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Rock & Roll! is a Sesame Street video compilation released by Random House in 1990 in the "Sesame Songs Home Video" series. It was hosted by Jackman Wolf, who played various rock & roll songs from Sesame Street on his Sesame Street Rock & Roll Request Show.


Segments

Picture Segment Description
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FRAME 1 The announcer introduces "Sesame Street Rock 'N' Roll Request Show", with host Jackman Wolf!
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FRAME 1 cont'd Jackman Wolf gets a request to play "Monster in the Mirror".
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Muppets Grover and Friends
"Monster in the Mirror"
(First: Episode 2689)
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FRAME 2 Jackman Wolf gets a request from Gina to play a song by Little Jerry and the Monotones, her favorite band. Jackman reveals they'll be playing a special song over the phone, but never receives the call. He begins to wonder what's wrong...
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Muppets Little Jerry and the Monotones sing "Telephone Rock."
(First: Episode 0733)
Beginning and ending cut, new sound effects added
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FRAME 3 Jackman Wolf can't get a connection with Little Jerry, so he asks her to pick a different request. Gina decides to pick two songs from her other favorite band, Little Chrissy and the Alphabeats ("You're Alive" and "Rock 'N' Roll Readers"), but can't decide which one to pick. So Jackman Wolf plays both songs for her.
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Muppets Chrissy and the Alphabeats
"You're Alive"
(First: Episode 1482)
Introduction cut, new sound effects added
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Muppets Chrissy and the Alphabeats
"Rock 'N Roll Readers"
(First: Episode 2612)
Beginning cut
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FRAME 4 While reading The Three Little Pigs, Jackman Wolf gets a request from Bert (with Ernie listening in) to play "It's Hip to be a Square", dedicated to his paper clip collection.
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Song The 4 Sides
"It's Hip To Be a Square"
(First: Episode 2615)
Ending edited with a comment from Bert.
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FRAME 5 Jackman Wolf gets a request from Count von Count and the Countess to play a song with the number 40, or a song for the number 9, dedicated to each other. They can't make up their mind, so Jackman Wolf plays both songs for them. Delighted, they let out their usual laugh which is accompanied by the sound of thunder and the howling of a wolf, which startles Jackman and causes him to drop his phone.
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Muppets The Count and His Royal Transylvanians
"Count Up to Nine"
(First: Episode 1134)
Opening and closing cut
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Muppets Farley
"Forty Blocks From My Home"
(First: Episode 2614)
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FRAME 6 Jackman Wolf tries to call Little Red Riding Hood from the Bureau of Missing Rock Groups to see if she could find Little Jerry and the Monotones. She can't, but has a request to play "(I Can't Get No) Co-Operation" and "Hand Talk".
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Muppets The Cobble Stones
"(I Can't Get No) Co-Operation"
(First: Episode 1521)
Closing cut.
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Song The Talking Hands With Big Bird, Oscar and The Kids
"Hand Talk"
(First: Episode 2622)
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FRAME 7 Jackman Wolf gets a request from Oscar the Grouch to play "The Word Is No".
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Song Gina, Maria and Friends
"The Word is No"
(First: Episode 2548)
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FRAME 8 The show's almost over, and Jackman Wolf gives up on trying to look for Little Jerry and the Monotones.
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FRAME 8 cont'd Suddenly, to Jackman Wolf's surprise, the police drag in Little Jerry and the Monotones, with a destroyed telephone booth on them. The officer tells Jackman Wolf that the group claimed he wanted them to sing a song on the telephone on the show, so he arrested them.
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FRAME 8 cont'd Gina pops up, excited to hear the group singing on the show. Jackman Wolf explains to the officer that he did intend them to sing on his show, and continues to let them sing as the credits roll.

Releases

Notes

Lyrics sheet, illustrated by Tom Leigh.

Cast

Credits

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