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Let's Make Music is a 2000 Sesame Street video collecting segments about musical instruments from the show, with a new framing sequence involving the members of Stomp and Telly losing his tuba.


Image Segment Description
SCENE 1 In the garage, two members of Stomp play the "Sesame Street Theme" on various pots and pans. They make their way outside, where they find a tuba sitting out in the open. They take it to find its rightful owner and make music by tapping it.
Muppets In the park, Bert overhears the sound of a tuba - his favorite instrument. It's actually Simon Soundman, who's "just practicing." Bert begs Simon to teach him how to make that sound by himself, but Bert ends up attracting Gladys the Cow, who thinks she heard the romantic call of a bull.
(First: Episode 2386)

SCENE 2 Telly passes Hooper's Store and tells Alan he's about to play with a famous music group. But, when he runs to the arbor to get his tuba, he finds it's not there. He worries that he'll never be able to make music again. Meanwhile, Stomp member Luke Cresswell comes across Alan's broom and experiments with the sounds he can make with it.
Film A rhythm is made of breaking eggs, door slams, cans dropping, ice, and feet stepping.
(First: Episode 3682)
Film Six kids dance on a playground to the same beat.
(First: Episode 3819)

SCENE 3 Elmo tries to cheer up Telly by showing him that he can still make music. He, Alan, the Honkers, a Dinger, Oscar, and the kids perform "What Makes Music?" to show him all the things he can make music with. After the song, they watch a woman pass by, making music from shaking her mint container.
Film Hands make music from assorted objects.
Film Kids play rhythms on pots, pans, a barrel and a washboard.
(First: Episode 3443)
SCENE 4 Elmo shows Telly that he can use his voice to make music. He demonstrates by singing the number chorus from "Pinball Number Count." Luke and two other Stomp members come by to provide more music with brooms.
Pinball 12.jpg
Cartoon "Pinball Number Count" #12 (new sound effects added)
Artist: Jeff Hale
(First: Episode 0985)

SCENE 5 Oscar holds a Grouchketeer meeting where they bang cans to make music. The two men who have Telly’s tuba ask them if they lost it. They learn Oscar and friends are playing the "Can-Can" game, where only people with cans can play. They leave and come back with large barrels on their feet and sticks to hit them with.
Muppets Bert sings about his love for making music from hitting an “Oatmeal Box.”
(First: Episode 3610)
Film Kids in Jamaica play bongo drums.
(First: Episode 3160)

SCENE 6 Baby Bear looks in Hooper's for Telly's tuba, when he sighs into one of the empty glass bottles, making a noise. Baby Bear shows this new discovery to Telly and joins Stomp patrons in the store in making music with the bottles. Telly still prefers the big sound of his tuba.
Cartoon An elephant, a zebra, a hedgehog, an ostrich, a frog, and a ladybug create a rhythm with their footsteps.
Artist: Karen Aqua
(First: Episode 2794)
Film A girl wants to learn a playground rhyme after watching some other girls do it, so one of them teaches her. (edited)
(First: Episode 2284)
SCENE 7 Luke teaches Elmo, Rosita, and the kids to make music with their bodies.
Song "Body Dance" (MC Lyte)
(First: Episode 2816)

SCENE 8 Elmo introduces Telly to Luke and explains his problem. Luke shows Telly that he can still make music by drumming on objects near Oscar's trash can, prompting RJ Samson to hop out.

SCENE 8 cont'd A flood of Stomp members, kids, and Muppets dance their way into the arbor, making music from ordinary objects. Telly is then reunited with his tuba, and the cast breaks out into another percussive jam session as the credits roll.



  • This video is notably the first Sesame Street home video released after Children's Television Workshop officially changed its name to Sesame Workshop. A still version of Sesame Workshop's original logo appears at the beginning of the original 2000 release of the tape.


  • also Starring: Alan Muraoka as Alan
  • With Special Appearance by Luke Cresswell
  • And the Cast of Stomp:
    • Keith Middleton, Jason Mills, Kimmarie Lynch, Michael Paris, RJ Samson, Marivaldo Dos Santos, Camille Shuford
  • Child Talent:
    • Naamah Ahava Armstrong, Jack Berner, Shannon Clash, Louie Cresswell, Inka Cresswell, Sara Dhiri, Kali Dos Santos, Morgan Durkel, Jasmine Holloway, Kathleen Herles, Kenny Kim, Nichole Kolman, Dakota Kornicker, Troy Lamont Dupont-Shuford, Devon Liu, Maddy McNicholas, Qaassim Middleton, Shaquille Nelson, Megan Ng, Sunset Paris, Nicole Rifkin, Daniel Roman, James Salem, Rebecca Whitney, Heather Whitney