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Wake up and smell the SMOKE!
on October 7, 2005
What is up with some of you people going on about how awful it is that Elmo is scared in this DVD. Yeah, he should be. He is in a restaurant when a FIRE starts. That is the whole idea here. Kids should know FIRES are dangerous. My 3 year old loves firefighters. He has 5 fire trucks, a firefighter outfit, a hose, 3 hats and lots of video/DVDs about firefighters. He is a firefighteroholic but, he also appreciates that FIRE is very dangerous and not something that's fun and yippee! On the first viewing of this DVD he turns to me and says, "Papa, Elmo Scared", and I tell him, "Yes he is son because, he is in a restaurant that has a lot of smoke coming out of the kitchen. And he is not sure what is going on". On the arrival of FDNY Elmo, still shaking, is slowly reassured that it is ok to be scared about FIRE and that it is also understandable that the firefighters in all their uniforms can be scary as well. Elmo is then invited back to the firehouse to see what a firefighter does and look at all the gear they need. At the end of the firehouse tour Elmo is no longer scared. So, if you want a good DVD about the dangers of FIRE and what a child should do when a FIRE starts in their presence this is a great DVD to purchase but, if you want your child to live in a dream world where everything is fun and sweet and good enough to eat, stay away from this DVD.