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Sesame Street: Preschool Is Cool! ABCs with Elmo

Warner Bros. // 2010 // 50 Minutes // Not Rated
Reviewed by Judge David Johnson // July 6th, 2010

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All Rise...

Judge David Johnson learned his ABCs last week. "W" just sounded like a made-up letter.

Editor's Note

Our reviews of Sesame Street: 20 Years And Still Counting (published September 4th, 2010), Sesame Street: Abby In Wonderland (published March 3rd, 2010), Sesame Street: Being Green (published April 6th, 2009), Sesame Street: Bert And Ernie's Great Adventures (published May 8th, 2010), Sesame Street: Bert And Ernie's Word Play (published April 9th, 2010), Sesame Street: Bye-Bye, Pacifier! (published January 1st, 2012), Sesame Street: C Is For Cookie Monster (published November 3rd, 2010), Sesame Street: Dinosaurs! (published May 26th, 2008), Sesame Street: Elmo And Abby's Birthday Fun (published June 10th, 2009), Sesame Street: Elmo's Shape Adventure (published October 16th, 2011), Sesame Street: Elmo's Travel Songs And Games (published May 8th, 2011), Sesame Street: Firefly Fun And Buggy Buddies (published June 1st, 2010), Sesame Street: Learning Letters With Elmo (published September 4th, 2011), Sesame Street: Love The Earth! (published June 4th, 2008), Sesame Street: P Is For Princess (published August 11th, 2010), Sesame Street Spoofs! Volumes 1 and 2 (published July 10th, 2011), Sesame Street: The Best Of Elmo 2 (published May 19th, 2010), and Sesame Street: Wild Words And Outdoor Adventures (published April 17th, 2011) are also available.

The Charge

Preschool is cool!

The Case

Billionaire magnate Elmo teams up with his pal Grover for 50 minutes worth of alphabet-centric edu-tainment, aimed squarely at the three-to-four-year-old in your family who's just getting on board the reading train (Reading Railroad?). And yes, if you're one of those parents with a smartass two-year-old who reads air conditioner instructions, then congratulations; your kid is a genius and I'm sorry I left him off the target audience list.

Professor Grover will be your main guide, with Elmo playing his faithful sidekick. The Prof guides the action, dishing on the ins and outs of the alphabet. Along the way, guest stars like Seth Green and Gilbert Gottfried lend their aid to the literacy fight.

Standard-issue Sesame Street tomfoolery accompanies, packed with the wit and playfulness the show has built an empire upon. There's the gripping alphabet medical drama A's Anatomy, the high-octane challenge facing Telly as he attempts to sing the entire alphabet song while Gilbert Gottfried distracts him and…well, other stuff that involves a bunch of letters.

It's all good; funny, charming, and informative. If you want to get your rug-rat chomping on the ABCs, there aren't many better options available to you. Just be warned: Elmo fronts the release, no doubt because the kid's a star, but he's not omnipresent here. Plenty of other Streeties get screen time.

The DVD: full frame, 2.0 stereo, the classic clip "African Alphabet Song" and an enclosed growth chart. To measure your child's height, you pervert.

The Verdict

Not Guilty. X. Y. And Z.

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Scales of Justice

Judgment: 85

Perp Profile

Studio: Warner Bros.
Video Formats:
• Full Frame
Audio Formats:
• Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo (English)
• None
Running Time: 50 Minutes
Release Year: 2010
MPAA Rating: Not Rated
• All Ages
• Instructional
• Television

Distinguishing Marks

• Bonus Clip
• Growth Chart


• Sesame Workshop

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