SESAME STREET'S ALL-STAR 25TH BIRTHDAY: STARS AND STREET FOREVER (TV)

Summary

This special presentation of "Sesame Street" celebrates the twenty-fifth anniversary of this series of educational children's programs, which teaches numbers and the alphabet, along with social and cultural concepts, to pre-schoolers. Set on the fanciful urban block of Sesame Street, the series features Jim Henson's live-action Muppets, animation, short films, and a cast of adults and children. As the show opens, Barbara Walters of "25/25" explains that a real estate tycoon named Ronald Grump (Joe Pesci) plans to demolish Sesame Street and replace it with expensive stores and a luxury high-rise apartment building, which will leave the neighborhood residents without homes. The friendly people of Sesame Street inform Grump of the many wonderful events in the neighborhood over the years to change his mind. But their plan fails and the residents must find another way to keep their homes. Little do they know that an unlikely creature, Oscar the Grouch, may be their best ally: while he may not specialize in helping others, he does love his garbage can. Also, Kathie Lee Kathie, a famous reporter (Julia Louis-Dreyfus), covers the story; a snobby couple (Charles Grodin and Susan Sarandon) visit Sesame Street to see the location where the new high-rise will be built; the Spirit of Hope (Rosie O'Donnell) offers her services to the citizens of Sesame Street; a strong man (John Goodman) attempts to teach Tully how to be tough; and Kathie Lee Gifford and Regis Philbin speak with Kathie Lee Kathie about the crisis on Sesame Street. The program includes a variety of clips featuring many famous performers, covering such topics as happiness, counting, learning the alphabet, new dances, trash, overcoming one's fears, doing things for the first time, eating healthy foods, names, and confidence. Songs include the following: "Oh, What a Beautiful Mornin'," "It's Not Easy Being Green," "I Love Trash," "Rubber Duckie," "I Don't Want to Live on the Moon," and others. At the end of the program, the residents of Sesame Street perform "Sing a Song" and "Our Favorite Street." Includes commercials and promos.

Details

  • NETWORK: ABC
  • DATE: May 18, 1994 Wednesdasy 8:00 PM
  • RUNNING TIME: 0:58:30
  • COLOR/B&W: Color
  • CATALOG ID: T:32664
  • GENRE: TV - Animation
  • SUBJECT HEADING: Animation
  • SERIES RUN: ABC - TV, 1994
  • COMMERCIALS:

CREDITS

      Andrew Solt........ Executive Producer
    • Marjorie Kalins........ Co-Executive Producer
    • Franklin Getchell........ Co-Executive Producer
    • Greg Vines........ Supervising Producer
    • Joel Lipman........ Coordinating Producer
    • Victoria Strong........ Producer
    • Marc Sachnoff........ Producer
    • Emily Squires........ Co-Producer
    • Harvey Backer........ Production (Misc.)
    • Chuck Vinson........ Director
    • Bruce Vilanch........ Writer
    • Robby Merkin........ Music by
    • Mark Saltzman........ Music (Misc. Credits)
    • Joe Pesci........ Special Guest
    • Julia Louis-Dreyfus........ Special Guest
    • Rosie O'Donnell........ Special Guest
    • Barbara Walters........ Special Guest
    • Kathie Lee Gifford........ Special Guest
    • Regis Philbin........ Special Guest
    • Charles Grodin........ Special Guest
    • Susan Sarandon........ Special Guest
    • John Goodman........ Special Guest
    • Carol Spinney........ Cast
    • Sonia Manzano........ Cast
    • Roscoe Orman........ Cast
    • Carlo Alban........ Cast
    • Ruth Buzzi........ Cast
    • Annette Calud........ Cast
    • Desiree Casado........ Cast
    • Emilio Delgado........ Cast
    • Savion Glover........ Cast
    • Tarah Schaeffer........ Cast
    • Jerry Nelson........ Cast
    • Marty Robinson........ Cast
    • Kevin Clash........ Cast
    • Fran Brill........ Cast
    • Joey Mazzarino........ Cast
    • Rick Lyon........ Cast
    • John Kennedy........ Cast
    • Jim Henson........ Cast
    • Bill Crosby........ Talent
    • Candice Bergen
    • John Candy
    • Ray Charles
    • Billy Crystal
    • Danny DeVito
    • Jodie Foster
    • Whoopi Goldberg
    • Lena Horne
    • Aaron Neville
    • Rhea Perlman
    • Linda Ronstadt
    • Diana Ross
    • Denzel Washington
    • Robin Williams

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