Sesame Street: What's the Name of That Song? 2011 TV-Y CC

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Come one, come all for Sesame Street's 35th anniversary musical gathering!

Starring:
Kevin Clash, Eric Jacobson
Runtime:
50 minutes

Sesame Street: What's the Name of That Song?

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Genres Kids & Family
Director Victor DiNapoli
Starring Kevin Clash, Eric Jacobson
Supporting actors Queen Latifah, Paul McGinnis, Jessica Peters, Caroll Spinney, Ben Stiller
Studio SESAME WORKSHOP
MPAA rating TV-Y
Captions and subtitles English Details
Rental rights 24 hour viewing period. Details
Purchase rights Stream instantly and download to 2 locations Details
Format Amazon Instant Video (streaming online video and digital download)

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The songs are great.
L. Green
I can play it over and he just stares at it and smiles.
Maddox's mommy
My 20 month old daughter loves this DVD.
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42 of 43 people found the following review helpful By Michele S. Hays on May 4, 2004
Format: DVD
Although, like other Sesame Street made-for-sale products, the storyline is a little weak (Super Grover looks for the Song Everyone Can Sing,) this DVD is still great fun. It's mostly comprised of song clips from the show, including a montage of "Sing," Wayne Brady singing "Between" from the 2003 season, "Operatic Lullaby" with Denyce Graves, "Soul Alphabet" with Patti LaBelle, "The Letter O" with Queen Latifah, and "Everybody's Song" with Diana Krall. Muppet clips include "Do de Rubber Duck," "Doin the Pidgeon," "Eight Balls of Fur," and "You Made Me Love You" with Cookie Monster.
Performances on this DVD are terrific: it's great to see SuperGrover crashing his way through the screen again. If not for the credits, you'd never know Frank Oz isn't a performer - Cookie and Grover are rock-solid, just like I remember them! They could have skipped the letters/numbers homage to West Side Story, but otherwise, it's great to see Oscar and Big Bird interact with Elmo and SuperGrover,
The extras on this DVD really made it worth buying for this vintage Sesame Street fan, though: There are four vintage clips in their entirety: "ABC-DEF-GHI," "I Like You," "Captain Vegetable," and, best of all, a montage of the "Pinball Number Count"(same as the song on the 35th anniversary CD.) I also like the cover - it opens into a board book with lyrics to several songs; a great plus if you have a preschooler!
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13 of 13 people found the following review helpful By R. Earl on February 16, 2006
Format: DVD Verified Purchase
This is a very cute movie, and I especially love the packaging, as it comes packaged in a board book with the songs written out. The story centers on Super Grover trying to find one song the whole world can sing together (good because then everyone will know the words for karaoke...). Big Bird and Elmo join him in his search. Some of the great songs include "Between" featuring Wayne Brady, the full version of "Do De Duck" (partial version is in the 25th anniversary DVD), and "What's the Name of that Song?" The only part that gets somewhat annoying is the West Side Story-like showdown between the letters and numbers, although the "Letter Song" is fantastic, and features most of the muppets. There are a few songs in there that we could do without, but it is worth buying for the good songs. Also, the storyline is better written than the 25th anniversary DVD (although that one is slightly better). This one is a good deal, though, at nearly an hour of viewing time.
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9 of 10 people found the following review helpful By Sandy Lopez on August 27, 2004
Format: DVD
This dvd has a run time of 50 minutes whereas most others are 30 minutes. I mostly love how so many different talents come together in this dvd. There are songs by Patti La Belle, Queen Latifah, Diane Schuur, Wayne Brady, Diana Krall, & Denyce Graves. The song "Sing" has appearances by Vanessa Williams, The Dixie Chicks, Fran Drescher, Gloria Estefan, Conan O'Brien, Ben Stiller, REM, Katie Couric, and more.

My 20 month old daughter loves this DVD. She's completely enthralled by it and after countless viewings, she hasn't gotten tired of it. It has lots of great songs that I can't get out of my head. She's so active while watching this video. She claps, sings, and dances all around to all of the songs. This is a must-have for toddlers.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Mommy2Connor on August 14, 2006
Format: DVD Verified Purchase
"La de da de dum, la de da de dum...what's the name of that song"? Well, for sure, it is stuck in my head. My 2 year old just loves this dvd, and starts singing the title song whenever he wants to watch it, which, by the way, is daily. Or even several times a day even. Anyway, it is a delightful combination of new Sesame Street footage and older song tidbits like Bert singing and dancing "Doing the Pigeon". It starts out with Super Grover, Big Bird, and Elmo trying to find that "one favorite song" that the whole world can sing along, and they check with everyone along their path to find out what their favorite song is. If your child (or you) love music, you will not be dissappointed in this dvd. I know that I'm not.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Terry M McCormick on May 12, 2004
Format: DVD
My 20 month old LOVES this video! Elmo is his favorite character and the Patti LaBelle Alphabet has been his favorite clip since he first saw it a few months ago on PBS. We have other videos and many tv channels and this is by far one of his favorites. He loves music performed by his favorite characters. My husband and I watch this with him. We enjoy the great artists such as Diana Krall and Diane Shuur. It brings back my own childhood memories of Sesame Street. The Pinball counting clip has always been my favorite. The characters performances are flawless, Frank Oz and Jim Henson would be proud to see their tremendous work carried on for new generations!
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By J. Koutras on January 9, 2005
Format: DVD
We have many Sesame Street videos, and I have seen them all (in parts). This is the only video that I actually have sat down to watch the whole thing with my 2 y.o. and 5 y.o. from beginning to end. Super Grover is very funny. The message about accepting differences in musical styles/genres, and diversity in general, sneaks up on you. Why does it sneak up on you--because the music is so good. There are examples of jazz, rap, opera, rock and roll, and some Sesame Street standards. I mean, how can you beat Diana Krall, Diane Schuur for some jazz numbers, and Denyce Graves in this hysterical opera piece, as well as Patti Labelle belting out a truly different gospel ABCs. A take off on West Side Story between the "Numbers" and "Letters" is also very entertaining. It comes in a nice book case with lyrics too.
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