Subject: I have found a DVD that I think you would enjoy
|Sesame Street 25th Birthday - A Musical Celebration|
Actors: Jim Henson, Frank Oz, Caroll Spinney, Sonia Manzano, Jerry Nelson
Directors: Jim Henson, Bob Schwarz, Eva Saks, Jim Martin, Jon Stone
Genres: Comedy, Kids & Family, Music Video & Concerts, Science Fiction & Fantasy, Television, Animation
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Jennifer S. from CHARLOTTESVLE, VA
Reviewed on 10/12/2010...
My daughter loves this and can't stop watching it.
As close to watching the actual show as a video gets!
Michele S. Hays | Evanston, IL United States | 05/18/2002
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Both my toddler and I loved this video. For my toddler, it has several advantages: one, it's an hour long and can replace Sesame Street itself if you missed it that day (just get an Elmo's World tape to follow up). Two, it has a full cast that includes the newer characters who weren't around in my day: Elmo, Telly, Prairie Dawn and many others make an appearance. Third, the celebrity cameos are few and serve the storyline well.As a former puppeteer and avid Sesame Street fan, I really enjoyed watching it myself. It has old clips that have almost disappeared: the original "Rubber Ducky" with the floating bubbles, "C is for Cookie," "I'm an Aardvark, and I'm proud," and some of the letter and number clips you might remember as a kid. I also liked that the storyline was filmed outdoors, making the production values somewhat better than other Sesame Street videos. Having a store of all the "important" songs is really useful, too.Enjoy this video with your kids - and tell them about the "olden days" when Snuffy was an imaginary friend of Big Bird's and Ernie grew critters - what were those things called? - in his window box."
What a disappointment!
dead_walrus | Salt Lake City, UT USA | 09/24/2002
(2 out of 5 stars)
"When I saw this DVD available, I thought I'd found a sort of "Greatest Hits" compilation. It lists the featured songs on the back, which include manu Sesame Street classics. It failed to mention that all of the Rubber Duckie songs are cut short and mashed into an unsatisfying medley. The songs are all showcased within a story about Big Bird looking for "la la-ers," which makes this feel like a bad clip show. I realize that this was a TV special, but the way that the ...story cut into classic songs grated at me. To top it off, this DVD does not include menus or anything to help viewers navigate the disc (of course, it is an older DVD). I really hope that someday soon they decide to release a real "Best of" Sesame Street DVD, with each segment shown in its entirety. I would love to see these classic songs along with some of the great non-musical moments. Unfortunately, in this time of Elmo-centric releases, it doesn't seem likely to happen."
Mostly clips from 25 great years of Sesame Street
Amy | Alexandria, Vatican City State (Holy See) | 06/20/2001
(4 out of 5 stars)
"Watching this video is very similar to watching an episode of Sesame Street on PBS...only not exactly the same Sesame Street that's on the airwaves today. It has musical clips from various episodes throughout the lifespan of Sesame Street and contains more clips of Bert & Ernie and Grover than you will see in a typical episode in 2001.It's not just a series of old clips, however. The clips and new material are woven into a story of Big Bird looking for LaLa-ers for the show that the Sesame Street characters are planning. Not everything fits just right, but it is fun to watch and sing and dance to.The most important reason for my high recommendation of this video is the fact that my 22-month-old son is FACINATED by it. It may not be teaching him his numbers or his alphabet, but he is starting to try to sing along.Not the absolute Best Video out there, but thoroughly enjoyable and worth the price."