Sing, Hoot & Howl with the Sesame Street Animals is a 1991 Sesame Street direct-to-video compilation, featuring Big Bird and other Sesame Street animals (including Gladys the Cow, Chicago the Lion, and Buster the Horse) showing clips of their favorite animal songs. This tape was released by Random House in the "Sesame Songs Home Video" series, and reissued in 2004 as a Sony Wonder video release.


Picture Segment Description

FRAME 1 The Sing, Hoot & Howl club, comprised of various Muppet animals, sing a rendition of "Old MacDonald." Big Bird attempts to quiet things down so he can start the meeting, helped by a roar from Chicago the Lion (the club's secretary-treasurer). Big Bird gives the first song request to a working "watch-dog," who represents Acme Watches.
Film "Cow Dog Song"
(First: Episode 0783)
First two verses cut

FRAME 2 Gladys the Cow was none too impressed with the last film about a dog chasing cows, so she gives the watch-dog a taste of his own medicine. Meanwhile, Big Bird translates for a Spanish-speaking lamb, who requests her favorite song.
Cast Luis sings "Baa Baa Bamba".
(First: Episode 2360)
FRAME 3 Chicago wants to pick a song, but he's interrupted by the bubbling of Frances the goldfish.
Song "Starfish" by Joe Raposo (re-filmed version)
(First: Episode 2487)
FRAME 4 Chicago tries to go next, but he's interrupted again by a cricket, who hops on the piano keys to play out its request.
Muppets Ernie sings about "The Insects in Your Neighborhood."
(First: Episode 1887)
Introduction cut
FRAME 5 Gladys returns, having chased the watch-dog all the way to the subway. She dramatically alludes to her song request about the pride of being a certain animal. The piano-playing wolf guesses it's an aardvark.
Song Joe Raposo sings "I'm an Aardvark."
(First: Episode 0425)
FRAME 6 Gladys continues to give clues about her song, but a pig interjects before she can reveal the answer.
Film "Pig's Love Song" (live-action version)
(First: Episode 0572)
FRAME 7 Gladys sobs and claims she'll never tell her song, that is until Chicago decides to go next. Before Gladys can finish her introduction, the other animals finally answer in unison—a cow!
Muppets Gladys sings "I'm Proud to Be a Cow".
(First: Episode 1650)
FRAME 8 Gladys wants to pick a second song. The others complain, thinking it'll be another cow song, but Gladys reassures them that it's about all animals.
Muppets "We Are All Earthlings"
(First: Episode 2835)
FRAME 9 Chicago roars to draw attention to his request: a song about "cute, little babies." Big Bird admits he doesn't think they have a song about babies, so Chicago roars again, which makes Big Bird and the others quickly reconsider.
Song Joe Raposo sings "What Babies Are Called"
(First: Episode 0116)
FRAME 10 Big Bird tries to settle a dispute between a chicken and an egg, who both have different song requests. Big Bird wonders which comes first?
Song Joe Raposo asks the musical question, "Which Comes First, the Chicken or the Egg?"
(First: Episode 0276)
Muppets Little Chrissy and the Alphabeats sing "Cluck Around the Clock."
(First: Episode 2817)
FRAME 11 As the credits roll, the club finishes by singing a reprise of "Old MacDonald," with verses to include a duck, a horse (Buster), and an elephant.


International releases


Lyrics poster illustrated by David Prebenna.

DVD chapters

  1. The Sing, Hoot & Howl Club
  2. Cow Dog Song
  3. Baa Baa Bamba
  4. Starfish
  5. Insects in Your Neighborhood
  6. I'm an Aardvark
  7. Pig's Love Song
  8. Proud to Be a Cow
  9. We Are All Earthlings
  10. Kids (What Babies are Called)
  11. Chicken or the Egg?
  12. Cluck Around the Clock


Sesame Street "Puppet Performers"



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