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Big Bird's Story Time

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First edition VHS cover

Release Date 1987
Produced by Random House Home Video
Catalogue no. 88934
Format VHS

Big Bird's Story Time is a 1987 Sesame Street direct-to-video special in the "My Sesame Street Home Video" series. Maria gets ready to read a story to Big Bird and Mr. Snuffleupagus before their nap, but since the library is closed, she reads the fairy tale section of the newspaper. The news articles appear as modified Sesame Street News Flash sketches, removing the logo, Kermit's introductory comments, and other broadcast references.

Meanwhile, Big Bird thinks it's silly that Sesame Street News has only one reporter on its entire staff. At one point, Snuffy tells Maria that he wants to hear the story of the three animals, unable to remember what ones. Maria thinks it might be the story of "The Three Bears," and tells the story, with Big Bird and Snuffy imagining themselves in the role of Goldilocks (via illustrated thought balloons). After she finishes the story, Snuffy remembers that the animals in the story he wanted to hear about were pigs. Kermit appears at the end in new framing material, in which he is tired from such a busy day (as shown by the News Flash segments), and takes a nap with Big Bird and Snuffy.




Characters in new footage:

Big Bird, Mr. Snuffleupagus, Maria, Kermit the Frog

Characters in old sketches:

Oscar the Grouch, Gilbert and Sullivan, Luis, Telly Monster, Olivia, Maria, Susan, Bob, Gordon, David, Kermit the Frog, Rapunzel, Prince Charming, Humpty Dumpty, Gladys the Cow, the Wicked Witch, the Magic Mirror, Ernie, King, Captain, one of The Three Little Pigs, and the Big Bad Wolf.
Caroll Spinney as Big Bird and Oscar the Grouch
Frank Oz as Prince Charming, Humpty Dumpty, the Wicked Witch and Pig
Jerry Nelson as Rapunzel, King's Horses and Men, Magic Mirror and Big Bad Wolf
Richard Hunt as Gilbert, Gladys the Cow, King's Horses and Men
Martin P. Robinson as Snuffy and Sullivan
Jim Henson as Kermit the Frog and Ernie
Sonia Manzano as Maria
Emilio Delgado as Luis
Alaina Reed as Olivia
Loretta Long as Susan
Bob McGrath as Bob
Roscoe Orman as Gordon
Northern Calloway as David
Brian Muehl as Telly
Kevin Clash as the King
Christopher Cerf as the Captain

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