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
Robert Lynch <firstname.lastname@example.org>
The First Sesame Street Movie Ever.
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Did You Know?
The airline that Big Bird takes to Illinois is CTW - the abbreviation for Children's Television Workshop, the name at the time of the movie of Sesame Workshop, the production company behind Sesame Street. See more
In the scene where the Dodos and Big Bird are arriving at Canary Road, they turn left in the street. It shows that their bird house is on the left side. However, when pulling into the driveway, they are turning right. 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
By Jeff Pennig, Jeff Harrington, and Stevan Pippin
Performed by Caroll Spinney
and Grouch Chorus See more