The Best of Ernie and Bert is a direct-to-video Sesame Street compilation in the My Sesame Street Home Video series, collecting sketches starring Ernie and Bert. Released on VHS in 1988, this was the first "Best of" video from Sesame Street to focus on specific characters.

The framing sequence involves Gina and Big Bird babysitting Ernie's cousin Ernestine, while they go through Ernie and Bert's photo album.


Image Earliest Known Appearance Segment
Framing material Gina babysits Ernestine with help from Big Bird.
Episode 0538 Ernie and Bert go to the movies, where the lady who sits in front of Ernie wears a hat so tall that it blocks his vision.
Episode 1808 Ernie and Bert go camping. (Beginning edited)
Episode 0137 Ernie calls a doctor over. The doctor checks up on Ernie, not letting Ernie explain why he had called him over until after the doctor sees that Ernie is fine and asks why he called him over.
Episode 1910 "I Don't Want to Live on the Moon"
Episode 1621 Ernie and Bert explore an Egyptian pyramid. Bert enjoys the place but Ernie is afraid. They see statues that look like them. Bert then explores a tunnel while Ernie stays and looks at the statues. Whenever Bert isn't around, the statue who resembles Ernie taps, talks to, and dances with Ernie.
Episode 0366 "The National Association of W Lovers"
Episode 1227 Bert teaches Bernice the pigeon how to play checkers.
Episode 2073 "That's What Friends are For"


  • Elmo and Cookie Monster are seen on the back cover of the 1998 Australia double feature of the video (with Sing Along), but are not seen in either video featured.
  • Elmo is seen on the cover of the Brazil book and DVD of this video, but is not featured in the video itself.




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