they play The Great Numbers Game! Features the best of Sesame Street's classic cartoon segments. Song list includes:
  • Country Two
  • Alligator King #7
  • King of Eight
  • Nine Chickens
  • Pinball Number Count
  • Lucky Thirteen
  • Mother Brown's Farm
  • 16 Blues
  • Eighteen and many others

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Bert & Ernie's Word Play (1969)



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The Muppets are putting on a play on words (get it?), a convenient framing device for a Sesame Street-style reading lesson. Get ready for some sticky, slippery fun when Prairie Dawn directs the G-rated vaudevillian act, complete with Bert and Ernie in straw hats telling corny jokes and a pie-throwing machine in fine working order. There are behind-the-scenes prop emergencies and a finale no-show, prompting rhyming lessons ("Oh, no, Hoho is a no-show!") and plenty of TV clips, including "I Am Chicken," the fowl take on the feminist anthem "I Am Woman." Elmo joins singing partners Mo and Flo in the stirring (substitute) finale, "We Got the Need to Read." Kindergarteners who think they're too old for Sesame Street might still get drawn in by challenges aimed at beginning readers.

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The Adventures of Elmo in Grouchland (1999)



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Welcome to Grouchland, U.S.A., place of a thousand stenches. This is where everyone's favorite red monster winds up when he stars in his first feature film, The Adventures of Elmo in Grouchland. Elmo learns a lesson when he refuses to share his blanket with his best friend, Zoe, then loses it in Oscar's can, where it goes all the way to Grouchland. There the beloved blanket winds up in the clutches of the greediest man alive, Huxley (played by Mandy Patinkin), and Elmo has to venture alone to Huxley's lair to get it back. The Sesame Street gang follows Elmo but ends up in the Grouchland jail. Fortunately, whenever things start looking too bleak, our hosts Ernie and Bert stop the film and offer reassurance. There are also numerous opportunities for audience participation (canned kids' voices will prevent parents from feeling too silly when viewing at home). This 73-minute film has plenty to entertain the youngsters as well as details and inside jokes for parents. And of course there are marvelous animated effects--although seeing Elmo dance in 1999 isn't quite as remarkable as it was to see Kermit ride a bicycle in 1977's The Muppet Movie. The songs are fun and bouncy, and veteran performers Patinkin and Vanessa Williams (as the Queen of Trash) contribute their exceptional talent. The Adventures of Elmo in Grouchland was conceived as a film kids could see in theaters; in the safe environs of home, it's good fun for anyone over the age of 2, or even younger in small doses.

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The Adventures of Elmo in Grouchland (Sing and Play) (1999)



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This 45-minute short contains Sesame Street songs from the old days right up to the 1999 theatrical feature The Adventures of Elmo in Grouchland. Elmo hosts this companion piece to the theatrical film. However, the final product should put a smile on the faces of Elmo fans. Besides the songs from the movie, the Sesame Street gang sings (and words appear for the audience) pop tunes ("Sing") and classic songs from the show ("C is for Cookie," "Rubber Ducky"). The tape also contains an extended segment of Sesame Street in which Elmo learns all about bouncing balls.

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Sesame Street's 25th Birthday - A Musical Celebration (1993)



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Yes, Virginia, there was a Sesame Street before the Age of Elmo. This 1993 collection highlights the role of music in the long-running series from Children's Television Workshop, and reminds us that such Jim Henson creations as Big Bird, Oscar the Grouch, Cookie Monster, and Ernie and Bert were once part of a true ensemble of Muppet superstars. Nothing against Elmo, of course: kids adore him and he makes enough appearances in this anthology (including the show-stopping "Happy Tappin' with Elmo") to keep today's tykes happy. Also included is Ernie's classic "Rubber Duckie" (really, who doesn't know the words to that?), Oscar's anthemic "I Love Trash," you-know-who's "C Is for Cookie," and Big Bird's Big Finale, a rendition of "Sing" that includes the entire cast. There are 27 tunes in all, and they don't all involve singing puppets: Ladysmith Black Mambazo turns up for one track, and the "Sesame Street Jam Session" includes some actual playing of instruments.

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Sesame Street - Kids' Favorite Songs



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Kids' Favorite Songs kicks off with a cackle-worthy parody of Bob Dylan doing "Old McDonald," and from there the groovy gags keep comin' 'round the mountain. Everywhere Elmo turns on Sesame Street monsters spontaneously burst into song, and all because they want him to feature their favorite tunes on his forthcoming radio countdown. For Telly, winnowing the hits to one is akin to Cookie Monster choosing between a macaroon and a figgie bar: at first he's sure that "Twinkle Twinkle Little Star" lights his fire, but then he says bye-bye to a black sheep. The street heaves a collective sigh pavementward when word comes down that the countdown is strictly a numbers gig, no music involved. Only Sesame Street could weave well-loved musical numbers around a simple numbers lesson with such wacky pizzazz, making this a countdown that's no letdown for high-spirited parent-preschooler combos.

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Elmo's getting ready for his Top Ten Countdown on the radio, and everyone on Sesame Street wants him to play their favorite songs? But with so many great songs to choose from, how will Elmo Pick which ones to play? Maybe you can help him decide. Which of these favorites is your favorite song?

Songs:
  • I've Been Working On The Railroad
  • This Old Bat (This Old Man)
  • The Alphabet Song
  • Row, Row, Row Your Boat
  • Twinkle Twinkle Little Star
  • John Jacob Jingleheimer Schmidt
  • Baa Baa Black Sheep
  • She'll Be Comin' Round The Mountain
  • This Little Pig Went To Market

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Sesame Street - Kids' Favorite Songs 2 (2001)



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Join Elmo and his Sesame Street pals in the second volume of Kids' Favorite Songs, as Elmo travels up and down Sesame Street asking kids to sing their favorite songs! Snuffy, Baby Bear and Zoe help the kids sing and act out nursery rhymes, lullabies and just plain silly songs. Sing along and find out for yourself which song is Elmo's favorite! Also features the brand new Sesame Street segment, Hero Guy!

Song list includes:
  • Elmo's Song
  • On Top of Spaghetti
  • Hey Diddle Diddle
  • The Bear When Over the Mountain
  • The Ants Go Marching
  • If You're Happy and You Know It
  • Mary had a Little Lamb
  • Up and Down with Captain Brown
  • Rubber Duckie
  • Duermete Mi Nino
  • Itsy Bitsy Spider

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Sesame Street Presents Follow that Bird (1985)



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Follow That Bird is as much a journey through time as it is a romp past the Sesame Street stop sign. Curiously, the cast members--live ones like Gordon and Maria, not just the Muppets--have the timeless look to them. Only the cameos (by Sandra Bernhard, John Candy, and others) plus a few ill-conceived hairdos clue us in that this feature film was made in 1985. Otherwise, it's all sophisticated Sesame humor and bighearted fun here as Oscar, the Count, and crew set off to rescue Big Bird, who's on the lam from a family of adoptive dodos. Only one conceivable complaint: The latter crop of Street viewers may miss Elmo, who hadn't been created when Bird first flew into theaters.

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A meddling social worker sends poor Big Bird off to Ocean View, Illinios, for the comforts of family life with his "own kind," the Dodos. But Big Bird is a disaster as a Dodo and, lonely and homesick, he soon sets off on foot for Sesame Street. Can his old friends find him before he runs "afowl" of trouble en route?

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Elmopalooza! (1998)



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Basically, this is a collection of songs from 30 years of Sesame Street, in which sweet Elmo and his Muppet pals are joined by David Alan Grier, Jon Stewart, Gloria Estefan, the Fugees, Shawn Colvin, and the Mighty Mighty Bosstones. Grier (of the comically sour face) and Stewart (of the ironic smile) provide some funny stuff, and the Muppets share songs with the musical guests. This nonstop revue is a blast for parents as well as little ones.

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Elmocize (1996)



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With an emphasis on the good feelings that go with fitness, this program is set at Elmo's exercise camp and features kids and Muppets bending, stretching, and generally getting more fit. Cyndi Lauper is the appealing guest star, the banter between Muppets is funny, and songs include "Workout in a Chair" and "Do the Benny Hop."

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CinderElmo (2000)



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Our favorite little red monster is the star of this delightful film that playfully skews the story of Cinderella. Originally aired on Fox television in 1999, the feature is a playful mix of human actors and Sesame Street characters that is an easy watch for families with 3- to 7-year-olds. Cinderelmo (he's a boy, if you didn't know) dreams of playing in a castle and meeting the princess (Keri Russell). Unfortunately his mean--but not that mean--stepmother (Kathy Najimy) wants her two other sons to go to the ball at which the princess must declare whom she wishes to marry.

The film is certainly focused on the youngsters (as opposed to the slightly older audience of the Muppet films), but there are plenty of puns and wry humor for adults to enjoy. The handful of songs are quite pleasant, as is the length (50 minutes). Oliver Platt (as a new "fairy godperson") and French Stewart (as Cinderelmo's dog-turned-footman) enjoy their roles with relish. Appearing in various small roles are plenty of the Sesame Street gang, including Grover, Kermit, Cookie Monster, Bert, and Ernie. Great fun.

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Elmo's World : Babies, Dogs & More (2000)



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Sesame Street's cheerful redhead chuckles his way through this delightful 50-minute compilation of three favorite "Elmo's World" episodes. First come the babies: real babies, Muppet babies, and animal babies. With help from Mister Noodle, a cast of Muppets, and video vignettes featuring humans, Elmo discovers what babies can do and how to play with them. Next come the dogs. Once again, Elmo's on the move--this time to share important tips about respecting the family pet. The final episode examines life on the farm. Viewers will observe youngsters accomplishing daily farm chores as well as Muppet farmers and barn animals punning around. As Elmo bops around his house (simply drawn and "furnished" with color crayon sketches), he chats with Dorothy the pet goldfish, poses questions to Mister Noodle, and tunes in to his friendly television for helpful cartoons presented by "The Baby Channel," "The Dog Channel," and of course, "The Farm Channel." Educational and entertaining for the younger crowd, each segment explores its topic using a variety of creative, quick-paced methods, enhanced by an upbeat soundtrack.

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Elmo's World : Singing, Drawing & More (2000)



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Join Sesame Street's curious red monster, as he explores singing, drawing and telephones! Elmo's World offers kids and adults a fresh and light-hearted take on the world around them. Each episode comes to life in Elmo's bright, exciting and very original room -- the drawer, door, shade and TV all join in the fun. And he's even visited by a muppet opera diva and a talking muppet phone! Also featuring Elmo's per goldfish, Dorothy, the zany Mr. Noodle and classic songs that will delight viewers of all ages.

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Elmo's World : Dancing Music Books (2000)



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Everyone's favorite preschool monster demonstrates three activities in this compilation of some popular Elmo's World segments from Sesame Street. Joining him are segment regulars Dorothy the pet goldfish and Mr. Noodle, the lovable, bumbling adult stand-in for children, who makes mistakes but perseveres until he gets it right. In each episode, real children also take turns mastering the skill. In "Dancing," Elmo shows off his finesse at the flamenco and hula, while the children choose more free-form moves. (Elmo's monster friend Zoe also makes a cameo appearance.) In "Books," a boy and his father visit the library in search of dinosaur books. And in "Music," kids play the flute and violin, while Mr. Noodle is a little slow in learning to bang the drum. For parents who meant to tape the "Elmo's World" segments, but never quite did it, this 45-minute video is a lucky break. Primarily for ages 2-5, but Elmo fans of all ages will enjoy it.

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Elmo's World : Flowers, Bananas & More (2000)



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Flowers, Bananas & More--so titled, presumably, because Flowers, Bananas & Hair sounds kind of yucky--culls everybody's favorite 3-year-old monster's investigations of those things in a 50-minute tape. The Flowers episode cuts away from Elmo's crayon-filled playroom to follow a real, live boy in his quest to grow a plant. Through Elmo's lively voiceover, we learn that by filling a glass with a paper towel, a bean, and some water you can grow a bean pod, which is just what Elmo does, along with interviewing a friendly cactus and showing us a homemade video of Stinky the Plant, back in his world. In Bananas Mr. Noodle's usual bumbling with the object in question (Is it a telephone? A horn? A pen?) is a barrel of laughs, and we meet Top Banana, a spectacles- and bow tie-clad chap who brings his breed's health benefits to light. Hair, the final segment, is especially enlightening because every manner of the curious stuff shows up for a brief but thoughtful examination. By tuning us in to the Hair Channel, which is featuring a cartoon called "The Kingdom Where Everybody Wore His Hair the Same Way," Elmo leads us to the truth about hair: kinky or straight, short or long, everybody's got it, and what a person chooses to do with it doesn't count for much. Though it's bound to be a repeat for most kids, this is a tape that'll grow on budding botanists, stylists, and Elmo groupies in general.

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Join Sesame Street's curious red monster as he explores flowers, bananas and hair! Elmo's World offers kids and adults a fresh and light-hearted take on the world around them. Each episode comes to life in Elmo's bright, exciting and very original room -- the drawer, shade and TV all join in the fun. And he's even visited by a muppet banana and a talking cactus! Also featuring Elmo's pet goldfish, Dorothy, the zany Mr. Noodle and classic songs that will delight viewers of all ages.

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Elmo's World : Birthdays, Games & More (2001)



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While it's true that Elmo's World is one that most 2- to 5-year-olds wouldn't mind waking up to any day of the week, Birthdays, Games & More makes plain that, as far as preschool meccas go, this is as good as it gets. Here, the furry little red guy gets the festivities under way watching real, live kid friends festoon pretty packages with colorful bows (his way of answering the endlessly curious Dorothy's question about how to wrap a present) before tuning into the Birthday Channel for a whirlwind trip to Mexico, where ebullient kids whack away at a piñata, and Israel, where a dizzy gang dips to the ground, doing its best to put on hats sans hands. After a chat with a talking birthday cake, it's game time. A chubby baby gets his toes tweaked in a round of "This Little Piggy"; Ernie and his ducky stop by via e-mail to demonstrate hide-and-go-squeak; and a couple of kids crack Elmo up with their search for Thumbkin, first in English, then in Spanish. The games give way, in a third segment, to a pack of pets. Mr. Noodle the lovable numbskull tries to play fetch with a fish; Elmo's tricky drawer trots out a parade of lettuce, a tiger, and a Telly monster, hoping for some help with the question "What can be a pet and what can't?"; and friend Alisa shows off Fluffy, her cat, and dog Spike. Taken together, Birthdays, Games & More is 60 minutes of playful, furry fun destined to be dusted off for repeat watchings by all wannabe Elmo's World inhabitants.

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First up, it's birthday time! Elmo knows everyone loves birthdays and here takes a close-up look at the celebration. The zany Mr. Noodle gives us a gift-wrapping lesson, but first gets caught up in the wrapping paper! Then we join a son and his father in their kitchen as they go through the steps of baking a birthday cake for mom. After that, we watch as Elmo is visited by a chatty birthday cake who playfully admits that being a cake is in fact, "a piece of cake!"

Who can think of all this birthday fun without games coming to mind? Elmo loves to play games and here he explores all his favorites with his Sesame Street friends. Mr. Noodle joins in the fun with a jump rope lesson, of course, with a little silliness mixed in. Two Sesame Street kids teach each other 'where is thumpkin' in both English and Spanish. Finally, Elmo uses his imagination to become a basketball star where he announces, "Elmo got game!"

Pets are last up on this fun-filled home video. First, Mr. Noodle tries to play fetch with a goldfish and a hamster before Barkely the dog shows up. Then, kids explain how they play with their own pets - lizards, cats and guinea pugs included. Last up, Elmo gets a real sense of what being a pet is like when he imagines himself as a fish, a hamster, and a bird!

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Elmo's World : Wild Wild West (2001)



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Sesame Street's favorite furry red cowpoke saddles up to learn all about the wild frontier. Join Elmo as he finds out how to ride a horse, kicks up his heels at a hoe down, boards a time-traveling magic stagecoach and more! Featuring classic cowpoke songs, and plenty of fun with his partners the Noodles, Marshall Grover and special guests, country singer Travis Tritt and Broadway's Kristen Chenoweth. Elmo takes viewers young and old on a wonderful ride through the very best of the Wild Wild West! Also, features the brand new Sesame Street segment, Monster Clubhouse!

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Elmo's World : Wake up with Elmo! (2002)



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Waking up is easier when your friend Elmo is there to help you greet the day! Join him as he learns all about sleep, getting dressed, and teeth. With a dancing shade, a mischievous drawer, a frisky television and a playful computer, Elmo's World is the perfect place for preschoolers to learn all about the world around them. And Elmo has help from his friends Bert & Ernie, Mr. Noodle and the Count to answer questions like "How do you go to sleep?" "How do you button a shirt?" and "How do you taken care of your teeth?" In Elmo's World, learning is always fun!

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Elmo's World : Head to Toe With Elmo (2002)



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Certainly not the preschooler's body-part primer implied by its title, Head to Toe with Elmo simply unfolds the great mysteries of jackets, hats, and shoes. This combo induces plenty of chuckles for Elmo, the scruffy red-furred host who loves interviewing kids, babies, talking clothing, and his (real) pet goldfish. As little Elmo flits about his crayon-scribbled environs, he poses lots of questions to preschoolers at home: "How do you put on your jacket?" "Who wears hats and who doesn't?" and "What do shoes do when nobody is wearing them?" Plucked directly from the highly acclaimed Sesame Street show, each 15-minute segment features a fast-paced blend of video vignettes, goofy Mr. Noodle encounters, Elmo's own purposefully amateur home movies, and laughs for the grownups who might be watching. Not to say Elmo's jokes always fly, but kids can't seem to get enough of this wholesome, curious, and informative critter.

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Elmo's World : Springtime Fun (2002)



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The endearing, red-mopped Muppet is back for a romp through spring, offering preschoolers a potpourri of animated and live-action snippets showcasing seasonal favorites: birds, bugs, and bicycles. Elmo, the host of this vintage Sesame Street program, chats gaily while ushering in familiar guests Prairie Dawn, Ernie and Bert, and Grover during three 15-minute "chapters." Tongue-in-cheek spoofs ("The Loon Ranger," "The Dick Van Bike Show") are blended with general zaniness (think Mr. Noodle) to keep youngsters laughing as they learn. Catering to a child's short attention span, the fast-paced medley includes interactive games, sing-alongs, and engaging film of kids and critters. Especially heartwarming is footage of ducklings hatching and helmet-clad children pedaling without training wheels. In an effort to stay timely, Elmo's World charms its computer-savvy audience with references to the World Wide Web and "You've Got Mail," but there's no need: everyone knows Elmo is timeless.

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Spring is here, and Elmo is celebrating with three B's: Birds, Bugs and Bicycles! With a dancing shade, a mischievous drawer, a frisky television and a playful computer, Elmo's World is the perfect place for preschoolers to learn all about the world around them. And Elmo has lots of friends, both new and old, to answer questions like "where do birds live", and "how many wheels does a tricycle have?". In Elmo's world, birds, bugs and bicycles talk, and learning is always fun!

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Elmo's World : The Great Outdoors! (2003)



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To be released in June 2003


Elmo's World : Happy Holidays



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In the first-ever "Elmo's World" holiday special, Elmo is gearing up to celebrate Christmas. But what present will he give Dorothy, his beloved goldfish? As he searches for an answer, Elmo learns about holidays around the world and discovers the many things that Christmas, Chanukah and Kwanzaa have in common. Finally, Elmo goes to the North Pole, where Santa has some expert advice about the true spirit of Christmas - and the perfect gift for Dorothy!

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Sesame Street - The Best of Elmo (1996)



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The Sesame Street character has fun singing some catchy new songs (you and your toddler just might, too), explaining the difference between light and heavy, having a laugh over pictures and numbers, and sharing the screen with a good-natured Whoopi Goldberg and Julia Roberts. Of the various Elmo videos, this one really does have the choicest material and stands up to repeat viewings--a big plus with little ones.

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Sesame Street - Cookie Monster's Best Bites



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America's favorite slave to baked goods, Cookie Monster, is the star of this very funny collection of comic sketches culled from the insatiable Muppet's tenure on Sesame Street. From the opening scene--in which the wild-eyed Cookie yields to pure impulse and devours a cookbook (rather than wait for a pastry recipe to be fully realized in his kitchen)--the longtime Children's Television Workshop character never fails to entertain with his charming anarchy. Also on the program are classic Sesame Street songs "C Is for Cookie" (and its spinoff, "C Drives Me Crazy," featuring a guest appearance by the Fine Young Cannibals), "If Moon Were a Cookie," and the touching "What Is Friend?" The high point, however, is the gravel-voiced Cookie's scene with actress Annette Bening, who helps him sort out the difference between a "Cookie Here and There." Wonderful stuff for all ages.

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Welcome to a song-filled, smile-making, simply scrumptious video starring everyone's favorite "Sesame Street" connoisseur de crumbs: Cookie Monster! This new program features Cookie Monster's very best bites plus plenty of new production bits. It's a wacky and wonderful tribute to a monster, the cookies he loves and the little lessons he learns with every bite he takes. Screen star, Annette Bening, drops by to help Cookie Monster sort out the difference between a "Cookie Here and There." And that's just the beginning of the rib-tickling treats awaiting Cookie Monster fans young and old in this tuneful, tasty, cookie-crunching delight.

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Sesame Street - The Best of Ernie and Bert



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Perhaps a better title for The Best of Ernie and Bert would be Visits with Ernie and Bert, since the daunting prospect of culling the choicest episodes from more than three decades of Sesame Street is subjective at best. Only eight skits are included in this 30-minute program, which may result in viewer disappointment as countless "favorites" have been omitted. Having said that, the chosen scenes are gems, such as Ernie at the movies contending with a woman's large hat obstructing his view, or Bert residing at a meeting of the Association of W Lovers. Gina and Big Bird introduce the skits while reminiscing through a scrapbook; but, when their conversation turns to babysitting, viewers will wish for more Ernie and Bert and less introductory chitchat. Three songs are included and, thankfully, "Rubber Duckie" is one of them, though the classic bathtub sketch has been overlooked. Nonetheless, Bert's legendary sardonic wit and Ernie's sweet sincerity are wondrous to behold, and the humor ripens as audiences grow older.

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Now relive some of the most delightful and cherished moments of Sesame Street's classic comedy duo, Bert and Ernie. Whether it's at the movies, on a camping trip, in the mysterious tombs of Egypt or right in their very own home, wherever these popular pals go, fun and hilarious adventure are sure to follow.

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The Best of Kermit on Sesame Street



Available Format:
VHS

Awards:
    A 1999 Parents' Choice Recommendation



    As Grover prepares to bestow the Frog of the Year award upon everyone's favorite amphibian Muppet, viewers are treated to some of the highlights of Kermit's Sesame Street appearances. From his on-the-street reports of nursery rhymes gone awry to his classic warbling ("It's Not Easy Being Green," "Caribbean Amphibian"), Kermit's sweet, befuddled nature shines in this series of clips. Meanwhile, mischievous pigs and a hungry wolf are causing trouble behind the scenes of the award show. Will Kermit get his prize or will his prize get him? Viewers ages 2 and older will undoubtedly stay tuned through the delightful 33 minutes to find out.

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    Kermit the Frog has been named "Frog of the Year!" It couldn't have happened to a nicer amphibian. Kermit's old pal Grover is on hand to host a special tribute to Kermit's most memorable moments on Sesame Street. Don't miss this classic collection of songs and skits celebrating Kermit's special appearances as reporter, customer, and crooner.

    Songs:
    I Love My Elbows, Caribbean Amphibian, African Alphabet, Do Op Hop, Being Green, Tadpole, This Frog, Frog Of The Year

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Sesame Street Presents Elmo's Musical Adventures - Peter & The Wolf (2001)



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Tag along for Elmo's musical adventure with Prokofiev's Peter and the Wolf and prepare to strike an unlikely pose, with one foot planted in the friendliest, furriest neighborhood anybody knows and the other in a sophisticated, sonically souped-up concert arena--Boston's Symphony Hall. The video unites the two seemingly mismatched worlds seamlessly, pulling off its unstated but pretty obvious goal, which is to siphon off the classical genre's outermost layer of stuffiness to make it more accessible to little kids, with Sesame-style punch and simplicity. Baby Bear leads viewers into Peter's forest by way of his ticket to see the Boston Pops Orchestra. Backstage he meets conductor Keith Lockhart, who serves as tour guide for a thorough but breezy showcase of various instruments, allowing the lisping little bear to get a grip on which sound portrays which character. Happy-go-lucky Peter, played by a peasant-costumed Elmo, is center stage during violin solos; the scary-sounding French horn signals the approach of the wolf--normally a ferocious fellow, but in this case a harmless furry purple guy. These days, with the gospel about the benefits of music education spreading at fever pitch, this 45-minute gem could be promoted as a way to get preschoolers in on the action. Beyond that, it's a charming chucklefest that's as effective as any intro you'll find to the classic tale. Elmo tickles audiences of all ages as Peter, and Big Bird, with help from the bassoon, spreads his wings in the role of the brave but foolhardy boy's grandfather.

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Elmo and all your favorite Sesame Street characters get together to show how music and imagination can tell a story in this delightful Sesame Street special! Watch special guest stars Keith Lockhart and the Boston Pops Orchestra, along with Elmo and your Sesame Street friends, tell the musical story of Prokofiev's children's classic Peter and the Wolf.

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Sesame Street Kids' Guide to Life - Telling the Truth (1997)



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Elmo and Telly share billing on this half-hour instructional video that gently preaches the virtue of being forthright. The lesson begins as Gina reads "The Boy Who Cried Wolf" to her day-care charges. Elmo dreams himself into the tale, in which no sheep are eaten and the offending wolf ends up tied to a tree. Meanwhile, Telly seems to be the only one who hasn't been or isn't going to the circus. Feeling left out, he tells them his Uncle Tommy (Dennis Quaid) is the ringmaster. Of course, he gets found out, is forgiven, and joins Uncle Tommy, Gina, and the gang in a big song-and-dance number. The irony for adults and older kids is that Uncle Tommy is actually an astronaut, not exactly a low-profile job. But even his uncle gets the call to blast off into space without the benefit of a rocket ship: Telly announces that he loves him even if he's not a circus employee. Stay tuned after the credits for a one-minute message from Quaid. (Ages 2 and older)

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Sesame Street Kids' Guide to Life - Learning to Share (1997)



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DVD and VHS

Like most kids, Elmo sometimes has trouble taking turns and sharing his toys. Even with this best friend Zoe. With a little help form Sesame Street favorites Big Bird, Cookie Monster, and Oscar, and special guest Katie Couric, Elmo discovers that sharing with friends makes playtime twice as much fin. Filled with songs an silliness, Learning To Share is a very special introduction to the Sesame Street Kids' Guide To Life - a new home video series that helps make growing up a lot more fun. Plus, Katie Couric gives parents some helpful TIPS for guiding kids through learning how to share.

Songs:
  • This Is My Train
  • Cooperation Song
  • Share
  • Two Heads Are Better Than One
  • Sharing
  • What Is A Friend


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Sesame Street Kids' Guide to Life - Big Bird Gets Lost (1999)



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DVD and VHS

In this excellent video, we are given a situation that many parents should consider: not letting their child wander away from them in a large store. In this video, Big Bird and Maria go shopping in a large mall-like department store. Somehow, Big Bird wanders off and Maria gets worried. This is THE video for those who want to know how they can prevent this from happening.

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When Big Bird and Maria go to the ABCD-Mart to buy some skates for Snuffy's birthday, Big Bird forgets all about sticking together and takes off after a runaway skate. Now that he's lost, will he remember what to do and where to go for help?

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Sesame Street - A New Baby in My House (1994)



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VHS

The birth of a baby is an exciting time. But for an older sibling, it can be a time of confusion and frustration. Through a musical fairy tale, Mrs. Snuffleupagus teaches Snuffy that it’s natural to feel upset when you’re no longer the only kid in the house. Parents’ attention may be divided, he learns, but their love is as strong as ever. Snuffy discovers that, just as his baby sister is special, he has a special place in the family now too—older brother!

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Sesame Street - Learning About Numbers (1997)



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VHS

How many ways can you count from 1 to 20? The folks at Sesame Street know them all and run through them several times in this delightful, funny, and educational half-hour video. Big Bird and Count Onetwothree are the hosts of this takeoff on "The Tonight Show," in which Big Bird (as our Johnny Carson stand-in) introduces numbers and the Sesame Street folks act them out. Learning About Numbers is a mixture of original material and skits and songs from Sesame Street. A personal favorite: Kermit the frog as a passenger on an elevator operated by the Count, who keeps passing Kermit's floor because he loves counting the numbers so much.

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Big Bird Sings (1969)



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VHS

Sing along with Big Bird and buddy Snuffy in this sentimental collection of scrapbook memories. Lovable yellow guy pleases tiny tots with gentle nature, funny moments, charming songs.

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In this 30-minute video, you will find some of your favorite Big Bird songs. Included are great classic '70s songs like "ABC-DEF-GHI", "I Just Adore Four", and "Wheels on My Feet". Other fine songs contained here are "The Map Song", "Big Bird Can't Fly", and "Rhyme Out". For those into nostalgia, there is an extremely rare clip from the late '70s of Big Bird singing "What's Your Name?" inside a school. If you love Sesame Street and Big Bird, you have to check this out!

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Sesame Street - Sing Along (1969)



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VHS

Kids will enjoy this half-hour Sesame Street video, in which the whole gang takes a piano up to the roof and sings some of their favorite songs. But they are frequently interrupted by workmen Biff and Sully, who keep tuning in songs on their TV (only to knock the antenna out of whack). The blend of people and puppets is charming, and the bits culled from the TV show add to the fun. A pair of highlights: Ernie sitting in his bathtub singing the big hit, "Rubber Ducky," and Bert (in a magical bit of puppetry) dancing and singing "Doing the Pigeon."

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Sesame Street - Sing Yourself Silly! (1990)



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VHS

Big Bird and his pals are making musical mayhem as they sing the goofiest, nuttiest, silliest songs ever. Join in with Sesame Street favorites Oscar, Ernie, the Count and more as they tickle your funny bone with tunes like "Everything In The Wrong Place Ball," "Mary Had A Bicycle," and more. James Taylor drops by to sing "Jellyman Kelly," and Jeremy Irons, Jane Curtain and Paul Simon lead an all-star cast of celebrities in the showstopper, "Put Down The Duckie."

Songs:
  • The Honker-Duckie-Dinger Jamboree
  • Ladybug Picnic
  • Jelleyman Kelly
  • Wavin' Goodbye To You With My Heart
  • Old MacDonald Cantata
  • Everything In The Wrong Place Ball
  • One Banana
  • Calcutta Joe
  • Mary Had A Bicycle
  • Ten Tiny Turtles On The Telephone
  • Put Down The Duckie

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Sesame Street - Sing Yourself Sillier at the Movies (1999)



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VHS

Grab some popcorn and join hosts Telly and Oscar as they review the silliest movies you’ve ever seen, and sing the silliest songs ever heard. So roll the film, and get ready to sing yourself sillier at the movies.

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Sesame Street - Sing, Hoot & Howl with the Sesame Street Animals



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VHS

"Cluck Around the Clock" and other animal-themed favorites are featured in this tribute to animals hosted by Big Bird.

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Sesame Street - Get Up and Dance (1997)



Available Formats:
DVD and VHS

When it's your teddy bear's birthday, you want to celebrate in style! That's why Big Bird is throwing a dance party for Radar. Everyone's getting into the act, and they're doing all their favorite dances - The Airplane, The Dog, The Jelly, The Grouch, and lots more. So put on your dancing shoes and get ready to party Sesame Street style!

Songs: A Very Simple Dance I'm A Little Airplane Birdland Jump Do The Dog Do The Jelly Cat Had A Birthday Doin' The Grouch A New Way To Walk

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Let's Make Music (2000)



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DVD and VHS

Poor Telly: Just when the internationally acclaimed percussion troupe, Stomp, is on their way to Sesame Street for a jam session, he misplaces his tuba. Luckily, Telly's buddy, Elmo, explains that fancy instruments are not required to create music, and that's an invitation to 40 minutes of delightful noisemaking that reaches far beyond clanging pot lids. Soda bottles become woodwinds, pasta jars rattle like maracas, a plastic garbage can works as a bass drum, and if those items can't be found, feet and hands will do just fine. The half-dozen members of Stomp (themselves looking like Sesame Street alumnae) interact beautifully with the entire gang, whether playing a foot-tapping version of "Follow the Leader" with the kids or tooting a catchy ditty on empty bottles with Muppets and adults. Other familiar elements from the regular daytime Emmy award-winning show--including short educational cartoons, Muppet skits, video shorts of kids teaching kids, and lively dance numbers--make for a thoroughly enriching experience. Heartily recommended for children ages 3 to 7.

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Sesame Street Songs - Dance Along! (1990)



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DVD and VHS

Everyone's invited to the Sesame Street Dance Along! Join Big Bird, Gina, Mike, Count, Bert, Hoots the Owl, and "the kids" as they show us different types of dances. And you can do your own thing with "The Any Way You Fell Dance." All in all, there are nine terrific dances that are sure to make everyone want to dance along!

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Zoe's Dance Moves (2003)



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DVD and VHS

Get ready to dance! It's a toe-tapping, finger-snapping good time when Paula Abdul gives Zoe her very first dance lesson! Soon Sesame Street's favorite ballerina is learning how to step with pep in a ballet warm-up, get the beat in her feet from an African drum, be grand with her hands in an Asian dance, and just have fun with Zoe's own Silly Willy Nilly dance. And, that's not all! When Zoe's best friend Elmo joins in, everyone moves and grooves to a hip-hop, feel-good finale that will get you up and dancing along!

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Elmo's Sing-Along Guessing Game



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DVD and VHS

Don't miss the musical fun and excitement when Elmo hosts his very own TV game show. Elmo asks the questions, and you can guess the answers in sing-along videos featuring some of your favorite songs. Kermit, Big Bird and more of your Sesame Street pals are on hand for all the high-energy hijinks! Songs: I Love My Elbows, One Fine Face, Get Along, Elmo's Song, Alligator King, Eight Balls of Fur, My Best Friend, I Love Trash, The Lambaba.

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Play-Along Games and Songs



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VHS

Big Bird is hosting some of his favorite games—and you’re invited to play along! These creative games and songs teach rhyming, shapes, counting and more, as only Sesame Street can. Forgetful Jones may have trouble remembering the games when they’re over, but we bet you won’t!

Songs: One of These Things, I Heard My Dog Bark, Over Under Around and Through.

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Let's Eat! Funny Food Songs



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VHS

Bubblehead waiter Elmo tries to serve food at Planet Storybook. While hobnobbing with Little Miss Muffet and others, he introduces several Sesame Street songs, including "Cereal Girl" (a satire of "Material Girl") and "The Most Important Meal of the Day." Best bit is Cookie Monster singing about things other than cookies that are good for you.

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Elmo's Magic Cookbook (2001)



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VHS

The irrepressible little red star of Sesame Street sizzles in Elmo's Magic Cookbook, but he's not the only celebrity to wave a wooden spoon here. It all begins when the tummy-rumble-inducing book the tape takes its title from is dusted off from its attic-dwelling days. First, it "alakazams" Jean, the ingredient-providing Julia Child of genies, onto Sesame Street for a primer on churning out a champion batch of ice cream (and one that, in one of a number of characteristically superb running gags, nearly causes Telly to collapse from arm fatigue), and then bam!--everybody's favorite Crescent City culinary whiz comes by to create the perfect pizza with the gang. Chef Emeril Legasse does one better than sprinkle the parmesan and pile on the pepperoni with expected panache--he also peels away the mystery of where cheese comes from. When Legasse leaves on a minestrone emergency, another apron-ready star steps in. This time it's singer Heather Headly, here known as Pocket Queen. Elmo, no dummy, is at first resistant to the queen's suggestion that together they cook up some pockets. When she takes him on a video tour of pocket-eating cultures, however (think China's dim sum), he warms to the idea, and what results is a scrumptious-looking summer roll. Each of the video's cooking segments is intercut with food-related bits from the show--Grover's hilarious gig as a hopeless waiter is one. In addition to a handful of recipes ripe for kid collaboration, this tape serves up customary Sesame-style excellence. No future foodie's video shelf should be without it.

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Elmo Visits the Firehouse (2002)



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DVD and VHS

After a fire on Sesame Street gives Elmo a scare, he and Maria visit a real New York City firehouse. Finding out about all the protective clothes firefighters wear and practicing how to "Get Low and Go" helps Elmo feel safe again. And he even gets to slide down a real fire pole! Then a special Elmo's World all about Firefighters helps kids understand much moreabout what to do if there is a fire.

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This video is very educational. It does start off with a smoke fire in which Elmo gets very scared and begins to shake. This can be scary for a child and I would recommend watching it with your child. (My son is 19 months old and did not find it scary, but he is still very young.) It is very realistic and shows children what it would be like if there was ever a fire. It is wonderful and teaches childrn all about firemen and the firehouse and what to do in case of a fire. There are cute songs that teach fire safety, like "Get out, stay out, don't you go back in". Another excellent lesson is that children should not hide from the firemen. In the event of a real fire a child will be terrified and may mistake the fireman for a monster. This movie explains that firemen are there to help and not to be afraid of them.

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Fiesta!



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VHS

Fiesta means party in Spanish, and Sesame Street is pulsating with activity in this upbeat preschool program featuring Latino songs. Jim Henson's Muppets join the fun while everyone's favorite, Elmo, learns the Conga- Wiggle dance. Maria, Rosita, and Gabi create floats and costumes; even Oscar reluctantly partakes in the festivities. The dialogue is sparse in order to devote most of the 30-minute show to singing and dancing during eight Spanish/English tunes, featuring special performances by Linda Ronstadt and Celia Cruz. Most of the music will be familiar, such as "Conga Counting Song," "Amigo," and "It Sure Is Hot." Kids will also learn greetings, familiar words, and numbers in Spanish. While some might wish for the addition of live-action scenes of Mexico or a more complex story line, the bilingual focus is solid and the ever supportive cast of Sesame Street grownups, kids, and Muppets make it a neighborhood worth visiting.

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Elmo Says Boo



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DVD and VHS

A Halloween treat. Elmo visits fellow Sesame Street Muppet the Count in the latter's castle--and gets scared for a moment. But only a moment, as more friends from the television program show up, and jokes, songs, and surprises abound. Among the clever tunes: "Transylvania 1-2-3-4-5," "We Are All Monsters," and "Frazzle."

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Elmo Saves Christmas (1996)



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The show opens on a Christmas scene, featuring Maya Angelou explaining to Muppet characters how Elmo once got his wish that every day could be Christmas--and soon regretted it. Charles Durning and Harvey Fierstein are also on board, and there's a new friend in Lightning the reindeer, plus lots of songs. The whooshing Christmas-season feel to the story is infectious.

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Christmas Eve on Sesame Street (1978)



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This Emmy Award-winning musical from 1978 explores an age-old Christmas conundrum: how does a big guy like Santa Claus squeeze down all those narrow chimneys? When Big Bird and his Sesame Street friends set out to find the answer one Christmas Eve, they explore a variety of amusing theories and learn a lot about the meaning of Christmas in the process. You won't want to miss seeing all your favorite Sesame Street characters as they take to the ice at a nearby skating rink. Perhaps the most enjoyable feature of all is the wealth of wonderful music--everything from traditional Christmas songs to the now famous "Keep Christmas with You" by Joe Raposo. Several numbers are signed in American Sign Language and there's even a brief mention of Hanukkah. This 60-minute, classic Sesame Street special, which teaches kids from 2 to 10 to value giving more than receiving and stresses the importance of love and togetherness, is also thoroughly entertaining.

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This classic holiday program is pure, utter magic for the whole family. I loved this program as a child, and it remains a must-see for me and my family at the holidays to this day. I (thankfully) grew up in the pre-Elmo Sesame Street era, and this show always brings back wonderful holiday memories. The music is unforgettable, especially "True Blue Miracle" and "Keep Christmas With You". The Sesame Muppets are in true form: Big Bird searching for the secret of how Santa gets down the chimney at Oscar's prompting; Cookie eats a pencil, typewriter, and phone while attempting to make his cookie wish list for Santa; Bert and Ernie take a lesson from O'Henry's "Gift of the Magi" as they give up what they treasure most to be able to make each other happy with the perfect gift, but it's Mr. Hooper who reminds them of what's really important. The ice skating party at the beginning is a gem-especially the side-splitting "snap the whip" scene! And at the end, everyone comes together to celebrate friendship and love, as Big Bird, who had gone missing, comes home and realizes it's not the gifts at Christmas that matter: what matters is giving the gift of love everyday to the people you care about. It's all done without being overly precious or preachy. My niece and nephews love it-I'm happy to see it move on to a new generation in our family. I haven't seen it on TV in years, which is a shame, and my VHS copy was taped off TV years ago and in bad shape, so I was thrilled to see it on DVD. Elmo who? You'll never even miss him. His nervous bundle of hyper-energy would be out of place in this sweet, warm, funny, wonderful holiday program. It's magic.

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Sesame Street - Computer Caper

(Includes a Bonus Elmo's World episode)



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DVD and VHS

This lively 50-minute program uses live action, animation, and music to introduce computers to the preschool set. The caper begins when Telly gets an e-mail account and Luis helps him send a message to friends. Several characters, including Sesame Street favorites like Cookie Monster and Oscar, write back--and someone who signs their message, "Your Mystery Friend." Telly has no idea who this could be, so he joins up with Baby Bear and they follow the clues until the mystery is solved. The only segment that doesn't fit the theme is the song "I'm Fixing My Hair," which features children combing and brushing their hair. Computer Caper is an enjoyable look at basic concepts such as the screen, keyboard, mouse and some of the uses to which computers can be applied. It includes a special episode of Elmo's World with Emmy winner Michael Jeter as Mr. Noodle.

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Telly becomes a high-tech detective when a mysterious e-mail invites him to play the guessing game. With each new computer clue, he gets one step closer to discovering his mystery friend. Between clues, Elmo asks the musical question, "Where Are Computers in Your Neighborhood?" and Cookie Monster takes a mega-bite out of a computer cookie. It's a preschool-perfect introduction to today's world of technology!

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Sesame Street - Bedtime Stories and Songs



Available Format:
VHS

We watch this about once a week (too often and we all get bored, no?) and every time it calms my 2 year-old who then goes to sleep quickly and soundly. The songs are lovely and there is a delightful story about how the sun and the moon came to live in the sky which is narrated by Ozzie Davis. The last song is a drift-y, dreamy sequence with balloons - a nice ending. This does not have the usual frenetic Sesame Street pace/quality but is rather sweet and very relaxing. Bert, Ernie, Cookie Monster, Big Bird, etc. (no Elmo). Excellent!

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Sesame Street - Visits the Hospital (1990)



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VHS

Sesame Street's "Visit to the Hospital" does an excellent job acquainting young children with the routines of the hospital, and of dispelling their fears of standard procedures, doctors and nurses, and hospital stays, in general. It tells its story with humor, music and compasion. Invariably, I enjoy watching it too; at least the first time through each stay.

This is my daughter's all time favorite video. It presents a realistic view of what happens in the hospital without frightening impressionable three year olds. The main song, "You Have to be Patient to be a Patient" is a good one to have in your parental bag of tricks.

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Sesame Street - Visits the Firehouse (1990)



Available Format:
VHS

During a recent hospital stay, I found this video in the playroom for my 18 month old son to watch. He was mesmerized! Already familiar with Elmo and Big Bird, he loved "meeting" Oscar and seeing the fire trucks. He learned to request the video by making a siren noise "whee, whee, whee", and despite our efforts to interest him in different videos, he repeatedly requested this one - every day, several times/day. That's why I bought it when we got home...he kept asking for it and we didn't have it! He is silent while it's on, except for various parts like when Big Bird can't fit down the firepole ("uh-oh"). It is not dated, despite being produced over 10 years ago, still very relevant. Great video!

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Don't Eat the Pictures - Sesame Street at the Metropolitan Museum of Art (1994)



Available Format:
VHS

Sesame Street specials are always wonderful, but this hour long movie, filmed when Sesame Street was in its prime, is just spectacular. It remains one of my favorite ways to cheer myself up (I'm 27). When Big Bird wanders off near closing time to meet Snuffleupagus, and the rest of the Sesame Street monsters and humans try frantically to find him, they all get locked overnight in the Metropolitan Museum of Art. The rest of the video, which amounts to the bulk of the story, revolves around three main storylines: 1.) everyone trying to find Big Bird while avoiding the suspicious but clueless mustachio-ed museum security guard, 2.) everyone discovering and enjoying the museum in the process, and 3.) Big Bird and Snuffleupagus helping a little Egyptian boy named Sahu prove his inner worth in a yearly "test", so that the god Osiris will let him join his parents as stars in the sky. There is enough of a storyline to ensnare even those with the shortest of attention spans, children and adults alike, and quite a bit of comic relief to lighten the way. Watching straight-arrow Bob as he runs around trying to keep Cookie Monster from scarfing down the Still Lives, while a group of dancing Monster-ettes sings the doo-wop title tune: "Don't eat the pictures, no, no, no!", is particularly amusing; as are the scenes where Sahu's invisible cat, who still meows audibly, befuddles that poor hapless security guard. The many many shots of the Museum interior are gorgeous, and a magical exposure/introduction to art and museums, in particular the paintings, sculpture, and medieval artifacts of the Met. The video of course has a happy ending, but one that will bring tears to your eyes. I watched this tape for the first time when I was 7 years old, and I must say that when as an adult I had my first opportunity to go to the Met in person, it was a truly awesome visit. Another friend who had watched the movie as a child led me on what we called the Don't Eat the Pictures Tour, and she showed me every piece of art showcased in the movie. Her tour ended at the Temple of Dendur itself, and as it was near closing time, it was dark outside with stars in the sky--just like the penultimate scene of DETP. A memorable day, and a memorable movie. It's a true gift from the Sesame Street gang to us, the viewing public. You and your kids will love it.

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Shalom Sesame #1: The Land of Israel



Available Format:
VHS

Join your favorite Sesame Street characters, Bert and Ernie, Grover, Cookie Monster and others, on an exciting tour of Israel. Created by Children's Television Workshop and Jim Henson Productions for Israeli television, this series will delight in both English and in Hebrew.

Itzhak Perlman, Bonnie Franklin, and Mary Tyler Moore join Arik and Benz and the rest of the Sesame Street gang as they explore the land of Israel. Some segments contain Hebrew presented in an easy-to-understand format.


Shalom Sesame #2: Tel Aviv



Available Format:
VHS

Join your favorite Sesame Street characters, Bert and Ernie, Grover, Cookie Monster and others, on an exciting tour of Israel. Created by Children's Television Workshop and Jim Henson Productions for Israeli television, this series will delight in both English and in Hebrew.

Arik and Benz explore Tel Aviv's coast and the Carmel Market. They search for ice cream and watch soccer players.


Shalom Sesame #3: Kibbutz



Available Format:
VHS

Join your favorite Sesame Street characters, Bert and Ernie, Grover, Cookie Monster and others, on an exciting tour of Israel. Created by Children's Television Workshop and Jim Henson Productions for Israeli television, this series will delight in both English and in Hebrew.

Arik and Benz along with Itzhak Perlman and Bonnie Franklin explore several kibbutzim across Israel. Included in this program is a discussion of kibbutz foods and lifestyles.


Shalom Sesame #4: People of Israel



Available Format:
VHS

Join your favorite Sesame Street characters, Bert and Ernie, Grover, Cookie Monster and others, on an exciting tour of Israel. Created by Children's Television Workshop and Jim Henson Productions for Israeli television, this series will delight in both English and in Hebrew.

Benz and Arik explore Israel's diverse population. Segments about Jewish children from around the world, Sephardic Jews and Druze highlight this tape.


Shalom Sesame #5: Jerusalem



Available Format:
VHS

Join your favorite Sesame Street characters, Bert and Ernie, Grover, Cookie Monster and others, on an exciting tour of Israel. Created by Children's Television Workshop and Jim Henson Productions for Israeli television, this series will delight in both English and in Hebrew.

The Rechov Sumsum gang explores the Knesset, the Israel Museum, and the Western Wall. Experience the golden beauty of Israel's City of Peace as Itzhak Perlman, Bonnie Franklin and their young Israeli friends take you on a tour of Jerusalem from the Old City to the holy places of the Christian, Moslem, Armenian and Jewish Quarters.
Chanukah on Sesame Street

Shalom Sesame #6: Chanukah



Available Format:
VHS

Bert, Ernie, Grover, Cookie Monster, and other "Sesame Street" favorites are off on a magical tour of Israel. Your child will thrill to the sounds of their favorite pals talking in Hebrew and English, while host Jeremy Miller recalls the story of the Maccabees and the long, hallowed tradition behind the Festival of Lights.

This program focuses on Chanukah: the main stories, symbols and traditions associated with this holiday. Shalom Sesame's new guest host, Jeremy Miller, learns about "oofganiot" and how fried foods symbolize the oil that burned in the Temple for eight days.


Shalom Sesame #7:
Seasons



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Join your favorite Sesame Street characters, Bert and Ernie, Grover, Cookie Monster and others, on an exciting tour of Israel. Created by Children's Television Workshop and Jim Henson Productions for Israeli television, this series will delight in both English and in Hebrew.

Travel through the year learning about holidays and singing with our Sesame Street pals. The oofnik gourmet shares a recipe for a slimy Rosh Hashanah treat- apples and sardine grease- but Jeremy explains that we dip apples in honey for a sweet new year.


Shalom Sesame #8:
Journey to Secret Places



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Join your favorite Sesame Street characters, Bert and Ernie, Grover, Cookie Monster and others, on an exciting tour of Israel. Created by Children's Television Workshop and Jim Henson Productions for Israeli television, this series will delight in both English and in Hebrew.

Travel to exotic places in Israel to discover beautiful beaches, enchanting underground caves of Bet Guvrim, and secret passageways behind the Western Wall. Sponsored by the letters tzadi and mem, the program includes a music video "Disco Tzefarde'im," the Disco Frogs.


Shalom Sesame #9:
Aleph Bet Telethon



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Join your favorite Sesame Street characters, Bert and Ernie, Grover, Cookie Monster and others, on an exciting tour of Israel. Created by Children's Television Workshop and Jim Henson Productions for Israeli television, this series will delight in both English and in Hebrew.

When all the letters on Israel's Sesame Street disappear, Jerry Stiller and porcupine Kippi ben Kippod host a telethon to try to raise all 22 letters of the Herew aleph-bet. Includes appearances by Joan Rivers, Nell Carter, and Itzhak Perlman.


Shalom Sesame #10:
Passover



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Join your favorite Sesame Street characters, Bert and Ernie, Grover, Cookie Monster and others, on an exciting tour of Israel. Created by Children's Television Workshop and Jim Henson Productions for Israeli television, this series will delight in both English and in Hebrew.

Presents the story of "Jerusalem Jones and the Lost Afikoman," as well as a skit on the invention of matzah with comedienne Anne Meara. Stars Sarah Jessica Parker, Alan King, and Mary Tyler Moore.


Shalom Sesame #11:
Kids Sing Israel
(Grouches Don't)



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Join your favorite Sesame Street characters, Bert and Ernie, Grover, Cookie Monster and others, on an exciting tour of Israel. Created by Children's Television Workshop and Jim Henson Productions for Israeli television, this series will delight in both English and in Hebrew.

In this glorious finale, Kippi, Sarah Jessica Parker and the children of Israel host a rousing mixture of traditional Israeli and Hebrew songs with the best loved Sesame Street tunes.

Includes many favorite Sesame Street songs in Hebrew and English. Also stars blues singer B.B. King and musician Paul Shaffer.


Shalom Sesame Collection:
Episodes 6-8



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Shalom Sesame Collection:
Episodes 9-11



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