Okay, but edited to pieces.
Lisa Philpott | Roanoke, VA USA | 11/28/2005
(3 out of 5 stars)
"I first saw 'Hurricane on Sesame Street' when it aired on my local PBS station. It was very well done and took place over the course of five episodes.
I was, at first, thrilled to hear that it was going to be put on DVD. And I thought, "Wonderful. The entire show on DVD!"
They edited out too much of it for me to enjoy it. It was edited down to roughly 50 minutes. They took out several parts. Such as the cleanup of Sesame Street. Telly making an odd shaped X on his window, worrying while the hurricane raged. Big Bird sleeping in the apartment. The stories to help Big Bird fall asleep. And Granny Bird telling Big Bird his nest needed "The Final Twig." All these were missing from the DVD.
I understand that some editing was needed. But it could have been done better.
It would still be good for the younger kids, however. Who may or may not remember the week long show in it's entirety."
Would Big Bird shut up please?
Catherine Ferguson | Austin, TX, USA | 07/12/2006
(2 out of 5 stars)
"This movie is alright as far as the story goes. I never saw the week long video that another reviewer spoke of so I didn't miss anything. I also liked that they talk rationally of things that happen in a hurricane and hurricane preparedness given that we live in a hurricane prone area.
However, listening to Big Bird whine through the whole movie is unbelievably annoying. I don't really like Big Bird usually because all he ever does is whine, but I can usually ignore him. But this movie takes place around Big Birds experience during the hurricane, so it's kind of hard to ignore him.
I think there are plenty of other Sesame Street movies that I would buy over this one. In fact, I would buy ANY OTHER Sesame Street video over this one because of Big Birds whining. I don't really want my child to learn from his behavior either."