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Animated opening title screen.

Let's Make Music is a 2000 Sesame Street video collecting segments about musical instruments from the show, with a new framing sequence involving the members of Stomp and Telly losing his tuba.


Segments

Image Segment Description
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SCENE 1
In the garage, two members of Stomp play the "Sesame Street Theme" on various pots and pans. They make their way outside, where they find a tuba sitting out in the open. They take it to find its rightful owner and make music by tapping it.
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Muppets
In the park, Bert overhears the sound of a tuba - his favorite instrument. It's actually Simon Soundman, who's "just practicing." Bert begs Simon to teach him how to make that sound by himself, but Bert ends up attracting Gladys the Cow, who thinks she heard the romantic call of a bull.
(EKA: Episode 2386)
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SCENE 2
Telly passes Hooper's Store and tells Alan he's about to play with a famous music group. But, when he runs to the arbor to get his tuba, he finds it's not there. He worries that he'll never be able to make music again. Meanwhile, Stomp member Luke Cresswell comes across Alan's broom and experiments with the sounds he can make with it.
PhotoRhythm
Film
A rhythm is made of breaking eggs, door slams, cans dropping, ice, and feet stepping.
(EKA: Episode 3682)
3960m
Film
Six kids dance on a playground to the same beat.
(First: Episode 3819)
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SCENE 3
Elmo tries cheering up Telly by showing he can still make music. He, Alan, the Honkers, a Dinger, Oscar and the kids perform "What Makes Music?" to show him all the things he can make music with. After the song, they watch a woman pass by, making music from shaking her mint container.
Handsmakemusicassortedobjects
Film
Hands make music from assorted objects.
BangingSoundWaves
Film
Kids play rhythms on pots, pans, a barrel and a washboard.
(EKA: Episode 3522)
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SCENE 4
Elmo shows Telly that he can use his voice to make music. He demonstrates by singing the number chorus from "Pinball Number Count." Luke Cresswell and two other Stomp members come by to provide more music with brooms.
Pinball12
Cartoon
"Pinball Number Count" #12 (new sound effects added)
Artist: Jeff Hale
(EKA: Episode 1576)
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SCENE 5
Oscar holds a Grouchketeer meeting where they bang cans to make music. The two men who have Telly’s tuba ask them if they lost it. They learn Oscar and friends are playing the "Can-Can" game, where only people with cans can play. They leave and come back with large barrels on their feet and sticks to hit them with.
Oatmealbox
Muppets
Bert sings about his love for making music from hitting an “Oatmeal Box”.
(EKA: Episode 3614)
Jamaicadrums
Film
Kids in Jamaica play bongo drums.
(EKA: Episode 3160)
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SCENE 6
Baby Bear looks in Hooper's for Telly's tuba, when he sighs into one of the empty glass bottles, making a noise. Baby Bear shows this new discovery to Telly, and joins Stomp patrons in the store in making music from the bottles. Telly still prefers the big sound of his tuba.
AnimalFootsteps
Cartoon
An elephant, a zebra, a hedgehog, an ostrich, a frog and a ladybug create a rhythm with their footsteps.
(EKA: Episode 2902)
PlaygroundRhyme
Film
A girl wants to learn a playground rhyme after watching some other girls do it, so one of them teaches her.
(EKA: Episode 2503)
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SCENE 7
Luke teaches Elmo, Rosita and the kids to make music with their bodies.
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Song
"Do The Body Dance" (MC Lyte)
(EKA: Episode 2856)
Lukecresswell

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SCENE 8
Elmo introduces Telly to Luke and explains his problem. Luke shows Telly he can still make music by drumming on objects near Oscar's trash can, prompting RJ Samson to hop out.
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SCENE 8 cont'd
A flood of Stomp members, kids, and Muppets dance their way into the arbor, making music from ordinary objects. Telly is then reunited with his tuba, and the cast breaks out into another percussive jam session as the credits roll.

Releases

Cast

Muppet Performers

Also Starring

With Special Appearance by

The Cast of Stomp

  • Keith Middleton, Jason Mills, Kimmarie Lynch, Michael Paris, RJ Samson, Marivaldo Dos Santos, Camille Shuford

Child Talent

  • Naamah Ahava Armstrong, Jack Berner, Shannon Clash, Louie Cresswell, Inka Cresswell, Sara Dhiri, Kali Dos Santos, Morgan Durkel, Jasmine Holloway, Kathleen Herles, Kenny Kim, Nichole Kolman, Dakota Kornicker, Troy Lamont Dupont-Shuford, Devon Liu, Maddy McNicholas, Qaassim Middleton, Shaquille Nelson, Megan Ng, Sunset Paris, Nicole Rifkin, Daniel Roman, James Salem, Rebecca Whitney, Heather Whitney

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