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Sing Along title card

Sing Along's featureless title card.

Sing Along is a 1987 Sesame Street direct-to-video compilation, released on VHS under the My Sesame Street Home Video label. The framing sequences of the video, as well as the sketches featured, were later incorporated as Episode 2443, sponsored by the letters H, R, and the number 12.[1]

Summary

Big Bird, Hoots the Owl, Bob, Gordon, Maria, David and the kids go to the roof of the 123 Sesame Street building to have a sing-along. They close the sing-along with a show-stopping finale, "What's the Name of That Song?".

Meanwhile, Biff and Sully are up on the roof trying to fix a TV set, but every time it gets fixed, something goes wrong, causing the set to be broken again.

Picture Segment Description
SingAlongEp01
SCENE 1 Biff greets the viewer from the rooftop of 123 Sesame Street, where he and Sully are repairing the building's TV antenna. They have with them a small TV set to check their progress with.
SingAlongEp02
SCENE 1 cont'd Suddenly, the gang (Bob, Maria, David, Gordon, Big Bird, Hoots the Owl and the kids) burst through the door, dragging a piano with them. They inform the workers that they're going to hold a rooftop sing along and invite them to join. Biff passes until they can finish their work. They begin the sing along with "John Jacob Jingleheimer Schmidt."
Pinch-Your-Nose
SCENE 1 cont'd Next, the adults lead everyone in singing "Stand Up and Pinch Your Nose."
SingAlongEp03
SCENE 1 cont'd Biff reports that they've fixed the TV antenna and turn on the TV to see if it functions and they all watch...
Grover again
Muppets "Sing After Me" by Grover and Madeline Kahn.
(First: Episode 1112)
SingAlongEp04

SingAlongEp05
SCENE 2 Biff attempts to change the channel, but pulls the knob off the set. As he continues his repairs, everyone argues over what to sing next. Bob allows Nicole to pick and she starts singing "The Alphabet Song," as everyone joins in.
SingAlongEp06
SCENE 2 cont'd Now, Bob chooses a song - "We All Sing with the Same Voice." They all sing the chorus, leading to...
1708f
Song Children of all kinds sing "We All Sing with the Same Voice".
(First: Episode 1708)
SingAlongEp07
SCENE 2 cont'd As they finish the song, Big Bird now has a song to sing - "Cheer Up." Bob doesn't know how to play that, but Sully happens to. He warms up with a short, classical piece and plays as Big Bird and the gang sing.
SingAlongEp08
SCENE 2 cont'd Biff calls Sully over to show him that he's fixed the knob on the TV set. He turns it on, showing...
Singolivialinda
Cast Olivia sings "Sing" while Linda signs.
(First: Episode 1330)
SingAlongEp09
SCENE 3 Biff gives the fixed TV a playful slap, causing the back to pop off and fall off the roof. He assures them he can still fix it.
SingAlongEp10
SCENE 3 cont'd Hoots wants to sing the "Barnyard Boogie Song," and demonstrates it on his sax. Everyone recognizes it as "Old MacDonald Had a Farm" and they sing it, with Hoots adding a verse about his saxophone.
SingAlongEp11
SCENE 3 cont'd Suddenly, everyone sees bubbles rising up from the streets below. Ernie yells up, telling them he's got a song. But, since he's in the bathtub, he can't come to the roof, so he's told to sing from down there.
Rubberduckie1970
Muppets Ernie sings "Rubber Duckie."
(First: Episode 0136)
SingAlongEp12
SCENE 4 Biff and Sully have fixed the TV set again and place it by the pigeon coop, so they can watch the following...
Song.pigeon
Muppets Bert sings "Doin' the Pigeon." (intro verses removed)
(First: Episode 0536)
SingAlongEp13

SingAlongEp14
SCENE 5 As night begins to fall, Bob suggests they do their big finish - only they can't remember how the song goes. They all begin singing "What's the Name of That Song?" Soon, they're joined by some Muppet kids (including Farley) from a building across the way, and some of their friends down below (Luis, Susan, the Honkers, Oscar the Grouch and the Two-Headed Monster).
SingAlongEp15
SCENE 5 cont'd As the song builds to its crescendo, the TV antenna breaks off and falls over. As the slight chaos ensues, one of the children asks if Biff calls himself a repairman. He replies, "No, a Republican! I call myself a Republican."

Releases

Songbook

Scans of the song book from the original VHS release.

Characters

Linking Footage

Bob, Gordon, David, Maria, Big Bird, Hoots the Owl, Biff, Sully, The Kids, and Ernie (voice only for the "Rubber Duckie" intro)

Cast

Muppet Performers

Human Cast

Special Appearance

Credits

References

  1. Video clip of the closing scene
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