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Here's the opening and closing to the 2001 VHS of Sesame Street: Kids' Favorite Songs 2.

Release Date[edit | edit source]

October 9, 2001

VHS Supplements[edit | edit source]

Video Creation date
1 FBI Warning Screen June 19, 1992
2 Sony Wonder logo November 4, 1997
3 Sesame Workshop logo January 3, 2000
4 Promo for Elmo's World: Wild Wild West September 11, 2001
5 Stay Tuned September 11, 2001
6 Kids' Favorite Songs 2 October 9, 2001
7 Hero Guy

Hero Guy goes on a heroic musical adventure with Baby Bear. Then Baby Bear plays the music repeating game with Telly.

February 7, 2001
8 Look for these great products from Sesame Street January 12, 1999
9 Promo for Kids' Favorite Songs March 9, 1999
10 Promo for Elmo's Magic Cookbook March 13, 2001
11 Promo for Elmo's Musical Adventure: The Story of Peter and the Wolf January 9, 2001
12 Videos/Audio Collection trailer for Elmo's World September 12, 2000
13 Promo for CinderElmo February 29, 2000
14 Only from Sony Wonder April 14, 1998

Characters[edit | edit source]

  • Mary
  • Mary's Lamb
  • Mr. Honker (cameo)
  • Elmo
  • The Kids
  • Mr. Snuffleupagus
  • Dog
  • Josh
  • Baby Bear
  • Pig
  • Zoe
  • Daniel
  • Sidney
  • Pink Honker (cameo)
  • Felicia
  • Orange Honker (cameo)
  • Rosita
  • Natasha
  • Samantha
  • Vincent

Sketches[edit | edit source]

  • Edgar Turtle
  • The Lecture Lady
  • Lulu
  • Big Bird
  • Cab Callowmouse
  • Captain Brown
  • Ernie
  • Rubber Duckie
  • Edgar Turtle's Nephews

Songs/Sketches[edit | edit source]

  • On Top of Spaghetti
  • Hey Diddle Diddle (First: Episode 2404)
  • The Bear Went Over the Mountain
  • The Ants Go Marching (from Elmo's World: Bugs)
  • If You're Happy and You Know It
  • The Wheels on the Bus (First: Episode 3920)
  • Mother Goose Jamboree (First: Episode 3653)
  • Mary Had a Little Lamb
  • Up and Down with Captain Brown (First: Episode 2493)
  • Rubber Duckie (remake with footage of kids in the bath) (First: Episode 3842)
  • Duermete Mi Niña
  • Redwood Tree (First: Episode 2506)
  • The Itsy Bitsy Spider (from Elmo's World: Singing)
  • Elmo's Song

Synopsis[edit | edit source]

Elmo is singing "Elmo's Song" on his way to 123 Sesame Street. He greets the viewer and tells us he videotaped his friends - the kids are singing their favorite songs on his camera.

Meanwhile, Mr. Snuffleupagus is having a giant meatball on top of a plate of spaghetti. He says it reminds him of a song to tell the viewers what happened last time - "On Top of Spaghetti" - about a meatball who's run away when somebody sneezes. The meatball later becomes "nothing but mush", and the next summer it grows into a tree that's covered with meatballs and tomato sauce. After the flashback is over, Snuffy doesn't want the meatball to roll away this time. After he sings the last verse, Snuffy lets out a giant sneeze, causing his meatball to roll off the table and he chases it.

Elmo says hello to a dog and then to a boy named Josh, who mentions that "Hey Diddle Diddle" is his favorite song. This leads to...

Cartoon: Edgar Turtle sings "Hey Diddle Diddle", with the kids singing on camera.

Back on 123 Sesame Street, Elmo asks the kids what song they want to sing next, which leads to...

Baby Bear goes mountain climbing as the kids off-screen sing "The Bear Went Over the Mountain". After the song, he sees Snuffy chasing his meatball. Baby Bear: "Well, I didn't expect to see that!"

Back on the street, Elmo asks the kids to name a song that makes them get up and move, which leads to...

Cartoon: The Lecture Lady sings "The Ants Go Marching". (from Elmo's World: Bugs)

Elmo says hello to a pig and asks the kids what they want to sing for fun. This leads to...

Zoe and two kids sing "If You're Happy and You Know It". Baby Bear tries to tell them what he just saw previously, but they just keep on singing. Because "If You're Happy and You Know It" is so much fun, he gives up and finishes the song with them. After that, he forgets what he's going to say, until they see Snuffy still chasing his meatball (yelling "Runaway meatball!"), which is what he was just trying to tell them what he saw.

Meanwhile, Elmo meets Daniel and Sidney. He asks them if they know another song. Sidney replies "The Wheels on the Bus". Elmo says he remembers singing it. The scene flashes back to when he was singing the song with Big Bird, Lulu, Baby Bear and some kids. After the flashback is over, Elmo, Daniel and Sidney sing "The Wheels on the Bus" again with more verses.

After that, Elmo says he has songs about nursery rhymes. He asks the kids what nursery rhymes they want to sing. This leads to...

Cartoon: "Mother Goose Jamboree"

Back on the street, Elmo says he has songs about animals. The kids reply "Mary Had a Little Lamb". This leads to...

Elmo (off-screen) sings "Mary Had a Little Lamb", while Mary's lamb follows her to school. After the song, Mary tells her lamb to find someone else to follow. After Mary leaves, Snuffy appears once again chasing his meatball (yelling "Come back, meatball! It's supposed to be my lunch!") while the Lamb follows him.

Elmo asks what other songs the viewer knows. One kid answers "Captain Brown!" The kids on camera then sing the song, which leads to...

Cartoon: "Up and Down with Captain Brown"

Next, Elmo meets a girl named Felicia what her favorite song is. She replies "Rubber Duckie", and sings it with Elmo.

Muppets: Ernie sings about his "Rubber Duckie". (remake with footage of kids in the bath)

Elmo has some songs before going to sleep. The kids on camera sing their bedtime songs.

On the stoop of 123 Sesame Street, Rosita sings a Spanish lullaby to Natasha - "Duermete Mi Niña". After the song, she sees Snuffy chasing his meatball again (yelling "Come back, meatball! Come back!"), with the Lamb in pursuit. Natasha wakes up.

Elmo, Samantha and Vincent sing "Row, Row, Row Your Boat" together. Elmo then asks Samantha and Vincent if they know what a round is. Since they don't know, Elmo displays another song in a round...

Cartoon: Edgar Turtle's Nephews sing "Redwood Tree" together, followed by in a round.

Elmo, Samantha and Vincent sing "Row, Row, Row Your Boat" in a round. After that, they hug for doing a great job.

Cartoon: The Lecture Lady sings "The Itsy Bitsy Spider" (from Elmo's World: Singing), with the kids singing on camera.

Elmo tells the viewers that lots of kids like different favorite songs. Snuffy is still chasing his meatball, but then loses it, making the Lamb fall down after bumping into him. He tells Rosita, Baby Bear, and Lamb his meatball is gone for now before he says "See you later!", and walks away. Elmo comes to them, about to show them that he videotaped his friends singing their favorite songs, when suddenly a rumbling noise is heard. Rosita points out that something is coming for them. Baby Bear shouts "Get out of the way!" and they start running off. Elmo doesn't understand what they're running for, until he sees the giant meatball coming for him.

In slow motion, as the meatball heads straight toward Elmo, Snuffy runs to save him, only by squashing the meatball in the process. Baby Bear claims Snuffy as a great hero and then Rosita discovers that he won't be able to eat the meatball now, because it's nothing but mush. Snuffy is then reminded of an old saying goes: "Friends are more important than meatballs."

Elmo then shows his friends his own favorite song - "Elmo's Song". Baby Bear, Rosita and Snuffy join in, and they all finish together. After the song, Snuffy tells them that somebody should wash the mush off his feet, making the others laugh. During the credits, the kids reprise "Elmo's Song" using their own names.

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