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Flyer for German translation.

Big Bird and the ABCs is a Sesame Street Live show first produced by VEE Corporation for the 1987-1988 tour. It was also repeated over the next four years.

In the show, the Sesame Street gang attempts to teach the alphabet to their new friend, an alien named Tee Hee from the planet Crayon, and who speaks the language Crayon.

The show runs roughly 100 minutes.


Big Bird, Tee-Hee, Grover, Bert, Ernie, Cookie Monster, The Count, Prairie Dawn, Oscar the Grouch, Guy Smiley, Telly Monster, Snuffleupagus, Gina and Tina (Twin Teenagers), Postman, Painter, Doctor, Handyman, Farmer

  • By 1993, Elmo was added to the cast.


Act I

  • Hello: Big Bird, Cookie Monster, Ernie, The Count, Bert, Prairie Dawn, Guy Smiley, Super Grover, Tee Hee
  • The People in Your Neighborhood: Big Bird, Cookie Monster, Ernie, The Count, Bert, Prairie Dawn, Guy Smiley, Super Grover, Tee Hee, Postman, Painter, Gina, Tina, Doctor, Handyman
  • The Alphabet: Tee Hee, Big Bird
  • C is for Cookie: Cookie Monster, Tee Hee, Guy Smiley, Grover, The Count
  • Everybody Likes to Laugh: Tee Hee, Bert, Ernie
  • My Womblie: Tee Hee, Snuffleupagus
  • The Count's Diner: The Full Cast

Act II

  • Grouchy Green and Happy Blue: Oscar the Grouch, Cookie Monster, Bert, Ernie, Prairie Dawn, Telly Monster, Guy Smiley, Gina, Tina, Doctor, Painter, Farmer, Handyman
  • Rap Happy: Grover, Tee Hee
  • Hip to Be Square: Bert, The Count, Prairie Dawn, Gina, Tina, Cookie Monster, Ernie, Guy Smiley
  • Color Crayons: Big Bird, Tee Hee
  • Nursery Rhymes: Big Bird, Tee Hee, Prairie Dawn, The Count, Ernie, Tina, Bert, Cookie Monster, Grover, Telly Monster
  • Name That Word: Guy Smiley, Prairie Dawn, Tee Hee, Big Bird
  • It's Okay: Tee Hee, Telly Monster, Prairie Dawn
  • The Alphabet's for Everyone: Big Bird, Tee Hee, Oscar the Grouch, Snuffleupagus
  • Goin' Home: The Full Cast

Production Credits