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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.

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
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.
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."
SCENE 1 cont'd Next, the adults lead everyone in singing "Stand Up and Pinch Your Nose."
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.JPG
Muppets "Sing After Me" by Grover and Madeline Kahn.
(First: Episode 1112)

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.
SCENE 2 cont'd Now, Bob chooses a song - "We All Sing with the Same Voice." They all sing the chorus, leading to...
Song Children of all kinds sing "We All Sing with the Same Voice".
(First: Episode 1708)
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.
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...
Cast Olivia sings "Sing" while Linda signs.
(First: Episode 1330)
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.
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.
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.
Muppets Ernie sings "Rubber Duckie."
(First: Episode 0136)
SCENE 4 Biff and Sully have fixed the TV set again and place it by the pigeon coop, so they can watch the following...
Muppets Bert sings "Doin' the Pigeon." (intro verses removed)
(First: Episode 0536)

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).
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."


International releases


Scans of the song book from the original VHS release.