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Sing Yourself Silly! is a Sesame Street video compilation, released in 1990 on VHS by Random House in the Sesame Songs Home Video series, and later on DVD by Sony Wonder in 2005. In 2008, the video was released again by Genius Entertainment, paired with Peter and the Wolf as a Sesame Street Double Feature.


Segments

Picture Segment Description
SYS1
FRAME 1
Big Bird pops up wearing a spinning bow tie and explains what "silly" is. He then presents the series of silly songs.
HonkerDuckieDingerJamboree
Muppets
Ernie sings "The Honker-Duckie-Dinger Jamboree."
(EKA: Episode 2773)
Edited
SYS2
FRAME 2
Maria and Luis pop out wearing Groucho glasses and say "Now that was silly!"
Ladybugpicnic
Cartoon
"Ladybugs' Picnic"
(EKA: Episode 0416)
1800-15
Celebrity
James Taylor performs "Jellyman Kelly" with a bunch of kids.
(EKA: Episode 1800)
SYS3
FRAME 3
Gladys comments, "Now that was silly!"
Pollydarton
Muppets
Polly Darton sings "Wavin' Goodbye to You with My Heart."
(EKA: Episode 2495)
Introduction cut
SYS4
FRAME 4
The Amazing Mumford and his duck appear in a puff of smoke, with the duck exclaiming "Now that's silly!" in Mumford's voice, while Mumford lets out a quack.
OldMacDonaldCantata
Muppets
"Old MacDonald Cantata"
Beginning edited
SYS5
FRAME 5
Forgetful Jones comments, "Now that was spinach!"
2631a
Muppets
Oscar and Grundgetta sing about the "Everything in the Wrong Place Ball."
Edited from a 1989 episode
SYS6
FRAME 6
Forgetful still can't remember the word "silly".
OneBanana
Muppets
"One Banana"
(EKA: Episode 2606)
SYS7
FRAME 7
Count von Count counts 7 bananas.
3993r
Cartoon
Jim Thurman sings Calcutta Joe
Animation by Buzzco Associates, Inc.
(EKA: Episode 2492)
SYS8
FRAME 8
Big Bird and the Honkers take some time to address that silly songs are no laughing matter.
Ssnfbicycle
Muppets
Sesame Street News Flash: Don Music tries to write "Mary Had a Little Lamb", but he can't come up with a word that rhymes with "snow". Kermit suggests that Don try another angle, which leads to Don writing the hit song "Mary Had a Bicycle". Don sings the song, with back-up vocals from the Monotones.
(EKA: Episode 0698)
Kermit's intro is cut
SYS9
FRAME 9
Oscar comments "Now that's yucky! I'm not gonna say 'silly'," until Elmo points out he did say "silly".
2040e
Cartoon
"Ten Turtles"
Artist: Bud Luckey
(EKA: Episode 0815)
PutDowntheDuckie

AndreaMartin
Muppets / Celebrity
Hoots tells Ernie to "Put Down the Duckie." (celebrity version)
(EKA: Episode 2623)
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SYS10b
FRAME 10
Big Bird asks how the song was. The Kids confirm, "Now that was silly!", and they dance to "The Honker-Duckie-Dinger Jamboree" while the credits roll.

Afterwards, the video concludes with Maria and Luis donning Groucho glasses and exclaiming "Now that was silly!" (repeated from Frame 2).

Releases

DVD chapters

  1. The Honker-Duckie-Dinger Jamboree
  2. Ladybug Picnic
  3. Jellyman Kelly
  4. Wavin' Goodbye to You With My Heart
  5. Old MacDonald Cantata
  6. Everything in the Wrong Place Ball
  7. One Banana
  8. Calcutta Joe
  9. Mary Had a Bicycle
  10. Ten Tiny Turtles on the Telephone
  11. Put Down the Duckie

Cast

Sesame Street "Puppet Performers"

Cast

Special Guests

James Taylor, John Candy, Andrea Martin, Keith Hernandez, Mookie Wilson, Jane Curtin, Madeline Kahn, Joe Williams, Paul Reubens, Ladysmith Black Mambazo, Wynton Marsalis, Celia Cruz, Itzhak Perlman, Gordon Jackson, Jean Marsh, Paul Simon, Jeremy Irons, Pete Seeger, Danny DeVito, Rhea Perlman, Carl Banks

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