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?
The newscaster, played by Chevy Chase
, opens his broadcast by quoting the theme song from Mister Rogers' Neighborhood
(1968), another PBS kids' production which became popular during the same period as 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
Referenced in Scream: The Inside Story
All Together Now
By Wood Newton and Michael Noble
Performed by Alabama See more