Oscar, Bert, Ernie, Cookie Monster, and Sesame Street residents join Big Bird in a cross country adventure. Miss Finch, a meddling social worker, sends him off to Ocean View, Illinois, for the comforts of family life with his "own kind," the Dodos. But he is a disaster as a Dodo and, lonely and homesick, he soon sets off on foot for Sesame Street. Can his old friends find him before he runs "afowl" of trouble en route? Featuring guest stars Chevy Chase, Sandra Bernhard, John Candy, DaveThomas, Joe Flaherty, and Waylon Jennings. Written by
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The First Sesame Street Movie Ever.
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Did You Know?
When Big Bird leaves Sesame Street, a sad classical music is playing; it is Antonio Vivaldi
's "Concerto for lute, 2 violins and continuo in D Major II - Largo". This same classical music was used in a short film (called "Sad Flower Film" by fans) in an early episode of the original "Sesame Street" (1969), and after being featured in several episodes through the years, said short film was featured in Sesame Street: Episode #15.4
(1983) (Episode #1839), directly after the segment where Big Bird is told by the people of Sesame Street of Mr. Hooper (Will Lee
)'s passing, which augmented its sad atmosphere. With that in consideration, this music may have been selected as a fanservice, to similarly permeate the sad, dramatic atmosphere of Big Bird leaving Sesame Street. See more
When Big Bird is first arriving with his new family of Dodos by car, they turn onto the street where they live and the speed limit sign says 40 km/h. They are supposed to be in the USA where all speed limit signs say mph. (The movie was filmed in Canada.) See more
Ladies and gentlemen, would you please rise for the Grouch Anthem.
Oscar the Grouch
No, no, no! With the Grouch Anthem, you stay sitting down! Down in front there!
The movie is sponsored by the letters W and B (Warner Brothers). See more
Sesame Street Theme
By Joe Raposo
, Jon Stone
, and Bruce Hart See more