A tug-of-war between Elmo and his friend sends his blanket to faraway Grouchland, a place full of grouchy creatures and the villainous Huxley. Elmo embarks on a rescue mission, learning important lessons about sharing and responsibility.
Big Bird is sent to live far from Sesame Street by a pesky social worker. Unhappy, Big Bird runs away from his foster home, prompting the rest of the Sesame Street gang to go on a cross-country journey to find him.
This weekly television series follows the Camden family as the minister father and stay-at-home mother deal with the drama of having seven children, ranging from toddlers to adults with families of their own. The friends, neighbors, and love interests of the various members of the family weigh heavily on the plot of the series, which seeks to address a real-life issue with each episode.
Of course kids will love it; it's Elmo. But this clever and light-hearted retelling of Cinderella is winning enough for parents to enjoy, too. It has great songs and outstanding performances. Oliver Platt steals the show as the bumbling Fairy Godfather. Kathy Najimy, French Stewart, and Keri Russell all hold their own with the furry bunch. A definite winner.
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