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Release Date: 1993
Produced by: Random House Home Video
Catalogue no.
Format: VHS
Discs:
Region: 1
ISBN
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Sing-Along Earth Songs is a 1993 Sesame Street direct-to-video special, released as part of the "Sesame Songs Home Video" series.

Releases


Image Segment Descritpion
FRAME 1
Camp counselor Grover and his campers tour Monster State Park. They quietly follow a butterfly, which Grover scares away when he slips on a banana peel. He teaches his campers not to litter and explains the circumstances, slipping on the peel once more.
Animation
"Every Bit a' Litter Hurts"
(EKA: Episode 3026)
Muppets
Oscar urges kids to "Just Throw It My Way" when it comes to littering
(EKA: Episode 3108)
FRAME 2
The group has made their way to Old Smoggy, named such because the air is thick and contaminated. The mountain explains how the air became that way, because of emissions for cars and factories.
Muppets
Bip Bipadotta sings about "Air."
(EKA: Episode 2882)
FRAME 3
The campers sit in a rowboat in the nearby lake, when Junior tosses his trash into the water. Smokey the Salmon emerges from the water and tells them not to throw trash into the lake. Grover assures Smokey they will dispose of the trash properly, and Smokey and his fish friends toss more water pollution for them to take as well.
Cartoon
Willie Wimple went a-boatin' and polluted the river.
Artist: Abe Levitow
(EKA: Episode 1139)
Muppets
Kermit sings "On My Pond".
(EKA: Episode 2356)
Closing cut
FRAME 4
Grover now explains to his campers that they should respect and take care of the plants, such as the “leafareno” (a tree) and some roaring dandelions and wildflowers.
Muppets
Ernie sings "Little Plant."
(EKA: Episode 2895)
FRAME 5
The group observes a nest being built by two birds, who reuse string as part of it, a process Grover calls “reusing something old to make something new”, otherwise known as “recycling”. The male bird then swoops down and takes Grover’s hat for their nest. They give him their nest to wear in its place.
Film
"Box City Recycling Rap"
Kids sing a rap song about recycling. They build a city out of boxes and cartons.
(EKA: Episode 2855)
Muppets
"Oscar's Junk Band"
(EKA: Episode 3193)
Edited
FRAME 6
Cookie Monster is also in Monster State Park to observe nature and devours the cookies in a box. He is about to throw it on the ground, when a group of animals plead for him not to, as it will dirty their home. Cookie eats the box instead.
This scene can be viewed at Sesamestreet.org.
Muppets
Bert sings "Keep the Park Clean for the Pigeons" to address the importance of proper trash disposal for the sake of pigeons.
(EKA: Episode 2727)
Introduction cut
FRAME 7
As the troop continues their hike, Grover is forced to carry everyone’s luggage, when Junior asks him to carry his canteen. Junior thinks pouring the water out will make it lighter for him to carry, but Grover explains that would be wasting water. Junior instead put the canteen with the other luggage, causing Grover to tip over.
Cartoon
"The Wasteroon Song" - three water drops complain about people wasting water, calling them "Wasteroons."
Artist: ArtistMike
(EKA: Episode 2876)
FRAME 8
Now dusk, the campers have set up camp and sum up the lessons they’ve learned today. As they all turn in for the night, Grover finds a bear in his sleeping bag, forcing him to sleep on the ground with a rock pillow. He then quietly remarks how beautiful natures is and vows to take better care of it.
Muppets
Big Bird sings "What a Gift."
FRAME 9
As the credits roll, Grover says goodnight to his campers and nature.

Credits

Executive Producer: Nina Elias Bamberger
Directed by: Emily Squires
Segments directed by: Lisa Simon, Jon Stone, Ted May
Written by: Tony Geiss
Segments written by: Sara Compton, Jeff Moss, Luis Santeiro
Muppet Performers: Frank Oz, Fran Brill, Caroll Spinney, Jim Henson, Jerry Nelson, Martin P. Robinson, Kevin Clash, David Rudman, Camille Bonora, Joseph Mazzarino, Carmen Osbahr, Pam Arciero, Jim Martin, Kathryn Mullen, Ed Christie, Michael Huston, Peter Linz, Peter MacKennan, Noel MacNeal, Bryant Young and Richard Hunt
Puppet Captain: Kevin Clash
Costumes and Props supervised by: Ed Christie
Production Designer: Victor DiNapoli
Production Manager: Harvey S. Wilson
Graphic Designer: Mike Pantuso
Songs by: Phil Baron, Bruce Cayard, Christopher Cerf, Sara Compton, Sarah Durkee, Tony Geiss, Dave Hansen, Cheryl Hardwick, Paul Jacobs, Al Jarnow, Abe Levitow, Dick Lieb, Joe Raposo, Luis Santeiro and Elliot Sokolov

Notes

  • One bear in the video is the Baby Bear puppet, even performed by David Rudman, whom appears as a background character. Likewise a later scene features what would become the Papa Bear puppet, referred to only as "bear."
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