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Release Date 2009
Produced by Genius Entertainment
Catalogue no. SS00140
Format DVD
Discs 1
Region 1

Bedtime with Elmo is a Sesame Street home video released in 2009.

Official description

It’s nighttime on Sesame Street and Elmo doesn’t want to go to sleep yet, he wants to play! Elmo’s Daddy shows Elmo why everyone needs sleep, even little monsters. Children will enjoy this soothing tale as we watch Elmo and his friends get ready for bed; and parents will love the great strategies Elmo’s Daddy uses to get Elmo to sleep. But what if you are afraid of the dark, as Abby Cadabby is? Filled with lullabies and a special favorite book, dreams and happy thoughts; this video will enchant children of all ages, if they don’t fall asleep before it ends! Featuring the special DVD extra of Andrea Bocelli singing “Time to Say Goodnight” to Elmo.[1]


Picture Segment Description

FRAME 1 As the night time falls on Sesame Street, we pan into Elmo’s room, where Louie is helping his son get ready for bed. However, Elmo would rather stay up and play, but his dad explains that sleep is important. He takes Elmo to the window to see how every light on the street is off, except Ernie and Bert’s...
Muppets Ernie insists on watching Bert sleep. He sings a song about sleep, initially to Bert's dismay. He soon falls in, though, and then finds that Ernie is the one who has fallen asleep! (closing line cut)
(First: Episode 4087)
Film A girl takes a bath and prepares to go to sleep.
(First: Episode 4087)
Cartoon How they say "good night" in Haiti and in India.
(First: Episode 1824)
FRAME 2 Elmo takes out his favorite book for his dad to read. The book is called “It’s Time for Bed”, a book about a monster who finds where he sleeps.
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Insert Oscar reads Slimey another chapter of "The Adventures of Trash Gordon". This chapter, Trash combats of a gang of worms by reading them to sleep from a book of his own adventures.
FRAME 3 Louie begins to put Elmo in his bed, but Elmo asks for water and to be tucked in. He then proceeds to say “Good night” to all the things in his room, even the moon.
Muppets Zoe and Herry Monster sing "Moonshine." (closing shot removed)
(First: Episode 3832)
Film A child performs a poem called "Night" in sign language.
(First: Episode 3807)
FRAME 4 Elmo tosses and turns in his bed, not being able to sleep. He gets out of bed and wishes Abby was around to play with. She promptly poofs into his room in her pajamas. She reveals she can’t sleep either, because she’s has scary thoughts. Elmo convinces her to just think of Happy Thoughts and they sing a song about it.

Muppets Ernie can't sleep, because he's afraid of dark shadows and spooky things. Bert comforts him, and the two sing "Imagination" before falling asleep.
New animated sequences added
Muppets Telly sings "My Outer Space Friend" as he gazes out his bedroom window, musing about space travel and his "outer-space friend."
(First: Episode 3645)
FRAME 5 Louie overhears their voices and is surprised to find Abby in their house. He sends them both to bed and turns out the light, which frightens Abby. Louie shows her there’s nothing to be afraid of in the dark. Abby thanks them and disappears.

Muppets Cousin Bear is staying at Baby Bear's house. At night, Cousin Bear sees a tree's shadow on the wall and is afraid that it is the Boogey Bear. Baby Bear explains that it's a shadow, but Cousin Bear can't sleep because it still scares him. Baby Bear closes the window, and they enjoy a good night's sleep.
Edited from Episode 3987
Cartoon Janie and Jerome are afraid of the dark, so they imagine chasing after a firefly to use as a night light.

FRAME 6 Elmo wakes up again and calls his daddy back in, but this time it’s Baby David who can’t sleep. Louie names things that can help David fall asleep. He lists counting sheep and Elmo and David close their eyes and count, but David can’t count higher than 3 sheep. Elmo then remembers another method – a lullaby. He remembers a time his friends did the same.

Muppets Herry and Rosita sing a "Monster Lullaby" to their dolls. The lullaby works on Herry, who grows eyelids.
(First: Episode 3835)
Muppets At night, Humphrey sings a lullaby to Natasha.
(First: Episode 3913)
New music button added
FRAME 7 Elmo finishes his lullaby for David, putting his doll to sleep. Elmo still wants to sleep and admits that he really just wants his mommy and daddy around all the time, even at night. Louie explains that the night goes by fast and it will be morning before he knows it. They sing "See You Tomorrow" and Elmo finally goes to sleep.




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See also


  1. Sesame Families media calendar (defunct)