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: Animation
  • SUBJECT HEADING: Animation
  • SERIES RUN: ABC - TV, 1994
  • COMMERCIALS: TV - Commercials - Midas Project Safe Baby car seats^TV - Commercials - Nabisco Reduced Fat Chips Ahoy! chocolate chip cookies^TV - Commercials - Nabisco Reduced Fat Wheat Thins crackers^TV - Commercials - Gerber baby formula^TV - Commercials - Colgate Tartar Control toothpaste^TV - Commercials - Playskool toys^TV - Commercials - Jell-O gelatin^TV - Commercials - Volvo automobiles^TV - Commercials - Chef Boyardee pastas^TV - Commercials - Johnson's No More Tears baby shampoo^TV - Commercials - "The Return of Jafar" home video^TV - Commercials - The Great L.A. Zoo^TV - Commercials - Haagen-Dazs ice cream^TV - Commercials - Kodak Royal Gold film^TV - Commercials - San Diego Sea World theme park^TV - Commercials - Kool-Aid powdered drink mix^TV - Commercials - Vidal Sassoon hair products^TV - Commercials - McDonald's fast food^TV - Commercials - Reach toothbrushes^TV - Commercials - Continental airlines^TV - Promos - "America's Funniest Home Videos"^TV - Promos - "America's Funniest People"^TV - Promos - "Family Matters"^TV - Promos - "Sister, Sister"^TV - Promos - "Earthquakes: The Terrifying Truth"^TV - Promos - "The Fourtieth Anniversary of ABC"^TV - Promos - "Regis and Kathie Lee Live"^TV - Promos - "Eyewitness News"^TV - Promos - "Home Improvement"^TV - Promos - "City Slickers"

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.), Executive in charge of production, For Andrew Solt Productions
    • Chuck Vinson … Director
    • Bruce Vilanch … Writer, Special Material by
    • Robby Merkin … Music by, "Our Favorite Street", Music (Misc. Credits), Music Director
    • Mark Saltzman … Music (Misc. Credits), Lyrics by, "Our Favorite Street"
    • Joe Pesci … Special Guest, Cast, Ronald Grump
    • Julia Louis-Dreyfus … Special Guest, Cast, Kathie Lee Kathie
    • Rosie O'Donnell … Special Guest, Cast, the Spirit of Hope
    • Barbara Walters … Special Guest, Cast, herself
    • Kathie Lee Gifford … Special Guest, Cast, herself
    • Regis Philbin … Special Guest, Cast, himself
    • Charles Grodin … Special Guest, Cast
    • Susan Sarandon … Special Guest, Cast
    • John Goodman … Special Guest, Cast
    • Carol Spinney … Cast, Big Bird and Oscar, Voice
    • Sonia Manzano … Cast, Maria
    • Roscoe Orman … Cast, Gordon
    • Carlo Alban … Cast
    • Ruth Buzzi … Cast
    • Annette Calud … Cast
    • Desiree Casado … Cast
    • Emilio Delgado … Cast
    • Savion Glover … Cast
    • Tarah Schaeffer … Cast
    • Jerry Nelson … Cast, Voice
    • Marty Robinson … Cast, Voice
    • Kevin Clash … Cast, Elmo, Voice, Muppet Captain
    • Fran Brill … Cast, Zoe, Voice
    • Joey Mazzarino … Cast, Voice
    • Rick Lyon … Cast, Voice
    • John Kennedy … Cast, Voice
    • Jim Henson … Cast, Voice, with others
    • Bill Crosby … Talent, Jell-O commercial
    • 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