Monster Hits! is a 1990 Sesame Street direct-to-video compilation, part of the Sesame Songs Home Video series. Herry Monster is the host of "The Fuzzy Awards", an awards show for the best monster songs. A winner is already written in the envelope, but the envelope can't be opened until after all of the songs have been shown (though Elmo really wants to know in advance which song is the winner).
The names of the performers and song titles appear on-screen at the beginning and ending of the songs, while "C is for Cookie" also has "Fuzzy Award Winner" written on-screen. Applause sound effects are also added at the beginning and end of every song.
The video is included as a bonus feature in Big Elmo Fun.
|FRAME 1||The announcer (Jerry Nelson) introduces the "live - on tape" ceremony and its host Herry Monster, who explains that one of the year's monster song hits will win the Fuzzy Award. Elmo, who holds the envelope with the winner's name inside, is eager to know who won. Herry tries to take the envelope to keep Elmo from opening it, which leads to an onstage chase.|
The announcer introduces the first two Monster Hits...
(First: Episode 0812)
|Muppets||Herry Monster and Family|
"Herry's Family Song"
(First: Episode 2337)
|FRAME 2||Herry briefly stops chasing Elmo to introduce (and imitate) the next nominee.|
|Muppets||Frazzle and Friends|
(First: Episode 0846)
|Muppets||Herry and The Singing Heads|
"Two Heads Are Better Than One"
(First: Episode 1447)
|FRAME 3||Herry has Elmo promise that he won't open the envelope, and then introduces the next song.|
|Muppets||Grover, Herry, Cookie Monster and Frazzle|
"Fuzzy and Blue"
(First: Episode 1644)
"Comb Your Face"
(First: Episode 1851)
|FRAME 4||Herry presents "The Lifetime Monster Achievement Award" to his mommy, who sobs hysterically "I couldn't have done it without you son!" Herry then presents a special song to his mom before crying with her and Elmo.|
"That Furry Blue Mommy of Mine"
(First: Episode 1052)
|FRAME 5||Herry assures Elmo that the envelope can be opened after the next three songs.|
(First: Episode 2404)
"What Do I Do When I'm Alone?"
(First: Episode 0269)
"We Are All Monsters"
(First: Episode 2731)
|FRAME 6||The time has finally come to open the envelope. Special guest Cookie Monster comes onstage to announce the winner, but becomes tempted to eat the envelope ("Big moral decision") and does. Elmo looks inside Cookie's mouth to see who the winner is, which happens to be Cookie.|
"C is for Cookie"
(rhythmic clap beats added throughout the song)
(First: Episode 0372)
|FRAME 7||Cookie holds his Fuzzy Award victoriously as the crowd cheers and cameras flash. Herry closes the show by saying "Thanks fur everything."|
As the credits roll, the announcer mentions Transportation by "Titanic Airlines." Accommodations by "Great Monster Motels."
- The design of "West Monster Auditorium," seen at the beginning of the video, is based on Radio City Music Hall.
- Cookie Monster's dialogue in the framing material was prerecorded. His first line "Thank you, thank you. Thank you, thank you. Monster, thank you." is used thrice.
- Linking Footage:
- Herry Monster, Cookie Monster, Grover, Frazzle, Elmo, Two-Headed Monster, Stuie Monster, Furline Huskie, Maurice Monster, Harvey Monster, Clancy, Kermit the Forg, Herry's Father, Herry's Mother, Herry's Granny, Billy, Fenwick, Oscar the Grouch, The Fly Girls
- Starring the Sesame Street Puppet Characters:
- Producer: Nina Elias
- Directed by Jon Stone
- Head Writer: Tony Geiss
- Written by Christopher Cerf
- Songs by David Axlerod, Christopher Cerf, Sara Compton, Tony Geiss, Stephen Lawrence, Jeff Moss, Paul Parnes, Sam Pottle, Joe Raposo, Cathi Rosenberg-Turow
- Production Designer: Victor DiNapoli
- Special Thanks to Sharon Lerner, Franklin Getchell, Leslie Raicer, Christine Ferraro