List of Sesame Street video releases

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The following is a list of Sesame Street VHS and DVD video releases.

United States VHS and DVD[edit]

United Kingdom VHS and DVD[edit]

Golden Home Video[edit]

In 1985, Golden Home Video released two Sesame Street titles, featuring illustrations from various Sesame Street books from Golden Books as well as limited animation from the illustrations. Muppet performers Caroll Spinney, Frank Oz, and Fran Brill provided the voices of their characters.

Three Sesame Street Stories


  • Everyone Makes Mistakes
  • The City Worm and the Country Worm
  • Wanted: The Great Cookie Thief
Five Sesame Street Stories


  • The Origins of Super-Grover
  • Super-Grover and the Speeding Sled
  • Super-Grover and the Three Bears
  • The Hole Story, or Gone Fishing
  • Big Bird Brings Spring to Sesame Street
Eight Super Sesame Street Stories

The entire contents of the above releases.

My Sesame Street Home Video[edit]

The first collection of Sesame Street videos by Random House was "My Sesame Street Home Video", featuring both original linking footage and inserts from the show. Most of the VHS releases originally came with activity booklets, though they were later discontinued. These videos began with an animated sequence where Cookie Monster ate the logo,(although he didn't eat the whole logo, he only took one bite of it). followed by Big Bird reading the title of the video. The closing credits sequence for most of these releases featured an illustration of Cookie Monster holding a chalkboard with the credits displayed.

  • Learning About Letters


  • Learning About Numbers

Summary: Big Bird hosts a show about numbers, with The Count acting as announcer. Segments:

  • Grover and John-John count one penny
  • 20 song with four-armed man
  • Two Toucan Two-Steps
  • Dollhouse #2
  • Henson Ball #3
  • 123 Chickens
  • I Just Adore Four
  • Four Lions at my Door
  • The Count hires Ernie to answer his phone
  • Kermit rides an elevador operated by The Count
  • Six Soccer Socks
  • The Count counts flowers and sneezes
  • King of 8
  • Martian Beauty
  • Grover and John-John count backwards from 10
  • The Count counts honks
  • Getting Ready to Read

Summary: Big Bird operates a reading hotline.


  • Grover & The WALK
  • Animals With Clothes Poem
  • Earth, Wind & Mud
  • Fat Cat
  • I'm Glad I'm Me

Summary: Maria reads a story acted out by Big Bird as Prince Charmingbird and Grundgetta as Princess Grouchy.

  • Play-Along Games and Songs

Summary: Big Bird leads Forgetful Jones, Elmo, and the kids in a variety of games.

  • Bedtime Stories and Songs (later rereleased under the title Sleepytime Songs and Stories)


  • Dance Myself to Sleep
  • Moonshine Song
  • If Moon Was Cookie
  • Snuffle Lullabye
  • Everybody Sleeps
  • Imagination
  • Learning to Add and Subtract
  • Big Bird's Story Time


  • "At Your Library" with Gillbert, Sullivan, Oscar the Grouch, Telly Monster, and the adults
  • Sesame Street News: Rupunzel
  • Sesame Street News: Humpty Dumpty
  • Sesame Street News: Magic Mirror
  • "Imagine That" with Ernie
  • Sesame Street News: Three little pigs, straw house
  • Sing Along


  • Sing After Me
  • Sing with Olivia and Linda
  • We All Sing with the Same Voice
  • Rubber Duckie
  • Doing the Pigeon
  • Getting Ready for School

Summary: After spending some time at school, Big Bird talks to Snuffy and the kids about what he's learned.

  • The Alphabet Game
  • Count It Higher: Great Music Videos from Sesame Street
  • The Best of Ernie and Bert


  • Ernie and Bert at the movies (lady in tall hat)
  • Ernie and Bert go camping
  • The doctor visits
  • I Don't Want to Live on the Moon
  • Ernie and Bert go to Egypt
  • The National Association of W Lovers
  • Bert teaches Berniece checkers
  • That's What Friends are For
  • Big Bird's Favorite Party Games
  • A New Baby in My House
  • The Best of Elmo (June 1994)

Summary: Elmo prepares for the "Monster Art Show", but he must choose only one of his drawings. He shows the drawings to his friends, who all like his drawings so much that he gives them the drawings. Will he have any left to enter?


  • Happy Tappin' With Elmo
  • Elmo's Song
  • In Your Imagination
  • One Fine Face

Start-to-Read Video[edit]

Various Sesame Street books released by Random House are featured, with Big Bird providing narraration. The words appear on-screen as they are read, and the illustrations are shown. Caroll Spinney provides all voices in these videos.


A collection of VHS tapes for the InterActivision console, which when plugged in allow viewers to play games within the videos and make choices, which affect the audio, though the videos can be viewed without the system.

  • Let's Learn to Play Together
  • Magic on Sesame Street
  • Let's Play School
  • Oscar's Letter Party

Sesame Songs Home Video[edit]

This collection of videos were themed around music inserts. Each video came with a poster containing illustrations and song lyrics. The logo sequence featured an instrumental version of "Sing", over an image of Ernie, Bert, and Cookie Monster, while a child voice-over read the title (the title sequences were removed when Sony Wonder rereleased them).

  • Monster Hits!
  • Rock and Roll!


  • It's Hip To be Square
  • Count Up to Nine
  • The World is 'No'
  • Monster in the Mirror
  • Rock 'N' Roll Readers
  • Sesame Street: Sing Yourself Silly (February 1991)

Summary: Silly songs are shown.


  • The Honker-Duckie-Dinger Jamboree
  • Ladybug Picnic
  • Jelleyman Kelly
  • Wavin' Goodbye To You With My Heart
  • Old MacDonald Cantata (beginning edited)
  • Everything In The Wrong Place Ball
  • One Banana
  • Calcutta Joe
  • Mary Had A Bicycle
  • Ten Turtles
  • Put Down The Duckie
  • Dance-Along
  • Sing, Hoot, & Howl! with the Sesame Street Animals
  • Elmo's Sing-Along Guessing Game
  • Sing-Along Earth Songs
  • We All Sing Together

Sesame Street Home Video Visits...[edit]

Three videos in which the cast goes to real-life locations. Unlike the typical Sesame Street direct-to-video release, these do not include any inserts from the show.

  • Sesame Street Home Video Visits the Hospital
  • Sesame Street Home Video Visits the Fire House

Sesame Street Kids Guide to Life[edit]

A series of videos involving life lessons for kids, these feature very few (if any) inserts from the show.

  • Learning to Share (February 6, 1996)

Summary: Elmo & Zoe learn about sharing.


  • This Is Elmo's Train
  • Zoe Tries to Play
  • Jack and Jill
  • What Is A Friend?
  • The Three Pigs
  • Two Heads Are Better Than One
  • Sharing with Grover
  • This Just In!
  • The Cooperation Song
  • A Special Message From Katie Couric
  • Telling the Truth (January 28, 1997)

Summary: Telly feels left out when all the other kids at Gina's day care are going to the circus and lies that his uncle is a ringmaster. After Gina reads the story of "The Boy Who Cried Wolf," Elmo has a dream of the story where the boy learns his lesson. When Telly's uncle (Dennis Quaid) drops in for a surprise visit, Telly admits the truth.


  • The Boy Who Cried Wolf
  • Believe You Me
  • Elmo's Dream
  • Telly's Tall Tale
  • Meeting the Wolf
  • I Wanna Take It Back
  • Telly Tells the Truth
  • Off to the Moon
  • A Special Message From Dennis Quaid
  • Big Bird Gets Lost (February 3, 1998)

Summary': When Big Bird and Maria go shopping at ABCD Mart, Big Bird gets lost and practices the skills Maria taught him about what to do if they get separated to find her again.


  • Snuffy's Skates
  • That's My Number
  • The ABCD Mart
  • Sticking Together
  • Where Is Maria?
  • That's What Maps Are For
  • What to Do if You're Lost
  • Maria and Big Bird Reunited!
  • A Special Message From Frances McDormand

Preschool is Cool![edit]

Videos hosted by Professor Grover and Elmo, taking place at a real preschool.

  • ABCs with Elmo
  • Bonus Clip: African Alphabet
  • Counting with Elmo
  • Bonus Clip: Herry and John-John Count to 20
  • Making Friends
  • Bonus Full-Length Video: Ready for School!

Elmo's World[edit]

Various Elmo's World videos and DVDs have been released, usually containing three Elmo's World episodes. A number of hour-long Elmo's World-based specials have also been released on video.

  • Wild Wild West (November 6, 2001)
  • Happy Holidays (September 24, 2002)
  • Penguins and Animal Friends (March 1, 2011)
  • People in Your Neighborhood (June 7, 2011)


  • Firefighters
  • "The People in Your Neighborhood" with Bob (postman and fireman)
  • Doctors
  • "The People in Your Neighborhood" with Maria (pilot and nurse)
  • Helping
  • Bonus Clip: "The People in Your Neighborhood" with Ben Stiller and Telly Monster (cable guy, mail carrier, and cheese)
  • Favorite Things (2012)

TV Episodes[edit]

Videos and DVDs containing full episodes of the show (though some are edited) contain primarily street stories (usually from season 33 and beyond).

  • Computer Caper
  • Elmo Visits the Fire Station
  • Sesame Sings Karaoke


  • Elmo Sings
  • Something in the Air
  • Somebody Come and Play
  • Sing
  • I'm Gonna Get to You
  • Hola Means Hello
  • It's a Ladybug Picnic
  • Let's Go Driving
  • People in Your Neighborhood
  • The Alphabet Song
  • Guess that Shape and Color
  • Sesame Street: Old School, Volume 1 (video features episodes from Season 1-6)
  • Sesame Street TV episode Fun Pack Volume 1 (video features episodes from Season 37)
  • Sesame Street TV episode Fun Pack Volume 2 (video features episodes from Season 38)
  • Elmo's Animal Adventures
  • Sesame Street: Old School, Volume 2 (video features episodes from Season 6-11)
  • Elmo's Rainbow and Other Springtime Stories
  • Firefly Fun and Buggy Buddies
  • P is for Princess
  • Silly Storytime
  • Learning Letters with Elmo
  • Big Elmo Fun
  • Bonus Full-Length Video: Monster Hits
  • Sesame Street: Old School, Volume 3 (video features episodes from Season 11-16)

TV Specials[edit]

Television specials that have been released on VHS and/or DVD.

Play with me Sesame[edit]

DVD releases of the series Play with me Sesame, featuring material produced for both Sesame Street and Play with me Sesame.

  • Playtime with Grover
  • Goodnight, Sesame
  • Let's Play Games
  • Imagine with Me
  • Furry, Fun and Healthy Too

Other Videos[edit]

  • Sesame Street's 25th Birthday - A Musical Celebration (February 1994)

Summary: The gang gets ready for an anniversary concert.


  • Adventure with En Vogue
  • The Batty Bat
  • The Alligator King
  • Count it Higher
  • Happy Tappin' With Elmo
  • Rubber Duckie medley/montage, featuring Rubber Duckie, Honker-Duckie-Dinger Jambouree, Put Down the Duckie, and Do De Rubber Duck
  • I Love Trash
  • C is for Cookie
  • Monster in the Mirror
  • Fuzzy and Blue
  • I'm an Aardvark
  • Bein' Green
  • I Don't Want to Live on the Moon
  • Sing
  • Cookie Monster's Best Bites


  • C is for Cookie
  • If Moon Were a Cookie
  • What is Friend?
  • The Best of Kermit on Sesame Street (September 1, 1998)

Summary: The gang holds a pageant for Kermit.


  • I Love My Elbows
  • Caribbean Amphibian
  • Clip Montage: Kermit with ears, nose, and teeth
  • Clip Montage: Kermit not being calm
  • African Alphabet
  • Kermit and Joey sing the alphabet
  • Do Op Hop
  • Grover the weather salesman
  • Tadpole
  • Clip Montage: Sesame Street News
  • This Frog
  • The Great Numbers Game (July 7, 1998)

'Summary: Elmo, Telly and some of the kids try to make it through "the great numbers game".


  • One Duck
  • Toucan Two-Step
  • 3 Taxi Chairs
  • Egyptian #4
  • Dribbling With Mom (Number 5)
  • Alligator King & His 7 Sons
  • King of Eight
  • 9 Chickens
  • Underwater 10 to 1
  • Budgie #10 Song
  • 11 Clowns Honking
  • 11 African Masks
  • 12 & Pinball Animation
  • Mr. Clock Song
  • Parade of Numbers 13
  • Lucky Thirteen
  • 14 Lightning Bugs
  • Mother Brown's Farm
  • Rubber Stamp 15
  • 16 Blues
  • Eighteen
  • Number Creatures #20
  • Sesame Street: Do the Alphabet (February 6, 1996)

Summary: Big Bird, Baby Bear & the kids celebrate the alphabet.


  • D, D, D
  • J Friends
  • Boogie Woogie Piggies
  • Alphabet Jungle
  • Fiesta (Mexican themed video)


  • Numero Comparsa
  • Amigo
  • Fiesta
  • El Baile Del Pinguino
  • Conga Counting Song
  • It Sure Is Hot
  • South American Way
  • La Charreada
  • 1-2-3 Count With Me (July 8, 1997)


  • That's How the Numbers Go
  • One
  • Rap Song #11
  • The Alphabet Jungle Game (July 7, 1998)


  • Alphabet Jungle
  • Imagine That! (April 30, 1996)


  • Imagine That
  • I Love the Rain
  • Get Up and Dance


  • A Very Simple Dance
  • I'm A Little Airplane
  • Birdland Jump
  • Do The Dog
  • Do The Jelly Cat
  • Had A Birthday Doin' The Grouch
  • A New Way To Walk
  • William Wegman's Mother Goose
  • Zoe's Dance Moves
  • Elmo's Potty Time
  • Let's Make Music
  • Let's Eat! Funny Food Songs (January 12, 1999)


  • Cereal Girl
  • The Most Important meal of the Day
  • Blueberry Mouth
  • Healthy Food

Summary: Elmo spends a joke-filled day with the Count.


  • Bones Inside of You
  • Transylvania 1-2-3-4-5
  • We Are All Monsters
  • The Frazzle Song
  • The Batty Bat


  • 8 Bats
  • Bert & Ernie's Word Play


  • We Got a Need to Read
  • Kids' Favorite Songs (March 9, 1999)


  • I've Been Working On The Railroad
  • This Old Bat (This Old Man)
  • The Alphabet Song
  • Row, Row, Row Your Boat
  • Twinkle Twinkle Little Star
  • John Jacob Jingleheimer Schmidt
  • Baa Baa Black Sheep
  • She'll Be Comin' Round The Mountain
  • This Little Pig Went To Market
  • Kids' Favorite Songs 2


  • Elmo's Song
  • On Top of Spaghetti
  • Hey Diddle Diddle
  • The Bear When Over the Mountain
  • The Ants Go Marching
  • If You're Happy and You Know It
  • Mary Had a Little Lamb
  • Up and Down with Captain Brown
  • Rubber Duckie
  • Duermete Mi Nino
  • Row, Row, Row Your Boat
  • To The Redwood Tree
  • Itsy Bitsy Spider
  • What's the Name of that Song? (May 4, 2004)

Summary: Super Grover must find one song that the whole world can sing together.


  • Sing
  • Between
  • That's the Letter O
  • 8 Balls of Fur
  • A Magical Halloween Adventure
  • A Celebration of Me, Grover
Summary: The gang honors Grover with an award ceremony, while Grover works as a waiter at his own ceremony.
  • "Grover Work Song" clip montage
  • "Over, Under, Around and Through"
  • "Telegram Trainee" with Grover, Elmo, and Mr. Johnson
  • "How Do You Do?" with Lena Horne
  • Super Grover saves energy (with special montage of Super Grover clips)
  • Monsterpiece Theater: The King and I
  • "ABC Disco"
  • Montage of Grover interracting with children
  • Grover the Wig Salesman
  • Happy Healthy Monsters
  • All-Star Alphabet

Bonus Feature: Five classic alphabet clips

  • Elmo Visits the Doctor
  • Bedtime with Elmo


  • Time to Say Goodnight
  • Being Green
  • Sesame Street: 40 Years of Sunny Days (features behind-the-scenes and history of Sesame Street)
  • The Best of Elmo 2
  • Elmo's Travel Songs and Games
  • Best of Sesame Street Spoofs! Volumes 1 and 2
  • Elmo's Alphabet Challenge
  • Best of Friends
Summary: A collection of clips themed around the shows main characters.

DVD three-packs[edit]

Three-packs of DVDs that could also be purchased separately.

  • Sesame Street Dance and Move

Features DVDs Zoe's Dance Moves, Dance Along and Elmocize

  • Happy Holidays from Sesame Street!

Features DVDs Elmo's World: Happy Holidays, Elmo Saves Christmas and Christmas Eve on Sesame Street

  • Sesame Street Sings

Features DVDs Sing Yourself Silly, Sesame Sings Karaoke and Sing, Hoot & Howl

International Versions[edit]

External links[edit]