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Learning About Letters is a 1986 Sesame Street direct-to-video compilation in the "My Sesame Street Home Video" line.

As the video opens, it's Alphabet Day on Sesame Street. Big Bird tells Mr. Snuffleupagus that on Alphabet Day, people go searching for objects that begin with each letter of the alphabet and read words, and after all that, Luis will read them a story. Mr. Snuffleupagus goes searching for something that begins with the letter A, while Telly Monster gets the gang organized for Alphabet Day.


Segments

Picture Segment Description
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FRAME 1
Big Bird and Snuffy welcome the viewer and announce that today, they'll be going over the alphabet today, even reading some words. Snuffy doesn't quite remember how the alphabet goes, but soon realizes the correct order with the help of a song...
Lena Horne ABC song
Muppets / Celebrity
Lena Horne and the Anything Muppets sing "The Alphabet Song."
(EKA: Episode 0600)
On-screen letters added
LAL02
FRAME 1 cont'd
Following the song, Snuffy remarks how great the alphabet is and reveals the first letter - A. He then leaves to find things that start with A. As he leaves, a voice beckons Big Bird outside.
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FRAME 1 cont'd
The voice is that of Telly Monster's, who hurries Big Bird along, hoping everything goes smoothly while talking about the alphabet. He shows off some A words, followed by some B words, then a C word - cow.
Cisforcookie
Muppets
Cookie Monster sings "C is for Cookie."
(EKA: Episode 0377)
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FRAME 2
Now at the letter D, Telly drags in a Dentist, who wishes to speak about flossing before is shoved off. Telly then knocks on Oscar's trash can; not to see Oscar, but his Elephants.
3958j
Cartoon
Frances Fairy displays several F words.
(EKA: Episode 0421)
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FRAME 3
Telly and Big Bird now show some F words. Buster the Horse illustrates a G word - gallop. The word itself follows suit.
Gorilla toon2
Cartoon

Speech Balloon: G-gorilla
(First: Episode 0085)

Busterthehorse
FRAME 4
Buster zooms past the letter H, for Horse.
2040l
Cartoon
Consonant Sound Limerick: H - Horse
(EKA: Episode 2040)
LAL08
FRAME 5
Oscar displays the letter I, for Irvine, who has Ice cream, which Luis finds Icky.
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FRAME 5 cont'd
Telly does some jumping to show the word "Jump." The word does the same.
2125i
Cartoon
Speech Balloon: K - Key
(First: Episode 0040)
Linoleum
Muppets
Ernie and Bert sing "La, La, La."
(EKA: Episode 0321)
LAL10
FRAME 6
Big Bird shows Henrietta Honker the L in the CLOSED sign. He goes on, saying letters can be found everywhere.
1800-11
Film
City alphabet (Joe Raposo instrumental with kid voiceover)
(EKA: Episode 0266)
M34
Muppets
Kermit draws the letter M on-screen with his magic finger. Grover asks what Kermit has drawn, and Kermit says it's the letter M. "Mmmmm!" Grover agrees.
(EKA: Episode 0813)
Monstermeal
Muppets
"M-M-M Monster Meal"
LAL11
FRAME 7
In Big Bird's Nest, Henrietta takes a Nap.
Toon.Orange
Cartoon
O for orange
Artist: Bruce Cayard
(EKA: Episode 0975)
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FRAME 8
Telly displays his Piggy bank, which has a sole Quarter.
1736s
Cartoon
A wizard turns into R things.
(EKA: Episode 1015)
LAL13
FRAME 9
Telly shows some words that start with S and T. The letter U prefers to speak for himself.
1710r
Cartoon
The Villain in the Panama Hat (V)
(EKA: Episode 0844)
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FRAME 10
The gang wraps up the alphabet - Big Bird has a Waffle, the dentist has an X-ray, Luis has a Yo-Yo, and Buster appears as a Zebra.
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Cartoon
Madrigal Alphabet
Animation by Jeff Hale
(EKA: Episode 0677)
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TheKingBanishesP
FRAME 11
Luis reads the gang the story of "The King Banishes the Letter P." (EKA: Episode 0764)
Story edited
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FRAME 11
cont'd
Big Bird returns to his nest to find Snuffy, who's brought an Apple and is ready to move onto B. Big Bird explains they've already finished, making Snuffy sad. Big Bird cheers him up, promising that they'll simply start everything again. He tells the gang his plan and Telly frantically gets everyone organized. Big Bird announces the sponsors from A to Z.

Releases

International releases

DVD Chapters

  • The ABC's
  • C is for Cookie
  • Frances Fairy
  • The Letter "L"
  • Letters Everywhere
  • The Letter "M"
  • ABC Song
  • Storytime: "The King Banishes the Letter P"

Characters

Muppets (Linking Footage)

Big Bird, Mr. Snuffleupagus, Telly Monster, Buster the Horse, Oscar the Grouch, Irvine, Letter U, a cow, a dentist, a little boy, Henrietta Honker, Fluffy, Sophie, Blitzen, and Schopenhauer

Muppets (Inserts)

Cookie Monster, Herry Monster, Ernie, Bert, Kermit the Frog, Grover, King Peter the Persnickety, Princess Penelope, King Peter's pet porcupine, Mr. Johnson, Oscar the Grouch, Farley, Monsters, Fenwick, Billy and the Anything Muppets

Cast

Muppet Performers

Cast

Special Guest

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