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103 of 111 people found the following review helpful
on December 7, 2004
Format: DVDVerified Purchase
I bought this DVD in spite of reading the negative reviews here on Amazon and decided that a 4* average rating was worth it. I was WRONG!

This DVD is SHORT about 30 mins total including the ads! Rouhgly 15 mins running time! Ridiculous!

Furthermore, I expected Sesame Street classics like Ernie singing "Rubber Ducky", "Yellow Submarine" and so on. Instead we get the Sesame Street version of a few Nursery rhymes and BAD sesame street versions at that.

My One year old who normally stays glued once Sesame Street is on WALKED AWAY after a few minutes! My 6 year old complained that the songs were "not right. They are singing them wrong!" She said. She didn't like it.

This has been a MAJOR disappointment. Better off to by Barney..at least you get FULL time with menus and the children stay interested.

In this instance, the 1 star reviewers got it dead right! This was a total waste of money!
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36 of 39 people found the following review helpful
on March 30, 2004
Format: DVD
My biggest problem with this DVD is that it is so incredibly short. They claim 32 minutes play time, which is a complete lie. A good part of that is commercials and credits. We clocked just under 17 minutes of actual entertainment. The commercials weren't even good ones that entertain. Credits can also be fun, but not in this movie. The kid is not interested.
My next problem is that the DVD is very old. The audio is chalky. The audio quality sounds as if they took an old video tape and digitally recorded it (as opposed to 'digitally remastered').
There is no menu and no chapters. You can't fast forward to the actual movie, you have to manually forward the movie. It's as if they took an old VHS tape and put in your DVD player. One would think that Sony could invest $20 in software to make the few adjustments necessary.
I think that this DVD is worthless. Do not be taken in by its low price. $1 is too much to pay.
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19 of 19 people found the following review helpful
on May 20, 2011
Format: DVDVerified Purchase
Well, the sound quality is so poor, it was actually hurting my ears even at low volume. it's ALL treble and raspy..
It's also very short... it's 30 minutes long, but the first half of the video are advertisements that you can't skip!! my son didn't like it and i have to agree with him... if you are looking for a good songs dvd, get kids favorite songs #2. It is much much much better and longer... another good one is strawberry shortcake...

i don't recommend this dvd to anyone..
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17 of 18 people found the following review helpful
on May 13, 2002
Format: DVD
This DVD has the same audio problem as "The Best of Elmo". I am very disappointed about the audio transfer. It's completely distorted and way too loud. The sound of Elmo actually scares my 1.5-year-old son. Try it from a video store first. Don't waste money on the DVD.
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16 of 17 people found the following review helpful
on June 25, 2002
Format: DVD
The audio on this DVD is completely unacceptable. The VHS version might be ok, but the DVD is very hard to listen to. It's loud, distorted, and easily the worst sounding DVD I've ever heard. It's worse than AM radio.
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11 of 11 people found the following review helpful
on February 10, 2009
Format: DVD
Come on, who doesn't want to like Big Bird? In the end, this just fell short. Way, way short! The movie is way way too short, for starters. My little ones LOVE their Trebellina DVD, nothing else I have tried has come close to getting the mileage that one has. Educational and entertaining AND 30 full minutes.
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202 of 258 people found the following review helpful
on March 4, 2002
Format: DVD
Of all the Sesame Street DVDs that we have, this one is definitely my daughter's favorite. Though she is only 15 months old, she now sings bits and pieces and hums the tune to several of the songs on here. When my husband and I try to watch a DVD, she will run over and grab this one and shove at us to put it in so she can watch it.
Unlike some other Sesame Street DVDs, this one actually has somewhat of a plot. Everyone on Sesame Street thinks that Elmo is going to do a top ten countdown of his favorite songs on the radio, so they all spend the entire time trying to convince him to use their favorite song on the countdown - turns out all Elmo wants is some quiet time so that he can practice his top ten countdown (all he is going to do on the radio is count backwards from 10 to 1.) The songs on here are some favorite kids' songs - I've Been Working on the Railroad, Baa Baa Black Sheep, The Alphabet Song, Twinkle Twinkle Little Star, Row Row Row Your Boat, She'll Be Comin' Round the Mountain, John Jacob Jingle-Heimer Schmidt, etc. If you only purchase one Sesame Street DVD, this should be it!
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85 of 107 people found the following review helpful
VINE VOICEon October 9, 2000
Format: VHS Tape
The premise of this tape is that Elmo has been asked to do a "Top Ten Countdown" on the radio, so all of the sesame street characters want to be sure that their favorite song is included in the "Top Ten." As Elmo travels around Sesame Street, each of them sings their favorite song to (or with) him.
Our two year old is mildly interested in Sesame Street but she seems to really enjoy this tape. The music is lively and there's enough going on to hold a toddler's attention. The tape contains several classic children's songs such as "Row, Row, Row Your Boat", and "I've Been Working on the Railroad." Throughout the tape, the concept of counting down (from 10 to 1) is repeated either by Elmo or a couple of short cartoons. Overall, I highly recommend this tape.
The only negative comment that I have is that the first several minutes of the tape contains ads for other Sesame Street tapes. I find this to be annoying because you have to fast-forward through them each time you want to play the tape. If they have to include them, I wish that they'd put them at the end of the tape.
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11 of 12 people found the following review helpful
on July 6, 2006
Format: DVD
My daughter did not take to this DVD as well as usual. She is an avid Sesame Street fan. However, there is a bit more talking in this one. The singing and characters keep her attention and there is less of that in this one than her others. We barely ever play this one. I would recommend the 25th Anniversary and What's the Name of that Song. They have nonstop singing and characters.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
on September 12, 2002
Format: VHS Tape
First of all, the production values on this tape are just plain poor. Secondly, there are no Sesame Street songs on the tape, and only one sketch from the show - which is the "Oinker Sisters" singing "This little Piggy."
These songs are better learned from you directly or in preschool. My toddler isn't very fond of this video, either - he knows what real Sesame Street is! If you're looking for preschool standards, I'd recommend "Sesame Street Sing Along" which has both standards and Sesame favorites.
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